How to Change OneDrive Folder Location in Windows 10

How to change OneDrive folder location in Windows 10? You can find the two effective ways to do it easily after reading this free guide.


By Dervish / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Help! How to change OneDrive folder location in Windows 10



OneDrive has been stored on my C drive for a long time. But now, my C drive is almost full and I want to move OneDrive folder to free up some space. Can you tell me how to change default OneDrive folder location on Windows 10 without losing data?”


Why change OneDrive location folder?

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Microsoft OneDrive is a cloud storage service that stores data on multiple virtual servers, usually hosted by third parties, rather than on dedicated servers. It allows users to store files and personal data (such as Windows settings or BitLocker recovery keys) in the cloud, share files, and sync files across different devices.

Typically, once a user uploads a file to the cloud, the same local file is created on their PC. Typically, it will be saved to the C:\Users\OneDrive path. But over time, as more and more files are uploaded to the cloud server, the folder will create more and more local files. Therefore, they take up a lot of storage space on the C drive, which eventually leads to the C drive full problem.

If you're wondering how to change OneDrive folder location in Windows 10 or 11, you've come to the right place. This tutorial aims to show you the whole process of OneDrive change local folder location.

Two effective ways to move OneDrive folder to another drive

Can I move OneDrive folder to another drive? Yes, you can. But you can't simply copy and paste OneDrive to another location, which usually leaves the boot files missing. Fortunately, the following provides you with 2 easy and safe ways to change the OneDrive folder location, including using Windows File Explorer and a third-party application/folder transfer utility.

▶ Method 1. Change OneDrive location folder via Windows File Explore

This method is more complicated and requires users to have a certain understanding of OneDrive. You can refer to the following steps:

Step 1. Right-click the OneDrive tray icon and select Settings.


Step 2. Click on "Unlink this PC" under the "Account" tab. Then, a login screen will appear. Ignore it for now.


Step 3. Launch File Explorer, navigate to the OneDrive folder and select it. In most cases it is located under the C:\Users\ folder.

Step 4. Click "Move to" and select a new location for OneDrive in the new window. Then click "Move" again.


Step 5. After moving the OneDrive folder to the new location, log back in to your OneDrive account.


Step 6. You can click “Change Location” when you complete the setup wizard.

Change Location in OneDrive

Step 7. Navigate to the new location of the OneDrive folder and click Select Folder.

Step 8. Confirm you’re OK with using the existing folder by clicking on "Use this folder".

Use this folder

Step 9. Follow the on-screen guidance until you see "Open my OneDrive folder". Click it to close the window.


▶ Method 2. Move OneDrive location folder with professional folder transfer tool

As you can see, you can move OneDrive folder to another drive by Windows File Explore. But compared with method 1, this method is totally easy and quick.  

I highly recommend you to use AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, this is an excellence application/folder transfer tool suitable for Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP. With it, you can move various folders or subfolders including OneDrive folder, Users folder, Program Files folder, AppData Folder and more from original drive to destination drive in just a few clicks without losing data . And you can also restore the moved folder to the original drive.

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In addition to moving folders, you can also move installed programs to another drive.
If you need to use it in Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012(R2), 2008(R2), 2003, please turn to Server Edition.

 Step 1. Install and launch PA Professional, right-click the drive you need to move the applications and choose "APP Mover".

Click App Mover

Step 2. In the new window, click “Move Folders”.

Move Folder

Step 3. First, select the folder to move. Then, select the new drive and click Move(here take Documents folder as an example).

Select Destination Drive

Step 4. You will see a pop-up message confirming the force closing of the running programs when the move starts. Click OK to start the process.

Warning OK

Step 5. Wait for a while and click "Finish" to complete the action.

Move Downloads

After that, the location of the OneDrive folder has been changed successfully, and you can run it in the new path.


When your system drive no longer has enough storage space, you may wish to move the OneDrive folder to another drive to free up space. But how to change OneDrive folder location in Windows 10? This article introduces you to using AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional and Windows File Explorer to do it. You can choose the method that suits you best.

Last but not the least, in addition to App Mover feature of AOMEI Partition Assistant, there are more advanced features you can try, such as, cloning OS to a larger drive, allocating free space, migrating OS to SSD, deleting large files by type to save more space on the PC, etc.

Dervish · Staff Editor
Dervish is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; He is delicated to offering users easy and effecitve solutions for issuses related to disks and partitoins. In his spare time, he enjoy wathcning films, playing footable, traveling and so on.