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Deleting files in the OneDrive Folder


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#1 clayto

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 05:43 PM

What happens if I delete the files in my Tablet 8.1 OneDrive Folder?  Do the corresponding files in my online OneDrive get deleted too?  I very much do not want this to happen.  The files arrived in the folder after they were uploaded to OneDrive. (synced presumably?).  I set them all so they are not available offline which I understand (just about) means they are Smart Files which do not occupy storage space on my small HDD.  But if they were synced in one direction (downloaded) is what I do with them synced in the the other direction (uploaded)?   

 

I think it will be clear that this is something I am new too and know (too) little about!

 

Also, are Smart Files unique to Microsoft / Windows, or will I find this behaviour with other Cloud services?

 

I would be grateful for some enlightenment on this.

 

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:05 PM

If you delete the files in the OneDrive folder they are deleted online as well. Any files that are deleted from OneDrive should be sent to the recycle bin.

 

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Have you tried turning it off and on again?


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Posted 20 May 2015 - 02:03 AM

Thanks, that was helpful.  While researching this I learned about plans not to include the Smart Files function when Windows 10 is launched, although a version of the the facility is planned for an update later.  I will post about this in the W10 forum.

 

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