Moving Pictures to the D drive and syncing with Onedrive?


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    Moving Pictures to the D drive and syncing with Onedrive?


    Howdy,

    I have Documents, Pictures, etc sync with OneDrive and it has always worked just fine. I got a new laptop that has a 2nd hard drive in it and I want to move all my pictures over there since they almost fill up the primary drive on their own. I already had OneDrive syncing the folders in their standard locations and was getting an error when I tried to move Pictures to go to D:\Pictures.

    I found an article from Microsoft that if it's been moved once (into the Onedrive normal location) it will give an error if you try to move it again and that I should reset where the folder points via the registry. I did that and it worked fine and I was able to "move" the Pictures location to D:\Pictures.

    However, this seems to have broken the link between Pictures and the OneDrive Pictures that I already have. I turned on the built in Backup setting for Pictures but it only saw the empty local folder and didn't bring down the thousands of pictures I already have in OneDrive. Is there some way to manually tell OneDrive to link its Pictures folder with my Windows 'Pictures' folder/library now that it's been moved to D:\Pictures folder to get sync working again?

    Hopefully that makes sense...
    Thanks.
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    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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    Hi, in this tutorial (one of a number on folder location - and there are many on OneDrive) it says, regarding relocating it and OneDrive:

    Move Location of Pictures Folder in Windows 10

    Here's How:
    1. If you currently have your Pictures folder protected by OneDrive, then you will need to temporarily turn off OneDrive protection for this folder until after you move it.
    Have you somehow relocated the folder without doing that?

    I found an article from Microsoft that if it's been moved once (into the Onedrive normal location)
    Could you explain the relevance of this? What was OneDrive synced to initially in your scenario?
    E.g. a PC you owned before your new one?
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