To use OneDrive or not?

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To use OneDrive or not?

I have OneDrive ($2/month 100GB storage-set up at the recommendation of the guy who helped set up this new computer) on my windows 10 PC. The PC has both a SSD (512MB) and a HDD (1TB), with files/folders on the HDD (D drive) and programs on the SSD (C drive). OneDrive is on the SSD. I have Pictures and Documents in One Drive. Although I have read and looked at a few tutorials, I still have a few questions to see or learn how to use OneDrive correctly


1. The C drive Picture folder has been moved to the D drive.

2. All pictures from the D drive Picture folder have been copied onto the C drive OneDrive.

3. From the OneDrive browser site and the C drive OneDrive folder, I can see all my pictures. So I guess I've done this right?


1. Am I duplicating picture storage on the PC? That is, I know that the pictures in the D drive Picture folder take up storage, but what about the pictures in the C drive OneDrive? Probably not as they are probably just links to the OneDrive cloud???

2. If I can move the C drive OneDrive to the D drive, does this make sense?


1. I have a 1TB Seagate Slim external HD

2. Being retired and just a photo hobbyist (with no iPhone), I probably will never have more than around 200-300 GB of pictures and the most.


1. Does it make sense for me to keep the Cloud for $2/mo? The $ is not the issue.


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