Microsoft OneDrive finally gets a 64-bit version that allows large file transfers, multiple at a time

Microsoft OneDrive finally has a 64-bit version, the company said in a post on its community page last week. OneDrive has been in its 32-bit version since its launch in 2007, although Microsoft has been making 64-bit versions of Windows for much longer. 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. At this time, Microsoft has not shared a general availability date for 64-bit OneDrive, but has said that compatible devices will automatically update when it launches.

An employee of the Microsoft Tech community shared in an article that the 64-bit version of OneDrive is now available for Windows in public preview. OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud-based file synchronization and hosting service, launched in 2007. Since then, it has been a 32-bit application. Now the new 64-bit version is available for early access and brings fundamental improvements over the 32-bit version. It should be noted that from now on the advice on the number of synced files is the same as for the 32-bit version, because Microsoft “is still evaluating the impact on performance and evaluating whether there will be any changes. in the councils ”.

Due to the new architecture, OneDrive will be able to access more memory than its 32-bit counterpart and allow users to transfer large files or many files at the same time. The 64-bit version of OneDrive can be downloaded from the link in the article and Microsoft says users who make the change will need to ensure that the version they download is the same or newer than the version they are downloading. they already have. Of course, you’ll need to be running a 64-bit version of Windows to be able to use the 64-bit version of OneDrive.

Microsoft recommends that users running ARM64 devices continue to use the 32-bit version.

64-bit OneDrive is currently available for preview and there is no release date for the general version yet. Moreover, whenever this happens, your device will be updated automatically and there will be no notification for the same.

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