Want SharePoint Online users to use Add Shortcut to OneDrive prevent from using Sync

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Is there a way to hide or remove the Sync button from Sharepoint Online that will still allow users to do Add Shortcut to OneDrive?

 

The users think the Sync button is an action and press it repeatedly.  We have also already had instances of them deleting the local sync'ed folder thereby deleting the online content.  We want to force them to use the shortcut to access the files through their explorer.

 

Setting the site to not allow for download breaks the shortcut.

 

Thanks!

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