Windows 10 syncing: problems when re-versioning vba projects; occasional loss of files

Windows 10: Problems and worries with automated cloud syncing:

- When I re-version my xlsm files during a vba project, I find the path syncing with the cloud occasionally breaks down, leading to the creation of additional 'standby/desktop'  folders. I have lost small amounts of work this way.  I re-version my excel files by making a copy of a myfile (to an archive folder), and changing the version number on the original myFile (as the current version). Is that bad practice?

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
how are you syncing? and with what?
Kelvin4Author Commented:
Thanks! I have quite a bit to learn and need help to focus my learning and actions.

I sync to protect my files by keeping a copy on the cloud. I am not syncing with other computers. This is a personal work computer - I only create work files (mainly MS Office) - no photos; videos (I ought to stop screenshots syncing and have a link to that method).

Syncing happens automatically across the file directory; it is not targeted on specific folders.
I'm not sure if I'm answering your question adequately..

(I recognise the following as a Different EE Question, but it is practical background:
My vba project contains path references; creates-moves-deletes folders & files; zips-unzips; shuttles sheets between excel files. I worry about making path references to the cloud because my project is being built to be used by others, on other computers.)

Kelvin4Author Commented:
Admin has suggested I try to define my need more clearly.

I want to have a part of MyPC directory that is not synced to The rest of the MyPC directory to remain synched to
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you right click in the One Drive icon, then see Settings and Click on that.

Now you should be able to choose the folders you want to sync and those that you do not wish to sync

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Kelvin4Author Commented:
Thanks, that's very helpful
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was happy to help you.
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