How to Have Multiple OneDrive Folders in Windows 10?
Microsoft OneDrive offers 5 GB of storage space for free. Once your free quota is exhausted, you’ll need to upgrade and buy a paid plan.
If you’re having two or more OneDrive accounts, here’s the good news: You can integrate them into a single PC and access them with just a few clicks.
Step 1: Download the OneDrive Application
By default, Microsoft OneDrive is already installed on the Windows 10 operating system. However, if you’ve uninstalled it before, the first thing you should do is to download the Microsoft OneDrive application on your computer. Using this application, you can sync your files offline. Your files can also become accessible on other devices at your home or office.
- Visit the Microsoft OneDrive application download page.
- Click the Download button and the download will start.
- Once the download is complete, double-click the setup file and follow the on-screen instructions.
Step 2: Sign in to your Secondary OneDrive Application
The next step is to sign in to your secondary OneDrive account to instantly start integration.
- Click the OneDrive icon in the notification area of the taskbar.
- Right-click on the OneDrive icon and select Settings.
- In the new dialog, click on the Account tab.
- Click on Add an account button.
- Microsoft OneDrive will prompt you to enter the email address of your secondary OneDrive account.
- Type it and click on Sign in. (If you don’t have a secondary account, click on Create account and follow the on-screen instructions).
- Enter a password and confirm it.
- If you’ve got the 2-Step Authentication security feature enabled, you will have to enter the OPT sent to your registered mobile.
- On the next page, you’ll be able to change the default OneDrive folder location. Just click on Change location and set your desired destination folder.
- Click on Next.
- On the next page, click on Open my OneDrive folder.
That’s it, you’ll now see two OneDrive folders on the left-hand side panel of the File Explorer.
Bonus Tip: Fix Duplicates & Reclaim Lost OneDrive Storage
One of the most common problems faced by OneDrive users is inadequate storage. An average user may find 5 GB of storage to be inadequate even for home use. Thankfully, there’s a way to free-up your storage without deleting important data.
Regularly Clean Up Duplicate Files
Duplicate files are identical copies of your documents, music, videos, photos, archives, and other files. These files can build up as you use OneDrive for years. Using a cloud-based tool, Cloud Duplicate Finder, you can automatically dedupe your OneDrive accounts and make space for new files. The best thing? You don’t even need to download any file. The entire process is performed over the cloud.
Visit the Cloud Duplicate Finder website.
Click on Sign Up and create a new account.
Click on the verification link in your registered email to validate your address and then setup a password for your Cloud Duplicate Finder account.
Now login to your newly created account and head on to the OneDrive tab.
Click the Add New Drive button.
Login to your OneDrive account. Again, 2-Step authentication would be required if this security feature is turned on.
Click on Yes to allow Cloud Duplicate Finder to access any files stored on your OneDrive account.
Your account will now be added.
Check the folders you want to scan for duplicates and then click on the Scan button.
The application will now start the scan and take some time depending on the number of files being scanned. Once the scan is finished, a scan pop-up will appear.
Click OK to be taken to a list of all the duplicates that have been detected.
Click on Select Duplicates > Retain the newest file in each group. This option will keep all newest file copies in each group and delete/ move older versions.
Click on Select Action and choose whether to delete your files or move them to a separate folder.
Vikas Medhekar is a technology enthusiast who loves writing articles on computers and technology. He writes on various topics related to software, software reviews, troubleshooting and tips & tricks to make people’s digital lives better.