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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.

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  • Jonathan G. Nelson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.


  • Greg Baker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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

  • Roger commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    At least explain why a useless folder (Attachments) continues to be created AFTER deleting it FIVE times.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree! I like Microsoft but this "feature" is boiling my blood. Turning love into hate Microsoft.... real fast.

  • Carlo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Go to the OneDrive app, settings, camera uploads, deactivate organize new uploads

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    is there a solution for this? Can someone please re-post if a solution has been discovered?

  • A commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The first thing to do now becomes uninstalling onedrive without logging in microsoft account instead of opening edge and downloading chrome.

  • M commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    They care, but only if you let them create folders you don't want

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When our users are created, we manually create a documents folder in their OneDrive for Business. Now, OneDrive decided to create their own "Documents 1" folder on the root of OneDrive for all of our users automatically. Very unprofessional and there is no way to remove this folder

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    Organization is a very personal thing for organized people. Stop leaving **** on MY desktop!

  • Joey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm curious, what folders are being created?
    I've only ever seen one folder created by Onedrive. That is the camera roll folder inside of pictures. Others, documents, pictures, are obviously just matching what your computer already has.

    Perhaps with a little more info, I might be able to help.

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