After receiving the fall creators update of windows 10, I noticed that the pictures and documents folders in MyPC had become copies of the ones in the onedrive folder.
And the contents of the folders had disappeared. Not an ideal result.
But I found them.
Local Disk (C:) > Users > MyUsername
The folders had exactly the same name as before, which made it extra confusing. But the contents were the same as before the update, not the same as the OneDrive version.
What can be done? Here is one solution …
I right clicked on those 2 folders and added them to the library of the corresponding name. Then in file explorer I right clicked in the left pane and selected “show libraries”.
Then in libraries I could see both folders are there with identical names, but different content. This is not the most ideal situation.
I renamed the folders in “Users”, to LocalPictures and LocalDocuments.
This made the library how these names and its easier for me to see which folder is which.
Im not sure if this is happening to everyone that upgrades, but I sure wish to have a location only for local pictures and local documents, that are not synced to OneDrive.
I would prefer that the folders in MyPC were always cal only, and separate from any OneDrive folders.
Another thing I have noticed is that the default Documents folder, for apps that create folders and save files, is now the OneDrive folder – which is synced. Before the update, apps created folders in the local one by default. You may want to change this location in the app settings, if possible.