Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 10 comes with a lot of new features and improvements. From Cortana to the Start menu, those features are highly appriciated. However, not all of the changes Microsoft made to Windows 10 are well received. This is the case of file placeholder, a functionality in OneDrive that allows users to view and manage OneDrive files regardless of connectivity. The tech giant did away with placeholders in its OneDrive integration in its new software to make OneDrive easier to use. Users can choose a folder to sync with OneDrive and all the synced files will be downloaded from OneDrive.


You can bring OneDrive placeholders back to Windows 10 with some simple steps.


However, the removal of placeholders has disappointed many users and it is the significant step backwards to many users. Luckily, it’s quite simple to get OneDrive placeholders in Windows 10. Following are some steps that you can take to bring OneDrive placeholder back to your Windows 10 machine. Let’s get started! It’s very easy to do!


Step 1: Log in to your OneDrive account in your web browser and navigate to any folder
Step 2: Copy the string of numbers and letters after /?id= and before %
Step 3: Launch File Explorer and open This PC
Step 4: Under the Computer tab, click on Map Network Drive
Step 5: In the Folder field, type https://d.docs.live.net/[###]/ and replace the [###] with the numbers and letters you copied in step 2.
Step 6: Make sure you check both the Reconnect at sign-in and Connect using different credentials checkboxes and click Finish

Now open This PC again and you should see the drive under it. You can rename it OneDrive to make it more recognisable. That’s it. Hope this works for you. If you have any problem with OneDrive placeholders in Windows 10, please let us know in the comments section below.