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Removing an extra SkyDrive folder.

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8

    Removing an extra SkyDrive folder.


    I have an extra SkyDrive folder that has shown up as a sub folder of Documents:

    C:\Users\Eric\Documents\SkyDrive

    It synchronizes in both locations, one at the root tree of explorer and one in the Documents folder however in this case I only want one SkyDrive folder not two. Is there a way to remove the one that exists here:

    C:\Users\Eric\Documents\SkyDrive

    Thanks!

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Sepoto,

    You have the same path for both locations. Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing both locations to see what it may be.

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    Click image for larger version
    Here is the screenshot as you requested.
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    It looks like you may have moved the SkyDrive folder to this location by mistake.

    Right click on the SkyDrive folder in your screenshot above, click on the Location tab (if available), and see what path it shows.

    Next, go to your "C:\Users\(user-name)\SkyDrive" folder, right click on it, and click on it's Location tab to see what path it shows.

    Post back with what paths they both show, and if they are the same.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    If I remember correctly I installed the desktop SkyDrive application on Windows 8. Then later when I updated to Windows 8.1 which includes SkyDrive by default I got the extra folder. That's how I remember things...
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  6. #6


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    64-bit Windows 10


    @sepoto,

    Check to make sure that you have save your documents to SkyDrive (OneDrive) turned off to see if that may be it.

    OneDrive - Save Documents to by Default in Windows 8.1

    By default, the SkyDrive folder should be located at C:\Users\(User Name)\SkyDrive instead.

    What do see for the location when you check the post above?

    For now, see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default location of your SkyDrive folder helps.

    User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  7. #7


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    Vista and Win7


    I would log on to skydrive directly and delete it there.
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  8. #8


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey Wolfgang,

    It doesn't appear to be a folder on SkyDrive. Instead, it looks like the local SkyDrive user folder was moved by mistake to inside the Documents folder.

    Let's see what the results are from OPTION TWO above to move SkyDrive back to the default location. I'm pretty sure this may be the issue.
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  9. #9


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    OK Shawn. Lets see how the OP makes out. I am sure you are right.
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Removing an extra SkyDrive folder.
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