Does the Nextcloud Desktop Client delete what it is unable to synchronize?

Nextcloud version: 3.5.1
Operating system and version:

python3 -c 'import platform; print(platform.uname())'
uname_result(system='Linux', node='1653307616.0001', release='5.19.0-0.rc4.20220630gitd9b2ba67917c.35.fc37.x86_64', version='#1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Thu Jun 30 16:33:09 UTC 2022', machine='x86_64')

The issue you are facing:
I want to know whether the local synchronizer (the Nextcloud Desktop Client) deletes what it is unable to synchronize.

Some examples of what it might be unable to synchronize are symoblic links and .lnk files, because these are prevented by its code. Similarly, some files are rejected by the server that is synchronized to.

Summarily, is everything that is within the error-log deleted or not? I hope not.

I don’t think so. It should only delete a file if the file exists and is then deleted from the server or another client.

Files that are on the client’s ignore list should be ignored, not deleted.

Are you seeing it delete files unexpectedly?

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I have not noticed any be deleted. I am thankful for your explanation.