How to Upload RAW Files to OneDrive?

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How to Upload RAW Files to OneDrive?


OneDrive offers generous cloud storage and a convenient way to access your files across devices. Uploading RAW photo files can help back them up and make them accessible when you need them. This guide will walk through the steps for uploading RAW files to OneDrive on Windows 10.


Before uploading your RAW files, make sure:

  • You have a OneDrive account set up and installed on your Windows 10 PC.
  • You know the location of the RAW files you want to upload.
  • You have an active internet connection.

Locate Your RAW Files

Your RAW files are likely in your Pictures folder or a subfolder within. Here are some common locations:

  • C:Users[username]Pictures
  • C:Users[username]PicturesCamera Roll
  • C:Users[username]PicturesRAW Images

Navigate to the folder(s) containing your RAW files. You can select them all or just the files you want to upload.

Upload RAW Files to OneDrive

Uploading RAW files to OneDrive is very simple. Here are the steps:

  1. Right-click on the RAW files/folder you want to upload.
  2. Select "Always keep on this device" from the context menu. This will pin the files to your PC.
  3. Now right-click again and choose "Add to OneDrive".
  4. The RAW files will begin syncing to your OneDrive cloud storage.
  5. You can monitor the sync progress in the OneDrive activity center.

Once completed, the RAW files will be available in OneDrive on the web and mobile apps. Any changes made to them will sync automatically.

Access RAW Files Uploaded to OneDrive

The RAW files uploaded to OneDrive can be accessed in a few convenient ways:

  • OneDrive Web - Sign in to in any desktop web browser to access your files.
  • OneDrive App - Launch the OneDrive app on Windows 10 to open your cloud storage.
  • OneDrive Mobile App - View and share files via the OneDrive app on iOS or Android.
  • File Explorer - The OneDrive folder in File Explorer provides access to cloud files.

You can view, download, share, or edit RAW files as needed from any device. Changes will sync automatically across linked devices.

Share RAW Files Uploaded to OneDrive

Sharing RAW files on OneDrive with others is straightforward:

  1. Locate the RAW files in OneDrive web or desktop app.
  2. Right-click on the files and select "Share".
  3. Enter the email addresses for people you want to share with.
  4. Set the access level to "Viewer" or "Editor".
  5. Write a quick message and click "Send".

Recipients will receive an email with access to the shared RAW files.

Other Tips for Managing RAW Files on OneDrive

  • Turn on File History to automatically back up RAW files from your PC to OneDrive.
  • Use OneDrive's built-in photo gallery to easily view RAW files.
  • Let Windows Photos app access OneDrive to sync RAW files across devices.
  • Take advantage of generous OneDrive storage tiers for backing up all your RAW files.

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Uploading RAW files to OneDrive provides an easy way to back them up while making them accessible across different devices. Following the steps outlined in this guide, you can quickly get your RAW photos safely stored in the cloud. Access and share them seamlessly using the OneDrive web and mobile apps.

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