Windows 10: How to remove OneDrive User folder in newly installed Windows 11?

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  1. Sammy888 Win User

    How to remove OneDrive User folder in newly installed Windows 11?


    OneDrive rendered it's ugly forceful face during the W11 installation process. It created a directory called C:\Users\NAME\OneDrive.It has my Desktop, Documents, Pictures, Downloads et all redirected to here. I want that gone. I want it how it used to be.I've uninstalled OneDrive but that hasn't resolved this issue. I believe I need to tell Windows to link Desktop, Documents, Pictures etc to C:\Users\NAME\DesktopC:\Users\NAME\PicturesC:\Users\NAME\Downloads.

    :)
     
    Sammy888, May 19, 2022
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  2. Freezer Win User

    Windows 10 - OneDrive

    Anyone know how to remove "OneDrive - For Business" from the Explorer navigation panel? I've tried just about every registry modification, and windows policy for "Onedrive" but they only seem to work for the consumer product, not for onedrive for business.

    The onedrive product alone is so damn annoying and continues to load itself upon startup, even when it's explicitly remove from startup. It continues to automatically load and unload itself from within the startup folder... while I'm actively watching it load itself into the startup folder.
     
    Freezer, May 19, 2022
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  3. Diadochos Win User
    OneDrive and user file folders

    In Windows 10, I put my user file folders (My Documents, My Music, etc.) into my OneDrive folder. But this seemed to confuse the OneDrive app, as well as Windows. I guess I should have known better than do do this with system folders, rather than just those
    system folders’ subfolders.

    Anyway, upon rebooting, the system user file folders reappeared of their own accord in their original, default locations. So evidentally that makes the folders I moved into OneDrive just ‘copies’ that are no longer system folders.

    And now it seems the files in my ‘copied’ user file folders often get replicated in, or moved into, the newly-reappeared system user file folders. (And no, I’m sure I didn’t simply accidentally misfile them there.) And I’m pretty sure this is causing OneDrive
    to make backup errors, because now it sometimes asks if I’m sure I want some files removed that I don’t want removed, and that I never tried to remove.

    I researched how to move Windows user file folders elsewhere, but none of the instructions I’ve found seem to pertain to my OneDrive problem.

    I suppose I could fix this problem by creating a OneDrive folder in each of My Documents, My Music My Pictures and My Videos, and then put my ‘copied’ user file folders into the OneDrive folders, but this seems unduly messy. Also, I don’t know if it could
    cause problems to do this with the other user file folders (Desktop, Favorites, etc.).

    So, how do I fix this so that Windows and OneDrive are happy, and my data is still backed up in the cloud?

    BTW, is this a complete list of default user file subfolders in a user file folder? So far, I haven’t been able to find such a list.

    My Documents

    Music

    Pictures

    Videos

    Desktop

    Downloads

    Scans

    Favorites

    Links

    3D Objects

    Thanks for any help anyone can give.
     
    Diadochos, May 19, 2022
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  4. Anusha Win User

    How to remove OneDrive User folder in newly installed Windows 11?

    C windows installer folder - Delete?

    He can do symbolic link redirection and move the files in it to a different location. *Wink How to remove OneDrive User folder in newly installed Windows 11? ;)
    Better try it out in a virtual of first. Just a suggestion.

    Like:
    First move everything in c:\windows\installer to d:\installercache
    Then delete c:\windows\installer folder
    Then type this in command mode as admin
    mklink /d c:\windows\installer d:\installercache

    Removing those installer files is a bad idea. it might prevent you from updating or uninstalling apps.
     
    Anusha, May 19, 2022
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