By Kelsey twitter/ Last Updated September 28, 2021

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  • Are you afraid of accidentally losing the data stored on your hard drive?
  • Are you anxious that there is not enough space locally for backup?
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Can I merge two OneDrive accounts?

“I want to merge two or multiple OneDrive accounts so that I can access and manage all data which is available on different OneDrive accounts in one place. No need to log in to each account and get the sum of all accounts' storage space in one place. Is there a way to achieve this goal?”

Merge Onedrive Accounts

As the case shows, many users wonder "Can I merge two OneDrive accounts" or "how to combine two OneDrive accounts" nowadays, actually, of cause you can. As long as you find a good method, you can merge two or multiple OneDrive accounts into one huge, even unlimited backup.

Why need to merge multiple OneDrive accounts?

As we all know, OneDrive offers its users 5GB of free storage only, which can be run out of quickly. Therefore, most OneDrive users sign up for more than one OneDrive personal account to get more free storage and store a large number of files on multiple accounts simultaneously.

However, users need to switch their OneDrive accounts frequently. Be tired of logging in and logging out two or multiple OneDrive accounts each time, many people may think about merging all their OneDrive accounts into one so that they can enjoy larger storage space without switching accounts.

What's more, if you have Office 365 account or OneDrive for business subscription, you'll get more spare space. Connecting the idle space (might be 1TB or more) of the paid OneDrive accounts and turn the storage into online backup storage and use it to backup your critical data in a professional way.

How to merge two or multiple OneDrive accounts?

If you have more than one OneDrive accounts and don't know how to merge two OneDrive accounts into one, you can keep reading to learn two effective ways to merge all your OneDrive accounts with a third-party cloud backup service - CBackup or OneDrive in-built feature.

Way 1. Merge OneDrive accounts via CBackup (Easiest)

The easiest way to merge OneDrive accounts must be using a third-party tool, which can help you merge and run multiple OneDrive accounts on one PC with one login. We highly recommend you CBackup, which is a free and reliable Windows PC cloud backup service that allows you to add multiple OneDrive accounts and combine them into one combined cloud.

You can add as many OneDrive accounts as you have on CBackup, then, with a proper strategy, all free space of connected clouds can be combined into a huge, even unlimited backup space to store the backup files. And idle space of your paid cloud accounts also can be connected and turn into online backup storage.

Let's see how to merge OneDrive accounts with CBackup:

1. Get started to create a CBackup account and log in.

CBackup Sign Up

2. Click "My Storage" on the left side, and click "+ Add Cloud" button, then choose "OneDrive" and hit "Add". Then follow the on-screen guide to allow CBackup to access your cloud storage.

Add Cloud

Note: Besides OneDrive, it also supports many other stream cloud drives like Google Drive, Dropbox, and so on. So, you can combine cloud storage belong to one or different cloud storage on one interface.

3. After adding, all your OneDrive accounts are listed here. Click the "My Storage +" button, you will see a "New Combined Cloud" option in the menu. Click it.

Add Combined Cloud1

4. Tick the box next to the cloud storage account that you want to combine. After checking, click on "Next".

Add Combined Cloud3

5. Then, you will have a "Combined Cloud" in your clouds list. You can choose the "Combined Cloud" as backup destination to enjoy huge backup space.

Add Destination Combined Cloud

Tip 1. Besides merging cloud storage accounts, CBackup also allows you to backup files between any of the two cloud storage accounts that you add. If needed, you can follow the steps below to move files between cloud storage accounts quickly and easily

1. Click "Backup Tasks" under “New Task” tab to create your backup task

Create Task

2. Name your backup task, click “Add Source” button to add one account as the backup source. Similarly, click “Add Destination” button to add another account as the backup destination. Then, click “Start Backup” to execute task.

Add Source Destination

Tip 2. The above introduction about CBackup refers to the cloud storage combination and cloud to cloud backup features of CBackup. Besides that, CBackup also has Windows PC cloud backup feature. This feature can help users easily back up computer files to its secure cloud (CBackup Cloud here). Back up your important PC files with CBackup if needed.

Start Backup

Way 2. Merge OneDrive accounts via “Sharing” feature (Manually)

OneDrive “Sharing” feature can help you connect OneDrive accounts by creating a shared folder and share it with other accounts. In this way, you can choose a primary account and share files in other accounts to this account. After sharing, you can see all of your files in only one account without the need of switching account. To achieve that, doing the following:

1. Go to the OneDrive website and sign in with your Microsoft account.

2. Click on “+ New” button to create a new folder and name it as “Shared Folder” and move all your files in this account to “Shared Folder”.

3. Select this “Shared Folder” by clicking the circle in the upper corner of the item. Then, click “Share” at the top of the page.

Click Share

4. Select "Anyone with the link can edit" to customize the link options and click on “Apply”.

Allow Edit

5. Once you're back at the main share box, select "Copy" to copy the link to your clipboard.

Copy Link

6. Paste the link and you can access the files on that account by this link. If you have more than two OneDrive accounts, you can repeat this operation.

Conclusion

According to the methods above, you can merge two or multiple OneDrive accounts as you like. Actually, the second way to merge OneDrive accounts via OneDrive “Sharing” feature is an indirect way, you can’t run different OneDrive accounts simultaneously on one PC.

And in this way, you must move all your files manually, which will waste a lot of time. Therefore, you'd better know how to merge 2 OneDrive accounts easily and quickly with CBackup, which is free and easy to use. Don’t hesitate to try it now!

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