Windows 10: Onedrive keeping secret copies of deleted files

Discus and support Onedrive keeping secret copies of deleted files in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Good morning all, I have a security issue with Onedrive. - I delete files on my phone, or move them out of my Onedrive using my phone. Using the app. -... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by GeneralLee01, May 25, 2021.

  1. Onedrive keeping secret copies of deleted files


    Good morning all, I have a security issue with Onedrive. - I delete files on my phone, or move them out of my Onedrive using my phone. Using the app. - Then I delete the contents of my online Onedrive recycle bin (which contains the files I previously deleted). Using my browser. One would think the files are gone. But when firing up my notebook a week later I still get the option to restore the files. Seems impossible to delete files in a secure way because Onedrive always keeps a copy in a secret hidden place, Thanks in advance for your help and/or suggestions.

    :)
     
    GeneralLee01, May 25, 2021
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  2. Onedrive keeping secret copies of deleted files

    Good morning all,

    I have a security issue with Onedrive.

    - I delete files on my phone, or move them out of my Onedrive using my phone. Using the app.
    - Then I delete the contents of my online Onedrive recycle bin (which contains the files I previously deleted). Using my browser.

    One would think the files are gone.

    But when firing up my notebook a week later I still get the option to restore the files.

    Seems impossible to delete files in a secure way because Onedrive always keeps a copy in a secret hidden place,

    :-(
     
    GeneralLee01, May 25, 2021
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  3. Windows 10 - OneDrive

    Right click on the app and one of the properties has an option to not automatically start it. Uncheck, restart the computer, and it should stop. If you want to go another step further, find the OneDrive app in the start menu, right click on it and uninstall.

    If that is still insufficient, there is a batch uninstaller for OneDrive available online. I can copy the code here if you need it.
     
    FordGT90Concept, May 25, 2021
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  4. temp02 Win User

    Onedrive keeping secret copies of deleted files

    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 25, 2021
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