I have a Windows 10 laptop with Microsoft OneDrive installed however I haven't been using it until tonight when I did a Sign-in. OneDrive stepped me through a couple of prompts and then I realized that it had moved all of the files from my Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders from the normal location of
C:\users\myuser into a OneDrive folder and was busy doing a synch into the cloud of multi-gigabytes of files that I had no desire to be anywhere other than this laptop.
Now when I navigate to where those user folders were before I did the OneDrive, those folders are empty and everything seems to have moved to a folder
I'm now trying to roll back all of these changes:
- I have signed out of OneDrive
- I have modified the settings of OneDrive to unlink the laptop PC
- I have signed into the OneDrive cloud storage using a browser and deleted all copies there
- after doing delete I emptied the Recycle Bin and signed out within the browser
So at this point all the files and directories uploaded into the cloud are deleted and OneDrive is not signed in so is not synching. It also looks like like I have things set so that:
- the laptop OneDrive is no longer linked to the cloud OneDrive
- OneDrive is no longer auto starting at Windows startup
Next I want to put everything back the way it was:
- move the material in the folders that are in the
- rollback the changes OneDrive made to redirect My Documents, Desktop, and Pictures to the OneDrive folder
My impression from what I have read I can just move the material from the OneDrive area back to the original locations.
So has what I've done eliminated the copies on the cloud, stopped OneDrive from trying to backup everything to the cloud, and can I roll back the change in file locations?