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Should be noted that both Google and Microsoft scan files before they are downloaded from OneDrive.com for malware.
Microsoft doesn't, as that would get in the way of my work due to their high FP rates, one the reasons I don't use WD. You can easily host malware in OneDrive, unless you talking through the browser (through the browser the files are scanned).
 
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On eBay, you can buy Office 365 for 5 PCs + 5 Terabyte Onedrive lifetime storage, all for about $5.
For privacy protection, after you install Office, sign out of the account that was given to you by the eBay vendor. If you wish, you can sign in with your personal Microsoft account. Also, encrypt sensitive data in One Drive. These precautions are because you don't know who has access to your data, when you grab a deal like this.
Also, keep an offline copy of your data, in case the OneDrive account gets cancelled by the admin of that domain.
 
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Microsoft doesn't, as that would get in the way of my work due to their high FP rates, one the reasons I don't use WD. You can easily host malware in OneDrive, unless you talking through the browser (through the browser the files are scanned).
That's why reading is important.

File was not uploaded. It was created in the cloud.

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On eBay, you can buy Office 365 for 5 PCs + 5 Terabyte Onedrive lifetime storage, all for about $5.
For privacy protection, after you install Office, sign out of the account that was given to you by the eBay vendor. If you wish, you can sign in with your personal Microsoft account. Also, encrypt sensitive data in One Drive. These precautions are because you don't know who has access to your data, when you grab a deal like this.
Also, keep an offline copy of your data, in case the OneDrive account gets cancelled by the admin of that domain.
What you explained is basically a scam.
 

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Whether the vendor is breaking the law, I don't know, and that's his problem. If I buy a license from a legal site like eBay, I won't go to jail for that.
I have lots of data that is not sensitive. I don't care if someone listens to my music or looks at pictures of my children. And I have offline copies of everything, so if it disappears, I don't care.
It's worth $5 to me, to have an online backup of everything, accessible from any location.
 

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The Seller might not be. Easy money for the scammer, $5 x 100 buyers = profit.

You might as well give cash to muggers, let them get away and not report it. Because if I read that right, you do not care.
The seller might be the legal owner of a domain he doesn't really need anymore, and have rights to set up accounts. Why isn't that a possibility?
 

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The Seller might not be. Easy money for the scammer, $5 x 100 buyers = profit.

You might as well give cash to muggers, let them get away and not report it. Because if I read that right, you do not care.
I honestly never trusted eBay nor similar stores, they nothing more than auctions (besides the fact they online, and people can easily get scammed).

You better off buying directly from a warehouse like I do (cheaper than retail store).
 
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Whether the vendor is breaking the law, I don't know, and that's his problem. If I buy a license from a legal site like eBay, I won't go to jail for that.
I have lots of data that is not sensitive. I don't care if someone listens to my music or looks at pictures of my children. And I have offline copies of everything, so if it disappears, I don't care.
It's worth $5 to me, to have an online backup of everything, accessible from any location.
Maybe seller is pedo and would spread your children photos to other pedos.
You guys are paying for VPNs, AVs and then wouldn't mind give all access to cloud to some scammer from india and pay him for it?
 

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Maybe seller is pedo and would spread your children photos to other pedos.
You guys are paying for VPNs, AVs and then wouldn't mind give all access to cloud to some scammer from india and pay him for it?
Okay, so anything is possible. But since my name and identifying credentials are not associated with this OneDrive account, the pedophile will have a very hard time finding my children, especially as I live in a little country in the Middle East. And by the way, I don't pay for VPN or AV. But I understand that some people have a great need for privacy, and that's okay. You don't have to do what I do. :)
 
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Free & Open Source client-side encryption for Google Drive, One Drive : Cryptomator
Consider Duplicati as well. What I like (vs Cryptomator) is that you can upload files without the necessity of local sync. As well the option for versioning exists. On the downside... there is no Android or Apple app. So...

For syncing... Cryptomator
For storage... Duplicati
 

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As I have said earlier also that $5 account is good for transferring all the junk that everybody has in the HDDs.
Another thing to be cautious is that some times some pics may contain sensitive data, like many times people take pics of some important documents e.g. I.D. cards, cheques etc. Its better to keep them separate.
 

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Onedrive client has had an irritating bug for a long time where it says it's perpetually syncing x number of files... It does not stop the real sync but is annoying when you just want to check if a big file has finished syncing before shutting down your computer, for instance. Otherwise I never had any problems with it. The multiple accounts and Office alone are worth the price to me.
 
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Onedrive recently deleted hundreds of my files, and did not put them in the recycle bin. However, it did put them invisibly in the recycle bin of my computer, eating up over 20 GB of space in a way that was very hard to figure out. I was able to discover it and delete it by help from Windirtstat. Needless to say, I immediately canceled my subscription to OneDrive.
However, Google Drive is no better. It, too, will destroy all your data.
Make sure you have an offline backup, that's all I can say.
Or use Dropbox, if you are rich. :)
 
If I was going to use either I would use a tool called Cryptomator because I trust neither companies to keep my data safe. I remember having 20GB or so for OneDrive using a link a while ago but I use Sync right now.
 

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Onedrive recently deleted hundreds of my files, and did not put them in the recycle bin. However, it did put them invisibly in the recycle bin of my computer, eating up over 20 GB of space in a way that was very hard to figure out. I was able to discover it and delete it by help from Windirtstat. Needless to say, I immediately canceled my subscription to OneDrive.
However, Google Drive is no better. It, too, will destroy all your data.
Make sure you have an offline backup, that's all I can say.
Or use Dropbox, if you are rich. :)
Keeping a local backup is always a good idea. In my work, for instance, I use lots of files with the same name each one inside a folder with a client's name. It takes only a moment of distraction to overwrite the wrong file and neither Google or Onedrive keep file history. A local backup saved me a lot of work more than once.
 
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