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In Windows 10, you can choose to save your desktop, documents, and pictures to either OneDrive or This PC by default.

This tutorial will show you how to auto save your desktop to either OneDrive or This PC for your account in Windows 10.
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This tutorial is no longer valid starting with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

See the new method in the tutorial below instead now:

Turn On or Off Documents, Pictures, and Desktop Folder Protection with OneDrive in Windows 10

Here's How:

1. Right click or press and hold on the OneDrive icon in the taskbar notification area, click/tap on the menu (3 dots) button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

If OneDrive is currently not running to show this icon, then run: %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe

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2. Click/tap on the Auto save tab, choose to save Desktop to either OneDrive or This PC only, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,