Windows 10: A very worrying OneDrive occurance...


  1. Posts : 852
    W10 pro x86 and Vista x86
       12 Sep 2016 #1

    A very worrying OneDrive occurance...


    I use OneDrive as a simple means of moving the odd file between two PC's and, even more rarely sharing a link for some item as a temporary means to make a particular file available.

    My 32 bit install of W10 has been flagging up messages (W10 notifications at lower right of screen) that OneDrive needs to have some features installed ???? That's odd in itself. The message always disappears after a couple of seconds. Just mentioning that bit simply because it happens......

    What is worrying, and I don't see how this could happen, is that my Shared Images folder has suddenly gained around 20 files from various locations on my PC. There are pdf's, there are images, there are text files, some of which contain confidential information. All these files are located in meticulously indexed folders etc in the normal 'documents' location.

    The thing is, the files are all duplicated in OneDrive with the originals still being in the correct locations.

    How can that be ?

    When you move a file to OneDrive it moves from its present location over to OneDrive. It doesn't copy the file.

    I'm really puzzled and slightly worried that this has happened. I can't see anything that I could have accidently done to do this, not to pick files from all over the place and dump them in the shared images folder.
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  2. Posts : 11,613
    W10Prox64
       12 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi.
    Check to see if OneDrive is auto-syncing your folders. If so, uncheck the boxes so it stops.
    OneDrive Selective Sync - Choose Folders in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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  3. Posts : 852
    W10 pro x86 and Vista x86
    Thread Starter
       13 Sep 2016 #3

    Thanks for the reply.

    Well nothing seems to be synced and having deleted the files from OneDrive no more have appeared. All the deleted files are still present and correct in the original locations.

    This screen shot shows my normal documents folder. Each folder contains anything up to half a dozen or more subfolders. The files that appeared in OneDrive were a random mix of single documents from odd locations. I can't begin to imagine what could have done this.

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  4. Posts : 11,613
    W10Prox64
       13 Sep 2016 #4

    That is really strange. And you have no other computers/tablets/phone syncing either? I don't know what else to suggest, as I don't use OneDrive that much, so not really familiar with it. But I agree it is an oddball you've encountered!
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  5. Posts : 852
    W10 pro x86 and Vista x86
    Thread Starter
       13 Sep 2016 #5

    Nope, nothing synced at all. All I can do is keep an eye on it and see what happens.
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