Windows 10: Onedrive Files on Demand Syncing erroneously

  1.    15 Sep 2017 #1

    Onedrive Files on Demand Syncing erroneously


    Today, I noticed onedrive had redownloaded some files even though Files on Demand was set. I used "clear space" to remove local copies, but it immediately resynced files. Odd thing was it was only some folders or files (even only some of same file extension). Spent ages, moving data, copying etc


    I looked through all settings and could see nothing obvious except Office File Collaboration was checked - a facility I do not need. I unchecked the box, and the weird behaviour stopped and I was able to clear space without it resyncing.


    EDIT: WTF - I created a new folder, and it uploaded. I cleared space, now whole folder is resyncing. Others seem fine!
    Last edited by cereberus; 15 Sep 2017 at 06:07.
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       24 Sep 2017 #2

    Yep! A couple of other users has reported the same. I did not experience this previously, but lately I have had the same issue.

    Some random files suddenly start to sync locally. I suspect it could be that our AV tries to scan something and triggers this weird behavior. Or it could be the Office collaboration as you mentioned.

    I think this requires further investigation from MS.
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  3.    24 Sep 2017 #3

    slicendice said: View Post
    Yep! A couple of other users has reported the same. I did not experience this previously, but lately I have had the same issue.

    Some random files suddenly start to sync locally. I suspect it could be that our AV tries to scan something and triggers this weird behavior. Or it could be the Office collaboration as you mentioned.

    I think this requires further investigation from MS.
    I have since found a fix (courtesy of a regular who I cannot remember - apologies for grey matter getting old).

    Uninstall one drive completely using Revo Uninstaller, cleaning up all registry entries.

    Then go to onedrive website, and in bottom left corner click on link to load one drive apps. On next screen, click on link to download one drive.

    Onedrivesetup.exe then runs. Login and after that, onedrive runs OK.

    It seems the deep clean of registry sorts the issue.
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