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Author Topic: What is FARR's connection with Onedrive?  (Read 822 times)

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What is FARR's connection with Onedrive?
« on: July 23, 2019, 08:10 AM »
I've got Onedrive by default and sync it only with Documents.
Why FARR is messed up with this is beyond my understanding:
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Must always exit FARR for Onedrive to finish its sync.

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Re: What is FARR's connection with Onedrive?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2019, 10:07 AM »
It looks like you're syncing that location with OneDrive- it's in your documents folder looking at the path.

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Re: What is FARR's connection with Onedrive?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2019, 10:53 AM »
How did it get there?
Does FARR install there by default?

Maybe i should try to re-install FARR and check if there's an option about that?

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Re: What is FARR's connection with Onedrive?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2019, 01:13 PM »
You can change where farr stores its files by editing the configdir.ini file.
Having said that, I'm not sure why FARR might be keeping that file open, so I will check into that.

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Re: What is FARR's connection with Onedrive?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2019, 06:32 PM »
And why would FARR install by default to Onedrive documents folder?

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Re: What is FARR's connection with Onedrive?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2019, 06:35 PM »
It shouldn't be!
It would only do that if Windows tells it thats the location of your normal documents folder.
By default it will save its settings in the directory that WINDOWS believes is your normal My Documents folder.
Did your window settings somehow get changed to say your documents live under the onedrive folder i wonder?

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Re: What is FARR's connection with Onedrive?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2019, 06:40 PM »
I've disabled Onedrive (a pain in the *** compared to Dropbox).

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Re: What is FARR's connection with Onedrive?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM »
And why would FARR install by default to Onedrive documents folder?

Open powershell, and type the following command:

Code: PowerShell [Select]
  1. [environment]::getfolderpath("MyDocuments")

What does that return?

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Re: What is FARR's connection with Onedrive?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2019, 12:43 PM »
C:\Users\padre\Documents

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Re: What is FARR's connection with Onedrive?
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2019, 02:12 PM »
Is it possible something else in sync'ing your documents directory with onedrive directory?

I guess a better/related question is, is FARR saving to C:\Users\Padre\Documents\DonationCoder\FindAndRunRobot?  Does that folder exist and contain your farr config files?

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Re: What is FARR's connection with Onedrive?
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2019, 04:39 PM »
I don't recall ever explicitly giving Onedrive permission to take over "My Documents".
As far as i know (think), Onedrive desktop syncs "documents" with Onedrive "documents" online.
Isn't that the way it should be?

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Re: What is FARR's connection with Onedrive?
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2019, 06:11 PM »
That is the way that it should be.  I was asking you what was returned for the special documents folder as that's where mouser stores some info for FARR.  That's the reason that he's asking the question above- is that folder there?

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Re: What is FARR's connection with Onedrive?
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2019, 06:36 PM »
Soorrry!

Yes, FARR folder is in "documents" which i have "unsynced" from Onedrive and thus should no longer have that notification.

Just noticed that Windows 10 "My Documents" is now only "Documents".
Have to quit dabbing around with Linux and concentrate on Windows only.

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Re: What is FARR's connection with Onedrive?
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2019, 08:04 AM »
Whether Onedrive starts up with or without FARR, still get a problematic sync message.
Yup, Onedrive tells me it can't sync FARR if it isn't set to sync in its folder options.
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