How to move OneDrive folder in Windows 10

By default OneDrive folder is located in C:\Users\Your-Name\OneDrive. Why move the folder? The most common reason is when your current drive (in most cases your system disk) is out of space and you want to move OneDrive folder to another disk or partition. You may also want to do it if you are re-organizing your folders to bring order to your hard disk. Using this step-by-step guide you will be able to move OneDrive folder to another disk or any other location and rename it if you wish. 

Moving OneDrive Folder in Windows 10

Follow the steps to rename your OneDrive folder and/or move it to another disk. The thing is first we need to disconnect syncing, than rename or move the directory to another location and finally set up syncing again.

  1. Right-click the OneDrive icon in the Taskbar.
  2. Select SettingsOneDrive settings
  3. On the Account tab click Unlink this PCunlink this pc
  4. Confirm by clicking Unlink Accountunlink account
  5. Don’t close the OneDrive login window.
  6. Move your OneDrive folder to where you wish it to be located. Let’s say we would like to move it from disk C: to disk D:. moving OneDrive folder By the way, you can also rename it to anything you wish, for example OneDriveAdam or Jane’s Microsoft Cloud.
  7. Go back to the login window and enter your email address: type your email and click Sign in
  8. Type the password for your Microsoft account and click Sign in: enter the password for your Microsoft account
  9. In this windows you will see “your OneDrive folder is here”. Click Change locationchange location link
  10. Select the new location of the OneDrive folder (where you have just moved it to): select new location of your OneDrive folder
  11. Now you will see the window warning you “Files already exist in this OneDrive folder”. Click Use this locationuse this location
  12. Here you can see that the folder has been changed. Click Next:click next
  13. Select what files and folders you would like to sync and click Nextchoose what you want to sync
  14. Now you may close the window: OneDrive is ready

After these simple steps OneDrive will compare the files in the local folder and in the cloud and in a few minutes will be ready to work with the new folder location.

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