1. Eric J F's Avatar
    Has your Windows 8.1 PC created a new SkyDrive folder on C:, copied everything into it, and left behind a SkyDrive.old folder?

    This has happened to me twice in the last month. There's lots of discussion about it in the MS SkyDrive forum, but I'm hoping someone here has insight into cause and solution.
    02-07-2014 12:10 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    No SkyDrive.old here.
    02-07-2014 12:29 AM
  3. Eric J F's Avatar
    It apparently happens when the baked-in 8.1 SkyDrive crashes or thinks there's a problem and restarts. The bad part is it takes a while to repopulate the 'new' folder, and the first time it happened to me not all the files got copied. I would have lost some had I not compared the two folders.

    If nobody here has seen it yet, we can hope it was only temporary.
    02-07-2014 09:47 AM
  4. mpt15's Avatar
    Has your Windows 8.1 PC created a new SkyDrive folder on C:, copied everything into it, and left behind a SkyDrive.old folder?

    This has happened to me twice in the last month. There's lots of discussion about it in the MS SkyDrive forum, but I'm hoping someone here has insight into cause and solution.
    I have the folder too and I dont know what to do with it :-(
    02-07-2014 10:03 AM
  5. Eric J F's Avatar
    I deleted them AFTER I made sure the 'new ' one was exactly the same and backed up the skydrive.old folder on an external hard drive.

    The easiest way to do that is open two side-by-side File Explorer windows and compare the size and number of folders and files in each.
    02-07-2014 01:00 PM

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