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How do I merge my OneDrive for home with my OneDrive for work or school ?

Microsoft OneDrive personal account and a Microsoft 365 work or school account cannot be merged, but they can be used side by side.

Select from the options below for the best way to use personal and work or school account together.

Adding a personal or work or school account to OneDrive

You can use OneDrive to sync both your work or school files and personal files to your OneDrive for home account.

Your personal and work or school OneDrive storage remains separate. You can't sync or share your work or school folders to your OneDrive personal folders, but you can ​​copy or drag and drop files from one to another.

Follow these steps to add either a personal account or a work or school account.

  1. Open OneDrive settings (select the OneDrive cloud icon in your notification area, and then select the OneDrive Help and Settings icon then Settings.)

  2. Go to the Account tab.

  3. Select Add an account.

    Note: You can only have one personal account.

  1. Click the OneDrive cloud icon up in your Menu bar, click the three dots  to open the menu, and select Preferences.

  2. Go to the Account tab.

  3. Select Add an account.

    Note: You can only have one personal account.

When OneDrive Setup starts, enter your other account credentials, and then select Sign in.

Adding your work or school email to your Outlook.com 

If you want to use a new email address with your existing Outlook.com account, follow the instructions in this article to create an alias. This will give you an additional email address which uses the same inbox, contact list, and account settings as your primary email address. You can choose which email address to send mail from, and you can sign in to your Outlook.com account with any of your aliases—they all use the same password.

Tips: 

  • You cannot add an alias that is already associated with another Microsoft account. 

  • You can't add an email address that's already associated with a work or school account as an alias. See below for more details.

  • An alias or email address can only contain letters, numbers, dot (.), underscore (_) or dash/hyphen (-). Spaces and other special characters are not allowed.

Learn how to Add or remove an email address in Outlook.com and how to Manage aliases on your Microsoft account.

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