Windows 10: Onedrive folder how to restore from the onedrive folder to my user folder?

Discus and support Onedrive folder how to restore from the onedrive folder to my user folder? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I removed/uninstalled OneDrive but I still have a OneDrive folder and most of my files are in that folder including my documents, pics and desktop.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by BMackey1, Jan 2, 2021.

  1. BMackey1 Win User

    Onedrive folder how to restore from the onedrive folder to my user folder?


    I removed/uninstalled OneDrive but I still have a OneDrive folder and most of my files are in that folder including my documents, pics and desktop. While my computer seems to work okay can I restore the location of these files in my user folder rather than in the OneDrive folder? I have searched and can't find anywhere how to get the accomplished.

    :)
     
    BMackey1, Jan 2, 2021
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  2. TarAn_D Win User

    Move the OneDrive Folder

    Move the OneDrive Folder in Windows 10

    When you set up OneDrive to sync with your computer, a folder C:\Users\XXXX\OneDrive will be created to store the contents. XXXX denotes your username. To move this folder to another location follow these simple steps:

    1. Unlink OneDrive from your PC:

    • Go to the taskbar notification area
    • Right-click on the OneDrive icon
    • Select settings
    • Click: Unlink this PC
    2. Delete the C:\Users\XXXX\OneDrive folder

    3. Create a new folder (target folder) for OneDrive contents, e.g. D:\OneDrive

    4. Create Directory Junction for the new folder

    • In the search area of the taskbar type CMD and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter
    • In the command window type
    mklink /J C:\Users\XXXX\OneDrive D:\OneDrive

    adjusting it to your specific username and selection of the target folder

    5. Link again OneDrive to your PC using the OneDrive icon in the taskbar notification area
     
    TarAn_D, Jan 2, 2021
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  3. 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, Jan 2, 2021
    #3
  4. Diadochos Win User

    Onedrive folder how to restore from the onedrive folder to my user folder?

    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, Jan 2, 2021
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