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Documents and one drive

Last week I did a clean Windows 10 home install. I transfer some of my documents, pictures etc from windows 7. In particular I noticed 3 folders contain the same pictures. Under properties it says my name and one drive as the location. I really only need one location, not three. This one drive makes for a messy file system in my opinion. Is there a way to simplify this, like one folder? Trying to make sense of this has me a bit confused.

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Actually

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It appears I have 2 bugs

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Ok thanks, I'll keep an extra copy. It appears I have the file explorer bug as well. In my case I have an extra external drive G that I was going to use as a backup. I also have an extra internal drive F that has some files I have yet to transfer to drive C. They both show as duplicate. I have a screen shot so I hope I can post with no problems extra drives<br>. Before I do anything is there a way to delete the extra drive F as well? I knew going to Ten wasn't a good idea but I never thought it would be this big of a headache.

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Re: duplicate

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I see the same with me. Since my screen is big enough to see all I need I don't mind to see duplicates. Why do you?

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There gone now

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I prefer not to see duplicates. The registry edit took care of both extra drives and another edit took care of the extra entry's under save as etc. Its windows error and MS probably got sloppy configuring upgrades. Doesn't matter there gone and as a new 10 user it was a little confusing.
I am still learning the system and duplicate files in numerous places did not help. I may get rid of quick access if I can find a reliable source. I will run regular backups once all my files are transferred. Thanks

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You dont have any problem. cnet got your back

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Why don't you just use it that way. You don't have much problem. Do you have Google Drive? Backup your files. You will be just great.

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Well One Drive is in the

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cloud (which isn't on your PC) then you have a One drive folder under your profile in C:\users which is used to sync to the cloud Onedrive.

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It may be cloud based

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but it tries to copy every file on my computer. I got a message saying one drive was 98% full. If it did not copy all my files there would not be a problem. It copied my desktop so I unchecked it in settings as I recall then it removed all of my desktop files. No mater what I have tried so far one drive interferes with files on my pc. For all of you one drive advocates saying its cloud based and leaves desktop files untouched, I have to say you are wrong. If I ever get to the bottom of my one drive problems I will never allow it again. So far I am not smart enough to get rid of it without effecting my files. I should not have to be a computer tech to get it out of my life. I always have backups so I don't need one drive.

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(NT) Turn it off then.

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I turned it off but

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I had to download most of my desktop files. One drive flat out kept most all of my desk top files in the cloud. So in some situations OD does not work as expected.

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