Windows 10: Cannot change account linked to Onedrive

Discus and support Cannot change account linked to Onedrive in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have a previous email alias associated with my OneDrive account and my computer will not allow me to change the account to my new email address,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by K Jethwa, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. K Jethwa Win User

    Cannot change account linked to Onedrive


    I have a previous email alias associated with my OneDrive account and my computer will not allow me to change the account to my new email address, without logging onto the old alias first. The problem is that I cant remember the password for it and cannot therefore open OneDrive on my pc.


    Can someone please help?

    :)
     
    K Jethwa, Jun 17, 2020
    #1

  2. Save images/documents to my computer WITHOUT OneDrive being in the link

    We suggest that you change the Auto Save location to This PC only in OneDrive settings. To do so, follow these steps:



    If the OneDrive available in the taskbar, follow these steps:

    • On the right-hand corner at the bottom part beside time and date, click the up arrow to get the OneDrive icon and then right-click on it and then select
      Settings. Like the image shown below:
    • Go to the Auto Save tab, Change the Documents
      and Pictures location to This PC only and then make sure there no tick for
      Photos and videos and also for Screenshots. Like what’s shown below:
    • Click OK to apply the changes.
    • Go back to step 1, go to the Account tab and click the
      Unlink OneDrive
      .
    • Follow the step 1 once again and select Exit.


    If the OneDrive is no longer available in the taskbar, follow these steps:



    • Click the Start menu and type in OneDrive and then select the first result.
    • Sign in with your Microsoft account associated with your OneDrive and then follow the instructions to complete the login.
    • On the right-hand corner at the bottom part beside time and date, click the up arrow to get the OneDrive icon and then right-click on it and then select
      Settings. Like the image shown below:
    • Go to the Auto Save tab, Change the Documents
      and Pictures location to This PC only and then make sure there no tick for
      Photos and videos and also for Screenshots. Like what’s shown below:
    • Click OK to apply the changes.
    • Go back to step 1, go to the Account tab and click the
      Unlink OneDrive
      .
    • Follow the step 1 once again and select Exit.

    Let us know the result of your troubleshooting.
     
    Genevieve Cri, Jun 17, 2020
    #2
  3. fjk61011 Win User
    No onedrive

    Ok, success. Had to unlink account and sign in again to change location to my E: drive
     
    fjk61011, Jun 17, 2020
    #3
  4. tfwul Win User

    Cannot change account linked to Onedrive

    OneDrive - shared link - one is required to create an account first?

    I don't share files often, or better, I hardly share files.

    Now I shared a video.
    Uploaded the video to OneDrive, right-click share, created a link, and sent it by mail to the person I wanted to share the file with (having a Gmail account)

    That person tried to open the link and reported back that he should first create an account.

    Huh..?

    Did I overlook a step somewhere?

    Attachment 219236
     
    tfwul, Jun 17, 2020
    #4
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