Allow me to rename my onedrive folder name. The nomenclature "OneDrive - Your Company Name" is unnecessarily long
The file path limit of 256 characters is very limiting and annoying in and of itself. It is crazy that the mandatory folder name for the OneDrive for business folder is "OneDrive - Your Business Name". For my business, this adds on almost 20 characters! I already have a cloud service and when I tried to drag my folders over, many files will not sync simply because of this long folder name. I am forced to go back and re-work my folder and file structure.
It must be a cause of shame for microsoft to come up with such a ****** software. apart from all other issues that OneDrive causing now I'm not able to run many of the programs inside the WSL just because my school name has spaces in it.
Vincent van der Vlis commented
Please allow me to change the OneDrive for business folder name on my local drive.
The folder name is too long. It’s very unfriendly to programmers. Our school name is more than 30 letters long, and it include spaces, typing this directory name everyday when I program is very annoying
Stef Korson commented
This limitation is very frustrating. Makes certain document library folders completely unusable due to a ridiculously long name. My company already has a long name with non-standard characters, then users create a library with a long name as well. Result = absolutely no chance of this working properly.
Come on Microsoft, this is such a basic feature of renaming a folder and competing products do not suffer from this limitation.
Darryl Rowe commented
Indeed. How about just naming the folder 1D or 1Drv it is STUPID in 2017 that Windows still balks at pathnames longer than 260 characters. FORCE everyone to use 8.3 filenames and maybe 8 character paths if you're going to do that. <mutter, mutter, mutter>
Hugo Costelha commented
The Ricj Stockton commen only works if you have admin access, which is true only for a small percentagen of a company users. I suggest for now to check https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/9281949-allow-renaming-root-folder-onedrive-folder
Rick Stockton commented
I just got some great technical advise from Microsoft on this: Here's what I did:
1.) Got into my Office365 Admin and change my company name to a [much shorter] acronym.
2.) Exit OneDrive on my PC. [Right-click OneDrive icon; Exit]
3.) Log out of Office365 portal.
3.) Sign back in to OneDrive on my PC.
4.) The OneDrive sync folder now uses the acronym instead of the old long company name.
4a.) OneDrive now syncs all of the files from the cloud down to the new location on the PC.
5.) Got back into my Office365 Admin and changed my company name back to the [and much longer] full company name.
I rebooted, and the change appears to be persistent, but I will have to repeat this procedure should I choose to 'Exit' OneDrive.
It's worth it, though, and I love it.