How to Change the Google Drive Default Folder Location on Windows?

Google Drive is a cloud storage and synchronization service operated by Google Inc. You can download Google Drive application on your computer, mobile device or tablet. Once you installed Google Drive application on computer, it will create a dedicated folder (Google Drive folder) on your computer for storing your photos, videos and files. By default Google Drive folder will be created in C:Users[user name]Google Drive. If you are looking for a step by step process to change the location of this folder, read below.

Following are the steps to Change the Google Drive Default Folder Location on Windows:

  1. Click "Google Drive" icon located in your system tray. (usually located at the bottom of your Windows task bar)
  2. Click "3 dots" icon located at the top right corner of the window.
  3. Select "Preferences" option.
  4. Click "Account" tab.
  5. Choose "Disconnect account" option. You Drive will be disconnected but the files will stay on your computer.
  6. Click "Google Drive" icon again.
  7. Sign in to your account when asked, step through the set up until you reach a screen with the option Advanced setup or Finished.
  8. Click "Advanced setup" button.
  9. Click "Change" button to choose the folder name and location. If you select an existing folder it must be empty.
  10. You photos, videos and files will now be re-synced down to your PC in this new location.
  11. Now delete the old folder and files.

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