Windows 10: Library adds onedrive automatically

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  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Jul 2015 #1

    Library adds onedrive automatically

    Hello everyone.

    I have my pictures, documents, music and videos organised on a seperate HDD and added them to the Librarys so that I get rid of these annoying folders which several programs add to documents/pictures in the User-Folder.

    Now with Windows 10 I have got the problem, that the Onedrive-Folders and the User-Folders are always added automatically to the Libraries. I can delete the folders from the Libraries but after the next restart they are back again.

    The standard Folders -> I don't use them for my files ... Just some programs save some files there. And these folders should be excluded from the Libraries!!

    The folders for my documents etc.. These folders are in my Libraries.

    This folder should be excluded from my Libraries, too.

    I don't know if it is a bug or if I do something wrong. (I delete the folders by right-clicking on the Library>Properties>

    I hope you can help me.

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  2. Posts : 29,287
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       30 Jul 2015 #2

    Hello Christian, and welcome to Ten Forums,

    The tutorial below can help show you how to remove folders included in libraries.
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  3. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2015 #3

    Hello Brink.

    Thank you for your fast reply, but this tutorial describes the possibilities I already tried. After restarting my PC the removed folders are back in the Library :-(
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  4. Posts : 29,287
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       30 Jul 2015 #4

    Odd. As a test, temporarily turn off syncing and try again to see if they may be getting added back by sync.
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  5. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2015 #5

    Syncing is off ... is there another possibility to turn off OneDrive-Sync?

    I think this still works, although I had turned off syncing as it is mentioned in the tutorial!
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  6. Posts : 29,287
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       30 Jul 2015 #6

    Are the OneDrive folders gone from your Libraries?
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  7. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2015 #7

    I had syncing off all the time and the problem is still there
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  • Posts : 29,287
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       30 Jul 2015 #8

    Odd, are you clicking on OK after removing the OneDrive location from each library?

    Please go ahead and post some screenshots to see if it may reveal anything.

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  • Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       31 Jul 2015 #9


    Here are some screenshots:

    Explorer after removing the folders from the Libraries. I tried different ways to remove.
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    The Properties.
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    When I remove the folders for some of them such a window appears.
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    Explorer after restarting my PC. I have recognised, that the other folders which shouldn't be in the Libraries appear when the syncing-Icon at the OneDrive-Folder below the Quick access is gone. Before that the folders do not show up.
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    In addition to that you see additional Libraries named "Camera Roll" and "Saved Pictures" on the last screenshot. These Libraries appear after removing and restarting aswell.
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  • Posts : 83
    Windows 10 x64 Insider
       31 Jul 2015 #10

    Had same problem with windows 8.1 sometimes one drive folder just appears in library.. removing it helps for some time but it continues reappearing.
    At least part of the problem seems to be linked with office 2013 (probably other versions) at least i think so.
    Couldn't 100% track and solve it so i just lived with it.
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