Windows 10: OneDrive has corrupted my folder locations


  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 (64bit)
       05 Oct 2016 #1

    OneDrive has corrupted my folder locations


    I have un-linked OneDrive from my computer. If I go to explorer and click 'This PC' in the left pane, it shows 6 folders on the right: Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos. If I right click on Downloads and hit properties, the Location tab shows me: C:\Users\micha\Downloads. When I do this with Documents, the location tab isn't even there! However the General tab does say that the location is: C:\Users\micha\OneDrive. If I try to open this folder, I get an error saying location not available. I can still access my real documents folder using the Libraries option in the left pane, which links to my real documents folder which is at C:\Users\micha\Documents.

    Any advice?
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  2. Posts : 3,439
    EL Capitan
       05 Oct 2016 #2

    That will happen. That is why people do not use that service.
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  3.    05 Oct 2016 #3

    In the properties, see if you can edit the path to be C:/Users/micha/Documents.
    Or browse to that location, right click/Properties/Location and browse to this location
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  4.    05 Oct 2016 #4

    mrmike said: View Post
    I have un-linked OneDrive from my computer. If I go to explorer and click 'This PC' in the left pane, it shows 6 folders on the right: Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos. If I right click on Downloads and hit properties, the Location tab shows me: C:\Users\micha\Downloads. When I do this with Documents, the location tab isn't even there! However the General tab does say that the location is: C:\Users\micha\OneDrive. If I try to open this folder, I get an error saying location not available. I can still access my real documents folder using the Libraries option in the left pane, which links to my real documents folder which is at C:\Users\micha\Documents.

    Any advice?

    Hi Micha , AFAIK OneDrive adds itself to each of your Standard Libraries , (and being M$ , it likes to be the Default Save Option too, for each library , which i have to change ) so when you look at your Library you also see what is on OneDrive.

    I have not seen this myself but I think it should be fairly easy by going to your default library location in file Explorer , going to Properties>Location and clicking on Restore Default. I keep my Libraries on E:\ or F:\ including the Desktop, here is my Picture Library on F:\ with the Restore Button.


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    PS please disregard Bro67's helpful answer
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