Windows 10: How to show local (not OneDrive) folders in Explorer after Anniversary


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    Windows 10 Anniversary Update
       24 Sep 2016 #1

    How to show local (not OneDrive) folders in Explorer after Anniversary


    Hi!
    Just upgraded to Anniversary Update. Now I am having trouble seeing my local (not OneDrive) Pictures and Documents folders in Explorer. Under "This PC" I can see locals folders for "Desktop", "Downloads", "Music" etc., but for "Documents" and "Pictures" I can only see the corresponding OneDrive folders (the "Documents" and "Pictures" icons show the little green checkmark).

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    How do I change this behaviour so that I see my locals ("Documents" and "Pictures") folders under "This PC" (like "C:\Users\XXXX\Documents")?

    I have managed to change the default save locations to the local folders (works OK):
    - under OneDrive | Settings | AutoSave | Documents and Pictures > "This PC only
    and
    - Settings | System | Storage | Save Locations | New documents will save to: "This PC (C: )

    Best regards
    JorgenJ
    Last edited by JorgenJ; 24 Sep 2016 at 12:36.
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  2.    24 Sep 2016 #2

    Under This PC in File Explorer on the left panel, right click each of your user folders (ie) Music, Documents etc and choose Properties/Location/Move browse it to your C:\Users\ folders. Choose the location folder.
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    Windows 10 Anniversary Update
    Thread Starter
       25 Sep 2016 #3

    When right clicking "Documents" | Properties I only see*5 tabs:

    - General
    - Sharing
    - Security
    - Previous Versions
    - Customize

    There is no Location tab.

    When right clicking "Pictures" | Properties I*can see*6 tabs:

    - Location
    - Previous Versions
    - Customize
    - General
    - Sharing
    - Security

    The Location tab shows:

    * "C:\Users\jjoha\OneDrive\Pictures"

    When clicking "Restore Defaults" it changes to:

    * C:\Users\jjoha\Pictures

    However, when clicking Apply or OK I first get the "Move Folder" dialog ("Do you want to move all of the files..."), then when selecting "NO" (I do not want to move stuff from OneDrive to my local Pictures folder), I get the "Folder Redirection" dialog ("Do you want to redirect folder "Pictures" ... If you proceed with redirection you will never be able to ...). When selection "YES" I get an error message "The folder can't be moved here", "Can't move the folder because there is a folder in the same location that that can't be redirected. Access is denied".

    Both "Documents" and "Pictures" are stuck at pointing to OneDrive.

    May be related to this?
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