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  1. Luca_W11 Win User

    Just need a little more help with removing all OneDrive files and ensuring that no files in...


    I had asked this question back in end of March, received a reply, and replied to that quite a while later, but have not received a response. I did take too long to attempt the actions and then ask about, so that is my fault. For the time being, I do still need that help.One Drive has been unlinked from my computer and I have confirmed that deleting something off of the One Drive website does not affect my computer's files. I was informed to then create a folder and then move all files to that folder. How do I do that step by step? Do I send the files from the website itself? If I move a file t

    :)
     
    Luca_W11, Apr 25, 2024
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  2. slozomby Win User

    Recent File List

    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file1

    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file2
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file3
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file4
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file5
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file6
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file7
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file8
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file9
    ...

    you get the idea. ( too lazy to put it in a for loop and test it.

    or just open regedit and remove all the fileX from that key.
     
    slozomby, Apr 25, 2024
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  3. Why were SMART Files Removed from OneDrive in Windows 10?

    Technical Level : Basic

    Summary

    This article details why SMART files, also known as placeholder files, were removed from OneDrive in Windows 10.

    Details

    OneDrive has gone through many changes in Windows 10, most notably the removal of SMART files (placeholder files) from OneDrive. They still exist in Windows 8.1, however they were removed, hopefully temporarily, from OneDrive in Windows 10 because of the
    fragmented sync engines between OneDrive on Windows 7/Mac, OneDrive on Windows 8.1, and OneDrive for Business. The following article details what changes the OneDrive team made and why they made them:

    Taking the Next Step in
    OneDrive

    From a development point of view, it's a much better approach to consolidate their codebase, but from a user point of view, it's very frustrating.

    Like many of us, if you want that feature back, please vote for it here on the OneDrive UserVoice page:

    OneDrive UserVoice: "Sync online only" for Ondrive

    Getting Started with OneDrive and Choosing Folders

    To get started with OneDrive in Windows 10, please review these pages to familiarize yourself with the tools new processes:

    Since you cannot choose which files are Available Online-only and Available Offline, you can choose the folders you want to sync. Review these two pages:

     
    stanimal21, Apr 25, 2024
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  4. flycaster Win User

    Just need a little more help with removing all OneDrive files and ensuring that no files in...

    Remove files from OneDrive?

    Thanks. Was helpful and I'm now set up on OneDrive.

    - - - Updated - - -

    OK, I have removed the files/folders I did not want on the cloud, however when going to File Explorer>OneDrive, these files/folders are still showing under OneDrive. As they have been removed from the cloud, can I now simply delete them from File Explorer>OneDrive? These files/folders were taken from another folder that still exists within File Explorer. My fear is that if I remove from OneDrive, I may be removing them from the computer's hard drive???
     
    flycaster, Apr 25, 2024
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