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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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      • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I delete this folder every single time I open my OneDrive. Just let users have the option!

      • Tom Tucker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please when users choose to save email attachments to OneDrive let them choose the folder to save it to. I want direct saving to a Teams Chanel folder.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is VERY annoying!! Why is OneDrive doing this and OneDrive for Business is not??

        Please remove this feature.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please, stop creating the EMAIL ATTACHMENTS folder automatically. It is annoying. In both, my personal and business account.

        thanks

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As a paying business customer for Office 365 this is inappropriate to force a folder creation. Please remove this folder at once.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with OP. Please provider users with an option to stop the Email Attachments folder from being auto-created.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You guys are doing so great, and small things like this ruins such a great product. I will consider other options if this useless, annoying folder stops creating itself in my OneDrive.

        What happened to user customization?

        Imagine opening your bag and finding a random useless folder or document. You throw it away, and it keeps reappearing... And then you realize the bag that you have is becoming annoying, so you change bags. That's exactly what's gonna happen soon.

        If I want an e-mail attachments folder, I will gladly create it myself. Stop integrating emailing services with OneDrive, or allow the ability to disable it at least.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As many others, I do not need this folder and I am deleteing al lthe time. Please make it possible not to have this folder auto-created again and again. Thanks.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        agree. Its nuts to create a documents folder in a document management system!
        these default foders drive me crazy

      • Craig Liebel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The Outlook Mobile app seems to be the culprit when you also have the OneDrive app installed. As opposed to Outlook OWA, Outlook Mobile does not have an Attachments Preferences option. One solution is to remove the OneDrive account from from Outlook but then you won't be able to attach any OneDrive files to emails or save received attachments to OneDrive.

        The way to keep the Email Attachments folder off of your PC's OneDrive folder is to unselect "Email attachments" in the OneDrive "Choose Folders" setting. But it will still appear in the OneDrive web folder.

        Another case of a Microsoft "feature" being more of an annoyance than a benefit. Clippy lives!

      • Craig Liebel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't use it, I don't need it, I don't want it, and I'm tired of constantly deleting "Email attachments". I have "Always attach them as copies" set in my Outlook OWA Attachment preferences (which reportedly disables the folder creation in Windows) and have traced the culprit to the iOS OneDrive and/or Outlook apps.

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