This article describes steps you can take to change or move your OneDrive folder to another location in Windows 11.
The OneDrive app lets you sync files and folders on your computer with Microsoft cloud, allowing you to access them anywhere on your mobile devices and other computers using the service.
By default, your important folders (your Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders) on your device will be backed up automatically to Microsoft cloud online.
When you set up OneDrive, it will create a OneDrive folder in your home directory by default. This is located on the Local Disk (C:) drive, in your home folder. (C:\Users\<username>\OneDrive).
You can move or relocate your OneDrive folder to another drive or partition. The steps below show you how to move your OneDrive folder from its default location to another drive (ex. E:\Users\<username>\OneDrive).
Move the OneDrive folder to another drive in Windows 11
As mentioned above, a OneDrive folder will be created in your home directory by default when you set up OneDrive.
The location is typically here -> (C:\Users\<username>\OneDrive).
You can move this folder and relink it to another location on Windows, and the steps below show you how.
First, open the OneDrive app on your PC.
You can do that from the Start menu or browse to the OneDrive installed location at (“C:\Program Files\Microsoft OneDrive\OneDrive.exe“).
You can also quickly access the OneDrive icon from the Taskbar overflow.
When the app opens, click on the Help & Settings (gear) icon, and then on Settings.
On the Settings pane, under Account, click the “Unlink this PC” link.
Confirm that you want to unlink the PC from your OneDrive account.
Next, open File Explorer, and browse to the OneDrive location. (C:\Users\<username>\OneDrive). Right-click on the OneDrive folder, and select Cut or the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + X).
Open the location you want to paste the folder. In this case, we want to move the OneDrive folder to the E:\Users\<username>\. Right-click and paste or use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + V).
Relink OneDrive folder
Now that you have moved the OneDrive folder to another location, go and set up OneDrive again.
Launch the app, then click on the Sign in button.
Type your Microsoft account email address to continue.
By default, the OneDrive app will want to use its original location. Since we want to use the E drive, click the Change location link.
Browse to the new location, then select the OneDrive folder. When prompted, select Use this folder.
Confirm the location, then click Next.
On the next window, choose the folders you want to back up to your OneDrive account. Existing folders and content will automatically be backed up to the cloud.
When done, click Start syncing or choose “I’ll do it later” to skip.
Continue until you are done. On the last window, choose to open the OneDrive folder
The content should now be at the new location.
That should do it!
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