Locate documents, pictures, music, video, desktop, downloads, contacts, favorites, etc user folders within user's OneDrive folder by default
Although OneDrive is automatically set up on a new Windows computer, the majority of the user’s personal files are currently saved to locations that are not backed up, e.g.
One possible workaround currently is to:
1) Create duplicate folders in OneDrive called Documents, Videos, Desktop, Downloads, Contacts, Favorites, etc. These will look like regular empty folders without any special thumbnail designation.
2) Go find your “default” user folders (the ones with thumbnails and files inside) in C:\Users[username]
3) Right click these “default” user folders and choose “Properties” > “Location” > “Move”
4) Once you have clicked “move”, then under “select a destination”, navigate to the “new” folders you have created in OneDrive and select them
5) Now the new folders you have created in OneDrive will become the “default” documents / pictures / music / video / desktop / downloads / contacts / favorites / etc. folders, gaining thumbnails and containing your personal files
6) Any files saved to these folders, including places not usually backed up like desktop, downloads, favorites, etc. will now be backed up to OneDrive.
For the ordinary user however, this is a convoluted, time-consuming and possibly tricky process.
My suggestion: Simply locate all these personal user folders (pictures / music / video / desktop / downloads / contacts / favorites / etc.) inside the OneDrive folder by default, e.g.
As for advanced users who would rather not back up their personal files to the cloud, or would rather choose a different service for their backup, simply allow them to opt-out during OneDrive setup on their new computer.
I believe that by locating these “default” user folders within the user's OneDrive folder by default in Windows 10, a lot of headache, frustration and lost data will be spared.
Thanks again for the suggestion. It’s now possible to set your default Documents and Pictures folders to use OneDrive. Check the new settings by right-clicking on the cloud icon.
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Ella Federau commented
For someone who is not computer savay windows 10 is an abortion. Where the **** is My Documents??
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Ann Harding commented
I can't find my user/owner pics and videos
Can you share a video you created (maybe with windows movie maker)as a link on a social media site like Facebook and they get access to the video
Andre LeBlanc commented
I'm in an enterprise environment with OneDrive for Business. Regarding the functionality to utilize OD4B as my local repo for User data folders...
1) Is this only in Win10?
2) I looked at my OneDrive settings via the notification area icon. I don't have the option on either Win10 nor Win7 to see these settings. Are they possibly being managed by the O365 Admins or a GPO?
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Barbara Hogue commented
can't find my picture that went to c:\users\pictures
Please help me I can't attached my documents on e mails I will really appreciate thanks