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    OneDrive – complete uninstall +cancel OD desktop.

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    by bluenite1 ·

    When I reinstalled os (factory reset win10), it loaded this mess again into my pc, which I don’t want. I did manage to “uninstall” it, but the remnants are still there. I’m especially bothered by the confusion of the normal desktop with this one, which is in the c:\users\name\OneDrive\Desktop folder. If I need a normal Desktop, how do I achieve this without confusion? I’m used to e.g. downloading documents to the User Desktop, etc. Is there any way to reconfigure this?
    Thanks for the advice on how to do this.
    Peter

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    • #4184694
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      Re: Onedrive

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to OneDrive – complete uninstall +cancel OD desktop.

      Your browser most likely has an option to specifiy the default folder to download to. Set that to whatever you like.
      And hide folders you don’t want to see in File Explorer.

    • #4187960

      Microsoft, Windows

      by lucasbrownfromuk ·

      In reply to OneDrive – complete uninstall +cancel OD desktop.

      Ah, the OneDrive conundrum! Uninstalling it can be like trying to catch smoke with a fishing net. But worry not, I’ll guide you through it in a way that’s as clean as a freshly wiped slate:

      Uninstall OneDrive: First, ensure you’ve uninstalled OneDrive properly by going to “Settings” > “Apps” > “Apps & Features.” Find “Microsoft OneDrive” and click “Uninstall.” But, as you’ve noticed, this might leave remnants.

      Remove Residual Files:

      Open File Explorer and navigate to C:\Users\name (replace ‘name’ with your username).
      You’ll find the OneDrive folder. Delete it. This will get rid of the remnants in your user profile.
      Restore Your Normal Desktop:

      If you want to use your “User Desktop” for regular desktop stuff, simply save your documents, downloads, and other files to the desktop in C:\Users\name\Desktop. This is your standard desktop location.
      Reconfigure OneDrive:

      If you still want to use OneDrive but keep your traditional desktop separate, reinstall OneDrive from the Microsoft website. During setup, choose a custom location for your OneDrive folder. You can put it somewhere else like D:\OneDrive if you prefer.
      Sync Selectively:

      After reinstalling, you can choose which folders or files you want to sync with OneDrive. Right-click the OneDrive icon in the system tray, go to “Settings,” and under the “Account” tab, click “Choose folders.” This way, you can maintain a clear separation between your regular desktop and files you want to sync.
      By following these steps, you’ll regain control over your desktop and have OneDrive working the way you want it to. It’s all about showing technology who’s boss! 😉

      • #4188916

        Reply To: OneDrive – complete uninstall +cancel OD desktop.

        by alightmotionmodapk763 ·

        In reply to Microsoft, Windows

        In the Properties window, go to the Location tab. Click on the Restore Default button, then click on OK. If you’re prompted to move all of the files from the old location to the new location, click on Yes. After resetting the location of your Desktop folder, it should no longer be redirected to the OneDrive folder.

    • #4190561

      Reply To: OneDrive – complete uninstall +cancel OD desktop.

      by tperks ·

      In reply to OneDrive – complete uninstall +cancel OD desktop.

      If you have a Mac, you won’t have to deal with window issues or problems.

    • #4191705

      Reply To: OneDrive – complete uninstall +cancel OD desktop.

      by jamesoleg2 ·

      In reply to OneDrive – complete uninstall +cancel OD desktop.

      Hi Peter,

      To address the confusion caused by the OneDrive desktop folder, you can follow these steps:

      Move Desktop Folder:
      Open File Explorer and navigate to C:\Users\name\OneDrive\Desktop.
      Cut (Ctrl+X) the contents of this folder.
      Go to your local desktop (C:\Users\name\Desktop) and paste the contents.

      Redirect Downloads:
      Open your browser’s settings.
      Locate the download location setting and set it to C:\Users\name\Downloads.

      Configure User Folders:
      Right-click on the “Desktop” folder and choose “Properties.”
      Go to the “Location” tab.
      Click “Restore Default” to set it back to the original location (C:\Users\name\Desktop).

      Unlink OneDrive:
      If you want to stop syncing your Desktop with OneDrive, right-click on the OneDrive icon in the system tray, select “Settings,” go to the “Account” tab, and click “Unlink this PC.”
      These steps should help you separate your local desktop from the OneDrive desktop and configure your user folders as per your preference. Make sure to back up important files before making changes to avoid accidental data loss.

      Hope this helps!

      • This reply was modified 6 months, 2 weeks ago by jamesoleg2.
      • This reply was modified 6 months, 2 weeks ago by Avatar photokees_b.
    • #4192217

      To reconfigure your Windows 10 desktop after a factory reset:

      by iamfatima3773 ·

      In reply to OneDrive – complete uninstall +cancel OD desktop.

      Right-click on the desktop, select “Personalize,” then “Themes.”
      Click “Desktop icon settings” and change the desktop location to C:\Users\YourUsername\Desktop.
      Reset desktop icons to default settings.
      Check OneDrive settings to ensure desktop syncing is configured correctly.
      Remove unwanted items from C:\Users\YourUsername\OneDrive\Desktop.
      Create shortcuts for quick access if needed.
      Verify your browser’s download location settings.
      This should help you organize your desktop and avoid confusion with OneDrive syncing.

    • #4193464

      Follow these steps

      by Zohaib Ahmad ·

      In reply to OneDrive – complete uninstall +cancel OD desktop.

      To avoid this confusion and have a separate desktop folder that doesn’t sync with OneDrive, you can follow these steps:

      Unlink OneDrive from your computer: This will prevent OneDrive from syncing any of your files, including your desktop files. To unlink OneDrive, right-click on the OneDrive icon in the taskbar and select “Settings.” Then, click on the “Account” tab and click “Unlink this PC.”

      Move your desktop files to a different location: After unlinking OneDrive, you can move your desktop files to a different location on your computer. This will ensure that your desktop files are not synced with OneDrive and are instead stored locally on your computer. To move your desktop files, open File Explorer and navigate to the C:\Users%username%\Desktop folder. Select all of your desktop files and copy them. Then, navigate to the location where you want to store your desktop files, paste the files there.

      Change the default save location for your desktop: To prevent new files from being saved to the OneDrive Desktop folder, you can change the default save location for your desktop. To do this, right-click on the Desktop folder and select “Properties.” Then, click on the “Location” tab and click on the “Move” button. Select a new location for your desktop folder and click “OK.”

      Once you have completed these steps, you will have a separate desktop folder that is not synced with OneDrive. You can use this desktop folder just like you would normally use your desktop, including downloading documents and other files to it.

    • #4193874

      Reconfiguring Desktop After Win10 Factory Reset

      by kaam.sajjad01 ·

      In reply to OneDrive – complete uninstall +cancel OD desktop.

      Hi Peter, to resolve the desktop confusion after a Win10 factory reset, follow these steps:

      1. Recreate Desktop Folder:
      – Navigate to C:\Users\name\OneDrive\Desktop.
      – Create a new folder named “Desktop” in the above directory.

      2. Change Desktop Location:
      – Right-click on the desktop and select “Personalize.”
      – Go to “Themes” and then “Desktop icon settings.”
      – Change the target location to C:\Users\name\OneDrive\Desktop.

      3. Download Location:
      – Adjust default download location in your browser to C:\Users\name\OneDrive\Desktop.

      This should help streamline your desktop experience. Let me know if you have further questions.

      i hope this will be helpfull to you.

      Kaam Deir

    • #4197440
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      Reply To: OneDrive – complete uninstall +cancel OD desktop.

      by محمد یوسف جنید ·

      In reply to OneDrive – complete uninstall +cancel OD desktop.

      You can follow these steps:

      Right-click on the OneDrive icon in the system tray (bottom right corner of the screen) and select “Settings” .
      In the Settings tab, uncheck the box that says “Start OneDrive automatically when I sign in to Windows” .
      Click on “OK” to save the changes.

      Open File Explorer and navigate to the OneDrive folder located at “C:\Users\name\OneDrive\Desktop” .
      Select all the files and folders in the OneDrive Desktop folder, right-click, and choose “Cut”.
      Navigate to the User Desktop folder located at “C:\Users\name\Desktop”.
      Right-click on an empty space and choose “Paste” to move the files from the OneDrive Desktop folder to the User Desktop folder.

      Open File Explorer and go to the User Desktop folder located at “C:\Users\name\Desktop” .
      Right-click on an empty space and select “Properties”.
      In the Properties window, go to the “Location” tab.
      Click on the “Restore Default” button to set the User Desktop folder as the default save location.
      Click on “Apply” and then “OK” to save the changes.

      Open File Explorer and go to the OneDrive folder located at “C:\Users\name\OneDrive”.
      Right-click on the “Desktop” folder and select “Delete” .
      Confirm the deletion when prompted.

    • #4199194

      OneDrive – complete uninstall +cancel OD desktop.

      by muhammadimran13015l ·

      In reply to OneDrive – complete uninstall +cancel OD desktop.

      1-Open File Explorer.
      2-Navigate to the C:\Users<username>\OneDrive folder.
      3-Right-click the Desktop folder and select Delete.
      Once you have deleted the OneDrive Desktop folder, you will no longer be confused by the two different desktops.

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