Upgraded to Windows 10, OneDrive now has synced Documents & Pictures

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home x64
       12 Dec 2016 #1

    Upgraded to Windows 10, OneDrive now has synced Documents & Pictures


    I ended up getting a new gaming laptop which came pre-installed with Windows 10, compared to my old one which had Windows 8.1. The gaming laptop game with a SSD which houses the OS among other things and a larger HDD. With my old laptop (which had the same set up), I had moved the location of "My Documents, Pictures, Videos & Downloads" onto the HDD to help free up some space as My Documents housed part of some of the games I had. So I did the same and moved them over when I set up my new one (DATA > D: > Users > Name > Folders). All done correctly. Then I had a massive update (W10 Anniversary update 1607), of which afterwards it somehow had OneDrive sync "My Documents and Pictures" back onto the other drive into its own space (OS > C: > Users > Name > OneDrive > Folders).

    I have since tried deleting some folders in My Documents OneDrive where it gives you the option to choose which folders sync, and it completely got rid of the folder. I managed to get it back by re-syncing them, but now there is no location tab in the folder's properties, yet there is in the My Pictures one, which I didn't touch with syncing options.

    Side stepping that, the original Windows had now been renamed to "old windows", which still has the missing space of all those moved. The new Users folder (C: > Users > Name > Folders) has it's own "My Documents" folder, of which nothing is in it. So now there is 3 My Documents folders in various places, yet the one in OneDrive is the only one actually recognised.

    With all that in mind, I have since unlinked OneDrive, but after trying to put it back I end up with this (https://i.imgur.com/A2uVBgT.jpg). Is there anyway to put it back on without it merging the folders together?

    So long story short:

    * Started new laptop, moved Documents, Pictures, Videos, Music and Downloads to the HDD from OS SSD. Was working fine

    * Had big Anniversary W10 update 1607

    * Went to move some more files and noticed both My Documents and Pictures had been moved from D Drive to C Drive into the OneDrive syncing folder.

    * Checked My Computer and noticed that there was a "Windows Old" folder with the space left by me moving those folders to different location

    * Noticed under C: > Users that there was a whole new set of folders listed there (Documents etc etc), which seems useless as nothing is in there and nothing directs to it

    * My Documents in OneDrive is the only one recognised as My Documents, despite there being the other two
    * Tried deleting folders in My Documents (Option of choosing folders to sync) which ended up deleting the folder itself. Managed to restore it, but now in properties there is no "Location" tab

    What I'm after help with

    I want to be able to remove those two folders (Documents and Pictures) from OneDrive and still have the folders themselves on the PC itself so I can move them back to the D Drive and be able to use it again for what I intend.
    2) Is there any way to re link OneDrive without it merging the folders? Or does it mean that if it sees a file with the same name in there already, it won't replace it?

    If it helps, this is the set up ATM:

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       15 Dec 2016 #2

      My ComputerSystem Spec


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