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Microsoft rolls out Files On-Demand with tighter macOS integration – but it defaults to 'on' and can't be disabled

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Re: All your documents are belong to us

when installing the OneDrive Windows app, there was no option to specify that you don't want OneDrive to suck up your user folders and empty them

Had a similar (but less costly) experience on my work PC yesterday. On the reboot after Patch Tuesday, NoneDrive unilaterally decided to commandeer sync my desktop folder -- which I had specifically configured it not to do.

When I saw the sync badges on all the desktop items, I turned off Desktop backup in the NoneDrive settings --- which immediately deleted everything and left in their place a "Where are my files?" icon (similar to REvil; just sayin'). I had to manually go into OneDrive and copy them all back to where they belong.

Not the end of the world, of course, but disturbing ransomware-like behavior. Which my employer must be happy with; they chose O365.

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