I started by disabling onedrive, it still kept everything inside the onedrive folder so I uninstalled onedrive. It still kept everything inside the onedrive folder. I deleted onedrive folder. All my documents were gone. The onedrive folder reappeared and this goes on and on. I've now been told that the way to resolve this is to reinstall onedrive, activate it and then follow this lengthy process to completely disable everything and then uninstall it again.
The problem is that now onedrive doesn't install at all. The .exe is there but opening it doesn't do anything other than briefly flashing a spinner. I basically stuck in this situation. I've done plenty of searching and followed loads of different suggestions to no avail. The thing is that this issue appears to be very common but I've not found a solution.