How to set up OneDrive on Windows 10 the easy way

OneDrive for Windows 10 is a great cloud storage tool designed to easily backup all your files and documents. It also makes it super easy for users to gain access to their files that are located in the cloud without ever having to open a web browser. Yes, these are not unique features, but they work very well, probably much better than other major cloud services we’ve tested in the past. And that’s not us being biased because we are fans of Microsoft, but merely the truth.

Now, if you are interested in using OneDrive, but have no idea how to set it up, then keep reading for all the information you will need. It should be noted that OneDrive comes preinstalled on Windows 10, and there is also the OneDrive app which can be found via the Microsoft Store, but we are not going to discuss the app at this time, but rather the more powerful default tool.

How to set up OneDrive on Windows 10

Setting up OneDrive is super easy, and we will make that evident in the following:

  1. Add account and select OneDrive folder
  2. Choose the location of the OneDrive folder

Let us go into this with more detail.

1] Add account and select OneDrive folder

How to set up OneDrive on Windows 10

OK, so the first step is to open OneDrive and add your account. To do this, type your email address into the box available, and hit the Enter key or the button that says Sign in.

The next step, then, is to type your password, and again, click on the Enter key.

If you’re like me, then you will likely have two-step verification running on your account.

Follow the wizard to get access to a special code, add it, then click on Verify.

2] Choose the location of the OneDrive folder

It’s now time to select the location of the OneDrive folder or stick with the default section.

We chose to use the default, but if that is not ideal for your situation, then click on Change location, choose the folder of choice, and finally, click on Next.

The user should now see the option to select the folders he or she wants to synchronize across the local PC and the cloud.

Folks can also choose to sync all files, but that may not be the best option if your account has several large files, and your data is limited.

Things should take a short while to get going after clicking Next. But when it’s done, just click on Open my OneDrive folder to see all of your files.

During this time, files on OneDrive should be downloading to your Windows 10 PC, while files from the computer are being uploaded to the cloud.

Read: How to set up OneDrive Personal Vault.

That’s it!

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