Microsoft had earlier announced that it is working on a folder
protection feature for its OneDrive app for Windows 10 PCs
which will help the users to backup important documents,
pictures and desktop folders to the OneDrive app.
The feature called as “Folder protection feature” is being
rolled out to all Windows 10 PC users. The feature also helps
when there are multiple Windows 10 PCs since all the documents
in the folders will be synced automatically on all the PCs.
The Redmond Giant earlier rolled out this feature to the
business users back in early June and after gaining success the
feature is being made available to the regular users as well.
The feature also keeps the files protected since the feature
also supports ransomware detection & recovery.
Microsoft states: “This is a new feature we started rolling out
broadly this week that is now available to OneDrive users with
personal accounts.” “It makes it easier to move content into
OneDrive, have access to all your important files on all your
devices, and keep more files protected with features like
ransomware detection & recovery.”
To enable the folder protection feature you would need to go to
OneDrive settings on your Windows 10 PC and navigate to the
Auto Save tab and click on the update folders button under
protect your important folders.
Once enabled, the feature automatically adds your documents,
pictures and desktop folders to your OneDrive. However there
are also some limitations for certain type of files.
The feature does not support Outlook database files like .pst
files and OneNote files like .one, onepkg etc. If you have
outlook database files already saved in your OneDrive
then this feature will not work with the above files.
Apart from not supporting some limited type of files, the
feature works very well on most documents, photos etc and hence
its a great feature to have on your Windows 10 OneDrive
If you are using the OneDrive app on your Windows 10 PCs, then
the feature is already live. Do let us know your thoughts on
the above features in the comments below.