How to Change OneDrive Folder Location in Windows 11

Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage service is widely used by many Windows users to sync their data across multiple devices. By default, Microsoft OneDrive folder is in the C drive of your system. However, sometimes, you might want to move this folder to some other drive to improve system performance by freeing up some space in your C drive. If you have tried everything and hasn’t yet succeeded in successfully moving the OneDrive folder to another location, this article is for you.


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Step 1: Click on the OneDrive icon that’s at the right side of the taskbar.

 

1 One Drive Icon

Read: OneDrive Icon missing from Taskbar 

 

Step 2: As next, click on the icon Help & Settings.

 

2 One Drive Settings

 

Step 3: From the menu that expands out, click on Settings option.

 

3 Settings

 

Step 4: This will open up Microsoft OneDrive settings Window. Click on the link that says Unlink this PC.

 


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4 Unlink This Pc

 

Step 5: When the following confirmation window comes up, click on the Unlink account button. You will now see the OneDrive login screen. Close it.

 

5 Unlink Account

 

Step 6: Now launch File Explorer by clicking on the File Explorer icon in the taskbar.

 

6 File Explorer

 

Step 7: Now you have to navigate to your OneDrive folder. Usually the OneDrive folder is present at the location:

C:\Users\%username%

Just copy and paste the path given below in the address bar of file explorer.

 

7 One Drive Folder

 

Step 8: Now right click on the OneDrive folder and click on the Cut icon, or simply press the keys CTRL+X together after selecting the folder.

 

8 Right Click Cut

 

Step 9: As next, navigate to the new folder where you want to move your OneDrive folder to. Paste the folder there by pressing the keys CTRL+V together.

 

9 Paste Folder

 

Step 10: Now, click on the OneDrive icon again from the taskbar. This time, OneDrive icon will show as disconnected.

 

10 Not Connected One Drive

 

Step 11: Click on the Sign in button next.

 

11 One Drive Sign In

 

Step 12: Enter your Microsoft email id, click on Sign in button.

 

12 Enter Email

 

Step 13: Now enter password and hit Sign in button.

 

13 Enter Password

 

Step 14: When the following window opens up, showing your old OneDrive folder location, click on the link that says Change location.

 

14 Change Location

 

Step 15: Navigate to your target folder, click on Select folder button.

 

15 Select Folder

 

Step 16: Now a new confirmation window like the one shown below will pop up. Click on Use this folder button.


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16 Use This Folder

 

Step 17: You will now be back to the folder selection window. You can see that the new location you selected has been updated. Click on Next button.

 

17 Location Updated

 

Step 18: Follow the remaining steps as per your preference, mostly just by clicking the Next button. Finally, click on the button Open my OneDrive folder when you see the following window.

 

18 Open One Drive Folder

 

Step 19: You can now see your OneDrive folder in the new location, you can also see that your files inside the folder have a green tick mark against them under the Status column, indicating that they are synced with your OneDrive account.

 

19 One Drive Synced

 

Please tell us in your comments whether this method worked for you or not.

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