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The process of standardizing a set of data between two or more sources, either uni-directional or multi-directional.

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Syncing Document Library Files With On-Prem Network Drive

I'm quite new to SharePoint so I apologize if this has an obvious answer but information online seems to be relatively mixed or unclear in terms of my particular situation. I'm looking to have a ...
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Updating Word Field Links From Excel on Sharepoint

We are moving over to Sharepoint and use field links in our Word docs to update information passed in from a Spreadsheet. If we want the links to work for multiple people they seem to have to be set ...
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Sync a single file instead of the whole library of the whole folder inside one drive desktop app

I know that i can sync a whole SharePoint library or the whole folder with one drive application. as follow, by going to a single folder or to the root folder and click on Sync:- but can i do this ...
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Correct date/time metadata for files on sharepoint based on file information from Word/Excel

Maybe someone has a good idea for the following problem. In our company, we just went through a take-over of our Microsoft 365 domain. During that process, all data from the old Sharepoint was ...
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Sync a local shared network folder to a SharePoint Document library

We have a local shared folder used by HR department mapped as M:\HR\docs We would like to sync that folder to the https://mygroup.sharepoint.com/sites/hr/docs on order that any changes on local ...
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"Add shortcut to OneDrive" Vs "Sync"

Inside any SharePoint online document library, we have 2 options: - Add shortcut to OneDrive Sync But I am not sure what is the exact differences between the 2 options? for example in my case i am ...
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Problem with OneNote and SPO sync,

I have a problem with OneNote and sync (and opening unsynced OneNote) with OneNote File stored in SharePoint Online. I receive this error: Microsoft OneNote We couldn't open that location.[OneNote ...
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How document's metadata/property sync behaves - SPO To MS Office Files (Word, Excel, PPT) and MS Office Files (Word, Excel, PPT) to SPO

I understood that metadata/property sync is bi-directional in the SharePoint library. Suppose title metadata is updated in the SharePoint Online library for a document. In that case, it automatically ...
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Synchronize a single file between a specific OneDrive folder and a specific SharePoint library

I have an existing SharePoint Library S which contains a certain File X. File X is edited frequently, but in a different location, namely in a certain, existing OneDrive Folder O. How can I keep the ...
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Two way Sync between SharePoint online and SharePoint 2019 document libraries

We have 2 SharePoint environments; SharePoint online and SharePoint on-prem 2019. Each environment contain 40 libraries. and we want to sync the 2 environments, so if a files got added,edited or ...
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Retrieving local path of a file hosted on SharePoint

I am actually at the end of my rope here, I'd really appreciate any insight however small. The scenario is as follows. My company hosts the majority of its data on SharePoint. For config management, ...
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Get list of people syncing from certain SharePoint site

I want to ask, is there a way for getting a list of folders that are synced in local machines for a specific SharePoint site?, with the accounts that did this syncing? Or can we get the syncing ...
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Syncing a SharePoint site's files with the OneDrive desktop client: using a personal Microsoft Account

Example scenario: Let's say we have a regular 365 tenant called "TenantCompany", that have a SharePoint Online site such as: https://tenantcompany.sharepoint.com/sites/OurCompanySite/ "...
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OneDrive syncing SharePoint sites: Remove redundant " - Documents" suffix from folder names

If you have a SharePoint site called: My Site Name ...and sync its "Documents" to your computer with OneDrive, it always calls the local folder: My Site Name - Documents The " - ...
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Across an entire SharePoint-Online/365 site: List all currently open documents + the users that have them open

I'm doing a large migration of about 150GB of files out of a single SharePoint Site (the default "Team Site" for the 365 tenant), and into separate smaller sites. I want to ensure that when ...
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OneDrive automatically unlinks synchronized SharePoint folders

We started using SharePoint Online, in combination with file management in Teams. For most users, completely working in an online SharePoint environment is not ideal, so some of their SharePoint-...
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Sync multiple Document folders from different sharepoint sites on PC

Is there an easier way to sync multiple document folders/library from different Sharepoint sites within my organisation's Sharepoint to my Windows explorer? Currently the only way I can see this can ...
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Inside OneDrive; How I can stop syncing 3 document libraries and remove all the local copies without affecting the file on sharepoint

I have synced 3 online document libraries using OneDrive, as follow:- now I want to stop the sync and delete all the local files and the 3 folders from my PC.. but I do not want to delete those files ...
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Push a large file to 5k users via one drive

I have a scenario where I want to copy a large file( say 5 GB )to around 5k users one drive. The users have synced their ODB to their desktop. Expectation is to place the file in ODB in such a way ...
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"Sorry OneDrive can't add your folder right now" | SharePoint 2019 Sync Library

I want to sync SharePoint 2019 Site Library to local file system via OneDrive using Sync option of SP Library. I have setup the configuration as per Microsft Article in Domain Controller. However, ...
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Turning off storage sense while mentioning 30 days under "Locally Available Cloud content"

I am a bit confused on how storage sense work. For example in our case we have the storage sense turned off , but we can still specify the period under "Locally Available Cloud content", as ...
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Differences between "Green tick icons" & "Solid green circle with the white check mark" in OneDrive status column

When we sync our sharepoint online document libraries using OneDrive desktop app, we got these 2 icons inside the Status column:- i read this article https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/what-...
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When OneDrive desktop app creates a new main folder

I am working on 3 tenants and on both of them i am syncing some document libraries. now i have noted that OneDrive desktop app has created 3 main folders for me under username as follow:- so can i ...
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OneDrive Sync with SharePoint is showing the files in Read-Only mode

We have a document library inside our online classic team site, and it has a custom content type which mimic the built-in Document content type:- Also we have the following versioning settings:- Now ...
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Where is the membership of security groups stored in SharePoint Online?

I have a security group in Azure AD that I use for permissions on multiple SharePoint sites. It takes a few hours for edits made to the security group to sync to SharePoint, so I know SharePoint doesn'...
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Can we sync all the MS Teams documents to be inside a sharepoint library

I have received a question from one of our clients, if they can sync all the documents inside multiple MS Teams into a single SharePoint document library? this will ease searching and filtering all ...
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Multi User Computer Using SharePoint Sync

We have a shared computer in the field that has 10 active users. Are there any implication to each of these users syncing the same SharePoint Document Library under their account? Besides HDD space ...
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Automatically add OneDrive and Team sites from On-Premise Sharepoint?

I was reading this tutorial about how to connect new users to sharepoint team sites and onedrive folder automatically via GPO settings. https://www.blackforce.co.uk/2019/06/07/automatically-sync-...
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How to automate SharePoint document library with local folder using PowerShell or with anyother?

I want to create a solution where documents from document library will sync automatically to local folder. Sync is not only for download at the same time whatever changes made to synced document ...
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SharePoint Calendar Synced with Outlook but can't update from Outlook

I synced a SharePoint Calendar to my Outlook. Did the "Connect to Outlook" option, when the pop screen appeared, I clicked on Advanced and it stated that I have Read permissions only when I know I ...
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sharepoint list suddenly stops syncing

So I got this list that several people are working in.. Everything in the morning works just fine, when I do a change in the list it updates on my colleges computer in a matter of seconds. But after a ...
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Metdata and Synching Document Libraries with SharePoint

We are trying to move away from folders but in some instances, that means flattening a structure with thousands of documents. What would you suggest to a user who 'Syncs' their document library to ...
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Easy sync sharepoint lists

I have sharepoint 2016 in azure cloud (installed on VM in the cloud). I have 2 custom lists in the same site collection - list A and list B with the same collumns. I need to sync any changes on ...
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Create Document Library Sync Folder Programmatically

I was working with Sync feature of document library. In this feature, a user can Sync document library to the local machine. What I am looking for is if there is a way to do the same with ...
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How to sync SharePoint calendar or list with google calendar?

I am using a google account. And I want to sync the SharePoint calendar events with my google account. How to sync SharePoint calendar or list with google calendar?
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Auto sync sharepoint library into onedrive client with a link

I'm trying to share a link with users that will automatically sync a specified sharepoint library. I've used this microsoft article to get things going and I've got most of the way there. I ...
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How to Change SharePoint Online document Sync Name

I have a site collection with so many subsites and each subsite there is one or more Document library. some of the staff sync document via OneDrive. The problem is the default naming for sync folder ...
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Disable Sync/Download for Group

I have a SharePoint site (O365) that I want to give access to a third party (they are going to be doing some reports for us). Ideally, I only want them to be able to work in the browser ie not be ...
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Show lists between subsites in the same collection (or how to web part)?

The issue: E.g. Subsite A has List A; Subsite B has List B I want to show a list on different Subsites in the same collection. Technically establish a CRUD like connection/two-directional sync, so I ...
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Sync client slows down computer, what options are available when sites have large number of files

The nature of our office is that we have thousands of small csv files per site (10,000 -> 100,000) in folder like structures. When users add multiple sites, it seems that SharePoint sync just doesn't ...
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Onedrive SharePoint Sync read only files

So I'm trying to sync my SharePoint libraries locally Originally, when I wanted to do that, I found out that any field/column having the "required" parameter would cause the local sync to lock the ...
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Syncing a Modern Contact List with Outlook

I'm trying to set up a contact list in SharePoint that syncs with our Outlook Global Address List. Within the classic view, this is relatively straightforward within the Command Bar, as per below: ...
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Can we restrict Syncing document libraries to specifc user/s only

we have a modern communication site inside our sharepoint online. now on the document library i am enabling offline syncing:- where currently all users who have access to the sites can sync the files ...
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How to handle formula references between excel workbooks kept in sharepoint/teams

Is there a recommended way to link workbooks that are kept in Sharepoint/Teams? I have a setup where many different projects have a spreadsheet for tracking various items and then one central ...
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Fim error while running synchronization. - Invalid credentials.

When i am running user profile synchronization, i am getting the below error in SharePoint 2013. The screen shot is from Synchronization service manager. How to resolve the below error?
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is there a way to understand if a particular AD group is synchronized or not?

in SharePoint 2013, is there a way to troubleshoot and confirm if a particular AD group is synchronized or not?
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How can I make it so only certain users' changes are saved and everyone else's are discarded?

I have an excel database that we use to store product information. The admin of the sheet is the only person who should be able to edit the information on the sheet, which is easy to do through ...
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Is there a managed copy function in modern doc libraries?

Can I keep 2 copies of the same doc synchronized in two different libraries so that if one gets updated the other does too?
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Microsoft Sync Framework for SharePoint 2010

The internal security audit says that Microsoft Sync framework needs to be updated to SP1. Is it ok to install the Microsoft Sync Framework Microsoft Sync Framework 2.1 Software Development Kit ...
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Best way to read data from AD and insert in a list in Office 365

What is the best way to read data such as name, email, designation, department, etc. from AD and insert in a SharePoint list in Office 365? Is there some kind of event available which will fire when ...
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