By Nicky twitter/ Last Updated June 22, 2021


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Can I sync OneDrive accounts on one computer?

“I have two OneDrive accounts and I want to sync files between the two accounts on one computer. Is there a way to achieve that easily? The OS I am running is Windows 10. Please give me some suggestions. Thanks in advance!”.

Why need to sync two different OneDrive accounts?

In recent years, users are more and more prefer to backup files to cloud storage. OneDrive is one of the most popular cloud storage for Windows users because it works well with other Windows products. And it provides each user with 5 GB of free storage space and a series of important functions.

Generally, for more free storage space or different uses, many users may create two or more OneDrive accounts and putting files in different accounts. For example, some users may use one OneDrive account to store their personal files and use another OneDrive account to keep their business files.

Therefore, chances are that they may need to move or sync files between two OneDrive accounts.

For instance, some users may sort and store different files on different accounts before, but now, he wants to see all files in both of the OneDrive accounts. Therefore, the easiest way to achieve that is by syncing files between accounts.

How to sync files between two OneDrive accounts?

In the following contents, we will show you how to sync two OneDrive accounts on one computer in two different ways. Both the two ways are free, you can choose one way and follow the steps. But it’s worth mentioning that you should make sure you have enough space in both accounts to store the files.

Way 1. Sync files between OneDrive accounts via the OneDrive folder

As we all know, OneDrive offers a desktop app to help users sync files from local computers to the cloud. And after downloading and installation, OneDrive will create a folder called OneDrive folder on your local hard drive. If you need to sync files to OneDrive, you can drag and drop files to this folder directly, then, they will be synced to OneDrive automatically. Therefore, you can sync files via this OneDrive folder by following the steps below:

1. Download and install the OneDrive desktop app on your computer.

2. After clicking Get Started on the window that pops up next, you'll be asked to sign in to your Microsoft account. If you don't already have a Microsoft account, create an account at first.

Set Up

3. On the This is your OneDrive folder screen, select Next to accept the default folder location for your OneDrive files.

Folder Location

4. By default, all files and folders will be synced from your cloud account to the local storage location on your PC.

Choose Sync Folder

5. Then, the OneDrive folder will be created on your computer. Generally, it is placed under C:\Users\Username\OneDrive by default.

Onedrive Folder Windows

6. Then, you should add your second OneDrive account. Please click the OneDrive icon on the taskbar to open your app. Select Settings from the pop-up window.

OneDrive Setting

7. Click the Add on account button and follow the above-mentioned steps to add your second account. Then, you will have two OneDrive folders in Windows File Explorer and you move files between the folder to sync files.

Onedrive Folder Windows

Way 2. Sync files between OneDrive accounts via a third-party tool

It is not hard to see that the method above is feasible but complicated, so, you can rely on a third-party tool like CBackup to sync two OneDrive accounts on one computer in an easier way. CBackup is a cloud backup service that supports cloud to cloud sync among multiple cloud storage including OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and so on.

In addition, the cloud to cloud sync feature of CBackup is free, you just need to sign up for a CBackup account and add your OneDrive accounts. Then, you can create a sync task on CBackup to sync multiple folders or entire OneDrive from one account to another. What’s more, it also provides many useful sync features like scheduled sync, email notification, file filter, etc.

Let’s see how to sync two OneDrive accounts on one computer with CBackup:

Step 1. Get started with CBackup by signing up for a CBackup account.

Sign Up

Step 2. Select My Storage in the left menu bar and add your OneDrive accounts as many as you have.

Add One Drive

Step 3. After adding, click Sync Tasks and click the New Task button.

Create Sync

Step 4. Name your backup task, click the Add Source button to add one OneDrive account as the sync source. You can choose individual folders on OneDrive as the backup source.

Add Source Onedrive

Step 5. Click Add Destination to add another OneDrive account and then click Start Sync to execute your sync task.

Select Destination


You can click the arrow next to the Start Sync button and select the delay time, you can choose to delay one hour, two hours, four hours, and so on.

You can also click the Settings button in the lower-left corner to enjoy scheduled backup, email notification, file filter, and other useful sync settings.


According to the contents above, you can learn two effective ways to sync two OneDrive accounts. In fact, the first way is a little bit complicated, so, you are suggested to achieve cloud to cloud sync with CBackup, which can save you much time and effort.