Where are OneDrive files stored locally? My C drive is almost full and I hope to move OneDrive along with its local files to another drive but I don’t know the path of those files. Anyone can tell me?
Where are OneDrive files stored locally?
Microsoft OneDrive, formerly called SkyDrive is a file hosting service and synchronization service operated by Microsoft as part of its web version of office. This cloud service allows its users to store different files and personal data including Windows settings or BitLocker recovery keys in the cloud, share files, and sync files across different devices like PC, MAC, and consoles.
Generally, once users upload a file to the cloud, a same local file will be created on their PCs. Usually, it’s saved to C:\Users\[username]\OneDrive. Over time, as more and more files are uploaded to the cloud server, there can be more and more local files created. Thus, they take up much storage space on the C drive and finally cause the C drive full issue. As for Mac, the OneDrive folder is usually put in the location users selected, for example, Documents > Microsoft User Data > OneDrive; As for Android, it has 2 places where you can open OneDrive conveniently - the app drawer and the launcher.
How to stop OneDrive from syncing files to the local C drive?
As OneDrive local files will gradually take up the storage on C drive, maybe you should disable the synchronization between the cloud server and your own PC. Namely, files will be stored in the cloud server but won’t be stored locally on the C drive. Next, follow the steps to learn how to stop OneDrive from syncing files to your PC.
1. Click on the cloud icon in the lower right corner of the desktop and hit “Help & Settings”.
2. Click on “Settings”.
3. Under the tab of “Account”, click on “Choose folders”.
4. Find the folder where OneDrive files are stored and uncheck it. Then, click on “OK”.
Now, once you upload a file to the OneDrive cloud, it won’t be stored locally anymore.
Best way to change OneDrive folder location on Windows 10
Where are OneDrive files stored locally? You’ve got the answer in the content above and also, you’ve learnt users can save much storage space for C drive by disabling the synchronization between the OneDrive cloud and their PCs.
However, if you hope to keep easy access to those files, then, storing those files on your local C drive is still inevitable. In this case, we need to find another workaround – change OneDrive folder location Windows 10. In this way, you can move all OneDrive files from C to D, E, F, or other bigger drive.
But how to do it? Luckily, this time, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is here. With it, you can move all kinds of Apps including OneDrive, Microsoft, and games from an original drive to a target drive within only a few clicks.
Different from the copy-and-paste method, with this software, you won’t suffer from any boot file loss which enables you to successfully launch the transferred App. More than this feature, you can also migrate OS to SSD or HDD when you change a hard disk and clone one partition to another when encountering insufficient storage.
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Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.
Step 2. When the main interface appears, hit “All Tools” on the left side and then, select “App Mover” under “Other Tools”.
Step 3. Select the C drive and hit “Next”.
Step 4. Tick “Microsoft OneDrive” and select another drive as the destination drive. Here, we take the E drive for example. Then, hit the “Move” button.
Step 5. When prompted, hit “OK” for confirmation and the transfer will get started.
When it’s finished, hit “Finish” to quit.
Now, navigate to the E drive and see whether those OneDrive files can be opened properly.
Where are OneDrive files stored locally? In the post above, you could know the OneDrive files are all stored in the C drive and also, you’ve learned how to disable the synchronization between the OneDrive cloud and your personal computer. In the second half of the post, I’ve introduced third-party software to free up C drive space by transferring OneDrive files to another drive. Hopefully, you can make use of what I told you to solve your own problems. If you want to use AOMEI Partition Assistant on Server, please try its Server edition.