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2 Ways to Use OneDrive Personal and Business on Same Computer

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Dec. 12. 2019 | 4 mins read

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You can use OneDrive personal and Business on same computer at the same time with 2 free and tested ways in this post. Besides, you will learn a top way to transfer files from OneDrive to OneDrive for Business account in this article.

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Can I Use OneDrive and OneDrive for Business on Same Computer?

This is not a special problem because many of us now have multiple OneDrive cloud accounts at hand. Many users like to use personal OneDrive account to store family photos, music, videos, etc and use OneDrive for Business account to save work files, documents, projects, etc. To manage several OneDrive accounts on same PC, is there any way that can make it directly?

Luckily, you will find two free ways to use personal OneDrive and Business account on same computer.

How to Add OneDrive for Business and OneDrive Personal on Same Computer?

Solution 1. Add OneDrive Personal and Business with OneDrive Client Desktop App

Step 1. Download and install OneDrive desktop app on your computer.
Step 2. Sign in with your personal OneDrive account.

Set Up OneDrive
Set Up OneDrive

Step 3. Follow the guides to complete adding your personal OneDrive account.
Step 4. Once the sync process completes, click OneDrive icon on the task bar.

OneDrive Icon
OneDrive Icon

Step 5. Click “Settings” and click “Add an Account” and follow the previous adding account steps to add your OneDrive for Business account.

Add an Account
Add an Account

Step 6. After adding these two OneDrive accounts on your computer, you can access files between these two accounts through “Windows Explorer”.

Manage Multiple OneDrive Accounts in Windows 10
Manage Multiple OneDrive Accounts in Windows 10

Note: OneDrive does not supporting adding two personal OneDrive account on same PC. If you want to add another personal OneDrive account, you need to unlink one account first.

Error Message When Adding Second OneDrive Account
Error Message When Adding Second OneDrive Account

You may find it’s very convenient for us to manage multiple OneDrive accounts on Windows 10 because OneDrive has been integrated into Windows 10 without downloading and installing the app if you are using Windows 10.

However, it would use the free space of your hard drive to save OneDrive files. The more files stored on OneDrive, the more hard disk space will be used. So, is there any way to make up for the shortcomings of the first method? Under this situation, you can try the solution 2.

Solution 2. Use OneDrive Personal and Business on Same Computer with MultCloud

MultCloud is a FREE cloud transfer manager tool which can not only manage multiple cloud drives at the same time, but also support transferring files across cloud drives without downloading and uploading.

Step 1. Create one MultCloud account.

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2. Sign in your MultCloud account.
Step 3. Click “Add Clouds” and click “OneDrive” from the supported cloud list to add.

Add OneDrive
Add OneDrive

Step 4. Click “Next” button, click “Add OneDrive Account” and authorize MultCloud to access your OneDrive account.

Add OneDrive Account
Add OneDrive Account

Step 5. Later, you will find your personal OneDrive account has been added to MultCloud.
Step 6. Follow the same process to add your OneDrive for Business to MultCloud.
Step 7. After that, you will find both accounts has been listed on the left panel.

Manage OneDrive Personal and Business on Same Computer
Manage OneDrive Personal and Business Account on Same Computer

As you can see, MultCloud can also help you manage both personal OneDrive and Business OneDrive from one platform. In addition to this feature, it can also help you achieve OneDrive to OneDrive for Business migration without downloading and uploading process. Now, learn how it works from the following parts.

How to Transfer from OneDrive to OneDrive for Business with MultCloud?

Since personal OneDrive and Business OneDrive account has been added to MultCloud, it’s very easy to do this job.

Click on “Cloud Transfer”, select OneDrive as the source, select OneDrive for Business as the destination, click “Transfer Now” and wait for the process to complete.

Transfer OneDrive to OneDrive for Business
Transfer OneDrive to OneDrive for Business


  • If you do not want to transfer whole personal OneDrive as the source, you could select sub-directories under your personal OneDrive as the source.
  • For “Cloud Transfer”, it supports transferring folders or entire cloud. If you just want to transfer some files in different location, you could make full use of “Cloud Explorer”.

Buttom Line

You can easily use onedrive personal and business on same computer with above 2 methods. You can use the one that suits your situation most to do the operation. In addition, you can leave any related problems on the comment bar.

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