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Microsoft OneDrive Gets 64-Bit Release Allowing Transfer of Large Files, Multiple at a Time

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  • Windows 10 is finally getting a 64-bit version of Microsoft’s OneDrive.
  • Microsoft OneDrive 64-bit allows transferring larger files.
  • Windows devices will automatically update when it is generally available.

Microsoft OneDrive has finally got a 64-bit release, the company announced through a post on its community page. This new 64-bit version of OneDrive is ideal for use with large files as it can access more memory compared to its 32-bit counterpart.

The OneDrive 64-bit syncing app is available for now as a public preview, so it hasn’t reached the maturity of a general availability release. Further, whenever that happens, your device will be updated automatically and there will not be a notification for the same.

Because of the brand new structure, OneDrive will be capable of entering extra reminiscence than its 32-bit counterpart and can permit customers to switch massive records data or many records data at the identical time.

Microsoft’s Ankita Kirti said in a blogpost:

“The 64-bit version is the right choice if you plan to use large files if you have a lot of files, and if you have a computer that’s running a 64-bit version of Windows.”

Computers running 64-bit versions of Windows generally have more resources – such as processing power and memory – than their 32-bit predecessors. Also, 64-bit applications can access more memory than 32-bit applications (up to 18.4 million Petabytes).”

Until now, the 32-bit version of OneDrive has been pre-installed with Windows 10 devices, whereas OneDrive for Apple’s macOS laptops is only available as a 64-bit app. Apple started its 64-bit transition on macOS in 2018 with High Sierra 10.13.4.

“We know this has been a long-awaited and highly requested feature, and we’re thrilled to make it available for early access,” says Kirti.

Most users probably don’t know what version of OneDrive they’re using, but they can check this by clicking the Help & Settings icon in the OneDrive app and following through to the About section. Under “About Microsoft OneDrive”, it will say whether it is the 64-bit version or the 32-bit version.

Also, Microsoft notes that ARM64 devices should stick with the 32-bit version of OneDrive. As the OneDrive 64-bit version is only for AMD64 devices.

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