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Your OneDrive folder can’t be created in the location you selected

When users attempt to save a OneDrive file on their Windows 10 PC, they may receive an error Your OneDrive folder can’t be created in the location you selected. Trying to save the same to other drive or creating a new profile, yields no results. While there are certain inherent issues always associated with the installation of programs, workarounds for them do exist. In this post, we try to fix ‘Your OneDrive folder can’t be created in the location you selected’ error.

Your OneDrive folder can’t be created in the location you selected

Please note that if you’re getting the “Your OneDrive folder can’t be created in the location, you selected” message, it indicates you are trying to configure the sync client with FAT32 or exFAT file system that is no longer supported file systems for OneDrive.

To have OneDrive use a different location, click “Set up OneDrive” and point OneDrive to an NTFS drive. This will change the location of the OneDrive folder.

To use the existing location with OneDrive, you need to format it with NTFS and then click Set up OneDrive to configure your account.

What follows from the above is that your OneDrive files are stored on an FAT32, exFAT or ReFS file system, and you now need to change it to NTFS.

If you aren’t sure whether the default OneDrive location is on an FAT32 drive in your case, you can verify it by opening ‘File Explorer’ and going to ‘This PC’ folder.

Once there, right-click the drive and select ‘Properties’ from the context menu.

Thereafter, check the file system for OneDrive.

By default, OneDrive pushes all its files to a subfolder under your user profile folder and formats the system drive to NTFS. However, if you find that the default location for OneDrive in your case is a FAT32 drive in your case, you should move it to NTFS to get the issue resolved. Doing this is simple.

Choose ‘Set up OneDrive’ option visible at the bottom of the error message you receive while trying to create a OneDrive folder to a location selected.

Next, enter your Microsoft Account credentials to move to a next page.

Finally, click the hit ‘Change location’ button on the next page and specify a new folder to store all your OneDrive files there, formatted with NTFS.

Hope this post helps you!