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Add Shortcut to OneDrive vs. OneDrive Sync

Having been born in Russia and having spent my teenage years there in the late 80s and early 90s, I am not used to having too many choices in life. In a way, it made life simpler – you go to the store – there is just one kind of milk (if at all), so you don’t spend too much time guessing… keep reading >

How OneDrive Sync resolves sync conflicts

Ever since we had OneDrive Sync, we had sync conflicts. This is the fact. In the old days, with the old version of the OneDrive sync client, sync conflicts were primarily caused by the application itself. Lately, however, sync conflicts are caused by the way we collaborate and interact with documents. In this post, I would like to explain how OneDrive Sync… keep reading >

How OneDrive Sync works

One feature that confuses the hell out of everyone is OneDrive Sync available in SharePoint Online and OneDrive. So today I would like to clarify what it is and how it works. I have written a few posts previously on how to install it. Still, since Microsoft has made a few significant improvements over the last few years, I would like to… keep reading >

How to disable sync in SharePoint and OneDrive

File sync to the desktop has become a common feature these days. That’s understandable as it is far more convenient to work out of personal C: drive in a very familiar File Explorer environment rather than logging in to SharePoint every time. Moreover, Wi-Fi is not always present, and users want continuous access to their docs. That said, syncing files to user’s desktop… keep reading >

How to stop sync of a SharePoint Document Library

“Help! We just had all our files and folders mysteriously disappear from our SharePoint site. They were there yesterday, and today they are all gone. We lost like 10,000+ files and folders.” This is the email I got from one of my clients the other day. If this sounds familiar, you might want to read this article. Usually, when something like this… keep reading >

Solve all your SharePoint sync issues by using the new OneDrive Sync Client

I have been waiting for quite some time to write this post. And finally happy I can do that. Let me explain. For some time, those relying heavily on the sync capability of SharePoint were somewhat out of luck. While OneDrive sync client for SharePoint existed, it was not reliable, caused various sync conflicts, missing documents, and frustrated users. I even published… keep reading >

SharePoint Sync Issues? Stop syncing SharePoint Document Libraries!

UPDATE (May 24, 2017): Below post describes sync issues with the old sync client for SharePoint Document libraries. Since then, Microsoft has released a new OneDrive for Business sync client which is very stable and resolves all of the sync issues described in this post. To take advantage of the new sync client and to learn more about it – please reference… keep reading >