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Discus and support Why does Microsoft want OneDrive to backup my Desktop and Documents folder so badly,... in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Why does Microsoft want OneDrive to backup my 'Desktop' and 'Documents' folder so badly, against my will?! They even go so far as to act like... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by JamesAndersonJr, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. Why does Microsoft want OneDrive to backup my Desktop and Documents folder so badly,...


    Why does Microsoft want OneDrive to backup my 'Desktop' and 'Documents' folder so badly, against my will?!

    They even go so far as to act like something is wrong with my PC if I don't see screenshot!


    I'm really, really tired of Microsoft forcing their scarcely used products on their current Windows customers, especially MS Edge,

    and OneDrive. This is NOT the proper way to grow a user-base!!! In fact, it's considered aggressive, and frankly, annoying the **** out of me!!


    Why does Microsoft want OneDrive to backup my Desktop and Documents folder so badly,... 3f73c1b5-3ebb-4d5a-b05f-89f1332db048?upload=true.png

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    JamesAndersonJr, Oct 13, 2020
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  2. CraigLong Win User

    How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders.

    Hi ArielBalter,

    This is the correct way to backup your Documents, Pictures, and Desktop folders to OneDrive and also to be able to access the files within them from their original locations:

    https://support.office.com/en-us/ar...onedrive-d61a7930-a6fb-4b95-b28a-6552e77c3057

    I hope that helps.
     
    CraigLong, Oct 13, 2020
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  3. Music Folder Behaving Badly in OneDrive

    Hi Robert,

    There is a possibility that the Music folder is synced to your OneDrive that is why any files deleted from either of the folders is synced to the other. For us to better assist you with the said folder, we'd like to ask for additional information:

    • Can you please provide a screenshot of the Music folder from the OneDrive folder and home folder?
    • What are the troubleshooting steps that you were advised to do?
    We will wait for your quick response.
     
    Jennifer Cha, Oct 13, 2020
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  4. CraigLong Win User

    Why does Microsoft want OneDrive to backup my Desktop and Documents folder so badly,...

    Stop Desktop Backup to OneDrive

    I use OneDrive with the Microsoft 365 Family plan to back up my folders so perhaps I'm not the person to help here.

    If I try to uncheck the Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders I get a notification telling me to first go to the Backup tab and stop the backup and then perhaps I will be able to uncheck folders after stopping the backup.
     
    CraigLong, Oct 13, 2020
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