Adding Multiple OneDrive Accounts in Windows 10

Cloud storage has become a widely used storage location for many. Microsoft OneDrive which was previously known as SkyDrive is one such cloud storage option available. Microsoft OneDrive comes in 2 flavors, the free OneDrive which can be obtained by signing up a free Microsoft account and has a free storage of 5GB and the paid Microsoft OneDrive for Business which can be obtained through an Office 365 subscription which has a 1TB of storage limit.

Windows 10 enables a user to add both these OneDrive folders to be synchronized to the local PC which helps to store all the documents and data in the cloud. The OneDrive app is already built into Windows 10 and the user can simply enter the email address and the password to start the initial sync. Below are the steps to add multiple OneDrive accounts to your Windows 10 computer.

Open OneDrive Application and enter the email address of Account 1

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Enter the password of Account 1

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If the sync folder location to be changed click on change location and select the folder and click next

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Select the folders to be synchronized to the local computer and click nextSNAGHTML83fafb1a

Click open OneDrive and the folders and documents will be synched.

To add the second account, right click the OneDrive icon from the task bar

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Select settings

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Click on add account

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Follow the same process to add the account (mentioned above) and once done you will be able to access both folders from the file explorer

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The sync status can be viewed from the icons in the task bar

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8 thoughts on “Adding Multiple OneDrive Accounts in Windows 10

  1. Super helpful article! You don’t have any idea how to change the names of the different OneDrive folders you have in explorer after you add them, would you?

    • I had a different version of the problem with two, non-communicating, versions of OneDrive accessible on a new Samsung tablet. The creation of this may have involved some combination of Play Store, DropBox Word files, or something I clicked without understanding the ramifications. I uninstalled the 6 Office components I had installed and reinstalled them. That fixed the problem.

  2. I have an issue with 2 accounts, maybe you can help me? I added a shared account with user and password but file that was added to this shred account folder, I get no access notification once I open it with my excel app. the permission to this file is only for the shared account so it can be download to my pc but cannot be edited, only have a read mode. also if I delete the file, it get deleted on the server side. how I can solve this and be able to edit the excel file?

  3. For those people who say they are getting the ‘unlink the other account’ error, I think that you can only have 1 personal and 1 paid onedrive account for business. The author does say this although it would of been helpful for him / her to say explicitly that multiple personal accounts are not possible.

    I have 1 personal and 1 paid for and so far it works well.

    If you are in the education industry or a student you can get a free onedrive for business with 1TB. Go here:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/education/products/office/default.aspx

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