By AOMEI / Last Updated April 23, 2020

OneDrive in Windows 10

OneDrive is a free and convenient cloud storage devices embedded in Windows 10. Nowadays, more and more people would like to sync Windows 10 to OneDrive because of its prominent advantages.

Once you save files on it, you are able to get them from any PC, phone, or tablet. Also, you can use the files anytime, even when there is no Internet connection. Also, it is a good way to share files with others. Besides sharing files and data transfer, it also can be used as a backup plan. If any bad thing happens, you can recover files from OneDrive.

To help you make it, here in this guide, we will tell you how to sync OneDrive in Windows 10 stey by step. Then you can access files anywhere. In addition, you will also get an easier way that can let you set automatic backup to OneDrive in Windows 10. Here we go.

Part 1. How to sync OneDrive in Windows 10

OneDrive is very simple to use. There is a OneDrive folder comes with OneDrive, you just need to drag and drop what you want to sync to this folder. This is the easiest way. When you need to sync all files and folders or batch selective sync, you can also set it up. Let’s see how to use OneDrive in Windows 10.

Set up One Drive

1. Click Start and search for “OneDrive”, and then open it.

2. Enter your account and password to sign in.

Choose which folders to sync

When you first set up your Windows 10 system, you will be given the choice of which folders will be synced.

You can also change the settings later, find the OneDrive icon in the notification area in the lower right corner, right-click the icon and select Settings. Now, you are at Microsoft OneDrive Account, click “choose folders”.

How to Use OneDrive Windows 10

  • Tip:

There’s a feature that lets you backup your files in the Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders to OneDrve, then they’re protected and available on other devices. If you turn it on, OneDrive will automatically keep these folders in sync.

1. Right-click the OneDrive icon and select Settings.

2. Go to Backup tab and click Manage Backup.

3. Finally, click Start Backup to make it.

Folder Protection

Upload files to OneDrive

If you want to add files to OneDrive, you can drag and drop/copy and paste the content into the OneDrive folder. To access OneDrive folder, open This PC > find OneDrive in the left pane and click to open it.

Fix OneDrive sync problem in Windows 10

Sometimes, you may meet Windows 10 OneDrive sync problems: you cannot sync files between your computer and OneDrive; OneDrive does not sync all files; OneDrive sync is slow and other OneDrive sync problems. You can try the following tips.

1. Check if your Internet is connected.

2. Verify if you have permissions to the file or folder you are trying to add.

3. Check if there are files and folders with the same name in the same location.

4. Any files that are over the 10GB will not be synced. Reduce the size of any files that are over the limit.

If the above methods cannot help you solve the Windows 10 OneDrive sync problem, you can refer to the next part to learn a quick way to sync Windows 10 to OneDrive.

Part 2. Easier way to auto sync OneDrive in Windows 10

In order to have a better and more successful experience in synchronization, you can also try a free OneDrive sync tool – AOMEI Backupper Standard. It is one of the best backup and sync software.

  • You can either sync files and folders or backup Windows 10 to OneDrive. With this software, you are free from the 10GB size limit.

  • The best part of this tool is that you can sync Windows 10 with OneDrive automatically: daily/weekly/monthly. Every time there is newly added files, you do not have to sync again. Also, you can even sync opening files.

Besides Windows 10, this software also supports Windows 8/7/XP/Visa. To sync the file to OneDrive in Windows 10, you have to download a OneDrive app and sign up a Microsoft account.

Let’s see how to automatically sync Windows 10/8/7 to OneDrive.

Step 1. Download AOMEI Backupper Standard and run this software.

Step 2. Click Backup and select File Sync.

File Sync

Step 3. Click Add Folder to select the folders you want to sync.

Add Folder

Tips: You can click Filter Settings to include or exclude certain types of files. However, this feature is only available in the paid version. You can upgrade to the Professional version if needed.

Filter Settings

Step 4. Click the drop-down menu and choose Select a cloud drive. Then select OneDrive as destination path, and click OK to confirm.

Select Destination

Step 5. Click Schedule to set up automatically sync Windows 10 with OneDrive. By default, it will run the missed sync at the next system startup.

Schedule Settings

Note: The Real-time sync option will to immediately synchronize the files when the tool detects all kind of changes made in the source folder. You can upgrade to higher version to enjoy the feature.

Step 6. After all this has set up, click Start Sync.

Start Sync To Onedrive

Tips: you can also click Options to write a unique comment so that you can find it easily. You can also tick Enable email notification to notify you once the task is finished.


Now you how to sync OneDrive in Windows 10. As you can see that AOMEI Backupper is a convenient way to automatic backup Windows 10 to OneDrive. Once you set up the file sync, you can just leave it alone and it will automatically sync files for you.

Besides, it offers various other backup options to protect your computer. You can set schedule automatic backup task to backup your system, file, disk, and partition. In this way, when something goes wrong, you can restore your computer to earlier date that works well and also find the lost data as soon as possible.

The Server edition of AOMEI Backupper allows you to sync Windows Server with OneDrive. It also has many other powerful features. You can backup system, disk, partition, file, and folder and restore them when necessary.