Redirect your standard folders like My Documents to OneDrive for Business

Have you ever wondered wouldn’t it be better if every document I worked on was saved to the Cloud without me having to copy or move it there, wouldn’t it be nice if my Default Save As location was OneDrive for Business?  Well, you can and it’s easy.

What we need to show you is how to re-direct your Standard Folders like My Documents, Pictures, Videos and Music to OneDrive for Business and arguably OneDrive consumer edition, Dropbox or Google Drive.  So, when you save to My Documents, Videos, Pictures, Music these actually automatically save to OneDrive for Business and are thus synchronised safely to the Cloud where you receive the benefits of backups and file versioning.

Essentially, inside your own OneDrive for Business folder create FOUR new folders called:

  • Documents
  • Videos
  • Music
  • Pictures


Then, go find the default folders on your machine, Right Click, go to Properties, choose Location and navigate to the folder you created earlier.  Choose Select Folder and click Apply and OK all the way back.



Here is another basic step by step guide :



Conrad Murray

Conrad Murray is a Microsoft Certified IT consultant working in IT for over 20 years specialising in the Messaging arena and in particular Office 365 and previously Microsoft Exchange On-Premises and IBM Domino. Working with like minded colleagues now delivering very large scale complex migrations from Office 365 to Office 365 (tenant to tenant), Lotus Notes and On-Premises Microsoft Exchange to Office 365.

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