How to add additional folders

Copper Contributor

How can I add additional folders for One drive to backup other than just Documents, Pictures, Desktop  ?


Say I have a folder in my C drive I want backed up all so?

4 Replies

You can add additional folders to be backed up by OneDrive by following these steps:


1. Open the OneDrive app on your computer.

2. Click on the OneDrive icon in the system tray and select "Settings."

3. In the "Account" tab, click on "Choose folders."

4. Select the folders you want to add to OneDrive for backup.

5. Click "OK" to save your changes.


Once you've added the folders, OneDrive will automatically back them up to the cloud. Any changes you make to the files in these folders will be synced to OneDrive and to any other devices where you have OneDrive set up.


It's important to note that adding additional folders to OneDrive may increase the amount of storage space you use in OneDrive, which may require you to upgrade your storage plan.

OneDrive only syncs content that is inside the OneDrive folder, so you if you want other content backed up then you will have to move those folders inside the OneDrive folder.

e.g. if you have C:\folder1 to back up then folder1 needs to sit under C:\users\[YourProfile]\OneDrive (assuming that is your OneDrive folder location).

The advice given by ajeex is only about which of those folder inside OneDrive will be visible on your hard drive.

So for example you have OneDrive running on another computer with a folder WorkFiles. THat folder will automatically be synced on your first computer unless you deselect it in the "Choose folders" dialog. Then it will not take any space on your computer. The files will still be available through the web-browser.
I don't have that option 4> 4. Select the folders you want to add to OneDrive for backup
I was trying to avoid moving that folder