Microsoft
Microsoft OneDrive is a great tool that allows us to backup or directly save our files to the cloud. You can have access to your files from anywhere: Computers or Smartphones; if you have their services enabled. Some users face an issue with the desktop client of Microsoft OneDrive. An error is displayed every time the client launches in Windows. The error message says “Microsoft OneDrive has stopped working” and it exits immediately. There is no way to fix this error without using some tricks.

The Error Message

While syncing and moving files, some users come across an error. The error message says,
Microsoft OneDrive has stopped working

A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.
Microsoft Onedrive Has Stopped Working

The dialog box pops up once and then it exits the app immediately. The taskbar icon seems to disappear after that. Every time you try to open the desktop app, the same error message is displayed. It stops working even before you can do anything else. Restarting might help for some, but for most, it does nothing.

How to Fix Microsoft OneDrive Stopped Working Error

The simplest solution is to log out of OneDrive and connect your Microsoft account again. Some users will be able to do it simply by right-clicking on the icon present on the taskbar and choosing Unlink OneDrive. But the fact of the matter is, many users won’t be able to reach this option before the app quits. So, there’s no unlinking and so no syncing of the files anymore. OneDrive becomes unusable.

However, there is a simple fix that will force remove your OneDrive app data from your computer. Then you can simply log in again, connect the account and start your files syncing process like it was a fresh install.

Here are the quick steps:
  • Navigate to C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive in your computer. Please note the user folder which is “admin” in my case.
  • Cut all the files and folders present there and move it away to another location.
  • Moving Files Present in OneDrive AppData
  • Now, all your One Drive app data has been moved. The next time you open the desktop app, it will ask for the login information again. Enter your Microsoft account details and it will begin to work. Some users might have to restart after moving the files and folders, and after logging in again. The user data files that you have moved will be replaced with new ones.

About OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive is comparable to other cloud backup solutions like Dropbox and Google Drive. One thing that is great about it is the fact that you get 15 GB on sign up and 15 GB after enabling smartphone photo backups.

The desktop app comes pre-installed in Windows 10. So, if you upgraded to Windows 10, then you will find OneDrive in the tree view of your folders. It is a special folder that connects with the cloud. Using the desktop app that is present in the taskbar, you can configure additional things like what to sync.
Australia Opal cards are a means to pay for your public transport usage in greater Sydney. For you to be able to tap on and tap off the opal cards, it should have a certain balance. Time and again you find yourself adding balance to your card. There’s a feature called auto top up that can automatically add a certain amount of Australian dollars to your card if the card balance goes below a certain threshold like AU$10. If your opal card is registered on their official website, then you can use the online interface via the website or the official app called Opal Travel available both in the iTunes App Store as well as on the Google Play Store. Using the app or website, we can automatically configure your opal cards to load balance after it goes below AU$10. You can also turn off the auto top-up feature using their website.

Pre-Requisites
  1. You must have created an account and registered your card at the opal website
  2. (Optional) Downloaded the Official Opal app on your phone and logged in with your credentials.
  3. You must have added a card to your Billing details under My details.

Turn on Auto Top Up of Opal Cards

For turning on the auto top-up feature for opal cards, follow these steps:
  • Go to Opal.com.au
  • Log in to your account
  • Click on Set up auto top up
  • Choose a card (if you have multiple)
  • Select an auto top up amount
  • Click on Save Amount.
    Enable Opal Auto Top Up

Turn off Auto Top Up of Opal Cards

For turning off the auto top up, you will have to use their website. Here are the detailed steps:
  • Go to Opal.com.au
  • Log in to your Opal account
  • Click on the Auto top up/top up tab
  • Press the Remove auto top up button
  • Confirm by clicking on OK.
    Disable Opal Auto Top Up
Tip: Make sure you select the correct opal card if you have more than one attached to your account

Using Opal App

When you top up using the Opal App, you will be asked whether you want to enable auto top up. You can select the same option as the amount you top up AU$10, AU$20 … after it goes below AU$10. You can select the desired option and save it so that your cards always have the balance for you to travel.
Apple
If you are a Windows user like me and you use iTunes to tune into your favorite podcasts, then you might have wondered whether you can take the MP3 files of the episodes with you and play it anywhere. Well, the answer is, "Yes, you can get the MP3 files from iTunes and access it anywhere". Anywhere! Like play it with other media players or transfer it to your Android phone (which doesn't have iTunes) and listen to it on the go.

Your podcast's audio files are downloaded and saved in your Music folder automatically. They are also categorized into subfolders like the name of your podcast. So, that means easy access without any confusion.

What do you have to do to access the file(s)?

By default, iTunes saves your MP3 and audio files in the default Music folder in your computer.

So first, navigate to the podcast that you are trying to download on iTunes. Then, in the list of the episodes, hit the Get button. That will save the media file to your computer.

Note that just playing a particular episode by hovering over and pressing the play button doesn't seem to save it as a file on your PC. You must press the Get button for that purpose.

iTunes Screenshot

Then, on your PC, you can freely navigate to your This PC\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Podcasts and open the respective podcast folder with its name and access the MP3 files directly.

Folder Screenshot

Now that you have the free access to the selected MP3 file, you can copy it anywhere. Upload it to your cloud so that you can access it anytime, anywhere. Move it to a flash drive and you'll have it with you to copy another device. Connect your phone to this PC of yours and copy it to the device so that you can listen to it when you're out. It is all yours!
Adobe
If you happen to use Adobe Premiere Pro to edit and publish videos, then you might have noticed that a large amount of disk space is consumed by it. Granted that it edits videos and videos are large in size and when you have such large files in your computer, you are bound to use a lot of storage. But there is more to this. Adobe Premiere also stores those videos in its Media Cache Database for quick access. And when you have media files in your cache, know that they consume a large percentage of your hard drive.

Premiere doesn’t seem to clean up those files just to free up your valuable drives. Yes, when you have a project, those cache files makes sense but they seem to stay even after a project is deleted. Right now, in my computer, I can see that around 50 GB (49.9 GB) of storage is used up by the Media Cache Database. It seems to be the limit and this limit is eating up 10% of my hard drive. You have to clear this cache manually to free up disk space.

So, this post is dedicated to help you and even help me remember how to clear Media Cache Database stored by Adobe Premier to free up consumed disk space that’s as high as 50 GB. I use Windows 10 and Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Here are the steps:
  • From the menu, click on Edit.
  • Choose Preferences > Media.
  • Under Media Cache Database, click on Clean.
  • Hit Ok to close the Preferences dialog.
Premier Pro Screenshot

It takes a few moments for the process to complete and a progress bar will notify you.

Progress of Clean Media Database

After completion, a significant amount of disk space is cleared.

On the preferences screen, you also must have noticed that the directory which is used by Adobe Premiere for storing its media cache files. In my case, it is: C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\Common. It might be different depending on your operating system.

When I browse to the folder, I see four more sub-folders—AME, Media Cache, Media Cache Files and PTX. If you have not guessed it already, the largest files are stored in the Media Cache Files sub-folder. I can right click on it to see its properties.

And oh my god, it is 49.9 GB.

Properties of Adobe Premier Media Cache Files

After cleaning up the cache by following the steps above, the folder is just 15.5 GB. It didn’t clear everything but I did get back 34.4 GBs which were consumed by useless files. The 15.5 GB of files must be those which are of projects that are still active. We can go ahead and delete those files manually from the C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\Common\Media Cache Files folder if you need even more additional disk space. It’s totally safe as I feel that Premiere will create those files again, as they are needed.

But all in all, just remember to Clean the Media Cache Database regularly.
Windows
In Windows, your users folder contains a separate folder for every user account on your computer. Each of those will have a Users, Documents, Desktop, Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos folder in them. By default, these folders will be in the Windows installation drive (Like C:). You can move such folders to another location.

To move the users folder in Windows to another drive like D: instead of the default Windows installation drive like C:, follow these steps:
  1. Create a new folder in the drive of your choice and name it. Example: D:\username\
  2. Create folders: Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos under it.
  3. Open your C:\users\<name> folder.
  4. Right click on Documents and hit Properties.
  5. Chose the Location tab in its properties.
  6. Click the Move button and navigate to D:\username\Documents. (you created it previously)
  7. Click on Apply, choose to move the files.
  8. When all files are moved completely, close the dialogue by pressing Ok.

Changing Location for Windows User Files and Folders

You have successfully moved your Documents folder to the D: drive. Follow the same steps for your remaining folders i.e. Desktop, Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos. There is no single method to move all these folders at once. After moving these folders individually, all your users folder will be in the location that you specified. You will have to repeat the same steps for the other user accounts in your computer while being logged into that specific account.

Why Move these Folders?

You might be wondering the reason behind moving these folders. One reason is that SSDs are used for the Windows installation and you do not want to clog up this valuable piece of hardware and the storage it offers with your general files. For example: You don't want your pictures/videos and the gigabytes of files present in the desktop to fill up your main drive. There might be various other reasons but it is up to you to store your files in the location that you want to.