Change the location of your OneDrive folder

Change the location of your OneDrive folder

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  1. Select the Microsoft OneDrive cloud icon in the taskbar or menu bar. 

    OneDrive SyncClient with blue cloud and white cloud icons

    Note: You might need to click the Show hidden icons arrow The Show hidden icons button. next to the notification area to see the OneDrive icon. If the icon doesn't appear in the notification area, OneDrive might not be running. Select Start, type OneDrive in the search box, and then select OneDrive in the search results.

  2. Select   OneDrive Help and Settings icon Help & Settings > Settings

    Screenshot of getting to OneDrive Settings

  3. In the Account tab, select Unlink this PC or Unlink this Mac. The OneDrive setup screen will appear; ignore it for now, but don't close it.

    Where to find Unlink this PC link in OneDrive

  4. Next, move your OneDrive for home or OneDrive for work or school folder. Using File Explorer or Mac Finder, drag the OneDrive folder to your preferred location.

    Note: For more information, see Install OneDrive on an external drive.

  5. Go back to the OneDrive setup screen, select Get started, and then follow the instructions until you get to the screen where you can change your OneDrive folder's location. Select Change Location, choose the new folder location, and then select OK.

    Where to find the Change Location link

  6. You'll see a message letting you know that the OneDrive folder in the new location already has files in it. Select Use this location, and then finish setting up OneDrive.

    • If you had chosen to sync only some folders before the reset, you'll need to do that again once sync has completed. See Choose which OneDrive folders to sync to your computer for more information.

    • You'll need to complete this for your personal OneDrive and OneDrive for work or school.

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See more support pages for OneDrive and OneDrive for work or school.
For the OneDrive mobile app, see Troubleshoot OneDrive mobile app problems.

OneDrive Admins can also view the OneDrive Tech Community, Help for OneDrive for Admins.

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If you still need help, contact support through your browser or shake your mobile device while you're in the OneDrive app.

OneDrive Admins can contact Microsoft 365 for business support.

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