Windows 10: Returning files from onedrive

Discus and support Returning files from onedrive in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi, I recently started using onedrive. During set up I chose to backup my files thinking there would be a copy of the files from my desktop,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by DavidW368, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. DavidW368 Win User

    Returning files from onedrive


    Hi,


    I recently started using onedrive. During set up I chose to backup my files thinking there would be a copy of the files from my desktop, documents, and my pictures stored in the onedrive folder. What I did not expect was that after choosing this, all of these files would be removed from my local hard drive and replaced with a link saying "where are my files". I cannot stand this and want the files back the way they were. I have turned off the files-on-demand feature, but it seems like all this does is stop moving new files to the cloud. Is there a way to have it return the files back to my computer?


    I realize I could do this manually but unfortunately, I set this up on three different PCs and so I have all of the desktop, documents, and picture files from the three computers merged together. It will be painful to sort this out manually.


    thanks.

    :)
     
    DavidW368, Apr 8, 2021
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  2. 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, Apr 8, 2021
    #2
  3. Onedrive

    Hi Hiatt,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I suggest you to refer the article Find
    lost or missing files in OneDrive
    for more information regarding the missing files.



    If the issue still persists please follow the steps to contact
    OneDrive support for further assistance on this issue.

    1. Login to OneDrive.com.
    2. Click the ? Help icon on the top banner of the page.
    3. Select Email OneDrive support for the further assistance.






    Muralidhar

    Microsoft Community Moderator
     
    Muralidhar_G, Apr 8, 2021
    #3
  4. Returning files from onedrive

    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, Apr 8, 2021
    #4
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