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OneDrive files downloaded during backup

medrey :

Sep 10, 2019

When backing up the OneDrive folder, Bvckup 2 (version 80.4) downloads some of the files with the status "Available when online" (cloud icon). From reading the recent change logs, I was under the impression that those files would now be skipped as having "no local copy".

Interestingly, it doesn't seem to happen if I delete formerly available local files by clicking the context menu item "free up space". But it does happen whenever files get added to OneDrive from another PC or my Android phone.

Can I somehow prevent Bvckup from downloading those files?

Alex Pankratov :

Sep 11, 2019

Argh. Sounds like Microsoft reworked the OneDrive *again*. They've been so actively messing it in the past year, we all but gave up trying to catch up. I will have a look and check what they did this time.

medrey :

Sep 15, 2019

Great, don't tell me they didn't expose an easily accessible API for getting that information. I know about about StorageFile.IsAvailable on newer iterations of Windows, but I wonder where Windows Explorer is getting that information itself.

Well, let's just hope Microsoft stops messing with it then...

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