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2Mala2

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Hi.

Is the folder named "documents" in OneDrive the actual documents folder on my computer or is it just a normal folder?

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Couriant

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I believe it's the actual documents folder on your computer that is synced to OneDrive.
 

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Unless you created a folder called Documents in OneDrive it should be the same. Do you have a blue check next to the Documents on your desktop or in File Explorer?
 

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Unless you created a folder called Documents in OneDrive it should be the same. Do you have a blue check next to the Documents on your desktop or in File Explorer?
Thank you for the reply:) I have green check marks next to my documents in my OneDrive folder (I don't know if that is the same thing), but I don't have a green check next to the documents folder in File Explorer.

The documents folder on my Mac does not contain the same files as the folder on OneDrive. Does that mean the connection has been broken? Some time ago, I dragged the documents folder from one OneDrive account to another and renamed the documents folder on the new account afterward (since I did not know it was the documents folder from my computer). Do you know if that could have broken the connection between the folder on OneDrive and the folder on my computer?
 

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You should have an icon like this on your computer, bottom right:

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If it's not blue, then you are not signed in/syncing. Check this icon for errors. If you do not have an icon at all, then OneDrive is not turned on, or installed but I assume you do have it as you mentioned that the files have check marks. I suspect then Documents in File Explorer is not being synced.
 

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You should have an icon like this on your computer, bottom right:

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If it's not blue, then you are not signed in/syncing. Check this icon for errors. If you do not have an icon at all, then OneDrive is not turned on, or installed but I assume you do have it as you mentioned that the files have check marks. I suspect then Documents in File Explorer is not being synced.
Thank you for the reply. Since I have a Mac, my icon is black. When I click on it, it says that everything is updated, so I assume it is syncing. I think the documents folder is the only folder, that is not being synced (as mentioned, I might have accidentally broken the synchronization to this folder). Is it important that the documents folder on OneDrive and the documents folder on my computer are syncing, or should I just let it be?
 

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If you need them to be backed up, I would suggest syncing that folder. I haven't used OneDrive on a Mac but I assume right clicking on the folder and there should be an option to sync it.
 
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