Windows 10: How to restore default location of Documents folder, after uninstalling OneDrive?

Discus and support How to restore default location of Documents folder, after uninstalling OneDrive? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; After uninstalling OneDrive, Windows refuses to let me restore the user Documents folder back to the original location.I am doing so by clicking on the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by JasonHathawayFoster, May 5, 2021.

  1. How to restore default location of Documents folder, after uninstalling OneDrive?


    After uninstalling OneDrive, Windows refuses to let me restore the user Documents folder back to the original location.I am doing so by clicking on the "Restore Default" button from the Properties menu, on the This PC > Documents folder:First, it tells me the folder does not exists and asks would I like to create it, and I click "yes".Then it asks if I want to move files from the old location to the new location, to which I also click the "yes" button.And then I get the following error message, saying the folder cannot be

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    JasonHathawayFoster, May 5, 2021
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  2. Brink Win User

    Cannot restore default location of Documents folder

    Hello MurakamiFan, and welcome to Ten Forums. *Smile

    If you like, you can download and merge the .reg file in step 5 of Option Two in the tutorial below to automatically restore the default location of your Documents folder.

    *Arrow Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
     
    Brink, May 5, 2021
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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, May 5, 2021
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  4. Yolvi Ell Win User

    How to restore default location of Documents folder, after uninstalling OneDrive?

    Documents Destination

    The next troubleshooting step we suggest is to restore the default location of the folders. To do this, follow these steps:


    • Right-click the Start button.

    • Choose File Explorer.

    • Type shell:UsersFilesFolder in the address bar.

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    • Right-click the Documents folder.

    • Click the Location tab.

    • Click Restore Default.

    • Click OK.



    Follow the same steps to restore the default location for your Pictures folder.



    Give these steps a shot and check if the folders are unlinked from OneDrive.
     
    Yolvi Ell, May 5, 2021
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