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Changing the Windows Amazon Cloud Drive app sync folder

Amazon just released the first version of their Windows app to sync Amazon Cloud Drive.  It’s very much a first version, with no ability to pause/resume sync, sync selective folders, or even (as far as I can see) a way of changing the default sync folder.

imageWhen I displayed the options dialog, I assumed that all you had to do was click on the location to change it, but that simply opens the folder in the Explorer.

It chose the smallest drive on my machine (of course), but I found a way to change it.

 

 

Do this entirely at your own risk, and if you don’t know what this means, then don’t do it.  You can use regedit to change the sync folder’s location, under "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Amazon\AmazonCloudDrive\SyncRoot" change “SyncRoot” to a different folder.

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Works for me, but no guarantees.

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  1. This worked great for me too! Thanks!

  2. It works, thanks !

  3. Thanks for the tip. Working well!

  4. Thanks for this, it works !

  5. Worked for me too cool tip thanks.

  6. Simple, effective, works beautifully! Thank you

  7. Thanks for the great information, works fine!

  8. Nice one, thanks! Works a treat!

  9. What if I can´t find the SyncRoot key in my registry?

  10. Hi Olli, I’d suggest steering clear of using the Registry Editor if you are not familiar with it, since it is very easy to mess up a computer by accident by deleting/modifying the wrong thing. Hopefully Amazon will add a UI to do this soon.

  11. Hey Olli,\

    You should search for HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Amazon\AmazonCloudDrive, so without the \SyncRoot part.

    When it finds that, one of the keys in the list is the SyncRoot key.

  12. Thanks for the tip! Very useful information.

  13. Works for me. Thanks.

  14. Thanks a lot for this tip. Worked great for me on win8.1

  15. Definitely a LIFESAVER here. IN addition, you have given me a new tool in my arsenal to fight against situations where the “Company” decides things cannot be fixed. I find this MORONIC that Amazon feels it is adequate to place the Cloud dirve on the boot partition. All systems I build use a SSD for the boot volume, and that space is at a premium, although prices have been coming down as of late.

    Be Well,

    Kevin

  16. Worked great first time (psst what I did was close the ACD app, do the regedit, then reopen the app -> cloud sync occurred instantly to that new folder. Ace)

  17. The app have changed name to Amazon Drive and it is at version 4 and i cant find anymore the setting to change in the registry. HAve you any suggestion how to change the folder sync location with the new app ? ty 🙂

  18. Im on windows 10 and do not have a reg key Amazon* under -current user \ software- . I found a few amazon entries by searching for amazon and changed a few paths to the drive I want to move it to, but upon reboot it still goes to C:\Users\……\Amazon drive
    Any ideas?

  19. Any idea for Mac users? 🙂

  20. For windows users check C:\Users\{USERNAME}\AppData\Roaming\Amazon Cloud Drive\amzn1.account.{yourid}-settings.json and change the “SyncPath”

  21. Thanks for sharing that new json location in v4, it worked for me. Note the “\\” to the special character “\” in the json.
    I approve of moving this out of the registry but c’mon Amazon this should be in the UI Preferences…

  22. Thank you, Simon. I spent 20 minutes poking through the registry trying to figure out where Amazon had moved the key. Instead of wasting more time, I scrolled down into the comments instead. Read the Whole F Manual – or at least the index – before getting started.

    Damian needs to update this article.

  23. Thank you Simon, great advice, worked on Win10!

  24. Simon, THANK YOU!


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