How to Open File Explorer to OneDrive in Windows 11

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This article describes steps one can take to always open File Explore to OneDrive‘s content in Windows 11.

By default, File Explorer will open with Quick Access so you can get to your frequently used items and also quickly find files, folders, and settings in Windows 11.

You can also change how File Explorer opens and what to display when it does. The Quick access will show recently accessed files, folders, and pinned items. You can choose to have File Explorer open on This PC so it shows your default personal folders and systems’ drives as well.

Yet still, if you don’t find it useful to open File Explorer in Quick Access or This PC, you can choose to have it open with your OneDrive content instead.

Below is how to do that in Windows 11

How to open File Explorer with OneDrive content in Windows 11

As described above, by default, File Explorer will open with Quick Access so you can get to your frequently used items and also quickly find files, folders, and settings in Windows 11.

However, if you have OneDrive set up on your Windows computer, you can choose to have File Explorer open your OneDriv content by default, and the steps below will show you how.

Set up OneDrive

First, you must set up OneDrive in Windows. Then configure File Explorer to open to OneDrive as its default content folder.

If you haven’t set up OneDrive in Windows, use the post below to learn how to.

How to set up OneDrive in Windows 11

Open OneDrive in File Explorer

Once you have set up OneDrive in Windows, you can then configure File Explorer to open your OneDrive’s content.

First, open File Explorer’s Folder Options.

windows 11 file explorer folder options onedrive
windows 11 file explorer folder options on the drive

On the Folder Options window, in the dropdown box for Open File Explorer to: choose your OneDrive folder name in the list.

windows 11 folder options open file explorer to onedrive
windows 11 folder options open file explorer to one drive

Once you have selected your OneDrive folder, click the OK button to apply the changes.

The next time you open File Explorer, it should open your OneDrive folder content.

open file explorer in onedrive folder windows 11
open file explorer in one drive folder windows 11

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to open File Explorer to your OneDrive content in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.