How to change the default OneDrive folder location on Windows 10?

The OneDrive Sync client's default storage location for synced files is on C drive in C:\Users\<username>\OneDrive - University of Windsor folder. When your computer's C drive is running out of space,  you can relocate the default OneDrive folder to another partition or another hard drive with more available space.

1. Right-click the OneDrive (cloud) icon from the notification area and select Settings. (If you don't see the icon, click the arrow to view all the hidden icons.)

2. Click the Account tab.

3. Click the Unlink This PC link. When prompted, click on Unlink Account button.

4. You'll now see the Set up OneDrive page, but don't try to set up your account just yet, as you want to move the content from the old to the new location. Relocating the content already available offline will help you to save time and bandwidth. Use the Windows key + E keyboard shortcut to open File Explorer.

5. Click This PC from the left pane.

6. Navigate to the following path C:\Users\YourUserName and select OneDrive - University of Windsor

7. In the Home tab, click the Move to button, and select Choose location.

8. Select the destination to where you want to move the OneDrive files already synced to your computer. You can choose another partition, secondary internal hard drive, or even an external USB hard drive. (Just remember that it needs to be storage that will be connected all the time to your computer.)

9. Click the Move button.

10. Return to the OneDrive setup, enter your e-mail address and click Sign in.

11. Enter your UWin Account password and click Sign in.

12. Click the Change location link.

13. Browse to the location you moved the OneDrive folder to, select One Drive - University of Windsor folder, and click the Select Folder button.

14. On the OneDrive prompt click Use this location to merge the files.

15. Click Next.

16. Select the folders and files you wish to sync and click Next to complete the task.

Please note that if you’re getting the “Your OneDrive folder can’t be created in the location, you selected” message, it indicates you are trying to configure the sync client with FAT32 or exFAT file system that is no longer supported file systems for OneDrive.

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