Sharepoint/Onedrive creating new local folder for synced sites

Neal Baker 0 Reputation points
2023-05-10T15:29:38.1533333+00:00

Recently, Sharepoint/Onedrive has started creating a new top level local folder when I try to sync to a new SP site. The result is my locally synced SP sites now exist in 2 top level folders. Why is this happening and how do I correct it?

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  1. Ling Zhou_MSFT 14,530 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-05-11T09:45:50.58+00:00

    Hi @Neal Baker ,

    Thanks for posting in the community.

    For your problem, I have test on my side. When I logged into two OneDrive accounts on the same computer and selected the same folder location, the situation appeared as shown in the picture:

    Picture1

    Is this what you mean by SP sites syncing in two top-level local folders at the same time?

    If so, try changing the folder location of OneDrive for one of the accounts, keeping the folder location of the two accounts in different folders.

    Here are the steps to change a folder location:

    1, Open OneDrive settings (select the OneDrive cloud icon in your notification area, and then select the OneDrive Help and Settings icon then Settings.)

    2, Stop all your sync and select a new folder location.

    Picture2

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    If you are experiencing a problem other than the one I described above, I hope you will send me a screenshot of the problem, which will help me better understand your problem and find a relevant solution. Note that where your privacy is involved, please code.


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  2. Ling Zhou_MSFT 14,530 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-05-29T08:20:26.67+00:00

    Hi @Neal Baker ,

    Great to know that your problem has solved and thanks for sharing the update here.

    By the way, since the Microsoft Q&A community has a policy that "The question author cannot accept their own answer. They can only accept answers by others.". and according to the scenario introduced here: Answering your own questions on Microsoft Q&A, I would make a brief summary of this thread:

    [Sharepoint/Onedrive creating new local folder for synced sites]

    Issue Symptom:
    Recently, Sharepoint/Onedrive has started creating a new top level local folder when I try to sync to a new SP site. The result is my locally synced SP sites now exist in 2 top level folders. Why is this happening and how do I correct it?

    Current status:
    Your admin made a recent change that caused the second local top level folder.

    You could click the "Accept Answer" button for this summary to close this thread, and this can make it easier for other community member's to see the useful information when reading this thread. Thanks for your understanding!

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