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    7 comments  ·  OneDrive Archive » OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Adam commented  · 

    I should be clear about my previous comment, I don't actually think having "Files on Demand" enabled by default would be a bad thing if it was to work logically. On new machines, it makes sense not to download your entire OneDrive account by default. The problem is that this feature is apparently deciding to delete files from your machine (to save space?) even if that machine is the one that originally provided the file to OneDrive. This should never, ever happen. Maybe this needs to be separate feedback.

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    Adam commented  · 

    Somehow this feature became enabled on my laptop, I suspect after I got the update in which it was first released, and it has insidiously been deleting files from my computer until I realised just now. I'm holding back some serious anger here, because enabling this by default was a f**king outrageous thing to do. I intentionally had all of my files on my laptop, and all of a sudden I started noticing that my files weren't physically present anymore. I am paying money every year for OneDrive, and it decides that it knows better than I do what files I should have on my computer? OneDrive decides to delete my original copies of the files without telling me? I don't care if this took me months to notice, and I have been losing infrequently used files from my machine since the fall creator's update (though I don't think this is the case, I've only just noticed it in the past few days like Willem), this is not OneDrive's decision to make. If i have files on my PC, OneDrive should never delete them. Ever.

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