Onedrive & 2 Devices - Guidance & Best Practice

John Venables

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Hi All,

I have been using my onedrive for a while on my desktop.

I created a onedrive directory on my d:\Drive and then replacated all the personal folders:- photo's, documents, downloads & music.etc in this folder, I then changed the properties of the system folder and moved their location to this new folder. Which should mean that when i click on documents in windows explorer, it will go straight to my d:\drive. This is also then sync'd fully via Onedrive to the web.

I bought a surface pro 7 and added a 356GB microsd card to give me a D:\Drive, and wanted to do the same thing which is causing me issues, i believe due to onedrive being installed by default on newer devices.

I want to have the same setup on my Surface as I do on my desktop. I would love Onedrive to automatically sync any changes from documents, movies, photo's, music and dowloads between devices.

i was wondering what the best step by step process was for this to happen painlessly.

On my c:\drive on my Surface I seem to have all the above folders in c:\users\jvena\OneDrive and c:\users\jvena I also have additional documents, downloads, music, photo folders.

Should i uninstall onedrive on both my desktop & Surface. Create a OneDrive folder on my D:\Drive in both machines, and create all folders, use the move location command on the system folders then install onedrive and tell it, its home drive is d:\Onedrive?

Or is there a better way of clearing up all these anomalies on both machines, folders, files, locations...etc
 

John Venables

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Hi, from my perspective, the issue is that on the surface, onedrive was already installed and had created it's onedrive folders in c:\users. I wanted to replicate it on the D:\Onedrive\ all the folders. and make onedrive use that, and then change all my system folders like documents, downloads, pictures...etc to d:\OneDrive\ folders...and clear up the C:\users...

I seem to get issues trying to setup up the D:\Drive - moving folders to D:\OneDrive.
 

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