What are the differences between "Green tick icons" & "Solid green circle with the white check mark"

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When we sync our sharepoint online document libraries using OneDrive desktop app, we got these 2 icons inside the Status column:-



i read this article https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/what-do-the-onedrive-icons-mean-11143026-8000-44f8-aaa9-6... but i am still confused about the differences between these 2 icons.. as in both icons we will have a local copy of the file that will be synced with the online version is this correct?

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Hi @John John, the green tick with white background icon shows for cloud only files that, once opened, become a locally available file.

The solid green tick icon shows for files marked as "Always keep on this device".

You can also set up Storage Sense with Files on Demand to configure how long locally available files are kept on device for before becoming cloud only again: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/use-onedrive-and-storage-sense-in-windows-10-to-manage-di...

@john john Check below, it should help you to clear your doubts:


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Read more information at: Save disk space with OneDrive Files On-Demand for Windows 10 

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@ganeshsanap This does still not solve my confusion, because in the case below, I have marked a folder as "Always keep on this device", however it still has a white circle rather than a green one:


Can I assume that there is effectively no difference between the two icons, i.e. in both cases the data is stored locally? 

@MaxMarschall I haven't tried yet but it could be that when you set the solid green, the file/folder will be always available on any device, whilst when on the green thick icon the file/folder is always available on that device, but will be online only (blue thick cloud) on another device when you set up OneDrive on it.

I have had instances where I needed to free up space, then click again always keep on this device to 'refresh' the icon....