Windows 10: Onedrive adds folders already in Dropbox

  1.    14 Jan 2018 #1

    Onedrive adds folders already in Dropbox


    When I recently did a clean install of Win10 on my wife's computer, it put a number of folders in her Onedrive folder (without asking!). She has an outlook.com email account. This was quite fortunate in a way because one of the folders was her Desktop. This helped in the clean install. She logs into her computer using a local log-in.

    My question relates to Onedrive, Dropbox, This PC and User-gerry for documents, pictures etc

    What I find, is that there are folders for documents and pictures, in Dropbox, Onedrive and in This PC. There are no such folders under users-gerry, but Dropbox and Onedrive are there.

    For example:
    Onedrive
    - Documents
    - Pictures
    - Desktop
    - others
    Dropbox
    - Documents
    - Pictures
    - others
    This PC
    - Document
    - Pictures
    - others
    Users-->Gerry
    - Dropbox
    - Onedrive
    - others, but no separate documents or pictures folders

    I tried changing the name of one file in Dropbox Documents, but that change did not show up in Onedrive or the This PC folder. I could do some more testing, but it seemed folders are not synchronized.

    The above resulted from doing a clean install to a new drive, then copying the key folders over from old Win 10 drive that I put in an external enclosure.

    What I am looking for, is a way to make sure that all folders are at least synchronized and in proper locations.

    Thanks for any help
    Last edited by agent99; 14 Jan 2018 at 20:47.
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  2.    15 Jan 2018 #2

    No answers here? All I am looking for is a standard layout for an installation that has say two cloud services. Mainly for documents and photos which should be synchronized with cloud servers.
    There used to be a way to eliminate Libraries, but I don't see that. Never understood their use anyway!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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