How to use <username>/Desktop instead of <username>/OneDrive/Desktop

PhaedraFlux 0 Reputation points

I never signed in to OneDrive (on any computer), I never set it up on any PC, and I uninstalled it. But STILL it creates a OneDrive Folder every single time I restart the computer. And it seems to be where it's actually loading the Desktop stuff from. I do not have office or any other MS shit installed except what comes by default and can't be uninstalled. How the hell can I get it to go back to the normal desktop location? I've tried (I had to create the office paths referenced), but that did nothing. Please help me remove the spyware that is OneDrive from my brand new windows install.

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  1. Jiajing Hua-MFST 6,745 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @PhaedraFlux

    Please go to Windows Settings > Apps > Installed Apps, please make sure there is no Microsoft OneDrive installed.

    If so, please go to Registry Editor, locate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders, then find the "Desktop" value, make sure its value data is "C:<username>\Desktop" or "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop".

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