How To Configure, Link And Unlink OneDrive In PC

Introduction

OneDrive is the option where we can store our files, folder, or work in the cloud. OneDrive is part of Microsoft 365 (Office 365). In Hotmail/Outlook you can get 5GB of free storage when signup for the OneDrive and in the office 365 account you can get 1 TB of storage. If you are using OneDrive for your file storage you can easily access all the files from the cloud to the local machine and SyncUP from the local to the cloud. This article provides you with insights to manage and link your local and cloud files easily and effectively.

This article describes how you can link and unlink your account for OneDrive storage on your local device. Before following the below steps, check whether OneDrive is already installed on your device. If it is not available then install it from the Microsoft website. In the windows 10 machine, it is available by default.

Adding OneDrive Account in Device

Step 1

From the taskbar downward arrow click on the OneDrive icon.

Step 2

You will get the below option, click on Help and Settings as depicted.

Step 3

Then click on Settings again as shown in the below image.

Step 4

You will get below screen, Go to Account Tab. Here you can perform different actions, for instance, Add an account, unlink the currently linked account, manage store, etc. As we are going to unlink the current account so click on Add an account.

Step 5

Provide the email address and click on Sign in.

Step 6

Enter your account’s password and click Sign in again.

Step 7

Now, it’s time to locate the folder on your local device. By default, the below location will be selected whereas if you want to change the location other than C drive then click on change location and provide your new location and click on Next.

Then, it starts loading all the available files from your OneDrive cloud storage to your local device.

Click on Next.

Click on Next.

Click on Next.

Click on Later.

Click on Open my OneDrive Folder.

Then you will be able to see all your OneDrive files on your local machine.

Now, the OneDrive configuration in the local device is completed if you keep any file folder in the location you selected in the above step then it will be synced and uploaded to your cloud OneDrive. In this way, you can access your cloud files in the local machine as well as can upload your completed work automatically from the local machine directly to the cloud storage.

How to unlink your account and get your saved data on your Machine?

There can be various situations such as you are going to leave the organization and need to hand over the PC to the company, you are going to give the current machine to another colleague, and you will be using another device, and so on. In such situations, you need to unlink your OneDrive from your PC.

To unlink the OneDrive from your device, follow the below steps:

Step 1

From the taskbar downward arrow click on the OneDrive icon.

Step 2

You will get the below option, click on Help and Settings as depicted below.

Step 3

Then click on Settings again as shown in the below image.

Step 4

You will get below screen, Go to Account Tab. Here you can perform different actions, for instance, Add an account, unlink the currently linked account, manage store, etc. As we are going to unlink the current account so click on Unlink this PC.

Step 5

You will receive the message dialog as illustrated below for your unlink confirmation. Click on the Unlink account button.

Then, it will start signing out the account from this PC and you will be able to remove your linked account from the OneDrive of your device. After a few seconds to minutes, your onedrive will be disconnected from the previously connected account as depicted in the below image. Note that you can link or add multiple accounts at a time on your device as well.

Conclusion

In a nutshell, OneDrive is storage for your files and folders in the cloud. By default in Hotmail, you can get 5GB of free storage when signup for the OneDrive, and in Office 365 account you can get 1 TB of storage. In this article, we have learned to configure, link, and unlink the account in your local machine to access and manage your data for OneDrive. I hope, you will utilize your OneDrive effectively using this handy SyncUP approach from the local device to the cloud and vice versa.

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