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Windows 10 Documents folder keeps showing up in Windows Explorer. Possibly related to OneDrive mappings.

I have a Windows 10 PC with a number of internal drives. My base OS drive is C:. But, I map most of my user folders to data drives which are then OneDrive enabled to sync/backup. In this case, my Documents, Photos, Videos and Music all are OneDrive enabled (M:\OneDrive).

I have multiple PCs in the house that also do the same thing so I can share documents folders between them via OneDrive.

My issue is with this rogue Documents folder that keeps showing up in Explorer. I think it is related to a bad User Shell Folder registry setting somewhere on this PC. I can't narrow it down. Here is a screenshot of my "Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders" section of the registry:

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Any thoughts on where this might be happening?

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RobCreely-9239 answered

For more context here is a shot showing Windows Explorer listing the extra "Documents" folder which is empty. My PC is correctly saving all local Documents to the mapped folder directly underneath it.

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If I delete that first folder, it eventually shows up again.


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erinding-msft answered

@RobCreely-9239

Is there error message when deleting the folder?
If there is, please provide a screenshot which may help troubleshoot this issue better.

Can you see this folder when signing into OneDrive online?
If yes, please try to delete it from the web.

Please right click this folder, click Properties to check the Location of it.


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Thank you for the suggestions.

No error deleting it. It lets me delete it normally and it shows up after a time or after a reboot. Here is the folder in OneDrive web console. It was auto-created again yesterday and right clicking on it does not show any details on location. Just gives me options to rename, move or share it. My actual local Documents folder is "Documents-name-PC"


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I am assuming no one has any suggestions....

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