I stumbled upon this late at night while I was working on my portfolio. None of my photos are synced on my Surface Pro through OneDrive, though my photos and videos show on Windows 10’s Photos app. I’m able to–pretty seamlessly I might add–copy a photo that I want to work on or edit and paste it into File Explorer.

It’s really simple:

  1. Choose a OneDrive (Cloud Only) Photo from Windows 10’s Photos App
  2. Choose More, then Copy
  3. Paste in File Explorer–or anywhere for that matter

It’s saved me from a ton of headaches since. Before I found this out I went to OneDrive.com and downloaded the photos or stock images I needed for a project. Now, I can just fire up the Photos app, choose the assets I need, choose Copy, then paste them anywhere on my computer.