Microsoft OneDrive (previously known as SkyDrive) is a file hosting service and synchronization service operated by Microsoft. As the cloud storage service, OneDrive not only allows users to store files, documents, projects, etc. in the cloud; but also allows users to store data like Windows settings in the cloud.
OneDrive starts with 5 GB free space for general users. You can store any type of files on OneDrive, including photos, videos, and documents, and then access them from any Windows PC or mobile devices. As a Microsoft platform, OneDrive works closely with Microsoft Office applications such as Word or PowerPoint-when you launch one of these applications, you will see a series of recent documents, including documents saved to OneDrive.
Why Merge OneDrive Accounts?
When there is more than one OneDrive in use, many people may think about merging all their OneDrive accounts for easy management. For example, some users want to merge their multiple free OneDrive accounts together to gain more than 5 GB of free space; some people need to combine their OneDrive accounts for personal and business use. In addition, merging OneDrive accounts will give you more free space to store data.
It is not difficult to see that everyone's needs are different. In addition, if there is a service that can manage multiple cloud storage accounts at the same time, it will greatly improve your work efficiency.
How to Merge Multiple OneDrive Accounts in Two Efficient Way?
Way 1. Merge Two OneDrive Accounts via MultCloud (Recommended)
To put many OneDrive accounts into one place for easy management, luckily, you can rely on a FREE multiple cloud storage manager, MultCloud, which not only enables you to get access to all your OneDrive accounts within one account; but also transfer, backup or sync files among more than 30 leading clouds directly.
Step 1. Create One MultCloud Account
MultCloud is a web-based service and you can sign up for free without downloading and installation.
Step 2. Add OneDrive Accounts to MultCloud
Then, you need to add your OneDrive accounts to MultCloud for management. Click on “Add Cloud” button and add your OneDrive accounts to MultCloud one by one.
Note: MultCloud only allows you to add one cloud account for one time, to add more accounts, just repeat the task above. Besides, it does not have any limit to the number of clouds to add.
Step 3. Merge OneDrive Accounts
After adding all your OneDrive accounts to MultCloud, you can see them on the left menu. Besides, you can allocate free space of your OneDrive accounts by transfering files between cloud storage services.
From now on, you can get access to all your OneDrive storage in different accounts by just signing in your MultCloud account.
- By right-clicking files placed under one of your OneDrive clouds, you can download them to local device, delete and share them to others as well as copy files to multiple folders. You can also create a new folder or upload files from the local location within this OneDrive account on MultCloud platform.
- Moreover, you are able to exchange data among all your OneDrive accounts by “Cloud Transfer” or “Cloud Sync” feature. Thus, you can merge all files scattered in different OneDrive into one account storage. For example, you can easily realize OneDrive to OneDrive migration or OneDrive selective sync.
Way 2. Combine OneDrive Accounts with OneDrive "Sharing" Feature (Traditionally)
Normally, you can link your accounts with “Sharing” feature by the following steps.
Step 1: Login your OneDrive A account through OneDrive official website.
Step 2: Click on “+ New” button to create a new folder and name it as “Shared Folder”.
Step 3: Move all the files to “Shared Folder”.
Step 4: Select that "Shared Folder", right-click it, click on "Share" button, enter a name or email address that you want to share that folder to, click on "Send" button and wait for the process to complete.
Step 5: Login your OneDrive B account and you can view “Shard Folder” in the “Shared” interface. Besides, you can add that folder to your OneDrive accounts by right-clicking "Add to my OneDrive" button.
Through this way, you can access the files placed under account A from account B. However, this method cannot help you avoid logging in and out.
Following any way above, it can help merge OneDrive accounts successfully. But you may find that the second solution is not the best choice because you cannot transfer files from one OneDrive account to anotherdirectly. Therefore, MultCloud will be your first choice to manage multiple cloud accounts together and transfer files from one cloud to others.
Moreover, MultCloud provides users with a Chrome extension for easy usage.