If you have installed OneDrive using the default settings then it is most likely that the OneDrive folder
(sync folder) has been placed in C:\Users\Username
. Can the location of this folder be changed afterwards? That's what we are going to see in this tip.
Well, the only way to relocate the OneDrive folder (without losing the stored content) is to first unlink OneDrive from your computer. Open OneDrive's settings, by right-clicking on its corresponding icon (notification area) > Settings
. Go to General
settings and click on Unlink OneDrive
The Welcome to OneDrive screen
opens, but you should leave it for now. Click on Start
> File Manager
and select the OneDrive folder
. Go to the Home
tab > Organize
and then click on Move to
. Select a new location for the OneDrive folder.
Go back to the Welcome to OneDrive
screen and click on Next
. Sign-in with your Microsoft account. Click on the Change
button displayed next to Your OneDrive folder is here...
and browse to the desired location, more precisely to where you have relocated your previous OneDrive folder. A small warning will be displayed "Files already exist in this One Drive folder
". Click on Use this location
to merge the folders:
In the next window, simply choose the items you want to sync and click on Next
to finalize the installation of OneDrive on your computer.
This tip applies to Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10.
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