How to Add Media from Your OneDrive to Your Windows 10 Laptop - dummies

How to Add Media from Your OneDrive to Your Windows 10 Laptop

By Dan Gookin

Though you have music, photos, and videos stored on your OneDrive cloud storage, that media may not show up in your laptop’s Windows Media Player. To ensure that it does, you must add the OneDrive storage location to those places where the program looks to find media. Follow these steps while using the Windows Media Player program:

  1. Choose Organize → Manage Libraries →  Music.

    The Music Library Locations dialog box appears. It lists the folders where the Windows Media Player looks to find music or other audio files. The standard folder is the Music folder in your User Profile folder.

  2. Click the Add button.

    The Include Folder in Music dialog box appears, which works like the standard Open dialog box.

  3. Choose OneDrive from the list of locations on the left side of the dialog box.

  4. On the right side of the dialog box, choose the Music folder on your OneDrive storage.

  5. Click the Include Folder button.

    The OneDrive folder appears in the Music Library Locations window.

    You can add other folders — say, from Dropbox or Google Drive — by repeating Steps 2 through 4.

  6. Click the OK button.

    Instantly, the online media is synchronized with Windows Media Player, and your online music populates the screen.

  7. Repeat these steps for the Videos and Pictures items.

    Choose Videos in Steps 1 through 6 as well as Pictures to coordinate those items from your OneDrive cloud storage.

Music stored on OneDrive is automatically synchronized to the Groove Music app. The same holds true for pictures when using the Photos app.