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How to Create a OneDrive folder Shortcut in Windows 10

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In Windows 10, you can easily save your files to OneDrive and get to them from any device, like your PC, tablet, or phone.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a OneDrive shortcut that opens directly to your OneDrive folder for your Microsoft account in Windows 10.


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EXAMPLE: OneDrive folder
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Create OneDrive folder Shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Create OneDrive folder Shortcut in Windows 10
To Download a OneDrive folder Shortcut

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below.

OneDrive_folder_shortcut.zip

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2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Unblock the .zip file..

4. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

5. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.








Create OneDrive folder Shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Create OneDrive folder Shortcut in Windows 10
To Manually Create a OneDrive folder Shortcut

1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)


%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe

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3. Type OneDrive for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

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4. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

That's it,
Shawn