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Stop .bak files synchronising to the cloud

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Occasional Visitor

Hi there

 

We save AutoCAD files to OneDrive and this automatically creates .bak files as well as the native .dwg files but I don't want both to synchronise to OneDrive as that is a waste of bandwidth.

 

However, if I tell Onedrive not to sync .bak files, it then creates loads of errors as it still objects to the .bak files sitting in the OneDrive folder on my PC. I just want it to ignore the .bak files and only sync the .dwg files without putting red sync crosses everywhere.

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best response confirmed by philthechip (Occasional Visitor)
Solution

Support for excluding files client-side is on the Roadmap: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=66188