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 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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