Windows 10: Stop onedrive from Syncing my Documents+desktop folder!

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  1. Stop onedrive from Syncing my Documents+desktop folder!


    I have Installed FF14 from steam onto my External drive and have tried to install the games Launcher onto my external drive as well but Windows insists on choosing its default as my Onedrive Documents/Desktop folder and I can't move it. I cannot access the Settings at all when Syncing is paused. When it says 'your files are synced' and I try to un-choose the Documents folder it states it Can't stop syncing folder because its the Windows Documents/Desktop folder and is an important folder in Windows and is pointed to OneDrive. How the heck can I fix this to keep it from syncing my Desktop and D

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    WiLdDEATHbrony, Jul 24, 2022
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  2. MisterEd Win User

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    It is possible because I just did it a week ago.

    I don't remember the exact steps and can't verify this since I stopped all syncs with OneDrive and uninstalled it when done.

    I got the same error when I tried to move the Documents folder from OneDrive
    I went into the OneDrive Settings, then Backup > Manage backup.
    I unchecked the selection for the Documents folder.
    Once I did that I was able to move the Documents folder from OneDrive

    This is the only way I know to do it. I suggest you only keep things in the Documents folder you don't want synced with OneDrive. For files currently in OneDrive\Documents that you still want to sync with OneDrive, create a new folder and move them there. Then just add this folder to the ones synced by OneDrive
     
    MisterEd, Jul 24, 2022
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  3. Why I have TWO Documents folders?

    ok so lemme start off my saying i recently wiped my system and installed windows 10
    and i noticed even more recently that i seem to have TWO documents folders...
    i have one that has nothing that it should in it and the other somehow is linked to Onedrive...
    the onedrive linked one has everything that the non onedrive should. (game saves, etc)
    my question is...why? is this normal cause i can't imagine it is...
    i don't think steam game save cloud will work with onedrive so i need to know, is this fixable WITHOUT another wipe? i have no idea how my onedrive got synced with my documents folder. i didn't set it up that way. any help is appreciated!
    thanks!
     
    TheMatt1984, Jul 24, 2022
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  4. Stop onedrive from Syncing my Documents+desktop folder!

    Stop OneDrive from Syncing the Documents folder

    Hi,

    I recently bought a new PC. I set up OneDrive as I always do, except this time it's syncing the Desktop, Documents and Pictures. I don't want the documents or the desktop to be synced as I work with very big files as as well as Outlook .PST's not syncing whilst
    Outlook is open.

    Anyone know how to turn off syncing from these folders? Here's a video of what I did to turn the syncing off, but the settings won't stay off:



    Thanks.

    Mike.
     
    Michael M. Knight, Jul 24, 2022
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