How do I specify which OneDrive folder will receive photos uploaded from Windows Phone?

PC:  Windows 10, updated

Phone: Lumia 950, Windows 10 Mobile, updated

I am using Phone Companion to upload recent photos from my phone to OneDrive.  My question is: How do I specify which OneDrive folder into which those photos will be placed?  They're getting to OneDrive, but they're showing up in a folder I really don't want to use.

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Last updated March 28, 2020 Views 2,767 Applies to:

Hi,

Regarding your concern, here's a suggested workaround on how to resolve the issue:

Add a folder

You can add folders in the Files view, or inside any other folder in OneDrive.

  1. In the OneDrive app, in the Files view, tap New folder  .

  2. Enter a name for the new folder, then tap OK  .

Move files to a different OneDrive folder
  1. In the OneDrive app, tap Select  , then tap the check box of one or more files you want to move, tap See more  , and then tap Move  .

  2. At Select a destination folder, tap the folder you want the files moved to, then tap Move  .

    TIP: To create a new folder for the files you're moving, New folder  .

We suggest that you check this article for more info: Use OneDrive on Windows phone

Just feel free to get back to us for any further assistance.


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That is all useful information, but (if I understand correctly) it speaks only to the manual movement of photos to specific OneDrive folders.

What I'm really after is this:

If I use Photo Companion, when I use the Photos app on my PC, I do see thumbnails for all my Windows Phone photos.  Presumably, they are now stored in OneDrive somewhere, so the first question is: Where are they stored?  (By default, that is?).  The second question is: How can I change that default location, so that I don't have to go in each time a photo shows up on the PC (in the Photos app) and manually move it to some other folder?

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Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. You can set up your desired folder on which you want to upload your files to OneDrive.

Here's how:

Upload files

  1. In the OneDrive app, in the folder where you want the photos added, tap Add  .

  2. At Choose an app, pick the source of the file you want to upload, such as This Device or your phone's Photos app.

    NOTES: 

    • If your phone is set to save photos automatically to OneDrive, your phone's Photos app shows photos from OneDrive as well as phone photos that have not been uploaded. Uploading a photo already in OneDrive creates a duplicate of the photo.

  3. Find the file you want to upload, select it, and then tap OK  .

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This doesn't work. there is no "Choose an app" after I add the folder.

I made a new folder called Phonepics. I want the photos from my PHONE to automatically upload into THIS folder. How do I tell the phone app to upload pics to onedrive into the folder I specify? I want the photos to be available on my phone and on ONEDRIVE.

I don't want the phone photos to be mixed in with my "Pictures" folder from my PC. I want them separate.

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I came across the same problem. I think the easiest way is to create a new folder where you will move all the content of the current uploads folder. Then take that empty folder, rename it and move it wherever you want inside OneDrive. Your pictures should still be uploaded in that folder, despite of its location.

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I came across the same problem. I think the easiest way is to create a new folder where you will move all the content of the current uploads folder. Then take that empty folder, rename it and move it wherever you want inside OneDrive. Your pictures should still be uploaded in that folder, despite of its location.

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I don,t see any provision to assign a folder to upload to. Very annoying.

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PC:  Windows 10, updated

Phone: Lumia 950, Windows 10 Mobile, updated

I am using Phone Companion to upload recent photos from my phone to OneDrive.  My question is: How do I specify which OneDrive folder into which those photos will be placed?  They're getting to OneDrive, but they're showing up in a folder I really don't want to use.

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Question asked and not answered 3 times. Want we are wanting to know, is how to change the destination folders for the photo upload that occurs automatically.

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PC:  Windows 10, updated

Phone: Lumia 950, Windows 10 Mobile, updated

I am using Phone Companion to upload recent photos from my phone to OneDrive.  My question is: How do I specify which OneDrive folder into which those photos will be placed?  They're getting to OneDrive, but they're showing up in a folder I really don't want to use.

Thanks.

Question asked and not answered 3 times. Want we are wanting to know, is how to change the destination folders for the photo upload that occurs automatically.

Agree with the sentiments.  How do we chose/change the folder that photos will be saved to when they are uploaded to OneDrive? Even if the answer is: "You cannot do that at this time.", a response would be appreciated.

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You can not select the folder photos get uploaded to.

They get uploaded from the folder name that is on the phone whether it is camera roll, saved folder or screenshots.

Lumia 1520.3 Surface RT

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Wanted to know how to soevify the RECEIVING FOLDER.

This all mootniw - had to ansndon Windiws phone long ago.

Cmose this isdue.

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