How to change the Default location of the SkyDrive folder in Windows

Microsoft recently released SkyDrive client for Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems which helps the SkyDrive users to manage their files, view and upload them easily on their SkyDrive account. The service has an offering of 7 GB free space for the new users and the 25 GB free space for the dedicated loyal users.
When the SkyDrive setup is made on the computer system, then automatically a folder gets created in C:\Users\UserName where C is the installation Drive. Whenever any file is moved or dragged on the top of this folder then it automatically creates synchronization with the cloud account. But, if the disc space is limited, then there is a problem to store and sync large files.

While options are provided for changing the default location during the installation but it can so happen that the user has proceeded by skipping this step. In such a case have a look at the following steps:

Step 1: Right-click on the SkyDrive application icon in the system tray and go to Settings which opens the Microsoft SkyDrive settings dialog box.

Step 2: Click on About tab. Here, there is Unlink SkyDrive button. Unlink it. This will no longer kept up-to-date files with your SkyDrive account. That is, you are logging out of the SkyDrive. Worry not!

Step 3: Click On Unlink SkyDrive button. This will open the SkyDrive client setup screen. At this moment, it should be made sure that the client is not uploading files to the cloud.

Step 4: Click on Get Started button. In the screen which appears, enter the Windows Live ID and password to login.

Step 5: In the next screen which appears, an option to change the SkyDrive default location appears. Click on Change button to select the location of your wish and click Next button and finally click Done button after which the setup is finished.

Following these steps, your old folder is changed. Now the old folder can be deleted.

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Topics:  Windows 8