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How exactly does the built-in OneDrive service sync the local drive with the remote drive?

How does the service know whether the server drive or the local drive has priority?

For example: What happens if a file on my local drive is missing? How does the service distinguish if I deleted the file intentionally (and then it deletes the file on the server), or if it is just missing (and then it should be restored on the local drive) ?


migration rejected from superuser.com Jan 21 at 0:24

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closed as off-topic by Al E., jonsca Jan 21 at 0:24

  • This question does not appear to be about web applications within the scope defined in the help center.
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Since this question is about drive-to-cloud synchronization and not the Web interface, this question is better suited to Super User. – Al E. Jan 6 '15 at 13:00
Hmmmm, it was migrated from SU to here. – Vidar S. Ramdal Jan 6 '15 at 13:15
Ehem, I WROTE it to Superuser, who has moved it here ? – George Jan 8 '15 at 11:07
Who migrated this question and why? Can you please move it back to superuser ? – George Jan 8 '15 at 11:09
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it was incorrectly migrated to Web Apps. It deals with the file synchronization aspect of OneDrive, not the web interface. – Al E. Jan 20 at 20:53