Photos / OneDrive App Duplication Problem


Durahl

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Greetings!

So ever since making the transition over to Win11 I've noticed an issue with either the Photos App or OneDrive where Pictures added to them would occasionally create duplicates ( like every 8-10 Image ) regardless which Device provided the source ( PCs or iPhone ).

Checking the File Info ( in the Win11 Photos App ) for each of them would result in the following information being provided:
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Needless to say, I find this very agonizing and something I'd like to stop - Anyone know what is causing this and/or how to stop it?
Is this a synchronization issue between the various devices having access to that Pictures folder via OneDrive? ( 4 PCs, an iPhone and an iPad ) 🤨

Thanks in Advance 😁
 
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21H2 22000.778

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It's how you have your onedrive settings. You have your local pictures folder being backed up to the cloud (onedrive settings-backup) You also have this folder available offline(onedrive settings-choose folders folders you choose will be available on this PC)
Having your pictures folder set up to automatically backup to the cloud as well as having the folder 'available offline' results in a picture being in C:\users\durah\pictures (on your hdd), the same picture in your C:\users\durah\onedrive\pictures (also on your hdd) and the same picture also in the cloud.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3155
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    PC/Desktop
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    Dell Optiplex 7080
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    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
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    DELL 0J37VM
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    32 gb
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    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
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    Benq 27
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    500w
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    Dell Premium
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    Logitech wired
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    Logitech wireless
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    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
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    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
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    Dell Optiplex 9020
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    i7-4770
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    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
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    2560x1440
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    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
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    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
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    Defender+MWB Premium
This explanation makes no sense with it only creating duplicates of like every tenth or so random picture in my gallery and - if I'm interpreting the File Info correctly - four days late?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-13900KF
    Motherboard
    NZXT N7 Z790
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance DDR5 5600 64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SONY KD-77A1 77" 4K HDR TV
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung M.2 970 PRO 1TB
    2x Samsung SSD 870 EVO 2TB
    PSU
    Be Quiet! Dark Power 13 1'000W
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian Series 900D
    Cooling
    NZXT Kraken Elite 360
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Mechanical Mini
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S
    Internet Speed
    1GBit
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Book /w Performance Base
    CPU
    6th Gen Core i7-6600U
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    nVidia GeForce GTX 965M
    Screen Resolution
    3000 x 2000
    Hard Drives
    1TB
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3 Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    1GBit
I was just going by the screenshots you provided. The one on the left is a photo from your offline onedrive folder stored on your hard drive. The one on the right is from your cloud folder. Hopefully someone else can explain it better.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

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