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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.


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,


  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)

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