Windows 10: OneDrive will delete your files if you use more than one PC with the same microsoft account.

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  1. eero_255 Win User

    OneDrive will delete your files if you use more than one PC with the same microsoft account.


    Beware of using OneDrive as a means to synchronize files between more than one PC using the same microsoft account. Unlike Dropbox, which allows multiple PC to have a shared Dropbox folder that synchronizes across PCs, OneDrive fails to keep track of file added from different PCs and will often delete your files when you move between computers using the same microsoft account.


    This failure to sync files has been repeatedly demonstrated. I had to stop using OneDrive completely and go back to Dropbox which works flawlessly.


    Microsoft needs to fix OneDrive -- deleting your precious data is never a good thing. Do not use OneDrive as a replacement for Dropbox.

    :)
     
    eero_255, Aug 31, 2019
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  2. Vesao Win User

    Remove account


    I suggest you backup your personalized files first before removing the account.
    To delete an account, follow these steps:
    1. Press WIN + X keys and click Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
    2. Type the following command and press Enter. Replace test with the name of your sister's account. Code:
      Code:
      net user test /del
     
    Vesao, Aug 31, 2019
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  3. Microsoft office files doesn't open in OneDrive and won't sync in Windows 10.

    Hi CauZion,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to Delete cached files from Upload Center.

    • Go to start menu and open Upload Center for Office.
    • Go to Settings.
    • Click on 'Delete Cached Files for Office.'
    • Click OK and check if the status.
    I suggest you Change the OneDrive Location in Windows 10 and check if it works.

    To change the OneDrive folder location in Windows 10, you have unlink OneDrive from your account and then repeat the setup process:

    • Right-click on the OneDrive
      icon in the notification area and then select Settings
    • Select "Settings" and then select "Unlink OneDrive"
    • Follow the setup process again and ensure to select the new drive or location to have OneDrive sync to; you must wait for your files to download again to the new location
    Please note: if you've connected your Windows 10 user account with your Microsoft account, OneDrive won't let you unlink the application. You'll have to unlink your
    Microsoft account from your Windows account first.

    Hope it helps. Please reply to us with the status of the issue.

    Thanks.
     
    Anil Madishetty, Aug 31, 2019
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  4. OneDrive will delete your files if you use more than one PC with the same microsoft account.

    Deleting microsoft account

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community.

    I do appreciate your efforts and time.

    Are you trying to access emails using a Mail app or Office Outlook?

    If you are using a Mail app, then I suggest you to try the steps below and check if it helps.

    Run the troubleshooter for Windows apps:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/run-the-troubleshooter-for-windows-apps

    Check for updates for apps from Windows Store and install if you find any.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/check-for-updates-for-apps-and-games-from-windows-store#



    Restart the computer and check. Also, check for Windows updates.

    Try to run the following commands and check if it helps.

    • Type CMD in Search. Right click on it to run as an administrator.
    • Type the following 4 commands at the CMD prompt:
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    sfc /scannow

    powershell

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

    • Close the CMD window.
    • Check to see if the issue is resolved. If not, restart the PC.
    If you want to delete the account, then you need to create a new account/use existing Microsoft account and then give administrator permissions to it, then delete the old account.

    Or other option is switching to a local account, then when switching a Microsoft account, it will ask you for the account, then enter a different email address and password.

    Follow the steps below.



    Step 1

    Refer the link below to create a new account and to switch to a local account.

    Set up accounts:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/getstarted-set-up-accounts



    Step 2

    Follow the steps to change the account type of the new account to administrator by navigating to user accounts under control panel:

    a. Press Window key + X and select Control Panel.

    b. Click on User accounts.

    c. Click on Manage another account.

    d. Click on the new account that you have just created.

    e. Click on Change account type settings.

    f. Click on Change account type.

    g. Click on Administrator.

    h. Click on Change account type.

    i. Restart the computer and log in through the new administrator account.

    Step 3

    To remove the account log into your old account and delete it.

    • Press Window key + X and select Control Panel.
    • Click on User accounts.
    • Click on Manage another account and then select the user account that you want to delete.
    • Click on “delete the account”.
    • Depending on whether you want to “Keep the files” or “Delete the files” choose the appropriate option.
    • You can delete the other accounts similarly.
    Note: Once deleted, the user accounts cannot be recovered. Make sure you back up any data if required.

    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Kalpana Shankarappa, Aug 31, 2019
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