[BUG] Windows 10 OneDrive @ Default Settings Causing Major Issues With Security Permissions *Use Windows Feedback App to Upvote*

This is a OneDrive specific bug that has system-wide implications, the security permissions affect sharing, and potentially any files or programs that save to, are stored in, or dependent on the users personal files or folders. This includes all games, all Office programs, email programs, photos, browsers, personal settings and of course ANYTHING one would try to store in the affected folders.

Three Easy (Extremely Oversimplified) Steps aka Three Easy Concepts:

  1. Disable OneDrive. Unsync, unlink (as necessary), uncheck all of the sync options in the menu, uncheck the option to run at startup, delete the resulting empty OneDrive folders and sync file. After rebooting click “NO” when it offers to re-create the OneDrive folders for you.   
  2. “Stop Sharing” the affected OneDrive (“Shares”) folders and the affected matching personal (“Shares”) folders any way you can. For those with Pro or above, the ONLY sufficient (and best) way to do this is through the Computer Management Console| Shared Folders| Shares menu. See the first post for picture. If you have Windows 10 Home, you will be limited to using the File Explorer ribbon menu option to “Stop Sharing” after navigating to and highlighting your affected folders.
  3. Recreate your previously affected personal “Shares” folders and apply the correct sharing and advanced security permissions. Preferably through the “Shares” menu as listed above, otherwise use the ribbon.

*Remember to reboot after each step in the process*

I recommend using CCleaner or your favorite utility to clean out any junk files before recreating your “Shares.”


After genuinely ripping my hair out for two days since doing a new introduce of Windows 10 Pro, I at last found the wellspring of my powerlessness to get to, spare to or change my Documents and Pictures organizers. The security consents had been returning at each sign on, denying me access to my own organizers which I had moved (according to my own standard convention) to a different D: drive.

Coming up next are recommended increases from patron Try*3:


See this MS KB article

Error opening Office documents after upgrading to Windows 10

I am not convinced that this is a complete solution but it should be tried as a first step.

I have a suggestion. Before your second paragraph “I was perusing the Computer Management console …” insert a paragraph with a link to Fix read-only access to Office files and an explanation:-

[Underlines are remarks altered in later in the light of JustDaveP’s response] Before endeavoring the accompanying Roady strategy, go to Task director, Startup at that point right-click on One Drive and Disable it. Ready, a MVP, Fix read-only access to Office files gives an orderly technique to resetting organizer consents that has worked for at any rate one client [but not all] who had been encountering this perused just bad dream.

While the methodology was composed in light of Outlook, it applies to compose authorizations for all the archives and so on organizers. One basic segment of the technique is in its para 6 – Replace all youngster object consents passages with inheritable authorization sections from this article since exclusion of that progression lethally subverts the fix being endeavored.

In the event that the issue disappears in any case, at that point returns after a framework restart or after re-empowering OneDrive at that point please read on to address the extra entanglements brought about by OneDrive that are ending up being more hard to fix.

I was examining the Computer Management comfort when I saw that OneDrive had made an offer recorded as my user\Documents organizer, shared as “Documents” my D:\Documents was listed as user\Documents2, I believe, and it’s share was named “Documents2”. The same applied to my Pictures folder as well.

I then opened up my OneDrive settings, and noticed a setting (checked by default) to allow OneDrive users to access all the files on this computer, or something to that effect. I unchecked the box, then renamed my OneDrive folders to OneDrive Documents and One Drive Pictures. This appeared to have a limited effect, so I deleted the folders and restarted my computer, then I accessed the sharing settings again…I may have had to manually delete the OneDrive shares as well…

Corrected “Shares” location image:

I discovered I was unable to rename the offers with the “2” appended, so I went to my Homegroup settings and quit sharing just the Documents and Pictures envelopes, restarted, quit sharing the two organizers through the administration reassure, restarted, at that point made new offers with custom consents for the right Documents and Pictures organizers.

I restarted once more, and physically set up offering to the Homegroup for both folders…Restarted again and checked every single pertinent setting to ensure they “stuck”…Windows 10 is by all accounts functioning as it should now…

Significant!!! Try not to permit OneDrive to make new documents in the wake of restarting during this procedure!

Attn: This workaround is for ADVANCED USERS ONLY!!!

  • I first changed the settings for OneDrive by right-clicking on the taskbar icon, unchecked the box for “Fetch” (whatever the H*ll that is!). I unchecked the remaining boxes for sync options, and then the box “run at startup” before I could proceed. Some users may have to unlink their PC from OneDrive as well. (Restart)
  • I then deleted my OneDrive folders (Including the sync file which may normally be hidden (use “Show Hidden Files” in your file options as needed). You may need to edit your security settings for the top-level folder, subfolders, and files before performing these actions. (Restart)
  • I navigated to the Computer Management console by right-clicking on “This PC” and choosing “Manage.” I clicked on “Shared Folders” then “Shares.” In the middle Shares window I right-clicked on each of the OneDrive created folders. In my case, these were both the Documents and Pictures folders, and selected “Stop Sharing.” (Restart)
  • To prevent any conflicts, I navigated to my Homegroup settings and chose to stop sharing my Documents and Pictures folders. (Restart)
  • I then navigated back to Computer Management as above and selected “Shared Folders” then “Shares” and chose to “Stop Sharing” my personal Documents and Pictures folders. (Restart)
  • I navigated back to the “Shared Folders” console in Computer Management then right-clicked on “Shares” this time and chose “New Share.” Using Sharing Wizard, I browsed to the physical location of my Documents folder and clicked “Okay” to create the share. I clicked through to the “Shared Folder Permissions” window and selected “Customize permissions” then clicked on the “custom” button below.
  • In the “Share Permissions” window, I checked the box for “Full Control” for everyone (optional). I then chose “Add”->”Advanced”->”Find Now”->”Administrators” (Plural, NOT the Administrator) and then assigned full permissions as before. Next, I navigated to the “Security” tab to ensure that my username was listed there with full permissions as well as Administrators and System. I repeated the same procedure for my Pictures folder. (Restart)
  • Using File Explorer, I navigated to the location of my shared folders, clicked on my Documents folder and selected the “Share” tab and chose my Homegroup options in the little box on the menu bar. I did the same for my Pictures folder. (Restart)
  • After reboot, I went to the Network and Sharing advanced sharing settings page to ensure that “File and Folder Sharing” was still selected, then Homegroup options to ensure that my folders were shared. You may need to check you advanced security permissions as necessary.

A Warning Against Using Task Manager to Disable OneDrive:

My recommendation to a banner who was utilizing just Task Manager to impair OneDrive (with minor altering):

…only an expression of alert, it might be best…to go into OneDrive’s settings menu, and uncheck all the cases to debilitate bring, and sync for all drives and organizers. Another tab has a container to uncheck the alternative to run at startup. After reboot, this should exhaust your OneDrive organizers making them safe to erase. Erase the sync record as well. As far as I can tell, utilizing task chief alone to impair any program at startup has not been exceptionally successful. Maybe the OneDrive help can be set to “handicapped” in the System Services module…

From Try*3:

On another string [in which I had directed a client here to see your advice], another client proposed that you include this admonition some place inside the strategy

Debilitating OneDrive through Task Manager > Startup just keeps OneDrive from beginning during introductory boot or a restart. On the off chance that you open an archive in an Office application from an OneDrive organizer – which Office makes a decent attempt to make it simple to do – at that point OneDrive will fire up, and your consents to the Documents envelope will vanish once more.

It appears to be reasonable to caution individuals as they would some way or another not understand.

A note regarding modification of the security permissions:

I may have been using the wrong terminology or guidelines for setting up the security permissions in some of my posts. Do not enable inheritance!!! This will reset your permissions with those from the root of your drive (which can and will present additional problems). What you need to do is correctly set your permissions at your top level affected user file and do check “Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object.”

See pic below:

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