How to Change OneDrive Location to Another PC or Drive

Brithny posted on Sep 19, 2019 to PC Transfer | How-to Articles

Part 1: How to Change the Default Location of OneDrive Folder
Part 2: How to Transfer OneDrive to Another PC
Part 3: How to Move OneDrive to Another Drive

OneDrive is one of the most popular cloud storage services. It allows you to sync your data across Windows 10, Android, OS X, and iOS devices. When you are running out of space on your primary drive you can move data files or folders to an external hard drive. Similarly, Microsoft OneDrive folder and all of its contents could be moved to another drive or a secondary storage location. Here are three ways to change the OneDrive location.

Part 1: How to Change the Default Location of OneDrive Folder

As you already have stored many files from the cloud to local storage, you should move the existing OneDrive folder to your desired location. To change the default location of your OneDrive folder to where you want in Windows 10, here's how:

Step 1: Right-click the OneDrive taskbar icon and select "Settings". Click "Unlink this PC" under the Account tab. If the login screen appears, you should ignore it.

click unlink this pc

Step 2: Navigate to the OneDrive folder. It is probably directly under your C:\Users\[your username] folder.

Step 3: Click the "Move to" button on the Home tab. Then select "Choose location". Select the new location and click "Move".

click move to button

Step 4: Enter your email address into the OneDrive window.

sign in onedrive

Step 5: After sign in, click "Change location".

click change location

Step 6: Select the location where you moved your OneDrive folder to, select the OneDrive folder, and click "Select Folder". Click "Use this location", then click "Next".

Step 7: Choose what you want to sync to your OneDrive folder on the PC, and click "Next". Click "Open my OneDrive folder". You will see your OneDrive folder is now at the new location syncing the folders you had chosen.

open my onedrive folder

Part 2: How to Transfer OneDrive to Another PC

Sometimes you don't want to re-download the program on your new PC. Transfering OneDrive to the new PC is a nice choice. Here, I am going to show you how to move OneDrive from one PC to another without difficulty. To make it, you need EaseUS Todo PCTrans. This easy PC transfer software helps transfer your data, applications, and account settings from one PC to another in one click. 

This easy PC transfer tool safely migrates your existing files, file folders, programs, and account over to a new computer. Download and install PC transfer software on your PCs. Then, follow the steps below to move OneDrive to another PC or laptop.


For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both PCs

On the source PC, select "PC to PC" on the main screen of EaseUS Todo PCTrans and move on.

select pc to pc transfer mode

Step 2. Connect two computers

1. Select your target PC to connect via its IP address or device name and click "Connect".

2. Enter the login password of your target PC and click "OK" to confirm.

If you didn't see the target PC in the listed devices, you can also click "Add PC" to manually connect the target PC by inputting its IP address or device name.

connect two PCs

3. Set the transfer direction - "Transfer from this PC to other PC" and click "OK" to continue.

Step 3. Select apps, programs, and software and transfer to the target computer

1. Click "Edit" on the application section, then you can open up the application list.

Then you can select and choose what you want to transfer from the current computer to the target PC.

select apps to transfer from PC to PC

2. After selecting desired applications and programs, click "Finish" to confirm.

At last, click "Transfer" to start the transferring process. 

transfer apps to computer

Part 3: How to Move OneDrive to Another Drive

OneDrive or game files are taking too much space on your C drive! You can move OneDrive,  installed games like Apex Legends, WOW, and Leagues of Legends to another drive with ease. If you have an external hard drive, you can also move programs to an external hard drive. You also need the help of application transfer software - EaseUS Todo PCTrans.

You can download this software here now and directly launch this software to help you move OneDrive to another drive.


For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

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