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How to Merge OneDrive Accounts?

Oct 26, 2020 • Filed to: Cloud Management Solution • Proven solutions


Merging OneDrive accounts seems like a dream. In fact, many users have requested Microsoft to introduce this feature but no use. Read this article to make this dream come true.

Just like Google Drive and Apple iCloud, OneDrive is a well-known online storage platform that is used by millions of users throughout the globe. By creating a Microsoft account the OneDrive server grants its users with 5GB of free space. However, if you run out of space then you can always purchase more space by paying a small amount. On the other hand, if you want more space and do not want to spend your money, then we surely have a solution for you. Simply create a second OneDrive Account. Doing so will grant you more storage space but managing two accounts is not an easy task. You have to continuously switch accounts and by switching I mean logging out of one account and logging in to another account. Due to this hassle, people wish that merging accounts become possible as it will make managing both accounts extremely easy. No more switching of accounts! Well many individuals questions whether it is possible to merge OneDrive accounts? The short answer is Yes, you can. Read ahead for a detailed answer.

Part 1. Can I have two OneDrive accounts on one computer?

We know that you really want to add two or more OneDrive accounts to your computer at the same time but due to limitations created by Microsoft server, you can not. Just imagine if merging OneDrive accounts become possible it will save a lot of your time. You no longer will be required to login to one account and then log out to login to another OneDrive account.

Plus, each OneDrive account gets 5GB of free space, merging accounts means more storage space, thus you can save more and bigger files in it.

Lastly, managing all the accounts will become easier if you merge OneDrive accounts.

But sadly Microsoft claimed that it is never going to introduce such a feature that allows the accounts to merge. But don't worry, we have a way out. Below are two detailed tutorials that will help you to merge OneDrive accounts.

Part 2. How to merge OneDrive accounts files via Sharing(OneDrive built-in feature)

Sharing method is the manual method which is most frequently used by users to merge OneDrive Accounts.

Step 1: In your 1st OneDrive account, make a new folder from the "+New" button present on the top. Name this folder as ‘Shared Data’ and transfer all the files and folders that you want to work with into this one.

Step 2: Move your cursor on to the ‘Shared Data’ folder and right click on it. There will be several prompts out of which choose the ‘share’ option. When you will be asked to enter name, an e-mail with whom you want to share the file, then enter details of your 2nd OneDrive account. Share the "Shared Data" folder to your 2nd OneDrive Account.

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Step 3: Now, Log out of your 1st OneDrive Account and log in to your 2nd OneDrive account. You will be able to view the "Shared Data" folder under the shared tab. Right-click on this folder and select the option of "Add to my OneDrive" to add this folder to your 2nd OneDrive Account.

This way surely makes it possible to view data of both the accounts through OneDrive Account 1 but still, you continuously need to switch accounts for managing purposes. Part 3 will solve this problem too.

Part 3. How to merge OneDrive accounts files by cloud manager tool?

There are several cloud manager tools out in the market, making it very difficult to decide which tool is reliable and efficient. After testing many cloud manager tools. We were able to conclude that Wondershare InClowdz is a free cost cloud manager tool that makes it possible to merge OneDrive accounts. This cloud manager tool is super easy to use. Moreover, this cloud manager tool also transfers, backup, and sync files among major clouds. Just simply follow the instructions below to merge your OneDrive accounts.

Step 1 - Start off by logging into the official website of Wondershare InClowdz and make a free account for yourself.

Step 2 - There is an option of ‘Management’ on the right menu - Go for that. You just have to click to add all the ‘clouds’ or the OneDrive accounts that you want to manage.

Step 3 - The information about the clouds will appear on the right side.

Step 4 - You will be prompted to let the authorization of your clouds complete. Follow the prompts and wait for them to settle in.

Step 5 - When all the clouds appear on the panel, you can click on any account that you want to work on and do anything as simple as ‘refresh’ or even ‘Delete’ content from it.

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