"For work, I have registered multiple OneDrive accounts, each with important files in them. When I want to find a certain file, I always need to log into different accounts one by one. This makes me very unproductive. Is there an easy way to switch between OneDrive accounts? Thanks in advance if you have any suggestions!"
Why need to switch OneDrive accounts?
As we all know, cloud storage services usually give a certain amount of free space per account, but this free space is usually very limited. For example, OneDrive only offers 5GB of free space per account, and many users apply for multiple OneDrive accounts in order to get more free space. There are also student users who will need to transfer files from their Student OneDrive account to their Personal OneDrive accounts after they graduate in order to continue using them.
As a result, users like who in the case above need to frequently switch between different OneDrive accounts to access their different data, or transfer files between OneDrive accounts. For this, we prepared 2 easy ways to switch OneDrive accounts and 1 tip to manage multiple cloud storage accounts. If you need, please keep reading on this page.
2 Ways to switch OneDrive accounts
No matter you are using OneDrive on your computer or phone, there is a solution to switch OneDrive accounts. You can choose one according to what device your are using.
Way 1. Switch OneDrive accounts on PC
If you are using OneDrive on a PC, you can switch OneDrive accounts via its desktop application. So, how to switch OneDrive accounts on PC? Just follow these simple steps:
1. Download and install the OneDrive desktop app on your PC. Launch it as an administrator.
2. Enter your email address to sign in to your account.
3. Click on Open my OneDrive folder. All your files are listed.
4. To switch to another account, you need to add it first. Right-click on the OneDrive icon. Then select Help & Settings > Settings > Account > Add an account.
♦ Note: You can only use one OneDrive account in this way, which means you can not use multiple OneDrive accounts at the same time. If you are syncing an account on your computer, you can not add another account unless you unlink that account.
Way 2. Switch OneDrive accounts on the phone
If you tend to use OneDrive on your phone, you can try this method to switch OneDrive accounts.
1. Open your OneDrive application on your phone.
2. Tap on your picture or the icon at the top of the app. Then you can click +Add account to add the account you want to switch to, then tap on it.
How to manage multiple OneDrive accounts on one interface
To manage multiple OneDrive accounts on one interface, you can use a professional cloud service - CBackup. CBackup is a stable cloud backup software, which allows you to add multiple OneDrive accounts to its interface. Then you can move files between cloud storage without switching OneDrive accounts.
In addition to running OneDrive cloud transfer, you can also add other cloud drive accounts to CBackup, including Google Drive, Dropbox, FTP/SFTP, etc. With the help of CBackup, you can even transfer files between different cloud drives.
What’s more, you can use CBackup to merge multiple cloud drive accounts into one combined cloud storage, which means you can get more cloud storage for free. And you can backup files to the combined cloud directly.
How to manage multiple cloud storage accounts with CBackup:
1. Go to the CBackup website, and sign up for your account, and log in to CBackup desktop app.
⇒Combined Cloud Storage: CBackup allows you to merge unlimited cloud drive accounts into one combined cloud so that you can get more free cloud storage space.
That’s all about how to switch between OneDrive accounts. can use the methods above on a PC or phone. In addition, you can also manage multiple OneDrive accounts easily with CBackup. With the help of it, you can move files between OneDrive accounts directly and for free.
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