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28 Sep 2015   #1560
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Yea, that's pretty much the way i do it.

I just had an issue with Win 10 i couldn't figure out.
I re-joined the Insider program to see if the latest updates would fix it.
I finally figured out the problem, and then didn't want to be in the Insider program.
It wouldn't let me leave as a insider.
I restored a differential i made before re-joining, and it restored perfectly.
Differentials are smaller and quicker, so far they haven't failed for me.


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28 Sep 2015   #1561
Kari

 

Guys, first a public apology: In a post in this thread, later removed by moderators I accused a fellow Seven Forums member for deleting the Macrium Rescue ISO image files I had uploaded to OneDrive to share with you. I was puzzled when I noticed that the files disappeared from my OneDrive within a few hours after I had uploaded them, and the fellow member in question was shown as the only one downloading them.

I now know the fellow member in question has / had nothing to do with the disappearance of my files. I have now posted this on Microsoft Answers, until I get an answer the whole thing remains a mystery:


Quote:
Files disappearing from OneDrive

Background:

For my own use I created Macrium Rescue Free edition ISO image files, both 32 and 64 bit, both WinPE 3.1 and WinPE 5.0 versions. Four files altogether, saved on OneDirive in Public/Macrium folder.

I then shared this folder with an "anyone with this link can view" option, and on my PC in OneDrive folder set all four files Read Only.

Issue:

After a few hours, the files simply disappeared from my OneDrive. I reuploaded them, again within a few hours the files disappeared. The main folder Macrium is still there, both subfolders WinPE3.1 and WinPE5.0 and the files in them totally gone.

This has now happened six times withing the past few days. I upload the files, they remain a few hours and then disappear. My OneDrive has over 650 GB free space from total of 1 TB, the ISO images I have uploaded are legal to share.

All other content of my OneDrive has remained intact, it is just these four files which do not stay on OneDrive. I am an experienced OneDrive user, I am absolutely 100% sure I have not deleted these files by myself.

The last upload was done 48 hours ago and this time the files stayed on OneDrive longer than before, only disappearing sometime this morning.

Any insight and ideas appreciated.

Kari
(From http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/o...=1443459123853)
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28 Sep 2015   #1562
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I don't have much experience with OneDrive, so maybe this is a dumb question.
Is it possible these files aren't in the same folder on your PC, so OneDrive auto deletes them when syncing ?
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28 Sep 2015   #1563
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I don't have much experience with OneDrive, so maybe this is a dumb question.
Is it possible these files aren't in the same folder on your PC, so OneDrive auto deletes them when syncing ?
No.

I created the folder in my OneDrive folder on my PC and placed the files there. Me speaking about uploading the files simply means that when I had done this, my PC started automatically upload them. When OneDrive notices there's new content in OneDrive folder on my PC the sync will start automatically, OneDrive syncing the whole new folder and its content.

As my OneDrive on the PC is set to sync everything, the way how I upload them is irrelevant. Even if I had stored the files in another location and used browser to upload them, the folder with its content had then appeared in my OneDrive folder on PC because, as I mentioned, this PC is set to sync the full content of my OneDrive.

Short: anything saved in OneDrive folder on this PC will automatically be synced (uploaded). The save location and folder name on my PC is totally irrelevant, everything uploaded using a browser and anything saved directly to OneDrive folders will be synced.

Confusing but easy, when it works
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28 Sep 2015   #1564
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

OK

If you haven't searched, i can see you are not the only person that ran into this issue.
Bing search for onedrive files disappeared
onedrive files disappeared - Bing

Maybe try the OneDrive troubleshooter ?
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28 Sep 2015   #1565
Kari

 

I've tried everything possible, also sent feedback to MS, even called them twice.

The issue itself aside, I feel bad that I accused a fellow member when the files disappeared first time. I have never seen this to happen, I reacted too fast and "decided" that the MS account email shown as the last sign-in to get the files was the culprit.

Now when it happens repeatedly I of course know he had nothing to do with this. Some strange Zombie attack or something. If it's MS removing the files, flagging them as copyright protected, shouldn't I at least get a notification?
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28 Sep 2015   #1566
studiostarstuff

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi Kari,

Don't be so hard on yourself, everyone makes mistake, email the person an apology to ease your mind.

In regards to the problem, maybe try changing the extension by adding another extension like ".txt" and see it will not get deleted? e.g Rescuemedia.iso.txt

Cheer up!
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29 Sep 2015   #1567
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by studiostarstuff View Post
Hi Kari,

Don't be so hard on yourself, everyone makes mistake, email the person an apology to ease your mind.

In regards to the problem, maybe try changing the extension by adding another extension like ".txt" and see it will not get deleted? e.g Rescuemedia.iso.txt

Cheer up!
Great idea! I had been wondering if OneDrive disallows certain file extensions.
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29 Sep 2015   #1568
Kari

 

I tried another approach. Instead of saving the ISO images directly to my OneDrive synced folder, I saved them in another location on my PC and then used the OneDrive web interface to upload them.

The images seem to stay online now. They are here if and when someone needs them: Macrium rescue Images

It seems that there's some kind of bug in OneDrive; when the files are stored on PC to a synced and shared folder, they disappear after a while. When stored outside the PC's OneDrive and then uploaded using the OD web interface, they stay alive and online.

Totally illogical but at least this time the files seem to stay available, not disappearing.
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29 Sep 2015   #1569
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I tried another approach. Instead of saving the ISO images directly to my OneDrive synced folder, I saved them in another location on my PC and then used the OneDrive web interface to upload them.

The images seem to stay online now. They are here if and when someone needs them: Macrium rescue Images

It seems that there's some kind of bug in OneDrive; when the files are stored on PC to a synced and shared folder, they disappear after a while. When stored outside the PC's OneDrive and then uploaded using the OD web interface, they stay alive and online.

Totally illogical but at least this time the files seem to stay available, not disappearing.
As you say totally illogical. I take it M$ have not come up with an explanation.
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