I suggest you ...

Please don't auto-create the email attachments folder

Please stop with the folder creation!!!!!!!!!!!!
I choose what goes in my drive!
If i wanted a folder called 'email attachments' i would
create one .. its annoying having to delete them everytime i come bk to onedrive

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      • C Earle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is so annoying and intrusive. Why do I need an empty folder I didn't create? I don't use Outlook, so it won't ever be used. And I have a specific way I like to name my folders, and this ruins it. There's no reason you should be creating folders in my Onedrive, especially since I pay for it. At least let us permanently delete it. Ugh.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There's absolutely no reason to auto-create this folder after we delete it. Sure, you guys can create this folder the first time, but allow us to delete it and NOT have it come back again.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yeah, this is just annoying as ****!!!

        The overall auto creation of empty folders in Windows is just so useless and annoying!!

        Please remove all those auto-created folders or at least give us the option to disable the auto-creation of folders!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Seriously - this is one of the most annoying things I've not asked for. I have to delete this folder that automatically appears every few days.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I totally agree. This is a complete nonsense. I have never used Outlook or have any email address linked to my One Drive account, and yet the "Email attachments" folder keeps reappearing in my One Drive. I pay for this stuff, and I should be able to decide what to keep in my drive and how to organize them.

        Microsoft creating an empty folder in my drive without any permission is absurd enough, but it really exasperates me that I am effectively prohibited from deleting this ****.

      • Joshua commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm about to switch to Google Drive. I'm getting sick of this folder showing up. (Yes I am that annoyed that I would switch.)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I guess Either you folks stop outlook mail to create email attachment folder in onedrive OR give option to disconnect Onedrive from outlook mail storage option...

      • calsan :-) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ....and stop with creating all the other unwanted folders. How many times must I delete an empty folder? So annoying. I'm paying for onedrive, I want the contents to be what I put in there WITHOUT extra bumpf appearing five times per day.

      • Frank commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dear onedrive people: kindly GET RID OF "email attachments" and "documents." I do not want these @#$%^& folders. Stop it now. This is 2017 and you're being paternalistic. Stop it.

      • Daniel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I 100% agree, you should either remove this feature completely or at least give us the possibility of choosing not to use it!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I do not want or need this folder as I do not use the functionality. Please fix this with the next update so that I am not forced to have something I do not want. I organize my folder structure a certain way and having an extra (empty) folder there is really annoying!

      • Alexandro Gianes Cardozo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        WTF ! please make one solution for this problem ! I changed in outlook mail in preference attach options, but persist a created email attachments folder in my onedrive !

      • Kiril commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This folder is an absolute nuisance. I have no email services linked to my OneDrive or my Microsoft account in general, but here it is forced upon me. I'm sorry but I have an Android phone which is fully backed up on Google Drive, yet I don't see the backup files and folders mixed with files and folders I have created, let alone any other folders or files that I can't delete. Surely Microsoft can think of another way of implementing this new feature only for those users who want it. It's absolutely scandalous that they take the liberty of deciding how we should keep our data.

        The official reply I got from OneDrive support is pathetic: "Unfortunately there is no way to delete this folder as its by design on One Drive." How come is it by design, since when? There used to be a "Photos" and a "Music" folders "by design", but those were easy to remove. This one is impossible to remove permanently!

        "However we have taken this as a feedback... We'll add it to the list of ideas we're considering." - well, how very generous of you! It's not like we're paying or anything, sure you can just do whatever you feel like to your customers. I don't even know when deleting a folder became a feature request. Such disappointment. With all the things that still need to be fixed on OneDrive you go out there and do this... what a shame.

      • Venkat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I use this a lot.. Just clicking 'Save attachment to onedrive' from my email sends the documents/attachements here.. I dont have to select a folder or download and upload to save my document to onedrive..

        But I can see how his can be annoying to others. One compromise would be if this folder is only created(if not present) when you click on 'Save attachments to onedrive' option..

      • Office 365 Japan Support Team commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I`m feeling insecure about what function the “attachments” folder that is suddenly automatically being created in OneDrive for Business is going to serve, as there has been no information about it so far. Since we have thousands of users, the impact is extremely big.
        I would wish for you to quickly release information about this function.

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