Windows 10: Documents Folder Stuck in OneDrive Solved

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  1.    21 Nov 2015 #1

    Documents Folder Stuck in OneDrive


    Hi everybody,

    Hopefully someone can help with this annoying issue. At some point shortly after installation I changed the Location of my Documents folder, so it may reside within the OneDrive user folder.

    Shortly thereafter I released this was not what I wanted, given that many applications, by default, spout numerous files into my Documents' location. I redirected the Documents folder once again, seemingly successfully, to its original location. Since then a second, duplicated Documents consistently reappears (even after deletion from both the PC and the OneDrive website).

    On checking the properties of this Documents doppelganger I can observe that its location is configured still to the OneDrive folder.

    I am hoping there exists some register wizardry that might solve this issue.

    Thanks in advanced for any help!

    Pete
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  2.    21 Nov 2015 #2

    How did you change the location of the documents? If you're absolutely sure you cannot find it under This PC tab in Windows Explorer, then go to OneDrive and right click on the documents folder in there (make sure this is not the OneDrive documents folder, which looks very similar). Select properties in the menu that appears. Go to the Location tab in Properties. In the text box that appears, enter in C:\Users\Your-Username\Documents . This should put your documents folder back in its normal location. This definitely should work, as I did it to my own computer just to check.
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  3.    21 Nov 2015 #3

    How did you move it back? Did you use the Restore Default option? If No, I would do that on both folders.
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  4.    21 Nov 2015 #4

    JTechnology said: View Post
    How did you change the location of the documents? If you're absolutely sure you cannot find it under This PC tab in Windows Explorer, then go to OneDrive and right click on the documents folder in there (make sure this is not the OneDrive documents folder, which looks very similar). Select properties in the menu that appears. Go to the Location tab in Properties. In the text box that appears, enter in C:\Users\Your-Username\Documents . This should put your documents folder back in its normal location. This definitely should work, as I did it to my own computer just to check.
    alphanumeric said: View Post
    How did you move it back? Did you use the Restore Default option? If No, I would do that on both folders.
    Hi and thanks for replying,

    I had changed the location using the Location tab of the Documents' Properties. I did indeed restore default location afterwards. I have tried changing the Location back as you have described to no avail, prompting this error:

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    Many Thanks,

    Pete
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  5.    21 Nov 2015 #5

    There is supposed to be a Documents folder in OneDrive by the way. And one in C:\Users\ your user name. There should be Documents, Pictures, Music and Public folders there.
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       21 Nov 2015 #6

    Hello Pete, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Double check in OneDrive settings to make sure that you have Documents set to "Auto save" in "This PC only".

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

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  7.    22 Nov 2015 #7

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    There is supposed to be a Documents folder in OneDrive by the way. And one in C:\Users\ your user name. There should be Documents, Pictures, Music and Public folders there.
    Thanks for your continued help,

    If that is the case, seems rather counter-intuitive to end up with this situation:

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    I have none of the folders Pictures, Music, etc folders in there. I have used OneDrive prior to upgrading from Windows 7. You're saying that these folders would simply be injected among my previously established OneDrive folder configuration?

    Regards,

    Peter
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  8.    22 Nov 2015 #8

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Pete, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Double check in OneDrive settings to make sure that you have Documents set to "Auto save" in "This PC only".

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

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    Thanks for the warm welcome Brink,

    I have checked this and these settings are already configured as illustrated.

    Regards,

    Peter
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  9.    22 Nov 2015 #9

    pjrobot said: View Post
    Thanks for your continued help,

    If that is the case, seems rather counter-intuitive to end up with this situation:

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    I have none of the folders Pictures, Music, etc folders in there. I have used OneDrive prior to upgrading from Windows 7. You're saying that these folders would simply be injected among my previously established OneDrive folder configuration?

    Regards,

    Peter

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  10.    22 Nov 2015 #10

    alphanumeric said: View Post
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    Perhaps the two have become merged irreversibly? The icon in my OneDrive also appears to be different.
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    This by no means solves my problem.
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