Windows 10: Moving OneDrive to new folder

Discus and support Moving OneDrive to new folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Long story, but I had placed my onedrive folder inside a different online backup folder (I don't know don't ask me why lol). Anyway now I need to move... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by RobbyK, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. RobbyK Win User

    Moving OneDrive to new folder


    Long story, but I had placed my onedrive folder inside a different online backup folder (I don't know don't ask me why lol). Anyway now I need to move the OneDrive folder back to the main C: drive folder, but I can't figure out how to stop syncing long enough to move.

    I've tried to create a new folder, but it still wants to sync the old folder and since the folder is open in the sync, I can not move, close, delete, or create a new one. I searched google and it said "right-click the folder (in the left hand folder tree) and choose [settings]", however when right-clicking there is no settings link available.

    I tried gpedit.msc, and the link required is not there either. So does anyone have any ideas.

    :)
     
    RobbyK, Apr 16, 2016
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  2. DaveM121 Win User

    Downloads and OneDrive Location

    Hi Curt,

    To move a library folder like your Downloads Folder:

    In Windows File Explorer, create the new folder, you intend to use for Downloads

    Then, click Quick Access in the Left Pane

    In the right hand pane, right click the Downloads Folder

    Choose Properties

    In the resulting dialog, click on the Location Tab

    On the location page, click 'Move' and navigate to the new folder you created

    When asked if you want to merge files, choose Yes

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    To move the OneDrive Folder:

    In the left Pane choose This PC

    In the Right hand pane, click the OneDrive Folder

    On the Home Ribbon, in the Organise Section, click 'Move to'

    Choose the location to move OneDrive to . . .
     
    DaveM121, Apr 16, 2016
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  3. Alden Rey Win User
    Moving OneDrive files from a System folder/online accessibility

    Hi Steven,

    If you move the OneDrive folder to a new location, it inherits the folder permissions of the parent folder (or drive if the OneDrive folder is placed at the root directory). You'll need to update the Windows user permissions to the new OneDrive folder that
    used to exist on the old folder, else that folder will be viewable by everyone who uses the machine. In order to sort out the concern, kindly follow the steps provided by
    stanimal21 on this
    link
    .

    Should you need further assistance, feel free to get back to us.

    Regards.
     
    Alden Rey, Apr 16, 2016
    #3
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