How to Change Default OneDrive Folder Location on Windows 10

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As OneDrive has selective sync feature which makes you to download all the required files on your computer, it may give rise to local memory space availability issue. The result of this is shortage of hard disk space if you are using a device with less memory space. Read on this how to change default OneDrive folder location on Windows 10 guide to find the easy solution to this issue.

How to Change Default OneDrive Folder Location on Windows 10

  1. On the OneDrive (cloud) icon (located in the notification area), right-click and select Settings.
  2. Then click on the Account tab and click the Unlink OneDrive button.
  3. Then you will get the Set up OneDrive page. Don’t proceed with the account set up. Now open File Explorer.
  4. On the left pane, click on This PC and go to the following path:
    1. C:\Users\YourUserName
  5. Then select OneDrive.
  6. Then on the top ribbon, in the Home tab, click on Move to and select Choose location.
  7. Now you have choose location where you wish to move the OneDrive files which are already synced to your PC. This can be another drive or external hard drive, etc. But this storage location should be connected to the PC always.
  8. Then click the Move button.
  9. Now you can go to the OneDrive setup page and enter your credential and Sign in.
  10. You need to enter Microsoft Account credentials and then click Sign in.
  11. Once you are logged in, click Change location link.
  12. Navigate to the new location where you moved your files. This will be the new OneDrive folder. Click Select Folder button.
  13. Then click Use this location on the OneDrive prompt link to merge the files.
  14. Click Next and select the folders and files that you need to sync.
  15. Then click Next.

That’s all you need to do to change default OneDrive folder location on Windows 10. OneDrive is an important application and used extensively. So it is helpful to have some OneDrive tricks handy to avoid delays.