Anyone else caught out by Onedrive

On Friday last week - I got a pop up from Onedrive reminding me to use it
"click here..."
Which I did - this started my NEW laptop on the path of destruction
It was not a virus but a legitimate MS pop up - that shows MS's attitude to customers
Evidently they are trying to get everyone to save their files to one drive rather than saving locally to C: drive by MOVING ALL FILES TO ONEDRIVE - without asking / without permission !!

I have had all of my FTM files moved (which means that Ancestry does not run as normal because it looks for FTM files on the C: drive) as well as my outlook PST files !
And every document (20+ years worth (15Gb in total)
Do not "click here" if you get a pop up from onedrive...

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  • mebu60
    mebu60 Posts: 814
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    But you've restored everything ok from your back-up drive? 
  • MouldyOldDough
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    edited 7 November 2023 at 4:05PM
    mebu60 said:
    But you've restored everything ok from your back-up drive? 
    No not yet 
    But yes I do have everything backed up
    It's just a pain in the neck that I shouldnt have to deal with 
  • Neil_Jones
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    On Friday last week - I got a pop up from Onedrive reminding me to use it
    "click here..."
    Which I did - this started my NEW laptop on the path of destruction
    It was not a virus but a legitimate MS pop up - that shows MS's attitude to customers
    Evidently they are trying to get everyone to save their files to one drive rather than saving locally to C: drive by MOVING ALL FILES TO ONEDRIVE - without asking / without permission !!

    I have had all of my FTM files moved (which means that Ancestry does not run as normal because it looks for FTM files on the C: drive) as well as my outlook PST files !
    And every document (20+ years worth (15Gb in total)
    Do not "click here" if you get a pop up from onedrive...


    You don't need to use OneDrive, you've never needed to use it.
    I've never used it and nothing has ever gone to OneDrive.

    If you hadn't clicked it nothing would have moved.

    And if you're using an MS account into Windows, then you don't need to do that either, and then you wouldn't have this "problem" with OneDrive, as you can't upload to something that isn't linked.
  • Olinda99
    Olinda99 Posts: 1,190
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    you can uninstall onedrive from settings then apps and it will never bother you again!
  • forgotmyname
    forgotmyname Posts: 32,486
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    Manually uninstalled One Drive and a load of other junk MS install but don't want you to remove. You can remove
    them but you need to open a command line window.

    Censorship Reigns Supreme in Troll City...

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