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    Duplicate and deleted files in OneDrive

    OneDrive can be rather dense at times. It seems to be unable to recognize that you want to delete a file, once you have placed it in your OneDrive folder. If you delete a file, it pops back up a couple minutes later because it has it on the cloud server and keeps copying it back down to you every time you delete it. I just had a similar thing happen when I renamed a file (resulting in duplicate files) and I've seen it happen when I moved a file as well. Presumably this could happen to an entire directory.

    I have actually had to resort to going online to the cloud drive and deleting things there. Not sure about renaming. There has to be a better solution than this, but I don't know what it is. I never had this problem with DropBox, or at least don't remember having it.
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    What version of Windows?

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    Sorry, this is Windows10
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    I do not experience this. I can delete a document in my OneDrive Folder from within File Explorer; or from within MS Word 2013 (Desktop Version). The file then remains "missing" from OneDrive.
    (My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Motherboard (Military Class III); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 512GB SAMSUNG SD850 PRO SSD; 120GB SAMSUNG 840 SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2013 Prof (32-bit); MS Project 2013 (32-bit); Acronis TI 2017 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Samsung 24" Curved HD Monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petesmst View Post
    I do not experience this. I can delete a document in my OneDrive Folder from within File Explorer; or from within MS Word 2013 (Desktop Version). The file then remains "missing" from OneDrive.
    Now that's just strange. I wonder what the difference is? I have a suspect in mind but it will involve a bit of testing.
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    @gsmith-plm: I look forward to hearing what/(who?) your suspect is, and if you get it sorted.
    (My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Motherboard (Military Class III); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 512GB SAMSUNG SD850 PRO SSD; 120GB SAMSUNG 840 SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2013 Prof (32-bit); MS Project 2013 (32-bit); Acronis TI 2017 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Samsung 24" Curved HD Monitor.

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    Weirder and weirder. I deleted a file I didn't need on one computer and then busied myself with other things. When I looked back, the file was still gone.

    So, I booted up my Surface Pro 3 and had a look after OneDrive updated and the file was still there. So, now I have one computer with the file and one without and OneDrive on both computers has updated itself.

    And, yes, this is a directory that is being synced.
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    Well, the weirdness may have been rooted in this:
    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...On-My-Computer

    I'm not certain if this is the sole culprit but a couple quick checks seem to indicate things may now be sorting themselves out - time will tell. It's also unclear how or why this insanity got started.
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