Can I Sync a Specific Folder with OneDrive?

Auto Sync Folder to OneDrive
Auto Sync Folder to OneDrive

OneDrive is a cloud storage service. It allows users to store, share, and sync files and folders online. OneDrive has multiple functions such as syncing files automatically among different devices, real-time collaboration on documents, and sharing files or folders with others by a shared link. OneDrive also collaborates with other Microsoft products like Office 365, Outlook, and Teams which makes it a good choice for adapting Microsoft’s software ecosystem.

The post will also list 5 reasons for why some users need to sync folders with OneDrive.

  • Backup: Syncing your important files to OneDrive as a backup is quite essential. When you accidentally lose your hard drive or delete the files in a local position, the backup can work at this point.
  • Access from Anywhere: Because OneDrive is an online storage service and supports both computers and mobile devices, the files on it can be accessed on any device as long as you log in to your OneDrive account with an internet connection.
  • Collaboration: When you share a folder with someone else and both of you sync it to your OneDrive accounts, you can collaborate on the files in this folder in real time.
  • Automatic Updates: If you sync your folders with OneDrive, all the changes that you make to these folders will be updated to the corresponding folders on OneDrive. By doing so, you don’t have to download and upload the newest file versions manually.
  • More Storage: If you move some files from other positions to OneDrive, you can save the storage of those positions. Also, if you want more storage, you can upgrade to OneDrive’s paid plan to get more storage easily instead of buying another disk or hard drive.

Here we are back to the question “Can I Sync a Specific Folder with OneDrive” and the answer is yes. The next parts will tell you how to automatically sync folders to OneDrive from other clouds and from the local position.

Auto Sync Folder to OneDrive from Local Position [2 Ways]

The above part shows the reasons why some users want to sync folders to OneDrive and this part will illustrate 2 ways to auto-sync local folder to OneDrive. The 2 ways are syncing through the OneDrive app and AOMEI Backupper.

Way 1: Sync Local Folder to OneDrive via OneDrive App

If you want to follow this method, please make sure that you have downloaded the OneDrive app before.

Step 1: Open the OneDrive app and click “Settings”.

Click Settings
Click Settings

Step 2: Log in to your OneDrive account and choose “Sync and back up”.

Choose Sync and Back up
Choose Sync and Back up

Step 3: Click “Manage backup” in the first line. Then tick “Documents” and click the button “Start backup”. The folders and files will sync with OneDrive automatically.

Click Start Backup
Click Start Backup

Way 2: Sync Folder to OneDrive via AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper is a free online backup software and it also can be used to sync files or folders to clouds. If you want to use AOMEI Backupper, you should download its app first.

Step 1: Open AOMEI Backupper on your desktop.

Step 2: Click “Sync” in the left bar and choose Real Time Sync. Then click “Add Folder”.

Click Add Folder
Click Add Folder

Step 3: Select folders that you want to sync with OneDrive on your computer and click “Open”.

Step 4: Click the lower box and choose “Select a cloud drive”. Then select OneDrive as the destination and click “OK”.

Select OneDrive
Select OneDrive

Step 5: Click the button “Start Sync” and the task is established.

Auto Sync Folder to OneDrive from Other Clouds [1 Easiest Way]

This section will show the easiest way to auto-sync folders to OneDrive from Google Drive or other cloud drives. That is using MultCloud Cloud Sync. MultCloud can be used to manage your multiple clouds and 30+ cloud drives are supported by MultCloud. Cloud Sync is one of the MultCloud functions by which you can sync two clouds with fast speed and easy operations. The steps of auto-syncing a folder from Google Drive to OneDrive are showed below.

Step 1: Enter MultCloud and create a new MultCloud account.

Step 2: Add Google Drive and OneDrive by clicking “Add Cloud” and their icons. Here you will log in to your accounts after clicking their icons.

Add Google Drive and OneDrive
Add Google Drive and OneDrive

Step 3: Click “Cloud Sync” and choose Real Time Sync. Then select Google Drive and OneDrive in the boxes and click “Sync Now”. The folders in Google Drive will be continuously synced to OneDrive unless you manually stop the process or there is nothing change in the folders over 7 days.

Automatically sync Folders to OneDrive from Google Drive
Automatically sync Folders to OneDrive from Google Drive

Note: You can decide to apply one-way sync or two-way sync. The two-way sync means the synchronization process will run between 2 clouds back and forth. Any changes to one cloud will be updated in another one.


After you read this post, you can know how to auto-sync folder to OneDrive from other clouds via MultCloud and how to sync folders to OneDrive from the local position automatically by AOMEI Backupper and OneDrive desktop app.

As you can see, MultCloud is of great use in syncing one cloud to another cloud. You can also try to sync OneDrive with Dropbox or other clouds. All of your operations will be easy.

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