Windows 10: "change location of onedrive" tutorial leaving me stuck at Pin to QA Solved

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  1.    09 Feb 2018 #1

    "change location of onedrive" tutorial leaving me stuck at Pin to QA

    Sending large amount of music files to onedrive was quickly filling up my 120gb ssd C: drive. Tried to change location of onedrive per tutorial in customization area. Got to "pin onedrive to quick access and 'move to' and they were not active. Maybe there's a better approach?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       09 Feb 2018 #2

    Hello @trbodden, :)

    Just to verify, did you mean the tutorial below?

    I'm not sure it's the same since you mentioned "pin onedrive to quick access" since that's not in the tutorial below.

    Change Location of OneDrive Folder in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  3.    09 Feb 2018 #3

    I found that the best way to fix One Drive was to switch to Google Drive.

    Performance is better. Everything is better. Stunningly better. Everything. It's a night and day difference.
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  4.    10 Feb 2018 #4

    Yes, that tutorial.
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  5.    10 Feb 2018 #5

    You may be right Margrave. But I hate google (polidtics and privacy) so i'll try to get onedrive working for me before I bow down to lord google.
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  6.    10 Feb 2018 #6

    to Brink
    Same tutoial just my lack of attention. I'm talling about item 5, where we are to "select onedrive, pin it to quick access and select "moveto" I apologise for my lack of attention to detail, etc. 78 and part brain dead.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       10 Feb 2018 #7

    No worries. I can certainly relate. :)

    There isn't a "Pin to Quick access" instruction in the step below though.

    5. Open the location (ex: "%UserProfile%") of where your OneDrive folder is in File Explorer, click/tap on the Home tab, and click/tap on the Move to button in the ribbon.
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  8.    11 Feb 2018 #8

    Brink, my mistake. I wrote pin instead of click. But that isn't what the problem was for me. It was when I tried to get the move drop down. It would not drop down and the entire home tab had turned a grayish blue. I thought that color change was a result of the click on the home tab but I guess not. At any rate, no move drop down and no ability to change onedrive location.

    Just noticed the "pin to quick access" under the red indicator ball #2. Probable source of my confusion and failure to get it right.
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       11 Feb 2018 #9


    Just to verify, did you select the OneDrive folder first to activate the "Move to" button in the ribbon?

    If so, you could also manually move the OneDrive folder to where you wanted it instead.
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  10.    11 Feb 2018 #10

    "change location of onedrive" tutorial leaving me stuck at Pin to QA

    Brink, I can't recall if I did. But I did notice in the various things I tried that "relocate or move onedrive" was offered and I selected it and was able to move "OD" to another location. And it was very simple compared to tutorial. But don't ask me to duplicate it; it's lost in my brain somewhere. Also, it seems that though moved to (in this case) D:\ it is still on c:\ taking up valuable space.

    I wanted to take a new tack and start all over; like a clean install (of OneDrive), you know? Is that possible? Where would I start? I was hoping to use OD as a file storage share as the DDNS thing I tried was not working out (noip) for music and videos.

    Hope I don't have to reinstall win10. But I am willing to work hard at making this OneDrive work.
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