OneDrive Temp Folder

I have my local OneDrive folder on an external drive. My online OneDrive is about 255 GB. The problem is, it is syncing to two folders on my external drive:

1) G:\OneDrive

2_ G:\OneDrive Temp

Obviously, it is taking a very long time to sync to both locations and is doubling the size of the used space on the drive. How do I remove the OneDrive Temp folder?

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  1. What is the size of both OneDrive and OneDrive Temp folder?
  2. Is all files syncing to OneDrive Temp folder or any specific files/folders?

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I thought I had this fixed. I moved my local OneDrive to another location then deleted both the old OneDrive and the OneDrive Temp. The new local OneDrive began syncing late last night. This morning when I checked, the OneDrive Temp is back and is syncing.

G:\Storage\OneDrive (new location) (modified 9/1/2015) (currently 11.7 of 255GB) and growing.

G:\OneDrive Temp (modified 9/2/2015) (currently 6.62 of 255GB) Within this folder is another folder S-1-5-21-3459682553-3355248039-92494815-1000. Inside that folder are about 100+ files and growing with very, very long file names that begin with 9F2BB41D38884688!101 followed by two similar groups of characters then a final odd group that ends in .temp.

Still need to stop syncing and remove the Temp folder. The temp is doubling the used disk space.

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I checked another computer that had OneDrive for a number of months and found it also had a OneDrive Temp folder but without any files. Apparently the temp folder is an integral part of OneDrive and after all files are synced to the OneDrive folder the temp folder automatically deletes its contents. 

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