Are these folders on a mapped volume (instead of being local tot he internal hard drive)? If so, you may be hitting a race condition, where odrive starts, tries to find those folders, but they don’t exist yet because they haven’t finished mounting. Once you click on the in the tray menu, odrive looks for them again. If they exist, all is good.
I agree that a physically connected drive should not be affected by this. We mark a folder as invalid if it can’t be accessed at the time we try to access it. One of the first times we try is when odrive starts up.
Can you try reproducing this and then send a diagnostic from the odrive tray menu? I will see if there is possibly something else at work here.
A quick update. After sending you the diagnostics I had a strange behavoir. I was not able to open folders over the odrive popup anymore. I decided to restart the PC.
I dont know why but since then I do not get [invalid] folders anymore and odrive starts to sync right away. I made several restarts and everything still fine. It seems the diagnostic fixed something.
I’m glad its working. Taking a look at the diagnostic it was actually OneDrive telling us that the remote folder did not exist, which is very strange. I am wondering if it could’ve been a race condition on their end with regards the the user session. I can’t say for certain, but let me know if it comes back.
You are right, the diagnostics are strange. I deactivated OneDrive, so that should not happen at all. Also OneDrive was never configured for those folders. I created them for the work with odrive after deactivating OneDrive.
I’m afraid this issue is back. I had it several times over the weekend. But it seems not exactly same. Now when I get the [invalid] Folders a restart seems to fix it.
Once I had a Problem that a file was rejected. When I clicked on it odrive told me that OneDrive was not ready to write it.Could it be that this is the same Problem with the [invalid] Folders? Maybe odrive is not able to sign on to OneDrive in a reasonable time?
I never tried to just restart odrive. I always restarted the whole system. I can try that when it happens next time.
Lately a restart fixed the issue as far as I remember, but in the beginning I know a restart did not change anything.
Another thing I noticed lately is that a click on the folders in the odrive menu does not open the folders after I had the [invalid] problem. This happend more than once now but I’m not sure it happens every time.
I’m sorry I could not react right away. Im using odrive at home and can only access it on the web while in office. Furthermore I’m living in Europe so we have some quite different time zones.
Anyway I got the problem again tonight and sent you a new diagnostic. Then this time I restarted just odrive and not the whole system. Restarting just odrive seems to fix the problem to. I sent you another diagnostics after the restart of odrive.
Odrive is automaticaly started together with my system. I do not stop it while using the system.