Windows 10: Why do the settings in onedrive offer folders to make unavailable

Discus and support Why do the settings in onedrive offer folders to make unavailable in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; that when you deselect the folder you are told that you can not do this? Is there a point to offering what can not be achieved?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Ziggyzzz, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. Ziggyzzz Win User

    Why do the settings in onedrive offer folders to make unavailable


    that when you deselect the folder you are told that you can not do this?


    Is there a point to offering what can not be achieved?

    :)
     
    Ziggyzzz, Feb 26, 2021
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  2. TarAn_D Win User

    Move the OneDrive Folder

    Move the OneDrive Folder in Windows 10

    When you set up OneDrive to sync with your computer, a folder C:\Users\XXXX\OneDrive will be created to store the contents. XXXX denotes your username. To move this folder to another location follow these simple steps:

    1. Unlink OneDrive from your PC:

    • Go to the taskbar notification area
    • Right-click on the OneDrive icon
    • Select settings
    • Click: Unlink this PC
    2. Delete the C:\Users\XXXX\OneDrive folder

    3. Create a new folder (target folder) for OneDrive contents, e.g. D:\OneDrive

    4. Create Directory Junction for the new folder

    • In the search area of the taskbar type CMD and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter
    • In the command window type
    mklink /J C:\Users\XXXX\OneDrive D:\OneDrive

    adjusting it to your specific username and selection of the target folder

    5. Link again OneDrive to your PC using the OneDrive icon in the taskbar notification area
     
    TarAn_D, Feb 26, 2021
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  3. OneDrive folder icon changed to plain

    Hi,

    Thank you for replying.

    I understand your concern and suggest you to Unlink OneDrive and run OneDrive setup
    again and check. Here is the steps:


    • Right-click the white OneDrive cloud icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.

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      (You might need to click the Show hidden icons arrow next to the notification area to see the
      OneDrive icon.)

    • Click Settings, and then click Unlink.

    • Follow the steps in the Welcome to OneDrive wizard to set up OneDrive.
    Do notify us if the issue still persists and we'll be glad to help.
     
    Navneet Anand, Feb 26, 2021
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  4. RCoon Win User

    Why do the settings in onedrive offer folders to make unavailable

    OneDrive - Bait and switch (but to what?)

    Google Drive offers 17GB free, I see no discernible reason to bother with OneDrive's crippled storage capacity.

    EDIT: For a painless transfer, I used microsoft's SyncToy to do a daily backup of DropBox/OneDrive items nightly at 4PM to a Google Drive folder. Once I had finished setting up my phone's automatic backup and had my work flow transferred, I just stopped the auto-backup script and uninstalled OneDrive/DropBox and carried on using Google Drive. Switching cloud storage service isn't remotely arduous.
     
    RCoon, Feb 26, 2021
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