Windows 10: How do I make “Documents” under This PC refer to a local folder? Solved

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  1. Posts : 959
    Windows 10 Professional
       19 Jun 2017 #11

    Hey Durangoforcards, I noticed that you use under-dashes for "colons" and "slashes" in the naming of your files in File Explorer (because File Explorer cannot accept the colon ":" nor the slash "/").

    I use colons and slashes in my file names by using the alternate Unicode version of those characters. You can try it out if you want (copy-paste the following Unicode characters to your file name in File Explorer. It actually works)

    For the colon, you can use ։
    For the slash, you can use ⧸
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  2.    20 Jun 2017 #12


    All of the other screenshots I showed are from the dashboard using "This PC".

    Thanks for your help. I am considering doing a reset of Windows 10. I know this problem originated because I specified OneDrive as my default in the configuration. Even though I have changed this designation, File Explorer still uses the original setting.
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  3.    20 Jun 2017 #13

    Thanks for the suggestion. I will try it
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  4. Posts : 29,342
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       20 Jun 2017 #14


    I only mention it since you can see that "This PC" and "Quick access" in the screenshots below are different locations. What you see at these different locations may help determine what the issue you're having is. So far, it appears that you may have the normal separate OneDrive and user profile (tomst) folders for these.

    In your "Quick access" screenshots in post #9, they all appear to be located in your "tomst" folder (listed as "This PC"), but this is normal.

    Seeing a screenshot for where the folders are at from post #7 may help to sort this.

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  5.    20 Jun 2017 #15

    Here is the screenshot of "This PC"
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  6.    20 Jun 2017 #16

    If I right click on the documents folder in the above screenshot and then click on Properties, I get this:
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       20 Jun 2017 #17


    Just to verify, double check to make sure that you have the items below set:

    OneDrive auto save for Documents and Pictures is set to "This PC only".
    Auto Save Documents and Pictures to OneDrive or This PC in Windows 10 Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

    Documents and Photos are set to "This PC" in storage settings.
    Change Storage Save Locations in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  •    20 Jun 2017 #18

    I do:
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       20 Jun 2017 #19

    Looks good so far.

    Do remember doing or installing anything to add or change these two folders in "This PC". For example, some 3rd party tweaking programs have the option to add or change folders in "This PC".
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  •    20 Jun 2017 #20

    I rest Windows 10 and when I did I took the option to use OneDrive as the default. I subsequently changed the settings, which I showed in the previous post, but File Explorer "This PC" still shows Documents and Pictures on OneDrive. I think the easiest way to rectify it is to reset Window 10 again and specify "This PC" as the default, unless you know another approach.
    Thank you again for your help. I know it is difficult to assess a situation remotely.
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