Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Can't move Documents folder back from OneDrive - Windows 10 Home - Microsoft Community

Darnit onedrive!

The only way I could find of making the Documents folder in the navigation pane point to the Documents folder in my user folder was by editing the registry.
So first of all you'll need to start the registry editor. Bring up the start menu then type regedit. Once inside, back up the key by right clicking it and selecting export (this can be done on any folder in the registry editor). Give the file a name and hit save. If you accidentally delete one of the values inside of the registry folder or you want to return it to how it was, simply open that .reg file and it will overwrite the folder in the registry with the version in that file.
You'll find the key at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders. The values on the right should give you an indication of which links they represent but the one you are interested in is the value called {F42EE2D3-909F-4907-8871-4C22FC0BF756}. This represents the link to your documents folder across your entire system. Change this to %USERPROFILE%\Documents to make it point back to your original documents folder. If you want your Pictures folder to point to the original location as well then change the value of {0DDD015D-B06C-45D5-8C4C-F59713854639} to %USERPROFILE%\Pictures.
Once you have done this either kill all the explorer.exe processes and start explorer.exe or restart you computer. I believe logging out and back in again will also do the trick, hope this helps :)

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