Windows 10: How to liberate my Documents folder from OneDrive?

Discus and support How to liberate my Documents folder from OneDrive? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; When I installed Windows 10, OneDrive was installed by default. I have a SSD and larger disk storage, so I changed the location of my Documents folder... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by trippap, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. trippap Win User

    How to liberate my Documents folder from OneDrive?


    When I installed Windows 10, OneDrive was installed by default. I have a SSD and larger disk storage, so I changed the location of my Documents folder to the disk, which put it into OneDrive's control. I'm now trying to go back to having user folders such as Desktop and Documents in my user profile folder on the system (CHow to liberate my Documents folder from OneDrive? :) drive. I have moved everything out of the OneDrive folder that got put on my D: drive except an empty Documents folder, the only one that has a Location tab. If I try to change Location back to default, I receive the error message that it can't move the folder because there is a folder in the same location that can't be redirected. There is no Documents folder in my user profile on C:, and there are no files in the Documents folder in the OneDrive folder. I don't know what "same location" refers to. The profile folder? How can I get a movable documents folder back into my user profile folder?

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    trippap, Aug 8, 2019
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  2. Why I have TWO Documents folders?

    ok so lemme start off my saying i recently wiped my system and installed windows 10
    and i noticed even more recently that i seem to have TWO documents folders...
    i have one that has nothing that it should in it and the other somehow is linked to Onedrive...
    the onedrive linked one has everything that the non onedrive should. (game saves, etc)
    my question is...why? is this normal cause i can't imagine it is...
    i don't think steam game save cloud will work with onedrive so i need to know, is this fixable WITHOUT another wipe? i have no idea how my onedrive got synced with my documents folder. i didn't set it up that way. any help is appreciated!
    thanks!
     
    TheMatt1984, Aug 8, 2019
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  3. Downloads folder is the Documents folder

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to Restore to Default the folders and document settings and see if it helps.

    Step 1:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Download folder.
    • Right click on the Download Folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.


    Step 2:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Documents folder.
    • Right click on the Document folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.
    After performing above steps change the settings as you required and check if it helps.

    Hope these information helps, please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Prabhavathi Patil, Aug 8, 2019
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  4. Micah Bat Win User

    How to liberate my Documents folder from OneDrive?

    Documents/Pictures folders under 'This PC' refer to onedrive - not the local folders

    Since the only folder that has incorrect file path is the Documents folder under This PC, we would suggest you do the same steps provided above. However, do it in your Documents folder under This PC. To do so, kindly follow the steps below:

    • Open File Explorer
    • Click This PC
    • Right-click on Documents
    • Click Properties
    • Click Location
    • Click Restore Default
    • Click Apply
    • Click OK
    Also, we would like to inform you that "winhelponline.com" is not associated with Microsoft.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Micah Bat, Aug 8, 2019
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