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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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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1000 this is so stupid and especially stupid that i have to explain this folder for every user in our company. They all think they must put their files into that folder..

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've found a fix.

        If you enable the app "Flow" it creates a connection with your OneDrive and outlook. you can then go into "manage your flows" and delete those links. Then disable "Flow" and it will confirm you have removed it all.

        This has fixed the issue for me.

      • sravankumar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm really not understanding. Why Microsoft taking this amount of time to solve such a small issue. Even MS doesn't supporting iCloud service in Word iPad app. OneDrive also doesn't have iOS 11 files app integration. I don't why these big companies acting more stubborn. They are not thinking about customers.

      • Stefan Tucker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I understand that mobile apps need somewhere to store their information. I really value apps that back up their settings in OD (like the Arrow Launcher--now Microsoft Launcher). However, they shouldn't be able to store their data anywhere in OD. It'd be nice to have a single Apps folder that they're forced to use. (And there is an Apps folder, but it's only used by Bing.) Currently, I have Apps, AppStore, ArrowBackup, BingClients, Email attachments, IpCamController, and tinyCam Monitor PRO all in the root of my OneDrive folder. It's ridiculous. :-)

      • Steve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can't believe this is taking so long to solve! Dear Microsoft, STOP, STOP, STOP all automatic folder creation on all platforms and do it NOW! Should be easy fix.

      • Eric in Ottawa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi everyone, I've been reading the hundreds (truly) of complaints about the stupid persisting empty folders (Email attachments, etc.), and I can't help but laugh over MS' lack of interest in their customers' needs and requests. I see a four month old post from MS, stating that they are looking into the issue (finally, after hundreds of complaints spanning many months). Unsurprisingly, four months later and nothing! Frankly, my confidence in MS having actually looked into the issue is not exactly solid, and even if they did, it wouldn't have been a priority task because it's something that their clients request, not something that would make them money, therefore it would have just been bumped to the "dormant" projects. It's relatively common knowledge that MS' priorities have never been focused on customer satisfaction, but only on profitability. Similar to Google, MS has little to no interest in customer care and client satisfaction. Instead, their focus has always been on maximizing revenues, regardless of customer feedback. Anyway, my best advice to you all is to do what I am doing... cancel your Office subscription and ditch your Onedrive. I've switched to Mega.nz for cloud storage (I highly recommend!), and I'm switching to one of the many free and excellent open-source office solutions.

      • Vegar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        4 months later they are still working on it. This has been an issue for years and thousands of people have expressed their frustration. How freaking hard can it be?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It becomes very funny... now Microsoft creates auto-folder "Conversation History". As I predicted Microsoft and its employees are again not listening to customers. At least this is impression. As well as it seems the system is not working and feedback from so many irritating customers means nothing. Other company would long ago change its Admin and Team to respond to customer's expectation, but it is not the case. Very sad for Microsoft Management and their shareholders...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Do we have do open separate forum for each folder you create?
        Forum 1: stop auto-creating folder Attachment in OneDrive
        Forum 2: stop auto-creating folder Documents in OneDrive
        Forum 3: stop auto-creating folder Pictures in OneDrive
        Forum 4: stop auto-creating folder Scheduled in Outlook
        Forum 5: stop auto-creating folder Archive in Outlook
        Forum 6: stop auto-creating ANY folder in Outlook and OneDrive.
        P.S. I have question is there any level above Admin who seems not to be able to solve this issue for so long time? Can't we ask involvement of any decision maker with a responsibility?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There is really interesting and funny people in Microsoft. After wave of requests to stop auto creating folders that people don't need as they want to decide themselves what to do, Outlook is now adding periodically auto created folders such as Scheduled, Archive, etc.. Who needs them? Please show any request with so many votes from customers who asked to do it. Isn't company doing products for people and its customers or for itself? Please read the story of Kodak and you will understand why it was bankrupted... Simpy because they did not listen to clients and market trends.. Sometimes there is impression and Bill Gates is no more in the company and it is managed by some non-visionary people...

      • Rick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes PEASE PLEASE PLEASE stop with this and let the user dicide if he or she wants a folder, we are all grown up adults !!!!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So glad I found this forum.. to know I'm not alone in being annoyed! Please please stop creating these unwanted folders!

      • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        really really really annoying - it's been years now - come on Microsoft !!!!!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What is the status of this? Also I keep removing the Documents folder, since I'm not using it, and it keeps coming back. Also if I put a picture in my "Pictures" folder, it's because I'm saving it. I don't need an additional folder called "Saved Pictures".

        How about just don't auto create folders at all?

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