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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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      • Liam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dear OneDrive Program Team,

        For the past two weeks or so, an "Attachments" folder is automatically re-created in my OneDrive for Business folder every time I delete it. I don't want it and won't use it. How can I stop it from being re-created? Is it possible to turn this feature off for good?
        It might seem a minor issue but as a daily user of OneDrive it's making me consider a file storage system that doesn't auto-populate your folder with empty folders that you don't require. There were three of them there last week!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I couldn't agree more! Please stop creating folders. I tried three times to save a template to a specific drive and folder, my Save As was completely ignored and I couldn't find the template without a search of shared network files. I thought I'd lost my mind, but it wasn't me at all.

      • Ron commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please stop the auto re-creation of email and documents folders after they have been deleted....this is so annoying

      • Mick Hutton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Will you please, please, please stop auto-creating the email attachments folder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! or any other folder come to that.

        If you haven't already worked it out no-one wants auto created folders, so just stop bloody well doing it.

        Thank You!!!

      • Troy Kranz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Do not create any folder automatically, ever! I have my folder structure set up how I want it and I do not want Microsoft randomly creating folders, such as "email attachments" or "Excel Templates".

      • Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        To add to the below comment - I've just tried moving "Camera Roll" and my pictures continued syncing to the moved folder. So seems you can move these default folders to where it works for you.

        I've used onedrive.com to move the folder, but might be same thing from desktop client.

      • Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You can move the "Email Attachements" folder to a different location in OneDrive and OneDrive will keep using the moved folder for the attachments and does not create a new one. You can move it somewhere obscure if you want - I've moved it somewhere where it made sense for me.

        I no longer remember how I've moved the folder, but I think it would be though the desktop client directly. I did that move some time ago though, I don't know if things still work the same way.

        I realize that this solution might not work for everyone here, but works well for me.

        (I'm a Microsoft employee, but I don't work in the area and don't have any special knowledge here - this comment is a consumer observation)

      • Loz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Douglas as wonderful as you are it should say by ya name ...
        DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT rather than thinking about it lol

        Whilst I have ya attention.. when you click on and are viewing an image full screen be great to have MOVE or copy to folder option along the ribbon options ;)
        Cheers

      • [Deleted User] commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's truly stunning. One of the greatest things about previous iterations of Windows was that it pretty much allowed full customization on the user's end. This is what made computer savvy people like MS.

        But now, the latest iterations insist on treating the user as some sort of neanderthal who has never used a digital device before. Please Microsoft, let us create the folders we need.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's been months and the only response from Microsoft is "Thanks for the suggestion." No progress update or anything. This is when I make a change to pay for Google Drive services.

      • Anouck commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes! It's so annoying and I don't want to delete it only to have it reappearing the next time I open OneDrive

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Remove this **** email attachments folder
        just like Documents folder in OneDrive Personal

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There is no logical reason why these folders are auto-created by OneDrive. Please allow the users to determine what folder structure THEY determine to be used. This is very annoying!!

      • Matthew Doucette commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Developer tip: Steve Gibson's explanation of how to respect the user: "It's MY computer". And, that's the user, not the developer, saying that!

      • Callum commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please stop making the "Email Attachments" and "Documents" folders appear automatically in my OneDrive account. I would like to decide what folders appear on my account, it's mine. It is not a difficult request but it is really annoying. Thank you.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have a teacher here that keeps having atleast 3 of these folders appear in his one drive. he doesnt use the Outlook mobile app for Iphone, he just uses mail app. He has the settings set to only attach as copies. I dont know what you're doing Microsoft but you are losing users to this. We pay for this service and would like to see a response better than thank you from 2 months ago.

      • Phil Brown commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just STOP auto-creating folders! Period. Or is it your intent to remind us that OneDrive space isn't ours -- it belongs to Microsoft and you'll do whatever you **** well please with it? If I wanted a folder called "Email Attachments" I'd create one, and if I delete it then it should **** well stay deleted (the same goes for the default "Documents" folder which I never use). I suppose I should be grateful Microsoft doesn't auto-delete any of my content with the same disregard...yet.

      • Nathan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just want the ability to remove this folder permanently. I don't use it, and I'd prefer to choose where my attachments go myself. Please fix this.

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