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Replace OneDrive with Synology Drive

Windows likes to store documents and other content in OneDrive. But for those using Synology Drive, the idea of replacing the path from OneDrive to Synology Drive is attractive.

This article shows how to set the Synology Drive folders as your defaults for Documents, Downloads, Pictures, Videos, etc. You have the choice in which you include. For example, you may not want your Videos included.

To continue, you’ll need the Synology Drive client installed and working in its normal state.

The Registry location is:

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Replace the string “OneDrive” with “Synology Drive” for each folder that you want to redirect. The following screenshot shows the process one completed. In the following example, every time OneDrive was set, it has been replaced with the equivalent of Synology Drive. You don’t have to do it for everything, just the folders that you want to synchronize with the Synology NAS.

As always, act with care.

Reboot and you should be using Synology Drive as the OneDrive replacement.

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