Windows 10: Documents file on ca drive and ONeDrive

Discus and support Documents file on ca drive and ONeDrive in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have only just started using ONEDrive,,, so please bear with me here. I dragged some files (Word attachments) from my documents folder on the c... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by GwynEvans, Feb 6, 2019.

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    Documents file on ca drive and ONeDrive


    I have only just started using ONEDrive,,, so please bear with me here.

    I dragged some files (Word attachments) from my documents folder on the c drive to my Onedrive and everything seemed fine. But I now notice that all of those filed have disappeared from my Documents folder on the c drive. Is this supposed to happen? If not, how do I get them to stay on the c drive when they move to and OneDrive? Thanks for any info.

    :)
     
    GwynEvans, Feb 6, 2019
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  2. Transferring files and documents to a new computer - onedrive issues

    Hi Williams,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    It seems that you have set sync settings to sync every folder and as well as external hard drive and save only on cloud. We would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below to avail folders (Docs) locally.



    1. Install OneDrive and open
      File Explorer
      .
    2. Right click on OneDrive icon on the right pane.
    3. Then select Make available offline.



      You may also want to refer
      OneDrive help
      and go through all topics under
      Popular topics and check for settings.





      Hope it helps.

      If you find the answer useful, kindly tick your response.
     
    Manjunath_H, Feb 6, 2019
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    This issue may be due to an incorrect location target. To correct this, kindly follow these steps:

    • Right click the Documents folder where OneDrive files are showing.
    • Select Properties, and then Location. Yours might look like this:
      C:\Users\Your username\OneDrive\Documents.
    • If this is the case, you will need to create a new folder, select all the OneDrive files in the
      Documents folder, and then change its location to transfer it to the created folder.
    • After emptying the Documents folder, right click it and change the location to:
      C:\Users\Your username\Documents.

    Feel free to post back should you need any help with Windows.
     
    Dennis Mop, Feb 6, 2019
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  4. Documents file on ca drive and ONeDrive

    File History not backing up OneDrive Documents folder (but correctly backing up other OneDrive folders)

    I have my Documents folder and all my photos located in my OneDrive, so that they are always backed up to the cloud. I have previously successfully also used File History to back up all my user files and
    libraries (including the OneDrive folder) to a local external drive and it has worked fine for many years. However, recently I noticed that there is something strange happening with the Documents subfolder in the OneDrive folder of the File History backup
    when I went to restore a previous version of a file in OneDrive\Documents and the 'Restore personal files' view showed
    only a small number of files and folders, not the whole of the current contents of the OneDrive\Documents folder. Moreover, instead of the most recent automatic backup date showing (effectively) the current state of the OneDrive\Documents folder,
    it only showed files that had been modified since the previous automatic backup date. If I manually went backwards in time through the backups, I could see other files in my OneDrive\Documents folder that had been modified previously and were still currently
    in that folder, but for some reason were not showing in the 'Restore personal files' view of the most recent backup.

    I thought something must have gotten out of sync with the File History database, so I stopped the file history service, deleted the
    %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory folder, deleted the File History backup folder from the external drive and then rebooted the PC. As expected after rebooting and going into Control Panel -> File History it showed that
    File History was off and there was no File History drive set. I then created a new File History backup to the external drive and checked that there were no 'excluded folders' set. Absolutely everything else got backed up correctly in the new backup, except
    for just the OneDrive\Documents folder, which wasn't created at all in the new backup. For example, my OneDrive\Pictures folder backup correctly had all 22.3GB of data comprising 13,067 files and 255 folders, exactly as expected.

    I then modified a test file in my OneDrive\Documents folder, clicked on 'Run Now' in File History and then checked the backup. There was now a Documents folder showing in the OneDrive folder, but it contained
    just that one test file I had modified.

    I tried the suggestion I had seen in a previous discussion thread about this problem of manually adding the full OneDrive\Documents path to the list of backed up folders. It was already there in the list,
    but I tried adding it anyway. It made no difference and the folder is still not being backed up.

    Why isn't File History backing up all of the folders in OneDrive and selectively refusing to back up just the Documents folder?
     
    RichardG_2010, Feb 6, 2019
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