Windows 10: How can I delete files/folders from my computer after they are already backed up to OneDrive?

Discus and support How can I delete files/folders from my computer after they are already backed up to OneDrive? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; How can I delete files/folders from my computer after they are already backed up to OneDrive? All of the space on my PC is just about gone. I'm not... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by michelledeneebaker, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. How can I delete files/folders from my computer after they are already backed up to OneDrive?


    How can I delete files/folders from my computer after they are already backed up to OneDrive? All of the space on my PC is just about gone. I'm not sure which files/folders I can safely delete without deleting them from OneDrive too. Help!

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    michelledeneebaker, Jan 23, 2021
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  2. Nikhar_K Win User

    Error while deleting file/folders

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    Please reply with the following details to help you with the appropriate troubleshooting steps:



    • Which files/folders are you trying to delete?
    • What is the exact error message you receive?
    • Are you trying to delete the files from OneDrive or your computer?


    If you are facing issues in deleting files from OneDrive, you can refer the steps mentioned in the article

    Delete files or folders in OneDrive
    .



    You can also get in touch with the OneDrive support team they will look into this for you and help you accordingly. Follow the below steps to contact the OneDrive support team.



    Sign in to OneDrive.com from any browser, click the ‘?’ help icon on the top banner of the page and select
    Email OneDrive support. Submit your question and follow the prompts to request support.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Jan 23, 2021
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  3. Trouble deleting a folder

    Thanks for the suggestion but it says "delete folder failed for E:\....." for each folder I try.

    *Confused How can I delete files/folders from my computer after they are already backed up to OneDrive? :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well How can I delete files/folders from my computer after they are already backed up to OneDrive? :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Jan 23, 2021
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  4. PwgAndE Win User

    How can I delete files/folders from my computer after they are already backed up to OneDrive?

    Backing Up OneDrive Folder with File History

    I am backing two computers - a desktop and a laptop, both running Windows 10 - to an external hard drive via File History. On each computer, the majority of our files are in a OneDrive folder, so I have included OneDrive on the list of folders to back
    up. On the desktop, all subfolders in the OneDrive folder back up just fine (Erika's Pictures, Erika's Music, Erika's Documents). On the laptop, Peter's Music and Peter's Documents back up, but Peter's Pictures does not. To get it to back up, I have to manually,
    separately, add it to the list of folders that File History includes. Obviously, this is easy enough to do, but I don't understand why it is happening or how to fix it. Any ideas? Thank you.
     
    PwgAndE, Jan 23, 2021
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