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One Drvie Backup of My Documents split folders

Windows10 Home 20H2
I chose backup my Documents to One Drive. When I did that, 2 documents folders appeared in my profile

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Here is the contents of the "local" documents

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I added them after the "split"

Here is the new "OneDrive" documents

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These folders and files were in the "local" one before I started the backup.

Why did the new folder get created and why are my files from this PC on One Drive and not on the C drive?


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The files should be in two locations (local and OneDrive). If not you can uncheck Files-On-Demand

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https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/save-disk-space-with-onedrive-files-on-demand-for-windows-10-0e6860d3-d9f3-4971-b321-7092438fb38e?ui=en-us&rs=en-us&ad=us

or mark it Always keep on this device
https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2017/06/13/onedrive-files-demand-now-available-windows-insiders/

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If you uncheck this one they'll all come down to pc.


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JohnLenz-5880 answered ·

I unchecked Files on demand. How do I setup to backup from local My Documents to One drive BUT leave files/folders on local drive?

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You'll probably always have two (or more). In my screen shot below the top one is local only, the other three are both local and OneDrive. I always uncheck Files-On-Demand because I don't care about disk space. I always want my files in multiple places.

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JohnLenz-5880 answered ·

Yes, I see the 2. Here is my problem. I have Quicken on this system and want to backup local. When I "Choose" backup location, I only see the One Drive documents. The local folder documents seems to be passive.

I just did the Quicken backup test to verify where the backup went.

This is very confusing

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Not my normal location but I don't have a problem selecting OneDrive for backup in Quicken.

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I think I understand how OneDrive works. I operated large scale data centers in my career and backup was paramount. Backup to me means "local" data to "backup" data location. What I am seeing on this Windows10 Home system is that One Drive is the "local" data store so tower/laptop ... can access the same data.

Is this correct?

Take a look at this Quicken backup trail. I can only select the OneDrive documents

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Since ther are 2 "Documents" folders on this system, I did a test of saving a NotePad document to what I thought was the "local" document folder:

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Well, the notepad document is on OneDrive. I cannot seem to be able to store anything on this system locally in the profile.

I am at time out so I can get this system back to my daughter-in-law so she can pay her bills.

Do I have the architecture of OneDrive backup correct or not?


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