Symbolic Links should be created when OneDrive is protecting important folders like Desktop, Pictures and Documents
Adding the feature to protect important folders with OneDrive was a great idea. However, the current implementation can be confusing when saving files using various applications or using a command-line.
For example, the c:\users\*username*\Desktop folder still exists separately from the c:\users\*username*\OneDrive\Desktop folder and can still be saved to. This creates instances of confusion where files may seem to be missing from OneDrive or may save to the incorrect location.
To resolve this, I suggest when OneDrive protects important folders that the corresponding original folders turn into Symbolic Links to the OneDrive location.
If you are unfamiliar with this feature.