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One Drive deletion of files

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    One Drive deletion of files

    How do I stop One Drive from deleting files when I delete files from my pc?
    I want to try using One Drive for storage again but last time I used it, the online files disappeared when I deleted them from the One Drive folder on my pc.

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    That's exactly what OneDrive is designed to do. It sync's files between the cloud and your local PC.

    However, you can selectively choose which folders sync to your PC. In windows 8.1, you go into one drive, right click on the folder and it will check a box, at the bottom of the screen will be a toggle option to make online only (cloud only). That will remove it from synchronizing locally.
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One Drive deletion of files
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