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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 application.

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.

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