Auto Save Documents to OneDrive or This PC in Windows 10  

    Auto Save Documents to OneDrive or This PC in Windows 10

    Auto Save Documents to OneDrive or This PC in Windows 10

    How to Auto Save Documents to OneDrive or This PC in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    15 Aug 2018
    Designer Media Ltd

    information   Information
    In Windows 10, you can choose to save your desktop, documents, and pictures to either OneDrive or This PC by default.

    This tutorial will show you how to auto save your Documents in Quick access to either OneDrive or This PC for your account in Windows 10.
    warning   Warning
    This tutorial is no longer valid starting with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

    See the new method in the tutorial below instead now:

    Turn On or Off Documents, Pictures, and Desktop Folder Protection with OneDrive in Windows 10

    EXAMPLE: Documents in Quick access
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    Here's How:

    1. Right click or press and hold on the OneDrive icon in the taskbar notification area, click/tap on the menu (3 dots) button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    If OneDrive is currently not running to show this icon, then run: %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe

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    2. Click/tap on the Auto save tab, choose to save Documents to either OneDrive or This PC only, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,

  1.    #1

    There is one issue with this. After turning this on, the Documents and Picture shortcuts in
    This PC/Navigation Pane
    leads to
    But when you turn this off i.e. when you change it to This PC again. The link doesn't change back to
    It still points to
    Plus, turning this off also messed up with auto screenshot save.
    Click image for larger version. 

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    The screenshot above was saved in
    instead of
    . The whole system is messed up completely. @Brink Please give a fix. I have tired registry at
    but modifying it doesn't help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    #2

    Well @Brinks, thanks to your post at this Link:: . I was able to fix my Documents and Pictures Folder (I tired the bat file for both and viola its fixed). Kindly, include same as option two in this post as well. It will help lots of (busy)people and save them hurdle of searching internet. I was suffering from this problem from very long time.
    Last edited by Brink; 21 Feb 2016 at 09:30. Reason: removed quote of above post
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 38,982
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18898
    Thread Starter

    Hello @AnubhavArun, and welcome to Ten Forums. I'm glad it was able to help. :)
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