How to Unlink or Link OneDrive in Windows 10
InformationOneDrive is a cloud-based storage service where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive.
By default, OneDrive is set to start when you sign in to Windows to have all files in each folder you 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 or unlink OneDrive to start or stop syncing files in your account on your Windows 10 PC.
- Option One: To Unlink (sign out) OneDrive and Stop Syncing Files
- Option Two: To Link (sign in) OneDrive and Start Syncing Files
OPTION ONETo Unlink (sign out) OneDrive and Stop Syncing Files
1. Right click or press and hold on the OneDrive icon on the taskbar notification area, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)
2. Click/tap on the Account tab, and click/tap on the Unlink OneDrive button. (see screenshot below)
3. OneDrive will now be unlinked and stop syncing files in your account. (see screenshot below)
OPTION TWOTo Link (sign in) OneDrive and Start Syncing Files
1. Open your OneDrive folder in File Explorer or click/tap on the OneDrive icon on the taskbar notification area, and click/tap on Sign in. (see screenshot below)
2. Sign in to OneDrive with your Microsoft account. (see screenshot below)
3. Select how you want to get your security code to verify your identity, fill out any required information, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
4. Enter the received code from Microsoft, and click/tap on Submit. (see screenshot below)
5. Make note of your shown OneDrive folder location, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
6. Do step 7 (new location) or step 8 (this location) below for where you want your OneDrive folder to be located.
A) Click/tap on Choose new location. (see screenshot below)
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 9 below. (see screenshot below)
A) Click/tap on Use this location, and go to step 9 below. (see screenshot below)
9. Choose what folders you want to sync with your OneDrive, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
10. Your OneDrive is now ready for you, and will start syncing files. Close the window below. (see screenshot below)
11. You will now get a Welcome to OneDrive notification for more information about OneDrive. (see screenshot below)
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First of all,
Great, easy to follow tutorial Shawn
I'm in the process of re/ organizing OneDrive on my laptop, VM, and desktop(moved from C: drive 512GB SSD to a partition on my 2TB spinner(until I get a 2TB EVO SSD)).
To find the tutorial(I saw it when you first published it and forgot the title) took a while though.
I searched for "Move OneDrive to another partition or drive", and it was under "Unlink".
Do you think you could expand the title to include moving, or, easier yet(as it's already on G+ under this title), add the description to the index?
In any case thanks for the tut
I haven't spread enough rep yet, sorry(I really should rep more