Windows 10: Accessing documents in Onedrive

Discus and support Accessing documents in Onedrive in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Apparently, I misunderstand something pretty basic about Onedrive. Let's say I log into Onedrive from my home computer and upload a file to the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Dave1310, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Dave1310 Win User

    Accessing documents in Onedrive


    Apparently, I misunderstand something pretty basic about Onedrive.


    Let's say I log into Onedrive from my home computer and upload a file to the Onedrive "Documents" folder.


    Then, I go to a different device and log into Onedrive using the same credentials as I used on my home computer. The "Documents" folder is not visible.


    My guess is that Onedrive does not recognize me as the owner of my file because I'm on a different device. What do I do about this? I thought the idea was to access files from anywhere from any device. Isn't my login sufficient to establish ownership?


    What am I missing?

    :)
     
    Dave1310, Jan 14, 2020
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  2. Prooblems accessing documents

    Hi Jilly,

    Generally, the Documents folder found under Quick access is the Documents folder built-in to Windows, and not the Documents folder in OneDrive. Since you mentioned that both This PC and OneDrive are giving you the "Location is not available." message,
    do you mean to say that both Documents folders are missing from Quick access?

    Based on the screenshot that you've provided, you are accessing your Documents through This PC, instead of Quick access. Have you tried pinning the Documents folder from This PC to Quick access? If not, we suggest that you do. This way, you won't need to
    go through several folders to reach your files.

    Here's how:

    • Access the contents of of the user account that you're using, in your case, it's the
      jilly folder from This PC > OS (CAccessing documents in Onedrive :) >
      Users > jilly.
    • Right-click on Documents, and then select Pin to Quick access.

    Regarding the OneDrive folder, we suggest restoring the Documents folder from the OneDrive recycle bin so we can avoid further errors. You may refer to this
    support article for steps on how to restore deleted files and folders
    in OneDrive.

    Is your OneDrive synced to your Windows 10 PC? If so, you can try to restore the Documents folder from
    http://onedrive.live.com. Steps on how to restore deleted files and folders can be found in this
    support article under the
    Restore deleted items section.

    Let us know how it turns out.
     
    Patricia Yu, Jan 14, 2020
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  3. Brink Win User
    Help - OneDrive/Quick Access bypass not working


    Sorry for the late reply. I missed your post somehow. *Sad

    By default, the Documents from the Start list opens to Documents in This PC. The Documents folder in This PC is just a link of your "C:\Users\(user-name)\Documents" folder though.

    Since it opens to your OneDrive location instead, it sounds like you have Documents set to save to OneDrive by default. You can use the same steps in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below to set Documents to save to the default This PC only again.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html


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    Brink, Jan 14, 2020
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  4. Accessing documents in Onedrive

    Windows 10 - OneDrive

    Right click on the app and one of the properties has an option to not automatically start it. Uncheck, restart the computer, and it should stop. If you want to go another step further, find the OneDrive app in the start menu, right click on it and uninstall.

    If that is still insufficient, there is a batch uninstaller for OneDrive available online. I can copy the code here if you need it.
     
    FordGT90Concept, Jan 14, 2020
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