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OneDrive Screw Up

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    OneDrive Screw Up


    Hi,
    I’ve made a huge error and I don’t know what to do.

    I got the Documents folder to Sync to OneDrive and was just messing with the Pictures folder and I must have changed the location for it. I recall seeing a pop-up screen saying this couldn’t be undone and I still clicked OK by mistake.
    Now, if I put a new folder into “Pictures” it will replicate in “Documents” and also “OneDrive”
    I’ve looked at the Properties>Location of the Picture folder and it has the destination as “Documents” and the more I mess, the more I dig a bigger hole for myself.

    I now have two folders called Pictures... one of these will be the Documents folder. If I change the name of one then the other changes. Can't delete them or anything. Just want to restore these folders to their original names and locations.

    Can anyone help please? I’ve spent 8 hours on this now trying to figure it out

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi PacE, welcome to Windows EightForums!

    Check for a restore point prior to this occasion.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi,
    There isn't a restore point

    I've had the laptop 2 days. Work built it for me and I upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1 last night and then I went and stuffed everything up this morning.

    It's not helped by the fact I'm new to Windows 8 either
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    K, we'll try to get ya fixed up, hang in there!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I've even tried re-installing the Windows 8.1 upgrade but as it's already installed, it won't do it and I tried to uninstall the upgrade but Add & Remove programs won't do that either
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  6. #6


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Click image for larger version

    Now they're both called Documents

    The reason why you can't see OneDrive on the left is because I used the registry files from this site to disable it. I thought by doing that I might stand a better chance of fixing the folder issue.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Check this tutorial out carefully to see if it can fix your situation:

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8



    Then perhaps look into this tutorial if necessary:

    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8
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  8. #8


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    OK... will try the one in Windows 8 first and let you know. Thank you!
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  9. #9


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    C:\WINDOWS\system32>sfc /scannow


    Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.


    Beginning verification phase of system scan.
    Verification 100% complete.


    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.


    I'm guessing that didn't find anything...

    Will try the second link now
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  10. #10


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Nope... that was OK too
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