1.    14 Nov 2014 #1

    OneDrive in build 9879


    This is a mess imo! Before you had the OneDrive app and you had a OneDrive folder that you saw in File Explorer.

    Now only the OneDrive folder is there and it only shows those files/folders that are available online and offline. While that is fine as far as it goes, if you need a file that you've got in a non-sync mode at your OneDrive web area, you have to use the browser to get to it at all.

    That just isn't good at all imo and the only thing I think it will result in is less use of OneDrive for those things you want to keep but don't need instant access to. Or for those things that won't fit on your SSD equipped unit.

    I'm not happy at all with this change and have provided feedback to MS about it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.   My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Jun 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Posts : 1,240
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview x64
       14 Nov 2014 #3

    I was hoping there was a way to just turn it off entirely, but it doesn't appear that there is. It's not listed under "Turn on or off Windows Features", and turning it off in Group Policy Editor doesn't do anything either.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    14 Nov 2014 #4

    Can you just not sync anything?

    Probably would complain every time you started though.

    When I did my last upgrade onto my SurfacePro, I told it which folders to sync. It complained about already existing files and folders and I did what it said an deleted them in the local folder.

    Then the damned thing proceeded to wipe out much of what I had online instead of resyncing it like it said it would. Fortunately for me I'm anal about backups and had all the stuff on another drive here at home.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Joined : Jun 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Posts : 1,240
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview x64
       14 Nov 2014 #5

    lparsons21 said: View Post
    Can you just not sync anything?

    Probably would complain every time you started though.

    When I did my last upgrade onto my SurfacePro, I told it which folders to sync. It complained about already existing files and folders and I did what it said an deleted them in the local folder.

    Then the damned thing proceeded to wipe out much of what I had online instead of resyncing it like it said it would. Fortunately for me I'm anal about backups and had all the stuff on another drive here at home.
    Yeah, I've tried not syncing anything, but it does nag me on each boot. It's just annoying.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,439
    Windows 10
       15 Nov 2014 #6

    Have you tried just uninstalling it

    Onedrive in this build is not built into the OS like it was in 8.1, its just the app that was used in 7 and 8.0
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  7. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
    Posts : 7,630
    Windows 10
       15 Nov 2014 #7
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8.    16 Nov 2014 #8

    I noticed that they said they didn't like the way they built the placeholders.

    But then I thought, if you don't like how you built them, why not do it differently?

    Personally I liked the way it was, and I surely loved the modern OneDrive app and used it quite often. I would think they could do what they are doing with File Explorer and OneDrive and keep the app. But I keep thinking in the back of my mind that the goal is to deprecate the 'modern ui' more and more until it is gone.

    Bad move IMO. The desktop is wonderful on bigger screens but well and truly sucks on a 10" Surface Pro and alikes!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Activate Build 9879
A week or so ago I installed Build 9879 of W 10 TP and have tried every day to activate it through PC Settings. I keep getting a message saying, "Windows can't activate. Try again later." Should I be concerned? What can I do to activate it? ...
Windows Updates and Activation
Windows 10 Build 9879 - Last Build of this Year
Hey All! Yes, I've been away and still not well but, have received a email from Gabe Aul @MS today and would like to share it with you. What made me post this is the fact that we are not getting any new builds till January. Just thought I'd let...
Windows 10 News
build 9879
so there has been a new update and we have all been fooled by microsoft thinking it is only on a tuesday we will receive new builds to test. a pleasant surprise when i woke up this morning. in the new build i have noticed they have moved the...
Windows Insider
OneDrive crippled in Build 9879
I root my User folders in the OneDrive folder which has worked fine for several years. After a day of running 9879 I restart to a warning the OneDrive cannot find the Desktop. I try to open OneDrive App and get this error: "Your System...
Software and Apps
OneDrive context menu in build 9879
I'm missing context menu items for "Make available Offline" and "Online only" in the File explorer context menu in latest build. Are these really gone? It was a nice easy way of moving things off your hard disk. 8233
Software and Apps
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:48.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 10 Forums