I opended HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace and there are no multiple file names under Namespace. I aslo seaarched for System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree but did not find a reference to any OneDrive. One Onedrive folder is named users\paul\onedrive and the other is identified as Paul - Personal and the properties show it to be also located at C:\Users\Paul. The data appears to be the same but the references show up in different place in File Manager, How can I resolve for only one reference name?

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Download and then back up the One Drive data to a folder totally outside of One Drive. Delete both One Drive instances.


Restore the backup and all should be well.

  • Be sure the files are actually downloaded before you logout of OneDrive and delete the folder. Files not accessed regularly will have placeholder files.
    – Ramhound
    Jan 7, 2023 at 20:18
  • Good point and I added the download step to my answer. I had assumed One Drive to be current.
    – John
    Jan 7, 2023 at 20:22

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