How do I include My Documents folder in OneDrive

OneDrive only syncs folders within your OneDrive folders (e.g. C:\Users\<username>\OneDrive or C:\OneDrive). To enable your Documents folder to be included to OneDrive, you must change the default Documents folder location.

To change location of the Documents folder

  1. Press the Windows or Start key  Windows key_C3_201761019599 + E, or type File in the search box, and then click the File Explorer to open the desktop app.

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  2. Right-click the Documents folder, then click Properties, then select Location

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  3. Click Move, browse to the location of your OneDrive Documents folder and click Select Folder

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  4. In the Move Folder dialog box, click Yes to move your documents to the new location, or click No to leave your documents in the original location. If you select No, they will not be part of your OneDrive and will not be synced.

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  5. Click OK to finish.

Note: Other default folders such as Pictures, Music and Videos must also be moved if you want them to be part of your OneDrive storage.

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