Windows 10: Issues with saving after deleting onedrive

Discus and support Issues with saving after deleting onedrive in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hello, I uninstalled OneDrive, and now when I try to save anything to my desktop, I get the error message "The directory name is invalid." It shows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by CBoyd19, May 7, 2021.

  1. CBoyd19 Win User

    Issues with saving after deleting onedrive


    Hello, I uninstalled OneDrive, and now when I try to save anything to my desktop, I get the error message "The directory name is invalid." It shows that the path I'm using to save is C:\users\clair\desktop\filename. How can I fix this issue? If I save something in a folder on my desktop, it works just fine, but if the doc itself is on the desktop, I get that error message.

    :)
     
    CBoyd19, May 7, 2021
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  2. Utilities that I run can no longer automatically save files to my OneDrive

    Hi Alan,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    To set OneDrive as your default location to save your documents and files, follow the below steps.

    1. Click on the OneDrive icon from the Taskbar area > Click on the menu button (three-dots) on the top-right corner > Click on
      Settings > Go to the Auto Save tab.
    2. Using the drop-down menu, select OneDrive for
      Desktop
      , Documents, and Pictures and click on
      OK.
    3. Once you complete the above steps, restart the computer once and try saving the files generated from utilities and check if it is saving in
      C:\Users\myname\OneDrive\Documents folder.

    If you are still facing the same issue, then I suggest you to contact OneDrive support for further assistance on this issue by following the below steps.

    • Login to
      https://onedrive.com/
      .
    • Click the ? Help icon on the top banner of the page.
    • Select Email OneDrive support for the further assistance.
     
    Shafeeq_Khan, May 7, 2021
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  3. Jerry8A Win User
    Recent (Save Files) - Change Default Settings to OneDrive

    Hello -
    Thanks for the return. Before I undertake changing the Registry, I have a question.
    The steps in my Registry, for my version of Windows 10, were a bit different, but I think I eventually got to the right spot.
    The last step is to change the number of places you want to list in Recent Places. In my case, the default Max Display listed 50 as the number. So, if I were to change that number, how do I know the Save As page will be one of those places? Or, a similar question, will this registry change delete the tab Recent from my Save As page? This is what I would like to happen.
    When I received my computer in Nov. 2016, the Recent tab was not listed in the Save As page. Something caused it to be added over time. Which brings me to this second question. Would there be any benefit in deleting the changed registry listing and reverting back to the default listing? See attachment.
    Jerry
     
    Jerry8A, May 7, 2021
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  4. Issues with saving after deleting onedrive

    Windows 10 - OneDrive

    Right click on the app and one of the properties has an option to not automatically start it. Uncheck, restart the computer, and it should stop. If you want to go another step further, find the OneDrive app in the start menu, right click on it and uninstall.

    If that is still insufficient, there is a batch uninstaller for OneDrive available online. I can copy the code here if you need it.
     
    FordGT90Concept, May 7, 2021
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