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If you have OneDrive installed on your system, there’s a good chance that it’s stored on the C: drive. Want to move that folder to a more convenient location? Here’s how you do it.

1) Unlink Current Sync Location

Right-click on the OneDrive icon in the system tray to bring up the context menu. Select Settings, then in the dialog that pops up, click on Unlink OneDrive.


If OneDrive’s Get Started dialog pops up at this stage, ignore it for now but don’t close it.

2) Move the OneDrive Folder

Navigate to the OneDrive folder (usually located at C:\Users\your_username) and select it. In the Explorer ribbon’s Home tab, click on Move to and enter the location of the partition Manage Your Hard Disk Partitions Like A Pro With EaseUS Partition Master [Windows] Manage Your Hard Disk Partitions Like A Pro With EaseUS Partition Master [Windows] When you ask a tech crowd about disk partition managers, many people will agree that EaseUS Partition Master is the best tools for the job. Why? Because it offers many great features, yet remains easy... Read More  where you want to store OneDrive files going forward.

This step ensures that you won’t have to download your files all over again when you configure the new location.


3) Configure New Sync Location

Switch to the Get Started dialog from Step 1, click on Get Started, and sign into your OneDrive account.


On the next screen, you’ll encounter the sync setup. Click on Change, navigate to the location where you moved the OneDrive folder in Step 2, and select it.

Note: If the Get Started dialog doesn’t pop up on its own, double-click on OneDrive’s tray icon to bring it up.

4) Complete OneDrive Setup

Once you can see the new location as your sync location, click on Next, and complete the setup process by following the screen prompts.

That’s it! You have successfully relocated the OneDrive folder. Your system drive now has more free space and your OneDrive files are in a safer location.

Have you ever lost important OneDrive files to a C: drive mishap? Have you moved the OneDrive folder from its default location? We’d love to know!

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  1. Anonymous
    October 20, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Windows 8 supported the OneDrive folder on the SD card and removing this option was a stupid move that doesn't make any sense, especially for all the Windows tablets with little storage. It is a very frustrating step backwards that makes onedrive useless on a lot of windows installations.

  2. Anonymous
    October 19, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Move it anywhere, but not to an SD Card! I wanted to free up space on my tablet's SSD so tried to move OneDrive folder to its SD Card but that can't be done. There is some bumf on the web about needing to reformat the card but with programs already installed on it that is not an option.

    • Akshata Shanbhag
      October 19, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Unfortunately that's how it stands now for SD cards, kr. I thought it was easily possible in previous Windows versions, but now it's not. I hope someone comes up with an effective workaround soon :)