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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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  • Jesse commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I really do not understand why this has to happen. Why wouldn't the Email Attachments folder just get made the next time a program like Outlook tries to download an attachment? Why is it such that it just comes back immediately? Why would that be necessary, Microsoft? Why?? I want to have control over my digital life, Microsoft!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just searched how to stop creating these folders and apparently it's already been brought to Microsoft's attention so I guess I'll just play the waiting game. But yeah, really frustrating to see folders created that I didn't create and that I can't get rid of. But I have to get props to Microsoft on how good the service has been getting and the amount of work they're doing in the background. Just please take this suggestion and never auto generate any folders for users. Thanks

  • Riccardo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm using an always-on Mac with Hazel to automatically delete the folder. I don't think this should be the fix to an issue reported almost 5 months ago.

  • Ahmed Saleh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes I've been searching all over to permanently delete the "email attachments" folder on one drive and no clue how it was created or how to disable it. This is frustrating and unprofessional from whoever created this feature!

  • Doug Scott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I had to quit using One Drive because it changes the external links in worksheets so please fix this problem and the email attachment folder problem so I won't keep getting emails about them.

  • Keith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am in agreement with all of the many others on this page. I do not use the email attachments folder and do not want to see it on my OneDrive. Please allow for the folder to be permanently removed. Thank you.

  • 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.

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