Android client instant uploading .exo, etc. files (when I told it not to)

Nextcloud version (eg, 10.0.2): Android client 1.4.1, server version 11.0.1
Operating system and version (eg, Ubuntu 16.04): Ubuntu 16.04
Apache or nginx version (eg, Apache 2.4.25): (not at server machine now, will fill in when I’m at home)
PHP version (eg, 5.6): 7.0.8
Is this the first time you’ve seen this error and can you replicate it?: Yes, with Android client

I set my Android Nextcloud client to auto-upload my pictures. Well, it’s doing that and then some. I’m seeing uploads with seemingly random file names with extensions like .0, .exo, .15, .16 in my Instant Uploads folder.
So, I disabled (I thought) instant uploads in my Android Nextcloud client. Now it doesn’t instant upload any pictures, but it still instant uploads the “junk” (for my purposes) files mentioned above!
The only way to get the Nextcloud client to stop uploading these seemingly random files is to completely uninstall the Nextcloud Android client. That, of course, stops the instant upload. Also, this is a Google Nexus 5X running Android 7.1.1.
Has anyone else seen this?

I didn’t mean to open a support request per se.

Anyway, uninstalling and then reinstalling the android client doesn’t seem to affect the behavior. Even when I go in manually and specifically disable all auto-uploading functions, it still shows as trying to upload any time I do anything like, say, take a picture, open a YouTube video, etc.

The only way to stop the auto-uploads (with the odd file names) is to uninstall the Nextcloud client.

Oh - I also have file sync turned off in “Settings” -> “Accounts” on my Android device.

Hi @bpb21,

I just commented regarding your issue on a fitting issue in the issue tracker:

Hi @bpb21,

another info just came in: which basically means .* files will be excluded either with the upcoming bug fix release (nearly done already: 1.4.2) or the next feature release 1.5.0

Ah, ok cool. I like this feature, and I really like being able to turn it on and off for specific folders (e.g. Camera, Screenshots, Bluetooth, Download, Documents, Hangouts, Facebook, Photos, etc.). Maybe the on/off per folder would solve the issue for people who want various .* files to be uploaded (I haven’t found anything but completed downloads, and pictures in particular, to be useful but that could vary by personal preference).
Glad to hear the development continues! Excellent work.

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