So you just got a new computer and the next thing you are most probably thinking about right now is getting your applications installed and moving your files over from your old computer.

If you haven't read about a way to have some applications installed automatically, you may want to take a look at it Got a new computer and need to download and install multiple applications? This will help you save time!  

Also moving files over from your old computer also requires you to do this if you are planning to copy files over the internet. Backing up files are a hassle but you cannot afford to lose your files? Here's an easy solution. Sync them to your cloud storage account!

So continuing on from the previous article. Today we will be looking at how to sync files from the cloud onto your computer.

1) On your new Computer download and install the client for your preferred Cloud storage Provider

Apple iCloud - https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204283
Google Drive - https://www.google.com/drive/download/
Microsoft OneDrive - https://www.microsoft.com/en-sg/microsoft-365/onedrive/download

Note: If you are using Windows 10, Microsoft OneDrive is installed by default

Synchronizing with OneDrive

1) Launch OneDrive and click Sign in

2) Follow the onscreen instructions and sign in to your account and complete the setup

3) Open your explorer

4) Right-click Desktop, Select Properties

5) Select Location and click Move

6) Navigate to the OneDrive Folder, select Desktop and click Select Folder

7) Click Apply

8) Click Yes

Your folders should start appearing on the desktop itself

Repeat the steps for other folders

Note: To download all files, Open your OneDrive, right click on the folder and select Always Keep on this device.

You can also monitor the download progress by clicking on the Onedrive icon in your task bar

Once the folder has a green check on the status column it means that the files are downloaded

Synchronizing with Google Drive

1)Launch Google Drive and click Sign in

2) Follow the onscreen instructions and sign in to your account and complete the setup

3) Select Sync Everything in My Drive, click Start

4) Open Explorer, Right-click Desktop and Select Properties

5) Select Location, click Move

6) Select Google Drive\Desktop and click Select Folder

7) Click Apply

8) Click Yes

Repeat the steps for other folders

Synchronizing with iCloud Drive

1) Launch iCloud and click Sign in

2) Login to your Apple ID and complete the setup

3) Select iCloud Drive and click Apply

4) Open Explorer, right-click Desktop Select Properties

5) Select Location, click on Move

6) Select iCloud Drive\Desktop and click Select Folder

7) Click Apply

8) Click Yes

Repeat for other folders

Note: to download the files open iCloud drive, Right click on the folder and click Always keep on this device

Once all files are downloaded you will see a check mark beside the folder