Change the location where you sync SharePoint libraries on your computer

By default, OneDrive for Business syncs SharePoint libraries in folders under your Windows “User” folder, for example:


When you sync your OneDrive for Business library, your files are placed in a folder named “OneDrive for Business @CompanyName if the library is hosted on SharePoint Online, and “OneDrive for Business” if the library is hosted on a corporate SharePoint server. If you sync libraries on other sites, OneDrive for Business creates folders for them using their library names, and places these folders in a folder name “SharePoint.”

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Note SkyDrive is now OneDrive, and SkyDrive Pro is now OneDrive for Business. Read more about this change at From SkyDrive to OneDrive.

You can change the root path for libraries you sync to your computer, though you can do this only if you’re not currently syncing any libraries. If you’re already syncing at least one library and you want to change the path, you must first stop syncing all libraries. Then, the first time you run the OneDrive for Business wizard to sync a library to your computer, you’ll see an option to change the location.

  1. Make sure you’re not currently syncing any libraries with OneDrive for Business.

  2. Run the OneDrive for Business sync app wizard. For example, go to your OneDrive for Business library in a browser, and click Sync.

  3. Click Change in the OneDrive for Business dialog box, and then select a new location as the root path.

    Warning    If you’re already syncing files to your computer using OneDrive for Windows, you should not use the same location that you use with OneDrive for Windows to sync files with OneDrive for Business. Additionally, you must select a folder on a local drive. OneDrive for Business does not support syncing to a network drive.

    If you don’t see the “Change” link in the dialog box, it means you’re currently syncing at least one library.

    Sync library dialog with Change location link

Applies To: SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise, SharePoint Server 2013 Standard, SharePoint Server 2016 Standard, SharePoint Server 2016 Enterprise, SharePoint Online Website

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