Windows 10: How to stop OneDrive automatically creating new Documents folder Solved

  1.    15 Apr 2016 #1

    How to stop OneDrive automatically creating new Documents folder

    We have upgraded two PCs and a laptop to Windows 10 and use OneDrive to synchronise certain folders between them all. It seemed to work fine under windows 7. However, under Windows 10, OneDrive insists on creating a new Documents folder under OneDrive - both online and on the PCs. We have tried removing it from the online OneDrive site and the PCs and have set the option to save Documents to This PC only, yet OneDrive continually creates a new folder after a few days each time we delete it. Yet it does not do so for Pictures. It is also annoying as OneDrive, after creating this folder, then comes up with an error saying that it cannot synchronise it.

    There is a long thread about this problem on the Microsoft website,, but it would appear that whoever is answering the question does not understand the problem. I wondered whether any of the gurus on Tenforums had managed to overcome this problem.
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       15 Apr 2016 #2

    Hello and welcome to TenForums!

    The short answer is that as long as you run the desktop OneDrive App you will always have a Documents folder created on OneDrive plus a Pictures folder which may also contain screenshots, camera roll or camera imports folders. These are folders which Microsoft deem necessary and they therefore add them whether you want them or not, the camera folders are related to your use of the Photos app or the Camera app in W10.
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  3.    15 Apr 2016 #3

    I suspected as much. I had just hoped that there may be a way round it.
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