Microsoft One Drive problems

Using Win 10...
I have never setup One Drive before...should be simple....Reading around the inet I have come up with several ways to do things...
One of them is to go into the Library...Documents (for example)...Properties and change the location from the C:\%username% to C:\%username%\One Drive...so my thinking is that anything you put in Documents on the desktop will automatically get copied to One Drive...

I did that and my Documents folder in the library disappeared...

So...how can I get  the Documents folder back...If I create a new folder...Documents...the property to change the location
is not there...so that is an incomplete solution...
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Steve MutchlerIT TechAsked:
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Steve MutchlerIT TechAuthor Commented:
Ok...I solved one part of my problem...
I ran the in place repair install from within W10...
The Documents folder is now in the correct location...
Need to reinstall 1 program...no big deal....

The other part of my problem is One Drive and that will be the subject of a new question...
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Mr MystikalCommented:
Hi Stevem5000,

Can you find documents under "This PC" or did it vanish from the quick access menu and "This PC" as well ?

If you have "Show Libraries" enabled , then you might need to manually create a new library , though I'd give it a Different name.

The problem with redirecting Documents is you risk corrupting PST files for example due to the nature of their usage in Outlook.

The answer: It won't work in most services and is not recommended in any service. Outlook puts a lock on the pst file when the pst file is open. OneDrive (and other cloud solutions) continually syncs the local folder. It won't be able to sync the pst because Outlook has a lock on it and as a result, the pst file could become corrupted and data loss occur.
Ref : Slipstick

Thus my advice is to create a folder under onedrive and create a library or quick access link to that location , make that the default location for all files.

Hope this helps.
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Steve MutchlerIT TechAuthor Commented:
Mr. Mystikal...Thanks for the input...

Ok...let me try explaining this again...

On your desktop there is a folder with you name on it...
Within that folder are all your other folders...App Data...Contacts...Desktop...Documents...Downloads...etc...etc...

When I pointed the Documents folder to the One Drive...this is where the Documents folder disappeared from...
I read some article on setting up One Drive...which I have never done before...and the suggestion was to point the folders you
wanted to sync with One Drive to the One Drive folder...

Bad choice...

So far I have run SFC and DISM and the Documents folder has not come back...
Will try the in-place repair within W10…
If that doesn’t work then will do an in place repair install…
If that doesn’t work…then I’ll start over and reinstall the entire W10…

I want that Documents folder in its normal location...

Then I will probably put another question on E-E regarding One Drive and how to set it up because I certainly don't
understand something about it...

Now if I create another Documents folder in the normal location...in Properties I don;t have a Location tab...so that Documents folder
I create I cannot point it to another location...

I screwed up...

Now...on other computers I build with an SSD for the OS and programs...then a SATA drive for all data...
I redirect my primary folders...Documents...Desktop...Pictures...Documents to the SATA drive...

And when I set up Outlook...I put the PST file in Documents...which by re-direction sits on my SATA drive NOT IN APP DATA on my C:\ drive
and Outlook works perfectly...been doing that for a number of years....primary reason...I back up my Documents folder 2x per day...
And that catches my PST file...

Thanks for the input...
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Steve MutchlerIT TechAuthor Commented:
Solved my problem...but thanks for the input Mr Mystikal...
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