OneDrive Issue

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  1. Posts : 14,050
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       #11

    Yes, please tell me exactly what you did.
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  2. Posts : 77
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       #12

    details


    Ztruk:


    First, be sure to do an image backup...just in case!


    Click on your cloud icon (lower right on your screen).

    Click on MORE (lower right of box that appears)

    Click settings

    Click on account tab

    Click on Manage Folders

    Unclick Desktop


    If you get a BACKUP type error, then click on Backup Tab (next to Account tab)

    Then under DESKTOP click on STOP BACKUP


    NOTE: You may lose some desktop icons. They were mostly shortcuts and I was able to create new ones (easy to do, just right click your program's .exe file and choose send to Desktop.)


    I actually did a prntscrn of my desktop and pasted in a WORD document, just in case.

    Mel
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       #13

    Solution: Use google drive. It works beautifully.

    One Drive was, for me, a perpetual nuisance. It sometimes behaved itself. But it often failed to work properly.
    It ought to have been named No Drive instead of One Drive.
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  4. Posts : 77
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       #14

    But...but...but


    Margraves... there is no challenge using google drive. What ARE you thinking.

    Actually, that is a GREAT idea. I never thought of it.

    I do, however, like the idea of having a seperate set of icons I want on each desktop, independent of my computers. I now also have a folder within One Drive that I use for sharing. But that folder could have been a link to google drive. Ultimately, I might move to that as I am already using 3.5 gb and the free limit is 5 gb.

    Thanks for that idea.

    Ztuk-- upon rereading this thread I see that you tried much of what I did. But maybe try the rest of it.

    Mel
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  5. Posts : 14,050
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       #15

    compiler7 said:
    Ztruk:

    Click on your cloud icon (lower right on your screen).

    Click on MORE (lower right of box that appears)

    Click settings

    Click on account tab

    Click on Manage Folders I don't have Manage Folders, just Choose Folders

    Unclick Desktop No error message, am I supposed to click OK at this point? If I don't then can't do any of the rest and don't want to do OK until I know what is going to happen. Think I'll pass on this.

    If you get a BACKUP type error, then click on Backup Tab (next to Account tab)

    Then under DESKTOP click on STOP BACKUP Under Desktop where?


    NOTE: You may lose some desktop icons. They were mostly shortcuts and I was able to create new ones (easy to do, just right click your program's .exe file and choose send to Desktop.) Mostly means they were not all shortcuts.


    I actually did a prntscrn of my desktop and pasted in a WORD document, just in case.

    Mel
    I marked up the quote
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  6. Posts : 77
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       #16

    elaborating


    It was Choose folders. Sorry.
    When you click the Backup tab, then choose Manage Backup.
    Then Desktop was listed. Under that, I clicked STOP BACKUP.

    Hope that helps.

    The icons I lost were shortcuts and a folder called Maintenance, which contained shortcuts to Norton, malwarebytes,etc.
    Also a folder called Productivity, which also had shortcuts. I can't remember if anything else was deleted. I know I didn't lose anything. Do you have anything on your desktop that's not a shortcut? Maybe you can move the location. I think all my programs are stored on c:/program files and c:/program files (x86).

    mel
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  7. Posts : 14,050
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       #17

    I have 5 icons that are not shortcuts and 20+ shortcuts. I'll stay as I am, thanks.
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  8. Posts : 77
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       #18

    OR...


    Just move the 5 icons to some other non-desktop path and then move them back when you are done

    Mel
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  9. Posts : 14,050
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       #19

    Nah, I don't like the way it works. Until they provide an ASIS option I'll leave it alone.
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  10. Posts : 77
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       #20

    I Know


    Understood. It is quite daunting

    Mel
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