Windows 10: Keep local copy of files, but stop syncing folder with OneDrive

Discus and support Keep local copy of files, but stop syncing folder with OneDrive in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; When I try to unlink a particular folder from OneDrive, it warns me that it will delete all local copies. This is the opposite behavior that I want. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Scott M. Stolz, May 28, 2020.

  1. Keep local copy of files, but stop syncing folder with OneDrive


    When I try to unlink a particular folder from OneDrive, it warns me that it will delete all local copies. This is the opposite behavior that I want. I actually want the local copy and do not want that folder stored on OneDrive.


    Use Case: The 244 GB .tar file that I am temporarily downloading to my PC so I can process it before being uploaded to my webserver and all the temporary files I create while processing it do not need to be on OneDrive. You realize after saving it to your Documents folder that It is taking too much space in OneDrive so you want to keep the file locally and not in OneDrive.


    Expected behavior: Telling OneDrive not to sync a folder would result in the local copy staying and the OneDrive copy being deleted. If this is not automatic, there should be a prompt on which copy to keep, the local copy or the OneDrive copy.


    Actual behavior: OneDrive deletes the local copy, the copy you actually need to be able to use. You would have to re-download the 244 GB file again from OneDrive or the source if you want to use it locally.


    There needs to be an option where you can keep the local copy and delete the OneDrive copy.

    :)
     
    Scott M. Stolz, May 28, 2020
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  3. temp02 Win User
    Java.nio.file - Copying files

    You can't copy a folder, thats why it generates an exception (you are trying to copy a folder using a copy file function).
    You probably need to list all the files inside that folder and copy one by one
     
    temp02, May 28, 2020
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  4. bro67 Win User

    Keep local copy of files, but stop syncing folder with OneDrive

    Using OneDrive as cloud storage only - no local copies

    Actually it is local files mirrored to your Cloud Drive. If you need more space, you are going to have to use either a external drive on your network or a bigger drive in your computer. If you stop syncing to your local folder, you will have to use just the OneDrive Cloud folder and will risk losing any data if you lose connection, while working with a file.
     
    bro67, May 28, 2020
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