1.    13 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    Deleted Documents and Pictures Folder

    Hi all,

    I've deleted the 'Documents' and 'Pictures' folders which appear under 'Folders' when you click on 'This PC'

    I did this because I'm trying to get into the habit of using my OneDrive not my local disk for storage.

    The folder icons are still present, however they now have a little syncing icon attached to them, and I can obviously no longer access them. I get the following error message when I click on them or whenever I perform an action that opens a default folder, such as attempting to attach a document to an email.

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    I can navigate just fine to my OneDrive by clicking the OneDrive icon, it's just these folders under This PC which seem to be affected, though the file path on the error message confuses the heck out of me because it says it's in my OneDrive.

    I'd like to ideally just change my settings so that my OneDrive is the default folder that opens for all of these kind of actions (attaching documents to emails, default location to save files etc.)

    Secondarily I'd like to restore the folders under This PC (just the folders, there were no files in them) as the syncing icon bugs me a bit.

    Any help much appreciated.
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  2.    13 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Posts : 3
    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971

    Hi Alchemical, welcome to Ten Forums. This is from the tutorial forum. This PC 'Folders' - Add or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums . Use option 2. It should get your folders back. Also the sync problem looks like you are not signed to onedrive. Go to https:// onedrive.live.com and sign in. That should fix the path not found problem.
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  3.    13 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,786
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello Alchemical, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If that doesn't help, then you might see if restoring your Documents and Pictures using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may.

      My ComputersSystem Spec
  4.    14 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    That worked for me, thanks very much!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    14 Jan 2016 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,786
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Glad we could help.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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