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    I have 2 PCs using a single OneDrive account. My main PC has 1 TB of hard drive space while the 2nd or backup PC only has 500 GB. The backup PC hard drive is almost full.

    I was hoping that I could create a folder in OneDrive called Public_Archive and move folders that I hardly ever use into that OneDrive folder. Since I have plenty of space on my main PC, I created a symbolic link folder on my main PC hard drive called "Public_Archive" (which is linked to the Public_Archive folder in OneDrive) and placed it in the Users folder on my main PC. For a test, I then place a 2GB folder that I would like to "archive" into the Public_Archive folder on my main PC and that 2GB folder did get uploaded to the Public_Archive folder on OneDrive (which is good). There is no Public_Archive folder on the backup PC hard drive, so I wasn't expecting that the contents of Public_Archive folder on OneDrive would get downloaded to the backup PC. However, it appears that it did. I don't know where it got downloaded on my backup PC, but the disk space on my backup PC was reduced by 2GB.

    I saw that the OneDrive app on my backup PC was downloading files and I tried to follow the link to see if I could figure out where on my backup PC HARD DRIVE, the files were being downloaded to. But the link took me to the OneDrive folder on the backup PC. I also tried searching in Windows Explorer, but it was really difficult to make sense of the results.

    So, if I didn't provide OneDrive with a similar or symbolic folder on my backup PC hard drive to sync to, then what happened?

    My ultimate goal is to have an "archive" folder in OneDrive with my main PC also holding the files in the "archive" folder on the main PC's hard drive, but my backup PC not keeping those archived files on its hard drive. Is it possible to do this and if so, how? Thanks.
    02-10-2021 12:51 PM

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