Microsoft’s OneDrive is cloud storage you can store your important files and folder on this cloud storage and access them from anywhere in the world and from any device connected to the internet. To access the files in OneDrive you have to sync OneDrive files from the cloud storage to your system.
In this particular section, we will discuss the steps to sync OneDrive in Windows 10. We will also discuss how you can choose which files and folders to sync.
Steps to Sync OneDrive in Windows 10:
Step 1: To Sync OneDrive on your system start your OneDrive app and sign in using your credentials.
Start 2: After logging in you can view by default location of your OneDrive folder, to proceed further you have to click on the Next button.
Start 3: The by default location of OneDrive is C>User>Username>OneDrive. If you want to sync with the same folder click on Use this folder else you have to click Choose a new folder. Choosing a new folder will sync the files on OneDrive to the newly selected folder.
Step 4: A Window will pop up i.e. Choose your OneDrive location; here you have to select the folder with which you want to sync your OneDrive files.
As in the current example, I have selected the OneDrive folder present in the D drive of my system. After choosing the new folder click on Select Folder followed by Use this folder.
Step 5: Now, the preparation is done and the OneDrive files are synced to your selected folder. To open the folder to which your OneDrive files are synced, click on Open my OneDrive folder.
Step 6: You can observe that the files in your OneDrive are synced to your chosen folder. As in the image below you can see that all my OneDrive files have been synced to the chosen folder OneDrive present in D drive.
Now, what if you want to sync only some selected folders of OneDrive only. Just click on the OneDrive icon from the taskbar and by clicking More you would get the Settings option. Click on Settings.
A Microsoft OneDrive window will pop up and under the Accounts tab, you have to click on Choose folders button.
Next, you will be provided with the list of files and folders in OneDrive. Uncheck the checkboxes of the folders you do not want to sync. Only the checked folder will sync to your OneDrive folder on the system.
In the current example, I have unchecked the Meeting Info folder. So, it will not sync to the OneDrive folder on the system.
As you can compare the image in step 6 with the image above. As I have unchecked the Meeting Info folder it is now not available to the OneDrive folder in the system.
So, this is all about the steps to sync OneDrive in Windows 10. Hope the content is useful. Keep reading.