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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

    It appears you've been working on this problem for a while can you please advise on how long it will take. I think it's time for me to use Dropbox and cancel my subscription.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please stop with auto-creating folders in my drive. I already have to put up with random **** folders and apps appearing in Windows. One place is already to many.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello Douglas Pearce,

    I am a software developer.
    It appears you are stuck in a logical and coding problem, so allow me to share my expertise with you and your development team.
    There is probably a SINGLE line of code that creates the folder. You can add a comment to that line by adding a "//" in front of it and that line code will not by executed anymore, hence, the folder that is always empty will not be created anymore and annoy customers that complain for over 2-3 years about this complicated bug.
    You can also add an "if statement" if the folder still needs to be created in certain situations, but that is probably a more advanced part of programming and you may not be ready for it yet.

    If you need help with everything else, please contact me, I will offer my knowledge towards Microsoft developers for free.

  • JasonV commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why is this folder being auto-created???? As a paying customer, please fix and allow me to delete!

  • A bored user commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Very annoying feature. Stop it. People choose their own OneDrive folders. Always have to delete things that I don't want.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    They aren't working on it. He's just fobbing us off. Hence the lack of progress reports ;)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Douglas: it does not take one year to stop a single folder from being automatically created every day. Try: 10 minutes?

  • DANYOU MICROSOFT commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why is this still a thing? They have been working on this for almost a year?!?


  • Pedersen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello Microsoft, please stop auto creation of folders, i think most users are old enough to decide by themselves which folders they need, thank you.

  • New Google User commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I found a solutions everyone! I started using GOOGLE DRIVE and guess what? GOOGLE doesn't do this and they actually listened to their users!


  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How do you delete it? I can only see it from Outlook, and there i can't delete the files, much less the folder!

  • Jake commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Jose you have a hella good point. That’s what I’m going to do.

  • Jose Medina commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, I had the same problem but I found a solution: folders never disappear but you can rename them. Give them the name of a folder you want to have and use it normally.

  • Jakob Olsen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please stop auto creating folders in OneDrive!!!
    I want to decide for myself how my folder structure should be!!!

  • Dave Wolax commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If its one thing I gotta do after turning on my PC is to delete that annoying attachments folder. every single day.

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