How To Change Default SkyDrive Location in Windows 8.1

SkyDrive is now tightly integrated in Windows 8.1. The file sync is on by default and can be managed directly from PC Settings. Everything is done automatically, no more need for a separate client. But there is a small downside to this tightly integrated solution. If you are running Windows on a small capacity SSD, you will find the space would be filled up fairly quickly with SkyDrive sync’d files.

So, how can I change SkyDrive’s default location to a different folder on a different drive, like it used to be on SkyDrive desktop?

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy, actually.

All you need to do is go to File Explorer, right click SkyDrive from the left navigation panel, and choose Properties. Then change the default location in Location tab.

Change default SkyDrive location on Windows 8.1

Change default SkyDrive location on Windows 8.1

Note that, this is actually new in the final version of Windows 8.1. If you are still using Preview build, you won’t be able to see it from the properties window.

Kent Chen

Microsoft MVP, IT Professional, Developer, Geek, and the co-founder of Next of Windows.

Last updated: 08/04/2014

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