Windows 8.1 introduced OneDrive placeholders, with the intention of showing users what files are inside of OneDrive without keeping an offline sync of every file. It’s been a very-loved feature, and its removal from Windows 10–replaced with selective sync–sparked many people voting on UserVoice to bring the feature back. In addition, Return back OneDrive files placeholders!, is the top-most upvoted feedback item on Windows Feedback for OneDrive.
I understand that it’s painful to lose a feature that was very useful; I loved its convenience as well. However, I’m here to tell you that you don’t really need it.
No matter what plans you make, and what tools you have, something will invariably happen that will try to throw your entire day off into various abysses–non-productive action and procrastination are the main abysses into which I can usually fall. I usually call these things distractions as a whole, because they distract me from the present that I’m currently missing now. Please note, however, that I said these distractions try to throw your entire day off. Whether you give these distractions that power is absolutely up to you.
Before I came to the Philippines, I found that I could communicate fairly well with my Filipino family and friends, but I knew that the challenge of communicating in the Philippines effectively is going to be far different than the normal challenges I had when talking with people in the United States. Indeed, I’ve had many times where people couldn’t understand what I was saying, here, and some people at my hotel even suggested that I speak English. I’m lucky that English is the second government language here, and that most Filipinos can speak enough English to you to help guide you where you need to go, or what to do. If you’re going somewhere new, and you’re not as familiar with the language as you’d (or a local) would like, there are some ways to make communication a less painful experience.