Windows 10: get rid of "Documents" folder created by OneDrive for Business?


  1. Posts : 42
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit (Anniversary 1607)
       04 Dec 2015 #1

    get rid of "Documents" folder created by OneDrive for Business?


    Can someone advise me on how to get rid of "Documents" folder created by OneDrive for Business? See the below screen
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	odb.jpg 
Views:	47 
Size:	9.5 KB 
ID:	51846


    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html

    The above mentioned tricks don't work for this particular folder and I can't really find it in the Registry...

    I was hoping this was this one {24D89E24-2F19-4534-9DDE-6A6671FBB8FE} described as "OneDrive Documents" but the well-know trick with adding "ThisPCPolicy" string with "Hide" value doesn't seem to work...
    Last edited by Brink; 08 Dec 2015 at 09:20. Reason: moved to new thread
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 20,744
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       04 Dec 2015 #2

    Hello mikolajek,

    I don't have OneDrive Business to test with, but you might see if the .reg file below may be able to remove its Documents folder for you. You'll need to restart afterwards to fully apply.

    64-bit_Remove_OneDrive-Documents_Folder_in_This_PC.reg

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{24D89E24-2F19-4534-9DDE-6A6671FBB8FE}\PropertyBag]
    "ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{24D89E24-2F19-4534-9DDE-6A6671FBB8FE}\PropertyBag]
    "ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{24D89E24-2F19-4534-9DDE-6A6671FBB8FE}]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{24D89E24-2F19-4534-9DDE-6A6671FBB8FE}]
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 42
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit (Anniversary 1607)
    Thread Starter
       08 Dec 2015 #3

    Thanks for this, Brink, but unfortunately it's not working This is a strange issue indeed as this one is some sort of folder redirection and besides inability to get rid of Documents folder link, it also causes duplicate Documents folder entries in Open/Save dialogs.

    If anyone has come across the way of resolving this, I'd appreciate it!.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 20,744
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       08 Dec 2015 #4

    mikolajek,

    Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing what all it's doing to see if it may help.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Hi, as with many I have upgraded to Windows 10 today and it is going well except for the fact I am unable to save any files or create new ones in the Documents and Pictures folders or any sub-folders within these folders, and I have no idea why it...
Hello everyone, I returned an HP spectre x360 to BestBuy the other day because of some issues I was having with it but before doing so I created a Windows Image Backup (I went to File History and created a system image which included all the...
Hi All, Just shrank my boot system "E" drive slightly, now how do I move the new volume into the "C" drive? Thanks! 41149
I have this problem on my fresh Windows 10 Pro x64 installtion where the documents folder keep multiplying in the file explorer navigation pane, it sometimes appears when I'm using the file explorer or leave it open in the background for a while. ...
Hello and hope this finds anyone who is reading this well. I tried to take screenshots via the WinKey+PrtSc and the Fn+WinKey+PrtSc method. As expected, the screen briefly dimmed and then reestablished normal illumination as you would expect...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:46.
Find Us