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Categories: OneDrive

March 26, 2020

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Updated Feature: OneDrive Sync that are used by your local computer

MC207566, Stay Informed, Published date: Mar 24, 2020

We’re updating the behavior of how we sync machine specific files which are created by the operating system and that are used by File Explorer on Windows and Finder on MacOS. 

  • We’ll be gradually rolling this out in late March 2020.
  • The roll-out will be completed by the end of April.

How does this affect me?

The OneDrive Sync client ignores these machine-specific files but sometimes these files end up in OneDrive, such as during a migration. This can cause a visible error.

If any of these machine-specific files have been uploaded to OneDrive, the sync app will delete the erroneous cloud copy; it won’t touch the local copy. Your users may notice the files were deleted in cloud after the cleanup logic runs.What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

There is no action you need to take to prepare for this change, but you might consider updating your user documentation. Please click the Additional information link to learn more.Additional information

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