Q&A Understanding the OneDrive icons in File Explorer (Windows 10)

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Spawn

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Something I'd share from (link below), for anyone using OneDrive on Windows 10.

The OneDrive icons in File Explorer tell you the sync state of the file or folder.

AppearanceIconMeaningStorage Use

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Blue cloud outline​

Indicates that the file is only available online​

Online-only files don’t take up space on your computer​

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Green circle outline with tick​

Downloads to your device when opened​

Right-click the file and select "Clear space"​

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Green circle fill with white tick​

Always keep on this device​

Available offline​

Find out more for Notification area icons for OneDrive.
What do the OneDrive icons mean?
 
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