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I have two machines running Windows 10 Pro V1803 OS build: 17134.167. I have Windows OneDrive installed as opposed to using the integrated OneDrive App so this way I can use my other apps like Excel or Adobe to access the files stored in OneDrive. What I have noticed is that the appearance of the folders when shown in file explorer is different. I have attached pictures. What would cause this?


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OneDrive shows the folders as folders with green check marks when synced and updated.

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OneDrive shows the folders as clouds without green check marks. Only way to tell if they're synced is to place the cursor on the OneDrive icon in the System Tray.

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I would guess that the green check mark means that the files are synced up.


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I just had this thought. Since the files in OneDrive were uploaded from Computer 1 that could be why the green checks are there. Computer 2 and other devices are only accessing these files and saving to them. Still don't understand why the icons are different.

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I would think that the lack of the checkmarks and different icons on the synced folders on the second image is simply due to the fact that you are using different apps between the images.

Actually mine looks different than either of yours with the status to the right of the folders. The empty cloud on the highlighted folder denotes that it is empty. But this is only if I actually open the Onedrive folder. Still, even my left pane looks different than yours. This MAY be due to the fact that I have moved my local Onedrive location to my data D: drive.
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Jay that looks like a Windows 7 file explorer window. I added a status column to my Windows 10 file explorer and nothing appeared in the column for folders.

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Nope, it is Windows 10, version 1803 OS build: 17134.165.

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I will try and find the info but I read it a while ago explaining it all but can't for the live of me remember at the moment. I'll be back when I've found it.

I have a feeling it's to do with when a folder is local to the machine and when it is in the cloud.

OK I've been looking around online at it and as I thought it's to do with OneDrive On Demand. You have the option of either saving the files etc. on your local machine to use when you're offline or syncing them to the cloud so you can get at them from your other devices. I think if you hold your pointer against a tick it will tell you it's on the devices only, or words to that effect. If you look into Office online you should be able to find a video explaining it. Sorry, I forgot to save the link but if you need it I could probably find it again.

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Joan has it correct. The image for computer 1 means that the files are in sync between the cloud and the local PC. The image for computer 2 means that the files are available in the cloud and on demand from that PC, but they are not on that PC.
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YEAH! Joan! :mrgreen:

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Wow! I got something right. :)

It might have been after one of the Office updates or when I first got Office 365 that I saw the explanation for it, I have it showing on my File Explorer folders. It was quite a while ago I saw it but it's one of those things that just stuck in my mind, glad I was able to help someone solve the mystery. ;)

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Thank you Joan and Steve for the definitive answer.
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You're welcome Terry glad I could help. :)

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