I want to exclude some folder, but I don't want them to get deleted on the local side

I have this issue with the desktop client (ubuntu) since ages:

If I want to skip one folder the message on the bottom appears and tells me
that my local folder will get deleted. Help! Why? I just want to skip the sync to the remote server for this folder.

Is there a way to skip folders with the desktop app?

I don’t think there is an option to exclude specific folders from the sync, at least I haven’t been able to find it. But you could use the file filter to exclude specific files (by name, type, etc.). Maybe this could be a solution.

This actually sounds like a reasonable feature-request for future versions.

You can exclude folders in the client by unchecking them.

If you want to keep the existing local copy, I think you will need to move it somewhere that isn’t synced.

In my case, this is not really a solution. Nevertheless, thank you for your support.

It would be very nice if you could exclude folders easily.