Windows 10: Turning off One Drive/Move Documents Folder

Discus and support Turning off One Drive/Move Documents Folder in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I just bought a new Acer laptop with Windows 10 64-bit pre-installed. I updated Windows to the most current version out there. I am trying to move... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Gail Klos, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. Gail Klos Win User

    Turning off One Drive/Move Documents Folder


    I just bought a new Acer laptop with Windows 10 64-bit pre-installed. I updated Windows to the most current version out there.


    I am trying to move the Windows Documents, Pictures and Desktop folders to a location other than under the User but am denied access, apparently because these are currently saving to C:\User\myuser\OneDrive\Pictures etc. I was able to move the Music and Videos folders which were not directed to the OneDrive location. I don't intend to use OneDrive. I've tried unlinking OneDrive and the OneDrive account and restarted, no change. I went into Settings> System Storage> and attempted to change the Save locations to This PC only, but all drop-downs were set to Acer C:\ with no other options to change. OneDrive and This PC were not options. I uninstalled OneDrive or attempted to and still no change.


    Apparently when Windows is first installed you are given the option to use OneDrive or just save files to This PC. How can I change this setting back to This PC only? Or do I need to reinstall Windows to get to the option allowing me to save to this PC only?


    I am trying to change the location of these default folders because on my last PC the user became corrupted and I lost access to all the data. It was a nightmare to restore so I'm trying to separate my data from the user.

    :)
     
    Gail Klos, Feb 29, 2020
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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, Feb 29, 2020
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  3. DaveM121 Win User
    Turned Hard Drive into Music folder

    • Create a folder on the D drive and name it 'Music'
    • Move all the files and folders that should be in the Music folder into this new folder
    • Then in Quick Access, right click the Windows Music Library, select Properties
    • Then on the location Tab, set its location to the new 'Music' folder
    • When asked if you want to merge contents - Select 'No'
    • Click 'Apply' and 'OK'

    If you want you can leave the music folder on the D Drive, or you can then click 'Restore Default' to move it back onto the C Drive

    If needs be for the Documents folder, you can perform the same operation by creating a new Documents folder on the D Drive

    NOTE: the important step is (5) do not merge the contents . . .
     
    DaveM121, Feb 29, 2020
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  4. Frogger Win User

    Turning off One Drive/Move Documents Folder

    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile Turning off One Drive/Move Documents Folder :)
     
    Frogger, Feb 29, 2020
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