Windows 10: Stop OneDrive from Syncing the Documents folder

Discus and support Stop OneDrive from Syncing the Documents folder in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Michael M. Knight, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. 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:


    https://youtu.be/zbfc1sNNzZM


    Thanks.

    Mike.

    :)
     
    Michael M. Knight, Nov 24, 2019
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  2. 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, Nov 24, 2019
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  3. 越斌董 Win User
    Onedrive Sync with "User/Documents"

    I am using OneDrive to sync documents. I linked the Documents folder to OneDrive and it is synced. The problem is that many applications are using the folder "User/Documents", so the data of them is synced to OneDrive too. But I don't want to sync them.
    How to deal with this problem?

    And I am also using OneNote. OneNote files are all in folder Documents. If I unlink "User/Documents" to OneDrive, will the OneNote stop sync?

    Thanks!
     
    越斌董, Nov 24, 2019
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  4. DaveM121 Win User

    Stop OneDrive from Syncing the Documents folder

    How can I stop a folder from being pushed to OneDrive

    Hi 3201Hunter

    If your Documents folder is being Synced to OneDrive, your only option to stop that sub-folder from being synced to OneDrive is to move that sub-folder out of your Documents folder to another location, so it is not included in the sync list . . .
     
    DaveM121, Nov 24, 2019
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