Aug 01 2022 04:06 AM
Aug 01 2022 04:06 AM
My work email’s OneDrive is syncing/uploading my desktop files to my Sharepoint site. I only needed my team’s folder on Sharepoint to sync to my desktop so I can do my job. However, it started to upload my desktop files as well. I’m not sure how to stop this. Wheh I unlinked OneDrive the first time, it wiped my desktop clean only for me to find everything on the Sharepoint site. I downloaded this to my desktop already and have been using this to store my files locally. However, a duplicate folder has appeared and all my desktop files have the sync pending icon again. Please send help. I just wanted to stop my desktop files from syncing…
Aug 01 2022 04:58 AM
Thank you for replying to this post! To answer your comment about reporting this to the IT, I have raised this to them Thursday, Friday, and early this morning. However, I have been passed to more people than I can remember. So I took it upon myself to bring this up here in hopes that this would be resolved so I can continue working.
Sorry for the very messy description on the og post. Hopefully the one below is clearer:
Last Thursday (July 28), I experienced syncing issues (red X mark) for a lot of the files inside my team’s folder. One of my teammates suggested that I unlink the PC and resync everything for good measure. Once that was finished, I noticed that not only did my team’s folder sync to my desktop but the files on my own desktop were uploaded onto the ‘My files’ folder within Sharepoint. I searched for a solution to this and found that I can choose which folders to sync. I’m not sure what my mistake was but since I needed to open OneDrive to go to the settings to “Choose folders”, the sync for my desktop started again and the folder on my OneDrive (that I have now downloaded to my own desktop out of fear of losing it) is now appearing on my Desktop again.
After I unticked Desktop and all other folders that I do not need to sync to Sharepoint, the only folder I need to sync is syncing properly.
The issue I am currently facing is that the pending sync icon are still present on my desktop folders/files even when I have unticked this already.
Please let me know if this is clearer! If not, I can rephrase it!
Thank you so much!
Aug 01 2022 05:23 AM
Aug 01 2022 05:30 AM - edited Aug 01 2022 05:35 AM
Thank you for your input. I have raised a ticket along with my supervisor for the IT to check this out. But will also wait here should there be others who are experiencing anything similar to this. Thanks.
Edit: You’re right though. I might be confusing Sharepoint and OneDrive. Might post screenshots here in the morning for more context.