Remove OneDrive Folders from Libraries?

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  1. Posts : 130
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Remove OneDrive Folders from Libraries?


    Alright guys,

    I actually do use OneDrive, and I am not trying to remove the app entirely. However, it seems like if I remove the OneDrive folder from my libraries (music, pictures, documents), next boot they show right back up.

    This is incredibly annoying as I actually want my folders isolated... Documents is my local documents, and only the stuff I want put in the cloud is in OneDrive.
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  2. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #2

    drfsupercenter said:
    Alright guys,

    I actually do use OneDrive, and I am not trying to remove the app entirely. However, it seems like if I remove the OneDrive folder from my libraries (music, pictures, documents), next boot they show right back up.

    This is incredibly annoying as I actually want my folders isolated... Documents is my local documents, and only the stuff I want put in the cloud is in OneDrive.
    I have been having the same problem since windows 8.1 with onedrive constantly re-adding itself to my libraries. I shall be keeping a close eye on this thread for a hopeful solution :)
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  3. Posts : 8
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64bit
       #3

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  4. Posts : 61,501
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #4

    Here's an updated tutorial for Windows 10 for what Troy posted above to disable OneDrive integration.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html


    If the OneDrive folders keep getting added back to the libraries, then it sounds like something is still saving to that location causing them to get added back.

    Double check your default save locations of the libraries, and double check any programs that may be saving to them to see if that may help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
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  5. Posts : 130
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Brink said:
    Here's an updated tutorial for Windows 10 for what Troy posted above to disable OneDrive integration.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html


    If the OneDrive folders keep getting added back to the libraries, then it sounds like something is still saving to that location causing them to get added back.

    Double check your default save locations of the libraries, and double check any programs that may be saving to them to see if that may help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
    That's just the thing, though. I don't want to completely disable OneDrive integration - I actually want my files to be synced... I just don't want it showing up in my libraries. Everything else is fine. There's a separate OneDrive tab in Explorer, I access my files that way.

    Edit: As for the second link, I already did that, and it keeps coming back anyway.

    Remove OneDrive Folders from Libraries?-c8yjjkn-1-.png

    See how the regular one (not OneDrive) is already set as default?
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  6. Posts : 61,501
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #6

    The green circle with white check mark on the added OneDrive folder is just to indicate that it's synced. It's not a default save location.
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  7. Posts : 130
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Brink said:
    The green circle with white check mark on the added OneDrive folder is just to indicate that it's synced. It's not a default save location.
    Yeah, I know, but I'm showing you that I already had my offline folder set as default and yet the OneDrive folder showed back up mysteriously.

    So I'm not sure how else to get it to stay gone...
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  8. Posts : 61,501
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #8

    I just tested on my system, and it seems that only the OneDrive folders that have files to sync get automatically added back to libraries. If the OneDrive folder is empty, then it doesn't get added back.

    I don't think you can stop it without disabling OneDrive folder syncing.
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  9. Posts : 151
    Windows 10
       #9

    I dont exactly remember but there was a fix, you had to bend backwards and hop on the right foot. Also, check the task scheduler for One Drive and sync stuff, sometimes triggers will take actions like this. If the folder isnt there it many just create one. I seem to recall you had empty One Drive folders, disable sync, and maybe something else, reboot, then you could change default locations.
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  10. Posts : 130
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Nothing in task scheduler from Microsoft. It's all third-party stuff like Adobe, Google (Chrome) and CCleaner.
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