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SkyDrive - Why (and how to get rid of) mult SkyDrv Folders

  1. #1

    SkyDrive - Why (and how to get rid of) mult SkyDrv Folders


    Here's my next SkyDrive question:

    If I go into the C:\USERS\Jim\ folder on the Win8.1Pro laptop I see that there are several SkyDrive folders (SkyDrive, SkyDrive, SkyDrive (2).old, SkyDrive (3).old, etc.).

    How do I get rid of these and make a fresh start?

    Thanks for all the great info - this is great,

    JimTC

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    Hello Jim,

    Double check using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to make sure that the SkyDrive folder is properly set to it's default "C:\Users\Jim\SkyDrive" location.

    If everything checks out, then you should be able to safely delete the duplicates.

    User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Will do.

    Thanks,

    JimTC
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    You're welcome. Be sure to double check to make sure that there's nothing in them you want before deleting though.
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    Yep. It looks like they're dup's or partial portions of what should be there.

    Would it be safe to uninstall / re-install? This is on the latest machine added to the mix. I would really like to get a clean start and nothing new has been added from here that is not in the cloud or on the local drive of my main (Win7Pro) machine.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Sure you could reinstall Windows if you like, but doing the above should take of it for you if you wanted to avoid reinstalling.
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