OneDrive ate my hard drive and external hard drive

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  1. Posts : 54
    Windows 10/64
       #1

    OneDrive ate my hard drive and external hard drive


    I enabled OneDrive on my computers.

    My main computer seemed to get slower and slower.

    I clicked on "This PC" and my internal drive was red - showing
    about 20 GB space where there had been close to 200 GB a
    short time before.

    My external drives - one a 1 TB WD was completely filled - 0
    available space and the other = a 3 TB WD was pretty close
    to full as well...

    I went nuts and tried to find what was going on...ended up
    deleting boatloads of files/folders just to create some space.

    Finally, found that OD kept copying various files/folders over
    and over and over again ... placing them in my C drive and the
    two external drives... there seemed to be no rhyme or reason
    for the selection of the files/folders that were continually being
    replicated.

    Scared the crap out of me....

    I'd asked Windows techs for assistance and each time they
    logged into my computer, the issue just got worse.

    I was not able to delete OneDrive. Finally found out how
    to stop it from copying files...

    and just found that it's still doing the same thing on at least one
    of my drives...

    SO... Can anyone tell me how to eliminate OD from my computer?

    I want to be able to drag files and drop them to OD online... just
    don't want it to have access to my PC..

    Also, how do I find all of the bazillions of copies of files/folders and
    eliminate them?

    Thank you for your assistance

    Karen
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  2. Posts : 1,555
       #2

    Do you still have at least one set of true-blue folders and files that you normally work with -- before this situation happened? And now, you have many duplications of those same folders and files, correct? I hope others will enter in with their ideas and solution possibilities 'cause I don't have any answers at this time.
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  3. Mystere's Avatar
    Posts : 3,256
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    How much data do you have on your OneDrive? AFAIK 1TB is typically the most you can have without paying quite a bit extra.

    So are all these copies of the same data? Do you have OneDrive setup to sync to all your drives?
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  4. Posts : 38,729
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #4

    Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste these commands:

    1) winver (in the pop up view your windows version and build and post into the forum)

    2) sfc /scannow

    3) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    4) %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset

    Look immediately to the right lower corner and make sure onedrive disappears. It may reappear within approximately two minutes so don't miss it so that you can confirm that onedrive has been reset.

    Please report the results of scannow and restorehealth into the forum
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  5. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,696
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #5

    In addition, check what files and folders you are syncing with OneDrive. For example, I choose not to synch large video & photo folders and go to the OneDrive web page to access those.
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  6. Posts : 54
    Windows 10/64
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Mystere said:
    How much data do you have on your OneDrive? AFAIK 1TB is typically the most you can have without paying quite a bit extra.

    So are all these copies of the same data? Do you have OneDrive setup to sync to all your drives?
    Some of these files were also going into my desktop OneDrive...

    I don't think that any were going to the online folder..

    Most of the folders in my desktop OD were empty folders

    Same with online... I have to go through each folder individually to see
    if there's actually anything inside and either delete and start again or
    drag the contents up..

    I do not trust the desktop app... I do not let it run... and, somehow it
    is still copying files/folders over and over and over again
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  7. Posts : 54
    Windows 10/64
    Thread Starter
       #7

    zbook said:
    Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste these commands:

    1) winver (in the pop up view your windows version and build and post into the forum)

    2) sfc /scannow

    3) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    4) %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset

    Look immediately to the right lower corner and make sure onedrive disappears. It may reappear within approximately two minutes so don't miss it so that you can confirm that onedrive has been reset.

    Please report the results of scannow and restorehealth into the forum
    ***************************************************************

    sfc /sannow: windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth: Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
    (c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>winver

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>sfc /scannow

    Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

    Beginning verification phase of system scan.
    Verification 100% complete.

    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.14393.0

    Image Version: 10.0.14393.0

    [==========================100.0%==========================] The restore operation completed successfully.
    The operation completed successfully.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>%localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset

    I had removed OD from the task tray sometime ago...

    I thought that it was stopped...

    will all of these commands completely stop onedrive now?

    Thank you
    Karen
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 54
    Windows 10/64
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Steve C said:
    In addition, check what files and folders you are syncing with OneDrive. For example, I choose not to synch large video & photo folders and go to the OneDrive web page to access those.
    I made the mistake of assuming that onedrive operated the same
    as other storage software like DropBox, etc...

    with DB, I just drag and drop things into folders in the desktop
    app and they are snyced automatically with the online storage.

    that's what I was doing... just dragging folders and dropping them
    into the OneDrive icon.

    Microsoft support logged into my computer three different times...

    at least twice, OneDrive was deleted from my computer and
    added back... and each time, the situation got even worse.

    I only did this on one computer .... have been manually adding folders
    to the online account from all of my computers... still finding many
    empty folders.

    Karen
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  9. Posts : 1,321
    X
       #9

    I cannot offer any help, but I can tell my (short) story.

    I used One Drive a couple of years ago. It was just for saving a small number of very important files.

    But the uploads failed VERY frequently on files larger than 20 MB. (Smaller files did not seem to fail.)

    So I dropped One Drive and went to Google Drive. This one is flawless. I've never had a lick of trouble with it.
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  10. Posts : 54
    Windows 10/64
    Thread Starter
       #10

    One of my external drives is almost full
    again and I've not been adding anything
    to it.

    I found a folder that reads "FileHistory"

    Folder inside: Data

    in it are two folders:
    $0F - 38.32 MB and there are 45 folders
    and all have things like this inside
    3463 (2016_11_28 18_07_09 UTC).sql
    Most of these were created Nov 28 2016

    C contains 44.4 GB of stuffs... looks like
    random things from C drive

    I don't know if it's OK to delete this stuffs or
    not Th

    Thoughts? Suggestions?

    Thanks
    Karen
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