Setting up OneDrive correctly on a PC...

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  1. lx07's Avatar
    Posts : 5,479
    2004
       #11

    It isn't clear to me what you actually did.

    When you change the location of your Documents folder to OneDrive it doesn't actually move it. What it moves is the association of where "My Documents" is.

    For example, I have moved "My Documents", "My Pictures", "My Music" to OneDrive. Almost everything goes there.

    However some programs (Microsoft RDP is an example) still hard code the path. That is they say they still use C:\Users\Nori\Documents rather than follow the correct path C:\Users\Nori\OneDrive\Documents
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  2. Posts : 71
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       #12

    Hi again

    I used the 'Move' option under the 'Location' Tab in my Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos Folders and redirected them to the (My Username) OneDrive Folder path.

    The only glitch I receive is from Microsoft Outlook, because its default path to the Data File is C:\Users\(myusername)\Documents\Outlook Files\(my mailbox name).pst

    All files from all 4 Folders are uploaded correctly to OneDrive, but afterwards, when I open Outlook, it is still looking for the original file path, saying that the path it found is C:\Users\(myusername)\OneDrive\Documents\Outlook Files\(my mailbox name).pst and it says that's invalid/incorrect.

    That's why I was thinking of trying to move Outlook out of my Documents Folder and exclude it from the One Drive sync.
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  3. lx07's Avatar
    Posts : 5,479
    2004
       #13

    I've not used Outlook for a while but I guess you can still move the location of your data files. My partner uses Outlook 2016 - I'll try to see if the pst location can still be changed and see.

    Bottom line is you need it explicitly defined to be outside your OneDrive though.

    What version do you use? I have Office 2010, she uses 2016. If you use either of these I could check it better.
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  4. Posts : 71
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       #14

    I'm using Office 2016 (updated recently via Office 365)...I'm still working, so I haven't had time to experiment myself yet.
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  5. Posts : 71
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 20H2 19042.928
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       #15

    Latest update...I moved the Outlook folder from within my Documents folder into my Username Folder, but despite changing the target within the Outlook Account settings, it wouldn't recognise that location as a valid one...not sure what to try next.
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