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Onedrive still points to Skydrive in Location.

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    New Jersey
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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    Onedrive still points to Skydrive in Location.


    I just upgraded to 8.1 update 1 officially via Technet. As expected, SkyDrive has been renamed to OneDrive. However, if I look at my OneDrive folders via Properties | Location it still points to a SkyDrive folder. Even software that I use to store backups on my OneDrive folder still point to SkyDrive even though there is no folder with that name. If I try to change it to OneDrive I get folder not found.

    Is there some internal trickery being performed here? I though it might be a Junction point or hard link issue but I haven't seen any entries that would confirm this.

    Any ideas on what's going on behind the scenes?
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    64-bit Windows 10


    It's the same for me.
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    8.0 Vanilla


    not only that but under task scheduler, ms forgot to rename it, it still lists skydrive in the default task list! oops, lol
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    Melbourne,FL.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center x64


    If you go to your C:\Users|your user name folder you'll also see a Skydrive folder and a OneDrive folder. If you have Office 365 installed, there will also be a 2nd OneDrive folder there. I deleted the SkyDrive folder and went to OneDrive, everything was still there. I then deleted the 2nd OneDrive folder and again everything still showed up in my OneDrive account. Thus, delete the extra folder/folders to save some ssd/hard drive space.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    and then In the onedrive properties you might have to set new path or restore default to rid of the skydrive
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    Update.

    If you installed the Windows 8.1 Update in 8.1, then the location will still point the SkyDrive folder name despite it actually being named OneDrive.

    If you did a direct clean install of Windows 8.1 Update from an ISO, then the location will point to the OneDrive folder name.

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    Actually it is quite easy to get the location to say OneDrive. I created a new folder called OneDrive where the original one is. For some reason it let me create it. I then used the OneDrive folder on the left side of File Manager to move the contents to my new folder. After that the folder had the cloud on it. I then deleted the original folder. Easy.
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    New Jersey
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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Is OneDrive working for you guys with the update installed? Before the update when I put some files in my OneDrive folder I would see the cloud icon transferring the files and they would appear in the cloud. Now when I do this the files aren't transferred. I have to manually Sync things my self.

    I thought the problem was in renaming the old SkyDrive folder to OneDrive so I restored a disk image to a point after I installed the update but before I renamed the folder. Still a no go.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    actually mine never worked correctly, sync problem because it cant access document folder i have to go in and open document folder and an admin popup to click on first before it can access the doc folder ,tried the take ownership but nothing changes ,I rarely use it so I usually have auto sync turned off
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    Yep, OneDrive still works and syncs fine for me with an updated 8.1 to Windows 8.1 Update. Sometimes it would take longer that others to sync though.

    Do you have a metered connection?
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