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OneDrive-Anyway to hide "only-only" files


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Westland, MI

I use DropBox and OneDrive a bit at work. With "selective folder" sync in DropBox, I have no issues and things work as I like.

In OneDrive, I know that there is an option for "online-only". However, for a few of my personal things, I don't want these things to appear "AT ALL". For example, i have a password database stored in OneDrive. Previously (before Windows 8.1), it was stored in a folder on OneDrive/SkyDrive called CloudOnly.

I noticed today, that my OneDrive folder in File Explorer shows my "CloudOnly" folder. The files in that folder show as "Online-only" under Availability. But I don't want anybody to be able to even see that folder from my PC, regardless of whether I'm online or not. I don't think I have an option for this anymore. I want it so that I log into the OneDrive website to access that file if necessary, but do not want to see the "Smart links" within the OneDrive app or the File Explorer structure. My computer is always "online" at home or the office, so anybody who gains access to my PC has access to these files. I don't want this for everything.

Is there anyway to accomplish this, or do I need to move this stuff out of OneDrive and over to Dropbox?

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
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    Self-Built in July 2009
    Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz OC'd to 3.40Ghz
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1, F12 BIOS
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    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX570
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC899A 8 channel onboard audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Acer x233H
    Screen Resolution
    Hard Drives
    Intel X25-M 80GB Gen 2 SSD
    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black, 32MB cache. WD1001FALS
    Corsair 620HX modular
    Antec P182
    ABS M1 Mechanical
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
    Internet Speed
    15/2 cable modem
    Other Info
    Windows and Linux enthusiast. Logitech G35 Headset.

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