I use odrive to save my files on amazon cloud drive. Recently I noticed that odrive seems to be creating strange files at the root of my amazon cloud drive folder. Basically there should only be 2 folders on the drive Backup and Sharing. On seemingly random occasions, odrive starts creating a ton of new files out of random places from the backup tree (see image of all those files just being created).
This is quite annoying as I have to manually delete them all to get a clean directory.
This sounds like an issue that we have seen that is specific to Amazon Drive (no other services have exhibited this behavior). It has to do with Amazon’s auto-purging of their cloud trash, which they do after 30 days.
Hi, for some time I have many files in the root directory and I don’t know how they uploaded there.
I always upload folders and not individual files, and always is inside the main folder “odrive backup”
Is there a way to identify from where the file were uploded? I only use odrive to backup files.
Hi Tony, thanks for the answer. Is there any manual way (for instance emptying the trash manually on the web app) to solve this ? it looks like it is continuing and I have no idea how / when this will stop. On another note maybe we could let Amazon know ?