1. Joined : Nov 2016
    Edinburgh, Scotland.
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       02 Nov 2016 #1

    Lost OneDrive from my Start folder


    I rather stupidly lost OneDrive from my Start folder. I managed to almost recover it using instructions that I found on these forums. If I now tap on Start, Files-OneDrive, a window opens showing my Files from my old version of OneDrive. However, I often have to tap on a box on the top left corner and then on the OneDrive icon that appears. I find it hard to explain what I mean (multiple sclerosis problems) but I have the impression that using OneDrive is not as smooth or simple as it was a few days ago. Any ideas?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 16,554
    Triple Boot 10 Pro & 10 Insider Pro & 8.1 Pro
       02 Nov 2016 #2

    Rob Somerville said: View Post
    I rather stupidly lost OneDrive from my Start folder. I managed to almost recover it using instructions that I found on these forums. If I now tap on Start, Files-OneDrive, a window opens showing my Files from my old version of OneDrive. However, I often have to tap on a box on the top left corner and then on the OneDrive icon that appears. I find it hard to explain what I mean (multiple sclerosis problems) but I have the impression that using OneDrive is not as smooth or simple as it was a few days ago. Any ideas?
    If you mean your Start Menu, double-tap (or is it tap & hold)/right-click the Icon, and choose Pin to Start.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2016
    Edinburgh, Scotland.
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       03 Nov 2016 #3

    Thanks Dick, I have got a version of OneDrive in my Start Menu but it is called File - OneDrive and when I tap it a window opens that has OneDrive at the top and then the word, "Shared" and "This folder is empty". At the top left is a small blue rectangle with 12 tiny, white rectangles in it. When I tap this small rectangle a rectangle with the words, Mail, Calendar, People, OneDrive etc. appears. When I tap OneDrive a OneDrive window opens containing all the files in my OneDrive. This is OK but it does not work as it used to. I have files called OneDrive in my C drive and empty one in File Explorer that won't delete. I'd really like to get rid of OneDrive from my laptop and just have the one that Microsoft stored for me a couple of weeks ago, before I did what I did
    Rob
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,555
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       03 Nov 2016 #4

    Hello Rob, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    In addition, you should be able to set OneDrive to startup with Windows in your OneDrive settings like below.

    OneDrive Run at Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
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  5. Joined : Nov 2016
    Edinburgh, Scotland.
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       03 Nov 2016 #5

    I followed your instructions and, whether or not I set OneDrive to startup with Windows in my OneDrive settings, I have OneDrive with the name "Files - OneDrive" in my Start Menu and it does eventually take me to my files but I think that I have too many OneDrive files on my laptop. I'd like to get rid of them and have files like m favourite calendar be able to save backups to my OneDrive, kept by Microsoft.

    Rob
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  6. Joined : Nov 2016
    Edinburgh, Scotland.
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       4 Weeks Ago #6

    I might be moving forward. I have a OneDrive icon in my Start folder but it looks like this, Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	108853. If I open it and ask for the Properties and Location of any folders, for example, my icons folder I am told, "C:\Users\Robert\OneDrive\icons". I had expected or hoped for a folder on my OneDrive in the cloud. Where am I going wrong?

    Rob
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,555
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       4 Weeks Ago #7

    Rob,

    That would be correct. This would be your locally saved copy of your OneDrive files and folders. You can use the method in the tutorial below to select which folders to sync with your online OneDrive.

    OneDrive Selective Sync - Choose Folders in Windows 10
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  8. Joined : Nov 2016
    Edinburgh, Scotland.
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       4 Weeks Ago #8

    Thanks Brink, I successfully dropped folders into 1 synced folder and saw it appear in the other and disappear when it should. Its nice to have at all working as it should. Its also nice to be classed as a Junior Member at the age of 66.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,555
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       4 Weeks Ago #9

    You're most welcome Rob.
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