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    We have this shit at work, they make it incredibly hard to get a fucking attachment as a real attachment instead of a link to their cloud

    Specially annoying since my organization is “geofence” but we work with people all over the world… So MS insists on switching attachments to links nobody can open outside my country

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      Blame your company for not configuring that shit, or choosing to let MS handle it all.

      Personally, no company should be using Office 365 and external mail. Bring that shit back in house.

      No Know (wtf autoincorrect?) why bringing it in house costs more? Because it’s worth it, for the control.

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        I speak from experience that no one other than professionals should be handling their own mail servers in 2024. I worked for a mail host. The amount of spam and attacks that befall a mail provider, even a small one, is bonkers. Plus, mail is just too damn important.

        I wish it wasn’t the case because the idea of everyone privately hosting their own mail servers would be pretty awesome. Sadly the modern internet makes it way too risky.

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        Tomato potato… My company uses MS because it’s the fucking industry default and it sucks

        I would put more onus on them if we were talking about some niche thing they refused to give up. But MS is what everyone uses and they wouldn’t be able to ditch it altogether because MS has a monopoly

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        And how if you share a file in Teams and then six months later you want to share a file with the same name to ANYONE else via teams, well that’s a big no-can-do. Teams just went ahead and uploaded that file to your “stuff to share” folder in OneDrive and didn’t put it in a subfolder unique to the chat, or add a unique prefix or suffix or anything because hey, you’ll only ever share a file with a particular name once in your life, right?

        And nobody would ever want to share a file with the same name, but different data, right? So Teams can just give the end user the choice between replacing the current file with the new one, or sharing the same one again to these new guys, because there’s no possible use case for actually having two files named the same with different information in the file, right?

        Nobody would want to share a README.TXT, or Photo001.jpg, or contact.ics, or a zip file of a folder they just downloaded from Teams’ SharePoint interface, the file that’s automatically called “OneDrive.zip” without the option to change it before saving, more than once, right? Right??

        Fuck teams. And fuck Teams(New) too, just for the shitty name.

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        Yes but If you chose the full attachment, half the time I just get the link

        This is because MS will force it if they think the attachment is an odd extension or too big or whatever

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          I think this it not necessarily a bad thing. Worked in an office where they produce GB of CAD files. Sending it as attachment would fail for most clients because of their mailbox size, and receiving it also sucks because it would clog the local outlook inbox file, and everything would crawl to a halt when you open Outlook in the morning.

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          No, it only does it when it is too big. And that is very convenient rather than it trying to send your message and then giving you a failure notice. Why are you bitching about features that actively make your life easier?

          There is a lot to bitch at M$ about, but this is not one of them.

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            It doesn’t make my life any better as those links never work.

            If it works for you fine, don’t need to be offended like I insulted your girlfriend

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                Yeah, it sure does sound like it would be hard to have a notification if the attachment is going to fail due to size policies, and then have an option to use the link or cancel the attachment (and have you choose another way). It would also be unheard of for there to be a setting in that dialog to say to always do whatever action you take so it only inconveniences those who go with the default once.

                User-hostile software is never a “you” problem. This applies to a number of FOSS products, as well.

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                  If that were the case, it would confuse users. It would be flooded with tickets about the weird notification that they got and didn’t read and how they can’t attach files anymore.

                  “Cancel the link attachment”???

                  Fucking press backspace! Jesus Christ, did you just get your first computer ever? I’m getting the picture that critical thinking isn’t really your forte.

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                Lol, you think MS is watching and will give a treat for being such a nice little follower?

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                  Nope, I just deal with OneDrive support constantly and I can say definitively that it’s pretty decent at what it does, and if the links you are getting or sending are not working, it is your fault.

                  If you want to bitch about something substantive, how about bitching about how 365 has like 20 admin panels that are opaque about what they are and what they do, terrible menu layouts in those menus, etc.

                  That stuff is a very real problem.

                  Some boomer who can’t figure out how cloud drives work is not a real issue.

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          That’s probably because your file is over 10MB and would be rejected by most receiving systems

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            Yes, that’s what MS thinks… Yet that’s not the case as I can successfully get the files off SharePoint to my PC and then email them

            The issue is MS doing this on its own accord and without proper warning or way to permanently override

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        You can even convert a shared link to an attachment by right clicking on it before sending (assuming you’re using Outlook web instead of the ancient garbage Outlook desktop app.)

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    If you save it on your computer instead of on their servers, how could they possibly be expected to analyze your data? Come on now, be reasonable!

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      That’s why they created recent controversy with ai analysing your whole data, another reason to switch to Linux

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        God now its not only word “windows” summoning the linux bros but the words “AI” as well?

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            Maybe I’m out of the loop, but afaik they always said that none of the data would ever leave the device.

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                There’s a massive difference between what “usage data” refers to in this context and the kind of data stored and analyzed by Recall locally.

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                  That’s the part that makes everybody nervous though. Everything from the global dragnet surveillance network to the marketing company behind your grocery store app is most interested in “metadata.”

                  Companies like Microsoft will loudly say they don’t want your cat pictures and memes and college papers, they’re not tying your usage to an explicit file with your name and favorite pasta varieties…

                  …BUT that forced transmission of “anonymous user data”, could potentially be super effective in identifying and manipulating you. With enough of it, you can easily put together a profile of an individual.

                  Heck, for a while, TOR would advise against resizing your brower window because the window size in pixels could potentially help fingerprint you on the web. How nuts is that?!

                  Most people actually worried about a spook digging through "\videos\Homework\" are indeed paranoid.

                  But there’s been a lot of research at what can be done even if you’re just “userID 1284hdkfuw724bfiueb”

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                  Sure but it still requires trusting them when they pinky promise they won’t send any recall data. Fuck them tbh. It just makes me feel even more right about my decision to switch to Linux years ago.

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    But you’ll at least let us take a smaller or bigger peek right? Don’t worry we have a screen recorder ready, you don’t have to do anything.

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    Had that happen at work. I just drag-and-dropped a file into the Outlook web-UI, thinking it’d attach as an e-mail. Turns out, they recently changed that feature and you now have to drop into the right half of the area. If you drop into the left half, it uploads into OneDrive.

    I accidentally did that. The document had personal data inside. That’s a breach of GDPR. Fucking ace.

    (I’m not sure that attaching to the e-mail isn’t also a breach of the GDPR, since my company switched Microsoft 365 for various things. But yeah, I certainly would have liked a confirmation dialog.)

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      Maybe next year Xbox cloud gaming should team up with Outlook and Onedrive for the “Ultimate” cloud computing conversion feature:

      When you drag and drop a file into Outlook, Windows mail, or Exchange, the file bounces around like in the window like in the game Breakout. You can only attach a copy if you hit every word in your email message. If you let the file fall past the signature line, it makes a Onedrive link automatically.

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      My favorite Windows drag-and-drop feature is that if ever I drag a file over the left pane of Explorer on its way to another window, the whole thing freezes up for a minute or so. I think it’s polling all the network drives just in case I might decide to drop it there, and since my NAS is turned off (it broke) it just waits until the connection times out. Of course in traditional Microsoft style this locks up the UI thread. I have to remember to drag everything off to the right and then go around.

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    I once helped a person with their computer. They complained the they cant save the their photos. Well, their onedrive was filled to brim with crap, while the local 1Tb disk was empty because they had zero idea how storage and folders work. I had to explain her there is literally 1000x more fast disk space available, so please dont save into onedrive.

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      It’s not really her fault. Microsoft pushes people to use their onedrive and pay for a subscription even when people have no clue what it is or what it does. Microsoft is just insanely anti-consumer.

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        This and many others are reasons a switch to Linux has been so joyful. No more Windows trying to guilt me, nag me, push me, trick me, abuse me to use shit the way they want. It’s so much more…quiet.

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          For me, it just works, it does what I want it to, and it’s not selling my info. A year and half now after leaving windows and I love it. Peaceful

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      I dont blame her tbh. I have onedrive completely disabled on my personal pc, but on my work laptop Windows defaults everything to onedrive and names the onedrive folders identically to your local ones.

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        Naming different things identically is a thing Microsoft loves to do. I still keep opening Teams or Teams instead of Teams. And I think there are at least three things on my PC called Copilot, and they haven’t even released Copilot yet.

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      Had to explain that to my nephew. He couldn’t save anything because iCloud was full. His Mac had like 300gigs available, but he couldn’t save anything…

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      That’s great unless that person’s files get corrupted/deleted or hard drive fails. Then having backups in the cloud or at least ona a device on a local network is a good idea.

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        In that case it would still be better to save locally and make regular encrypted backups to the clouds than to save everything to the cloud

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    And I also don’t want programs to throw all their crap in the documents folder. AppData is made for that.

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        And now show hidden files and you see the plethora of applications that dump everything in your homedir instead of .config

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          Its even worse when they dont make it a hidden folder (looking at you android studio)

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            That annoys the fuck out of me. I want the folders I put in /home, not your shit. Put it in /.local or something and fuck off.

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              I believe the folder you are attempting to refer to is for all users so you probably do want to have the config in ~/.config unless you want everyone to have the same. Also /home is the directory that includes all users respective ~/ directories so use ~/ when referring to your own home directory.

              Edit I can’t figure out the formatting. My client is showing <sub> where ~ should be.

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            yup…

            .hidden file became my best friend - and a little context menu script for dolphin to easily add a file / folder to that .hidden is a thing i use way too often tbh

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          No matter the environment, it is important to dump shit wherever so the user does not get complacent.

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      SO MUCH. Now my standard procedure is to just make a “_My_Documents” folder within Documents, so I can know where the files are that I put there myself.

      (Leading underscore pops it to the top of the list alphabetically)

      I remember some Windows versions had a Games folder for all that, saved games, etc…but it seems very few games actually decided to use it lol.

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    Adobe pulls that shit too.

    And it’s really easy to not really think about what you’re doing and accidentally save to the cloud.

    Then later wonder what the fuck happened to the file you spent three hours on when you came back from lunch.

    Fucking Adobe.

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    Stage 2:

    Documents folder? You want to rule my whole computer, dictate some nonsensical folder structure and then you act like, out of the goodness of your heart, I can have this little set of folders, deep in your weird structure, to store my stuff? And you’re even telling me how to sort it? On my own hard drive connected to my own computer?

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      And then at some point, games started saving inside documents. Ok, it makes sense to have game save files in a user area instead of a subfolder in the game install area, but they aren’t documents. Just make a new game saves folder or something like that, don’t just stick all my game save files in the same area, cluttering up my own organization.

      Though I did solve it kinda by just making a new documents subfolder in my documents where I put my actual documents.

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        “%userprofile%\Saved Games” exists, but most games that i’ve seen don’t use it by default, or even can’t use it due to its own shortcomings.

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          Yeah, ultimately the issue is probably more about an attempt to go from a completely unmanaged file system where it was just big free for all with the hope everyone would behave nicely to a more managed design that still needed to maintain backwards compatibility with the old system where there were a slew of programs that depended on a bunch of undocumented behavior.

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      What OS doesn’t do that, even linux has xdg dirs

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      I unironically do this. There was one update that wiped one guy’s Documents/Downloads/Images/Videos. So I made my own and store my things there.

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    Luckily I’m old, so I reflexively click the save button every few minutes anyway. Great progress there, Microsoft!

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    Oh you want to delete a file from your folder? Ok, we’ll also delete it from OneDrive so it’s gone forever, see ya!

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      Firstly, no, it’s not gone forever. It remains in your onedrive recycling bin for a month. Secondly, that behavior makes sense. One drive is a mirror of your synced folders. If you just want to not have the file downloaded in your computer, just right click on the file and select “free up space”.

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          It is. Another indicator you get is a status icon next to each file telling you if the file is permanently or temporarily (meaning it will get auto-deleted locally if you don’t use it) dowloaded to your pc or if it’s only on the cloud.

          Oh, and you also get a prompt when you delete a file letting you know that it will be deleted from onedrive as well but it will still be in the recycling bin for a while. The only way to not get that prompt is to tick a box to not get reminded again.

          Microsoft software has a lot of flaws but this isn’t one of them.

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    Is there a work around? I feel like every time I figure out how to keep it from uploading and just save locally, it resets the next time I boot up. I’ve been using word because the transcribe feature is very helpful for navigating uni with my disabilities

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      Try hitting F12 to save… It should just show file explorer instead of all the cloud bs.

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    Insert “use Linux” joke. But I’m absolutely serious when I say that using my company’s M365 stuff using the web versions in Firefox on Linux is pretty pleasant.

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      Hmm, in my experience Microsoft 365 on Firefox (Linux) works horrendously.

      I’m a Firefox user, but when I need to work on OneDrive or Outlook Web I open Chrome because it works way better. And that’s a shame.

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        When i still needed to use OneDrive I used rclone, works great and also supports most other cloud providers as well as sftp

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        Nope, I’m not sure I even looked for one yet. I don’t need auto sync and/or backup for my work since that’s mostly in GitHub and JIRA and the like. But it’s still convenient to be able to throw a file in there at times.