Offload large libraries to another drive
Laptops don't always have the same amount of space as OneDrive offers. Would be great if you can allow certain libraries/directories to be offloaded to another disk such as a USB disk. This would mean that when selecting which folders to sync, you can also say WHERE they sync to instead of the default onedrive location. The folders "living" on another drive should appear in the one drive folder as normal however will reside on the other disk.
Currently I can do this using a the command "mklink /J" to create a link. The problem however is that if you don't have enough space on the C: drive, and you have a link of a folder to another drive, you cannot start a new sync because the C: drive does not have enough space. One drive does a disk space check before it allows you to start syncing. You can't click OK until you choose folders that are under the total free space of the C: drive (or your default save location).
Having the flexibility to decide where directories live within onedrive would be AWESOME!
Thanks OneDrive team, love this offering from Microsoft!
Gabor Nyul commented
I am struggling with the same issue now. And others as well (E.g. http://superuser.com/questions/1152345/how-to-instruct-onedrive-not-to-check-remaining-space-on-hard-disk )
At least the OK button should not be disabled in case the tool "thinks" negative disk space will be left.
Eric Sassaman commented
This is a really big problem. I'm using symlinks myself which works great (on Windows 10) but the drive space calculations are obviously completely wrong and this is stopping me from making any changes in the Choose Folders dialog because it's telling me I have a huge negative amount of disk space left! Symlinks are a perfect solution if only onedrive would let me disable or ignore the disk space calculations - even a registry key for advanced users? Or an "advanced options" setting for power users?