How to Modify OneDrive Settings in Windows 10

By Andy Rathbone

As your needs change, you may want to tweak your OneDrive settings in Windows 10, perhaps changing which OneDrive folders should also live on your PC.

To revisit your OneDrive settings and change them, if necessary, follow these steps:

  1. From taskbar’s notification area, right-click the OneDrive icon and choose Settings.

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    You may need to click the little upward-pointing arrow in the notification area to see the OneDrive icon.

    OneDrive’s Settings dialog box appears, as shown here.

    OneDrive's Settings dialog box lets you change how OneDrive communicates with your computer.
    OneDrive’s Settings dialog box lets you change how OneDrive communicates with your computer.
  2. In the Settings dialog box, click the Choose Folders tab and then click the Choose Folders button.

    The Sync Your OneDrive Files to This PC window opens, listing all of your OneDrive folders.

  3. Make any changes, and click the OK button.

    OneDrive begins syncing your files and folders according to your changes.

Microsoft starts you off with 15GB of OneDrive storage space, but you can increase that by taking advantage of promotional offers, or paying a monthly fee.

To see your amount of available OneDrive storage space, right-click the OneDrive icon in your taskbar and choose Manage Storage from the pop-up menu. When your browser takes you to your online OneDrive settings page, sign in with your Microsoft account. The online OneDrive settings page then lists your amount of storage space available, as well as how to increase it.