My Documents folder is the location where we all save our documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and PDF files. Many of us even put simple text notes and blog drafts in My Documents. So, for obvious reasons, this location contains our precious files.
With the launch of SkyDrive client software for Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 operating systems, Microsoft has made saving files in the cloud more easier. Anything that you move to the SkyDrive folder will automatically sync to your SkyDrive account.
I am sure many of you love to save your documents in the cloud so you can access it from anywhere and also for backup purposes. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could automatically back up all documents and files in My Documents folder to your SkyDrive account?
Yes, it’s now possible to automatically backup your My Documents folder to the cloud by relocating My Documents folder to SkyDrive’s folder. For two reasons, moving My Documents folder from its original location to SkyDrive’s folder makes sense. First, you are automatically backing up all documents. Secondly, you can access your files from virtually anywhere as the SkyDrive client is available for Mac OS X Lion, Windows Phone, and iOS.
So, how to change the default location of My Documents folder to SkyDrive’s folder.
Step 1: Open Windows Explorer. In the navigation pane, click on the arrow icon next to the Libraries to expand the tree and then click on Documents to see My Documents.
Step 2: Right-click on My Documents and click Properties. Switch to the Location tab. Click on the Move button and browse to SkyDrive’s folder and click Select folder button to set SkyDrive’s folder as My Documents new location.
Click Yes for the confirmation message. That’s it!
NOTE: The SkyDrive folder is located in C:\Users\Username directory (Username is your user account name), unless you have selected a different location during the SkyDrive client setup.
You are done! From now onwards, whenever you put a new file or edit an existing file in the My Documents folder, your SkyDrive account will automatically be updated with the new or edited file.
Don’t forget to check out how to upgrade your OneDriveDrive account from 7GB to 25GB for free and also how to change the default location of the OneDrive folder.