Windows 10: Critical Folder Disappeared from OneDrive

Discus and support Critical Folder Disappeared from OneDrive in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I was opening my EmEdit files today, and found that - to my horror - my key folder, the one in which I keep all client notes - has disappeared. It's... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by jmra1959, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. jmra1959 Win User

    Critical Folder Disappeared from OneDrive


    I was opening my EmEdit files today, and found that - to my horror - my key folder, the one in which I keep all client notes - has disappeared. It's not on the desktop. Not in the recycle bin. A search on the OneDrive site shows nothing. Now, happily, I backup everything via cloud HQ to GoogleDrive - so nothing was lost, and I'm in the process of restoring. But this is a pretty serious issue. Any help on why a folder would simply disappear like this would be much appreciated.

    :)
     
    jmra1959, Dec 14, 2018
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  2. silkstone Win User

    Disappearing folder

    I've encountered a strange problem in windows 10 where I tried to delete a file in a folder, but ended up deleting the whole directory. It did so without the usual pop-up to confirm delete or say it was too big for the recycle bin. It was my Videos folder, so pretty big, but the disk allocation has also remained the same.

    I've always had a problem with 'double icons' for the different user folders, including videos, and so I'm thinking it could have something to do with the whole thing, especially as now one of the two video folders has disappeared from the users folders.

    The first thing i tried was 'Undo delete', but it just bought the folder back with non of the contents. Then, I went straight to Recuva, but it came up blank (there must have been over 50 videos in the folder)

    I'm at a little bit of a loss as where to start looking for this disappeared folder and was hoping someone might have some suggestions?

    Screenshots below:


    Critical Folder Disappeared from OneDrive upload_2017-4-1_22-11-14-png.png
     
    silkstone, Dec 14, 2018
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  3. 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, Dec 14, 2018
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  4. Critical Folder Disappeared from OneDrive

    Music Folder Behaving Badly in OneDrive

    Hi Robert,

    There is a possibility that the Music folder is synced to your OneDrive that is why any files deleted from either of the folders is synced to the other. For us to better assist you with the said folder, we'd like to ask for additional information:

    • Can you please provide a screenshot of the Music folder from the OneDrive folder and home folder?
    • What are the troubleshooting steps that you were advised to do?
    We will wait for your quick response.
     
    Jennifer Cha, Dec 14, 2018
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