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How to Change the Location of OneDrive Folder in Windows 10

Windows 10 syncs your OneDrive online with the OneDrive folder on your PC. By default, Windows stores your OneDrive folder in your account's %UserProfile% folder. In order to free up C drive space, you can change where files in this OneDrive folder are stored to another drive.

How to Change the Default Location of OneDrive Folder

To change the default location of your OneDrive folder to where you want in Windows 10, here's how:

Step 1: Right-click on OneDrive icon on taskbar notification aera, and then click Settings.

Open OneDrive settings

Step 2: Select Account tab, and then click Unlink this PC. Click Unlink account button to confirm.

Unlink account

Leave this Set up OneDrive window open for now.

Step 3: Open OneDrive folder in File Explorer.

Press Win+R to open Run dialog, then input "%UserProfile%", hit Enter.

Open OneDrive folder location

Step 4: Select OneDrive folder, click on the Home tab, and click on the Move to button in the ribbon, and then click on Choose location in the drop down list.

Move OneDrive folder to a new location

Step 5: Browse to and select the location where you want to move your OneDrive folder, and click on Move.

Select a new location

The OneDrive folder and all of its contents will now start moving to the new location.

Step 6: When it has finished moving, return to the Set up OneDrive window. Enter your Microsoft account, then click Sign in.

Sign in with Microsoft account

Step 7: Enter the password for your Microsoft account, and click on Sign in.

Enter-password for Microsoft Account

Step 8: In the opennig window, click Change Location link.

Change Location

Step 9: Browse to the location where you moved your OneDrive folder to, select the OneDrive folder, and click on Select Folder.

Select new OneDrive folder

Step 10: Click Use this location, then click Next button.

Use this location

Step 11: Choose what you want to download (sync) to your OneDrive folder on the PC, and click on Next.

Choose what you want to sync

Step 12: Click Open OneDrive in my folder. You will see your OneDrive folder is now at the new location syncing the folders you had chosen.

Open OneDrive in my folder