Windows 10: “Your OneDrive folder can't be created in the location you selected” error when moving...

Discus and support “Your OneDrive folder can't be created in the location you selected” error when moving... in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have Windows 10 version 2004 build 19041.746 on my desktop computer My OneDrive version is 2021 Build 20.219.1029.007 I have OneDrive folder at... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by jubinell, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. jubinell Win User

    “Your OneDrive folder can't be created in the location you selected” error when moving...


    I have Windows 10 version 2004 build 19041.746 on my desktop computer My OneDrive version is 2021 Build 20.219.1029.007


    I have OneDrive folder at default: C:\Users\MyUsername\OneDrive I want to move OneDrive to C:\OneDrive. So I select OneDrive Settings - Unlink PC, then log in to my OneDrive account again and chose C as the folder location. I got the message "Your OneDrive folder can't be created in the location you selected".


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    I tried to move it to a secondary drive D:\OneDrive and it worked without issues.



    I tried to delete all OneDrive settings from regedit - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\OneDrive



    I checked the security settings of C drive and it shows this I am an administrator

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    By the way the security settings of my D drive is the same:

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    I had AVG Anti-virus installed, but I uninstalled it for this task already but nothing changed.



    I successfully moved OneDrive to C drive in other computers before.



    A strange observation After I unlink PC from my OneDrive and closed the app, I reopened it. OneDrive logs into a particular user automatically. This user is NOT the user that I last logged in with, but the user before that. And the folder location is back to C:\Users\MyUsername\OneDrive, not D:\OneDrive like for the previous user.



    It seems strange. It is more logical for the app to prompt the user to log in again, just like after I click Unlink PC.

    :)
     
    jubinell, Jan 18, 2021
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  2. TarAn_D Win User

    Move the OneDrive Folder

    Move the OneDrive Folder in Windows 10

    When you set up OneDrive to sync with your computer, a folder C:\Users\XXXX\OneDrive will be created to store the contents. XXXX denotes your username. To move this folder to another location follow these simple steps:

    1. Unlink OneDrive from your PC:

    • Go to the taskbar notification area
    • Right-click on the OneDrive icon
    • Select settings
    • Click: Unlink this PC
    2. Delete the C:\Users\XXXX\OneDrive folder

    3. Create a new folder (target folder) for OneDrive contents, e.g. D:\OneDrive

    4. Create Directory Junction for the new folder

    • In the search area of the taskbar type CMD and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter
    • In the command window type
    mklink /J C:\Users\XXXX\OneDrive D:\OneDrive

    adjusting it to your specific username and selection of the target folder

    5. Link again OneDrive to your PC using the OneDrive icon in the taskbar notification area
     
    TarAn_D, Jan 18, 2021
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  3. OneDrive Folder can't be created in selected location

    I had my personal OneDrive saved to a location that is not the default location. This worked fine for months but a couple of days ago when my PC booted I was prompted to log in for OneDrive. It then took me to through the setup and showed that the location
    of my folder was within the user folder. My OneDrive folder was not there so I obviously chose "Choose another location." Upon doing this I selected the location I have been using for months which is on my secondary SSD. When I chose this location, I am shown
    "OneDrive folder cannot be created in selected location." I have also tried to do a method where you sync the onedrive folder to the default location, unlink the onedrive account, move the folder, and relink the account, but I am given the same error message.
    I have been through every relavent online forum and no one seems to have had this exact issue. I must restate that this method of storing the onedrive folder on a secondary SSD has worked for months. Any guidance here would be greatly appreciated.
     
    GrantKennedy1, Jan 18, 2021
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  4. “Your OneDrive folder can't be created in the location you selected” error when moving...

    Your OneDrive folder can't be created in this location

    Hello,

    Please refer other suggestions here:

    FIX: Your OneDrive Folder Can't Be Created In The Location You Selected

    Hope this helps!

    Note: Included link in this reply refers to blog post by a trusted Microsoft MVP.
     
    Kapil Arya MVP, Jan 18, 2021
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