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I have installed the SkyDrive client for Windows 8, and it put the local folder in C:\Users\Louis\SkyDrive. My system drive is an SSD and I like to keep my documents on my D:\ drive which is an HDD.

I have tried to use the unlink account method, but it is not available to me: Unlink SkyDrive greyed out

Without using symlinks, is it possible to move the SkyDrive folder?

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I wasn't able to move the folder, but by uninstalling SkyDrive and deleting the folder, then reinstalling SkyDrive I was able to select a different location during setup.

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not perfect but working. thanks. –  jumbo Mar 23 '13 at 15:11
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Yes you can do it manually:

First, in the SkyDrive setting, unlink your computer (right click on the SkyDrive icon on the taskbar and choose Settings, then Unlink SkyDrive)

Then move your C:\Users\Louis\SkyDrive folder to where you want it to be (D:\SkyDrive for example)

Finally, login to skydrive again. It will ask you for the skydrive folder location. point it to the new location

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Hi, it seems this could work for other users, but it doesn't work for me. Please see my updated question. –  Louis Oct 27 '12 at 20:59
then try logging out of your microsoft account in windows 8, sign in using a local account (create a temporary one if you need to) then sign in to skydrive again. I'm not sure if it works though –  Chin Oct 27 '12 at 21:02
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