Windows 10: "Documents" folder multiplying in navigation pane

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 Aug 2015 #1

    "Documents" folder multiplying in navigation pane

    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.

    The system folders (Documents, Pictures and the other system folder) are all located in OneDrive and in my case D:\OneDrive\Documents.
    Like this:
    Attachment 27467

    And this is what happens when I leave the file explorer open for a while. I have no idea what triggers it so it is hard to reproduce. I'm wondering if it has anything to do with it being in OneDrive but I guess not since none of the other folders are acting like this.
    Attachment 27465
    The extra Document folders don't appear like that all at once, they appear one by one and when you wait long enough it can become like that.

    My question is does anyone know what this could be caused by or how to fix this? There are no events in the event viewer that seem to be related to this problem so nothing I can show you from there.


    I've just found the cause of this problem, it caused by OneDrive syncing the folder. The moment it starts to look for changes or update changes in the folder it will multiply and keep adding more folders one bye one.
    Last edited by KingHawk; 01 Aug 2015 at 15:40.
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  2.    04 Aug 2015 #2

    I had this problem as well. An easy way to reproduce this was to make a new folder and delete it. Every time I did that it would add another documents folder to the navigation under this PC. What did you with onedrive to fix this? Just unsync documents? Thanks
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       04 Aug 2015 #3

    Exactly! But I don't have a fix for you yet.
    If you wanna get rid of it you'd have to stop the syncing of your documents folder.
    You might wanna look here and give it a 'Me Too' ^^ they're offering help there.
    folder multiplying in navigation pane - Microsoft Community
    Last edited by KingHawk; 10 Aug 2015 at 01:26.
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  4.    04 Aug 2015 #4

    Ok no worries. Ill do a little bit more digging into this but hopefully it will be fixed by Microsoft in an update to either the os or onedrive. I sync my own folder to onedrive so temporary solution is like you said to stop syncing that folder. Strange that it only does it for documents .
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