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Files shared via Chat (not Conversations) go missing - OneDrive problem?

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Ed Hansberry
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I've often seen files that are uploaded into Teams to a Chat (not conversations - those are fine) stop working. Teams will report to me or the recipient that it cannot find the file.

 

I just noticed in my OneDrive for Business folder for Sharepoint sites, which is what sync's files for Teams, is a folder called "Microsoft Teams Chat Files" with a bunch of files I've shared, but that folder is not sync'd. I never unsync'd it, didn't create it, and have no idea how to go about making sure it stays sync'd, or even know if it needs to be sync'd.

 

I thought this might be part of the issue I see where files just stop working in the Chat sessions.

Any ideas?

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That is where the files go, and it does not need to be synced to your machine to work. 

thanks. Doesn't explain why files go missing though. Really strange. 

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