Questions on Sync and what should I do with one drive after a re-install?

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My WIN 11 home laptop comes with Office 365 and OneDrive was set up with the default folders (documents, pictures and desktop). I have a local folder on my C drive (c:\mydata) which I want to backup to Onedrive. I copied c:\mydata to my OneDrive-personal. Under Windows Explorer, I can see

OneDrive -personal

- Documents

-Pictures

-Desktop

-mydata

and on local, OS(C:)

-mydata

Most of the time, I updated the files under C:\mydata. This way, if I lose my network connection, I can continue to work with the updates on C:\mydata.  Whatever update I did showed up on OneDrive-personal\mydata sometime later.  I am a casual user.  I did not check the delay and did not think much about it. From my experience, I know the updates showed up at least a few hours later. However, I don't believe this is right because if I use OneDrive as my backup my local update should go to OneDrive immediately otherwise any update will be lost before the sync happens.

My questions are

1. Am I  doing things wrong all along? Should I update OneDrive -personal\mydat first and wait for the sync to update my local C:\mydata? 

2. If I have to work on C:\mydata because there is no network connection, how can I force a sync to OneDrive as soon as the network is back?

Last week, I got BSOD on my laptop. I had to recover with a re-install. I picked the keep file and data option.  After the re-install, I can see 

OneDrive -personal

- Documents

-Pictures

-Desktop

-mydata

But I am not sure how current is mydata? I should only be up to the point of the last Sync. Is there anyway to tell when did the last sync happened?

Since I picked save file and data during recovery re-insatll, is there anything I need to do to OneDrive setup after the re-install?

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