And why is it going to be frozen? Apparently I haven't signed in for a year or whatever. I just wish I knew what was in there and whether having it frozen is going to have any effect on anything. And not sure how to sign in.
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OneDrive is a storage area in the "cloud" - a Windows server where you can store files - you get 5 GB for free with Windows.
If you log into your OneDrive account you can set up a storage folder on your PC that will allow the files in there to be uploaded to the "cloud". The login should be the same as your Windows PC login.
Files up there can be shared with anyone who has internet access if you provide them with a link to the folder.
I had uploaded some music .mp3 files to share with my Dad years ago via OneDrive. He had an Apple iMac but could get to the files I wanted to share with him when I emailed a link to my OneDrive "cloud" folder.
I only used it once and I also had a message from Microsoft that my files were to be "frozen" because I had not accessed OneDrive for over a year.
To "unfreeze" the files, I just needed to log into OneDrive and look at the folder to get it unfrozen.
I didn't need those files so I deleted them from the "cloud" afterwards anyway.
If you haven't accessed the OneDrive files for more than a year, you probably don't need to worry about them being "frozen" - they probably are not of any importance to you. I think after a while if they are "frozen" they eventually are purged from the cloud.
One way to get to your OneDrive is:
1. Click the Start search box or press the Windows key + Q and type “OneDrive.” When you see OneDrive appear in the search results, click it.
2. If you have an account, enter the email address associated with your OneDrive account and click “Sign in.”
3. On the next page, enter your password. If you previously set up two-factor authentication for your Microsoft account, you might need to enter an extra code sent to your phone or email, too.
4. Follow the instructions to choose your OneDrive folder. If you were previously signed into OneDrive on this PC, you might have an existing OneDrive folder. You can click “Use this folder” instead.