By Michael / Last Updated April 14, 2022

Why move OneDrive from C Drive to D Drive?

Microsoft OneDrive which is formerly SkyDrive is a file hosting services and synchronization service run by Microsoft as part of its web version of Office. It was first launched in August 2007, and it allows users to store files and personal data like Windows settings or BitLocker recovery keys in the cloud, share files, and sync files across different devices. Users can also upload Microsoft Office documents to OneDrive.

However, over time, the accumulation of data will make OneDrive likely to take up more and more space on the C drive which finally causes the C drive full, this issue affects your PC’s performance and slows down OS' running speed. In this way, many people consider moving OneDrive from their C drive to another drive like D to free up storage space.

Step-by-step: Can I move OneDrive to D drive on Windows 11/10/8/7?

As mentioned above, you can free up your C drive by moving OneDrive to D or any other drives. But you can’t simply copy and paste it to another location, which usually make boot files miss. Luckily, in the following content, 2 easy and reliable methods are given if you’re still wondering how to move OneDrive from C drive to D drive.

Solution 1. Move OneDrive from C to D drive with third-party utility

If you’re looking for a fastest and easiest way to move OneDrive to the D drive, you must consider using AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Only within a few clicks, you can transfer installed programs including OneDrive, Microsoft Office, and PC games from one drive to another without data loss. Besides this App Mover feature, the software also allows migrating OS from one disk to another.

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Step 1. Install AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. After launching it, you will see all partitions and disks displayed on the main interface.

Step 2. Click on “All Tools” > “App Mover”.

app mover

Step 3. Select the C drive and hit “Next”.

select c drive

Step 4. Tick “Microsoft OneDrive” and select D drive as the location drive. Hit “Move”.

tick onedrive

Step 5. Hit “OK” to confirm the prompt and then, the transfer will get started.


Step 6. After it’s done, click on “Finish”


Now, navigate to the D drive and check whether the transferred OneDrive can be successfully launched.

│Method 2. Change OneDrive folder location on Windows with File Explorer

Compared with Method 1, this method is totally free but more complex and also, you need to be very familiar with OneDrive.

1. Right-click on the OneDrive taskbar icon and select “Settings”.


2. Hit “Unlink This PC” under the tab of “Account”. Then, a login screen will appear. Just ignore it for now.


3. Launch File Explorer.

4. Navigate to the OneDrive folder and select it. Unless you moved it before, it’s possibly under your C:\Users\[your username] folder. You can reach it either by clicking through your C drive or entering the folder name in your address bar.

5. Hit “Move to” and “Choose Location”, select the D drive, and hit “Move”. It could take several seconds before the transfer gets accomplished.


6. Enter your email address into the OneDrive App Windows.


7. Enter your password.

8. Click on "Change location”.


9. Move to the D drive and click on "Select Folder".

10. Hit "Use This Folder".

use this folder

11. Follow the onscreen guide until you see “Open my OneDrive folder”. Hit it to shut down the window.


Wrap things up

When your system drive no longer has enough storage space left, you might as well move OneDrive from C drive to D drive to free up space. But how to move OneDrive to D drive efficiently? This post provides AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional and File Explorer to help get it done. By comparison, the first way is much more convenient and secure while the second is free but more complex.

If you want to use the first disk management software on Server, please switch to the Server edition, which is designed for Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012, and 2008 users.