How do I get OneDrive under control? [Ask ZDNet]

When you upgrade to Windows 11 Home edition, the default settings configure your system to “back up your files” to OneDrive.

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Welcome to the latest installment of Ask ZDNet, where we answer the questions that make your IT guy reach for the Tums. 

In the mailbag this week: After upgrading to Windows 11, a reader reports that their local documents, photos, and desktop folders are now being synced to OneDrive? What happened? 

How do I get OneDrive under control? I have two PCs both using the same Microsoft Account, which has never been a problem before, but Windows 11 is struggling with OneDrive-related problems ones, even to the extent of running out of storage on my 256GB SSD. The desktop, pictures, and documents folders from both systems are now being merged, which is generating many headaches. Is this how OneDrive is supposed to work? How do I “tame” it?

I was a bit startled when I saw this in action recently, but I can confirm this is how Windows 11 works. 

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When you upgrade to Windows 11 Home Edition, the default settings configure your system to “back up your files” to OneDrive.

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