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one drive albums not showing up in On1?



  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Lightroom has nothing to do with this. As long as Photo RAW can read a drive and its contents it can see what is on that drive. It is an image browser and does not use a Library a la Lightroom.

    I don't use One Drive so I need some clarification. In Photo RAW an Album is a virtual collection of images which can be stored in multiple locations and on multiple drives. They do not exist as a physical collection. When you say "one drive albums" what exactly do you mean? Are you talking about about folders (which are physical) or something else?

  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    There isn't a lot of info to go on here. Are you using On1s Onedrive service or trying to access it differently? 

    You should have OneDrive enabled in preferences


    Select OneDrive in the Browser.


    At some point it will ask you to select your OneDrive folder


    If that is all set up correctly, you should be able to see your files. If you think it is set up but can't see anything, then On1 is likely looking at the wrong folder.

  • Bernd PALMER

    All OneDrive folders and files have a physical existence on your device as can be seen in the Windows File Explorer. In ON1 you can point to these folders and files from Browse and from My Catalogs. 
    Albums in OneDrive are virtual collections, they have no physical existence and cannot be "imported" to ON1 and not even to Explorer. 
    Depending on your OneDrive settings, some files may be available "online only" but you can "see" them anyway. If you open one of these "online only" files in ON1, OneDrive will automatically download the full file from the cloud and permanently synchronize any modification in this file and any sidecars created in the process with the cloud. 
    I have some 400 GB of photos on OneDrive but I can access every photo from within ON1 on my laptop which has less than 200 GB of physical space available. 


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