Please stop automatically creating folders (like attachments, pictures, documents) in my OneDrive.
It is so annoying, every time i delete the folders, it pops up again. If i need a folder, i will make it myself. This is the only thing that keeps me from making OneDrive my top cloud storage solution.
I have been thinking there should be a way that I’m not aware of. However, I see it indeed is a problem which Microsoft hasn’t been capable of handling for quite a long while. Hilarious.
I do wonder if any one of the thousands of employees of Microsoft ever use their own products, at least for once, before launching them.
Automatic folder creation is a freaking joke. Whoever came up with this idea, doesn’t belong anywhere close to a product/service department where good user experience delivery matters.
Attachments, Documents, and Photos folders are created automatically no matter how many times you delete them. They are just there, always annoying and making the experience worse.
I’m paying for a cloud storage service where I’m not even allowed to customize my folders. This could only be offered by Microsoft. Keep up the good work guys! Consistency matters, right?
I agree, Microsoft is like anti king Midas, turns everything into ****
Had domination with EI, Skype, now lost!
Dudes, hire a UX designer, FFS
Ken Koester commented
This is such an obvious problem and one that is so easy to fix. OneDrive should be one cloud-based drive that users can tailor to their needs. I don’t use either Attachments or Documents, yet have to see those folders taking up real estate. While I occasionally share a file or folder, I don’t need a public folder. So why does Microsoft think “one size fits all” in terms of mandating certain folders that must appear even when they’re neither needed nor wanted.
Jacob Park commented
GOODNESS Microsoft. Why can't we just keep ONEDRIVE seperate as an ONLINE DRIVE. Why do you assume that we want to sync our files by default? STOP CREATING DUPLICATE FILES AND FOLDERS THEN CHARGE US FOR STORAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #evilbigcorp
Totally agree with this, so annoying and unnecessary
Totally agree with this, so annoying and unnecessary.
I've uninstalled OneDrive. Let me change where "documents" leads, and stop re-making the User/OneDrive/Documents folder!
More then one year later... still the freaking folders
Jonathan G. Nelson commented
I agree this is super annoying. I've been deleting these stupid folders every week (or more often) for years now. I DO NOT NEED MICROSOFT TO DECIDE WHAT FOLDERS I NEED.
STOP AUTO-CREATING ATTACHMENTS AND DOCUMENTS FOLDERS!
Greg Baker commented
They'll still exist but you can hide them. Right click the onedrive icon > click settings > go to the "Account" tab > click "Choose Folders" > uncheck what ever folder annoys you.
This worked for me, it was bugging me too, the folders technically still exist but for each PC you do this for they won't show up. Not technically a solution, but a work around.
Florian Schumacher commented
A workaround is to move these folders (attachments, documents and pictures) into another folder. In may case, a folder called temporary, where I usually put temporary files. This does not prevent these folders from existing, but it get them out of my sight.
Luciana gd commented
It makes a folder called onedrive, in the users file. even when i have uninstalled onedrive! I moved everything out onto the desk top - it all appeared under drive/desktop, i deleted the onedrive file, and Windows 10 created anther file under the user and all changes go there, not to the desktop file. What a pain in the a.... I will move to apple as soon as i can afford it. this is BS
At least explain why a useless folder (Attachments) continues to be created AFTER deleting it FIVE times.
Agree! I like Microsoft but this "feature" is boiling my blood. Turning love into hate Microsoft.... real fast.
I agree totally.
Go to the OneDrive app, settings, camera uploads, deactivate organize new uploads
is there a solution for this? Can someone please re-post if a solution has been discovered?
Annoying as ****. I'm not a child, I can decide for myself if I need a folder or not.
The first thing to do now becomes uninstalling onedrive without logging in microsoft account instead of opening edge and downloading chrome.