Windows 10: "This PC" My Documents folder pointing to One Drive and Cannot Change

Discus and support "This PC" My Documents folder pointing to One Drive and Cannot Change in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Not sure how it happened, but now both the One Drive - My Documents and the This PC - My Documents shortcuts in the file explorer both point to the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Papabear706, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. "This PC" My Documents folder pointing to One Drive and Cannot Change


    Not sure how it happened, but now both the One Drive - My Documents and the This PC - My Documents shortcuts in the file explorer both point to the "One Drive" My Documents folder. AND apparently that setting was backed up to One Drive, because my new PC now has that setting after I signed in to my Microsoft account.

    How do I fix this?

    Thanks in advance

    :)
     
    Papabear706, Jan 6, 2019
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  2. Downloads folder is the Documents folder

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to Restore to Default the folders and document settings and see if it helps.

    Step 1:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Download folder.
    • Right click on the Download Folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.


    Step 2:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Documents folder.
    • Right click on the Document folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.
    After performing above steps change the settings as you required and check if it helps.

    Hope these information helps, please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Prabhavathi Patil, Jan 6, 2019
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  3. Micah Bat Win User
    Documents/Pictures folders under 'This PC' refer to onedrive - not the local folders

    Since the only folder that has incorrect file path is the Documents folder under This PC, we would suggest you do the same steps provided above. However, do it in your Documents folder under This PC. To do so, kindly follow the steps below:

    • Open File Explorer
    • Click This PC
    • Right-click on Documents
    • Click Properties
    • Click Location
    • Click Restore Default
    • Click Apply
    • Click OK
    Also, we would like to inform you that "winhelponline.com" is not associated with Microsoft.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Micah Bat, Jan 6, 2019
    #3
  4. CP2009 Win User

    "This PC" My Documents folder pointing to One Drive and Cannot Change

    Documents/Pictures folders under 'This PC' refer to onedrive - not the local folders

    Thank you for the quick response, Micah.

    My documents are already being saved to 'This PC only'.

    The Documents folder in the libraries is correct (local drive).

    The Documents folder in the quick access area is correct (local drive).

    The only thing that is incorrect is the documents folder under 'This PC'?

    Also is 'winhelponline.com' affiliated with Microsoft?

    Thanks again
     
    CP2009, Jan 6, 2019
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