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Files Stuck In Old Onedrive Folder On A Drive That Change Computers

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joko | 14:53 Wed 12th Aug 2020 | Technology
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i put a hard drive from an old comp in a new comp - and there is a One Drive folder full of my stuff - that i cant access ...

ive tried to move it out, copy it, move it out of the folders within the drive, then try to move - nothing, just cant access anything

weirdly it goes through all the motions of moving etc and its only that they didnt disappear that i realised they hadnt moved at all - had i just copied, id have thought it worked and happily deleted the folder!

ive deleted my current one drive etc - it still wont move

tried various variations - nothing

i get an error msg now - 0x8007016a the cloud file provider is not running

i noticed when i ran properties on items and the main folder, they showed a file size - 3gb etc - but then said under it, size on disk 0 bytes

so now in thinking these files are not actually on my computer at all - theyre on onedrive and only online - and as im not signed into that version of one drive, i cant access them.

am i correct?

if so, how do i access it? i have no recollection of even using onedrive for file storage before - there are loads in there - should it not sync to my current account?

what can i do?

i want to merge partitions and it wont let me as it keeps saying files are too fragmented - despite having run defrag a few times.

im on win10 - and a dell precision m6800

thanks for any help :D


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ive sorted this now - i was right, it turns out i had two onedrive accounts and i hadnt realised.
logged back in and its all there :)

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