Unlink Pictures Folder from OneDrive


  1. Posts : 1
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       #1

    Unlink Pictures Folder from OneDrive


    Hello there,

    I am attempting to unlink the Pictures folder in Windows 10 from OneDrive. I have far too many pictures currently and don't want to have them eat up up space. I believe I was able to do it before I reformatted my computer, but it no longer lets me bypass it. I get a message saying Can't stop syncing folder.

    Any suggestions?

    Cheers,
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  2. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #2

    Hello @LuLuLaMour,

    LuLuLaMour said:
    I am attempting to unlink the Pictures folder in Windows 10 from OneDrive. I have far too many pictures currently and don't want to have them eat up up space. I believe I was able to do it before I reformatted my computer, but it no longer lets me bypass it. I get a message saying Can't stop syncing folder.

    Have a look at this => How to unlink my Documents folder from my OneDrive account? - SuperUser

    It is for the Documents folder but the principle is the same.

    I hope this helps.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #3

    Hello LuLuLaMour, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    In addition, double check the listed items below to see if one may be the culprit:

    1) Automatically save screenshots I capture to OneDrive is unchecked in OneDrive settings.

    2) Automatically save photos and videos to OneDrive whenever I connect a camera, phone, or other device to my PC is unchecked in OneDrive settings.

    3) Pictures folder is not selected to be backed up to OneDrive.

    4) Make sure the Pictures folder location is still at its default "C:\Users\<username>\Pictures" location.

    Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10

    5) Afterwards, see if you are able to stop syncing the Pictures folder with OneDrive.
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