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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

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I delete this ******* folder every day. Why is there no option to stop the creation of the folder.

  • Craig Liebel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ditto - with the same number of exclamation points! Another Microsoft "feature" nobody asked for and nobody wants.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Seriously guys - it's been months - do we have to move to Google Drive if your lazy butts can't fix a simple request?!?!?!

  • Jason Maedl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't get what everyone is in such an uproar about. I'm assuming this is set up this way to mimic the "library" function in Windows, which is pretty handy. You don't have to use it if you don't want to, but it IS useful if you do.

    It is one thing to say you don't like it, but I think the suggestions that it makes everything complex are ridiculous. Especially the ones about "Camera Roll." Where else would you like the images to go? Into the main folder?

    As with everything else, perhaps it should be an option.

  • Jame Wong commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Not just the email attachments folder. If the folder exists, don't recreate it.

    Example 1: One Drive - Contoso exists, don't create One Drive - Contoso (1)

    Example 2: Email attachments existed and then deleted. Don't re-created it.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Stop creating folders I don't want, I don't need Microsoft to assume I need a documents or email attachment folder. At the very least give us the option to remove them, don't put them back when we chose to delete them.

  • Subscription customer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Paid oneDrive subscription user. My iphone OneDrive app appears to be be auto creating a folder called "email attachments" which seeds to my main "cloud" folder tree and clutters quick access to main folders. Auto creation started end of 2016 or Jan 2017. Absolutely no use for the folder. UI is supposed to be intuitive and customizable; this auto folder creation feature is neither. Please correct in next update.

    Took advantage of free extra space offer on onedrive with auto photo upload only to have that plan pulled once public was trained and hooked. No problem,... but this useless email folder with no explanation/option to tweak is not a good branding move for those looking for best in class tools.

    Other links with correction status available? thanks

  • AHM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Time to switch to Google Drive....or better solution megasync...and i'll have 50Gb free space not useless 5GB

  • Martin Toft commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree that you should NOT create a folder that the users have not asked for. Please stop creating such folders!

  • Will commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Strong reactions from others! On reflection though, I have some sympathy. Could these folders not be created as required by Microsoft apps, rather than by default? On PC, I now have a number of folders that have been automatically created over the years which ultimately creates a more complex, deeper folder structure.

    Google would have no folders, Microsoft appear to want lots.

    I am all for a basic top level (Documents, Pictures, Music, Video make sense to me) but could these defaults be customised by each user, if required at all. I assume the idea is that iOS OneDrive will replicate photos to the Photos folder. That emails sent with Outlook mail will not acutually embed the attachment but rather a link to the file that is put in the email attachments folder. How about allowing a user to configure their preferred photos upload location (on a per OneDrive account basis, that the iOS, windows etc install can then use) and not create the email attachments folder until this function is actually used by the user for the first time?

  • Justin Belcher commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As a new OneDrive user this is super frustrating. Stop auto-creating the Documents folder as well. If I delete it, I want it gone!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    One of the most annoying things Microsoft has done.... STOP CREATING THE **** FOLDER!!!!!!

  • Bob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree! It's annoying to keep seeing that every time I open OneDrive. I want to get rid of that folder permanently.

  • Jesse commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am in complete agreement with others in this thread. I like my folders the way I've organized them. I do not need an e-mail attachment folder, nor do I need a documents folder. "Thinking about it" does not leave me particularly hopeful... Just stop creating folders.

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