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  1. Cliff S New Member

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10


    How to: Link or Unlink OneDrive with Microsoft Account in Windows 10

    How to Link or Unlink OneDrive with Microsoft Account in Windows 10


    OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive.

    By default, choose to sync in OneDrive on your PC is automatically kept in sync with your online OneDrive.

    Sometimes you may wish to stop syncing OneDrive files to your PC, and start syncing again at another time.

    This tutorial will show you how to link (sign in) or unlink (sign out) OneDrive with a Microsoft account to start or stop syncing files for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Unlink (sign out) OneDrive with Account and Stop Syncing Files
    • Option Two: To Link (sign in) OneDrive with Account and Start Syncing Files

    EXAMPLE: OneDrive on taskbar notification area

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]







    OPTION ONE [/i] To Unlink (sign out) OneDrive with Account and Stop Syncing Files
    1. Right click or press and hold on the OneDrive icon on the taskbar notification area, click/tap on the menu (3 dots) button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    *note If OneDrive is currently not running to show this icon, then run: %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    2. Click/tap on the Account tab, and click/tap on the Unlink this PC link under OneDrive. (see screenshot below)

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Click/tap on Unlink account to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. OneDrive will now be unlinked from this PC and stop syncing files to your account in Windows 10. (see screenshot below)

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] To Link (sign in) OneDrive with Account and Start Syncing Files
    1. Open your OneDrive folder in File Explorer or click/tap on the OneDrive icon on the taskbar notification area.

    2. Enter the email address for your Microsoft account, and click/tap on Sign in. (see screenshot below)

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Enter the password for your Microsoft account, and click/tap on Sign in. (see screenshot below)

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. If you have turned on two-step verification for your Microsoft account, click/tap on how you want to get your security code to verify your identity, fill out any required information, and click/tap on Send code. (see screenshots below)

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. Enter the received code from Microsoft, and click/tap on Verify. (see screenshot below)

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. Make note of your shown OneDrive folder location, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    7. Do step 8 (new location) or step 9 (this location) below for where you want your OneDrive folder to be located.


    7. To Choose New Location for your OneDrive Folder
    A) Click/tap on Choose new location. (see screenshot below)

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    B) Browse to and select a folder or drive for the location of your OneDrive folder, click/tap on Select Folder, and go to step 10 below. (see screenshot below)

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    9. To Use This Location for your OneDrive Folder
    A) Click/tap on Use this location, and go to step 10 below. (see screenshot below)


    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    10. If prompted, click/tap on the Not now link. (see screenshot below)

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    11. When finished, looking through the Welcome to OneDrive guide, you can close the Microsoft OneDrive setup window. (see screenshots below)

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    12. If you like, you may now want to Choose what folders you want to sync with your OneDrive.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    :)
     
    Cliff S, Mar 26, 2016
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  2. RED "X" ON MOST ALL FILES IN MY "C" DRIVE - WHY?

    If you don't use OneDrive try
    unlinking it
    or even
    uninstalling it
    (can always reinstall later if you want to start using it).
     
    RobertJWin, Mar 26, 2016
    #2
  3. the folder cant be moved here error windows 10

    You can try
    unlinking
    OneDrive before moving the folder.
     
    RobertJWin, Mar 26, 2016
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  4. Cliff S New Member

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10

    One question Shawn...
    Now that my OneDrive folder and subfolders are moved and setup to the 2nd internal disk,

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    can I delete the whole folder on my C: drive in my User folder on the C: drive? Or should I leave well enough alone?

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    Cliff S, Mar 26, 2016
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  5. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Happy Easter Cliff. *Smile

    I find that using key words based on the main subject (ex: OneDrive) works best when searching for tutorials.

    If you don't use OneDrive at all, you could disable OneDrive integration to completely remove it.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
     
    Brink, Mar 26, 2016
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  6. Cliff S New Member
    Oh I'm using it, it's just, I successively moved it's location from C*SadSSD) to my 2nd internal(a larger HDD). But, on C:, in my user folder, are still copies of the files. I just wanted to know if I deleted those, would if wipe out my new location and online folders, or are they ok to delete now, that they are sync'd to the other drive. Confusing I know, I'm having a hard time formulating what I mean myself*Redface
     
    Cliff S, Mar 26, 2016
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  7. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Mar 26, 2016
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  8. Cliff S New Member

    Link or Unlink OneDrive in Windows 10

    Ok ´Thanks. it might be good to leave it there, I guess, in case I need to put it back. It only has 18GB on a 500GB SSD with oodles of space left.
     
    Cliff S, Apr 4, 2018
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