Windows 10: OneDrive Has Taken Over The File Structure!

Discus and support OneDrive Has Taken Over The File Structure! in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My son just got a new Win10 machine and got himself set up on it. Today, I went to help him with a software install and I saw that OneDrive has sort of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by billyjk, Sep 3, 2020.

  1. billyjk Win User

    OneDrive Has Taken Over The File Structure!


    My son just got a new Win10 machine and got himself set up on it. Today, I went to help him with a software install and I saw that OneDrive has sort of taken over things! Folders on the desktop have little cloud icons (or x's, or updating icons), some folders can't be deleted and the Desktop is now located under OneDrive instead of under "This PC".

    He has started to create some files/content already, so I don't want to make a mistake by exploring different settings and potentially losing those files. I did a quick Google lookup and I didn't find consensus on how to remedy this.

    Is there a simple "I don't want OneDrive" setting that will just return things back to the way that Win10 machines are typically set up? Or some other fix? Figured I'd ask here before trying things on my own.

    Thanks in advance for your help!!

    :)
     
    billyjk, Sep 3, 2020
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  2. folder structure of /users/... and relation to OneDrive

    Some new installations of Windows 10 do not have folder in the /users/%username%/ folder or have only 1 or a few of the standard structure of 'backups, desktop, documents, downloads, pictures, music, video'. but the OneDrive folder structure is complete
    for more so. The OneDrive/documents is populated with files, but the c:/users/documents/ has no files, The 'Quick Access' list is compete and properly populated. Shall I generate the file structure in the /users/%username%/ folder? Any good articles?

    Thanks. Howard
     
    HowardSartori, Sep 3, 2020
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  3. Extracting Zip Files


    Thanks pyramid10 for your contribution, I ensured that the steps taken and the source and destination folders were the same, in the using zip7 as suggested by BunnyJ resolved all issues for me.
    I am the first to admit that I am a long long way from understanding the intricacies of computers and if truth be told I am now to old anyway to absorb much information.
    Cheers.
     
    croydonian, Sep 3, 2020
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  4. OneDrive Has Taken Over The File Structure!

    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, Sep 3, 2020
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