Allow users to select any custom folder without /onedrive/ in path
I would love to see the option of being able to point the OneDrive desktop application to any folder I choose WITHOUT it adding the /onedrive/ folder to the path.
Ie: If I set onedrive to C:/PersonalFiles/, it will automatically create C:/PersonalFiles/OneDrive/. This forces me to put everything I want to backup in that folder. So instead of OneDrive working with me in the way I want to use it, it annoys me with another subfolder I dont want.
This is also a problem when combining onedrive with other applications where I might not have the option of redirecting that application to the OneDrive folder or subpath.
Perhaps this could be added as an advanced option where you can deselect a "Append OneDrive to the Path" checkbox somewhere.
Finally, I know I'm using OneDrive I dont need to see it in the path too.
Thanks for the suggestion. Just being transparent that we aren’t likely to get to this in the near future. We do support changing the root location of your OneDrive if that helps.
Franz Marksteiner commented
I was surprised to see that OneDrive seems to be very far behind and cumbersome to use, compared to Dropbox. For now, I will stay with OneDrive, as my company just paid for a year in advance. After that it is fair game, again.
Unfortunately, symbolic links do not work with Onedrive (as they do with droppbox).
Philip Netherclift commented
All Danish companies that are LLC will have A/S at the end of their names. / is an invalid character in folder naming. Thus we have users who cannot use/install OneDrive. Workaround? - Yeah, change the name of the company on O365 admin center to not have / in A/S.
Dave Remmel commented
+1 (or should I say +3)
On MacOS I can't use OneDrive at all. Since there is no way to rename the folder.
One drive automatically uses the name of the organization as a folder name... Since we are are a non-proft-organization in Germany we need to have the "e.V." in or name...
So the folder name is "OneDrive - OurQuiteLongName e.V" automatically chosen by the OneDrive app.
Very "clever" idea...
Not only that this long name blows up the screen design (especially favorite bar) also a lot of apps think that the one drive folder is a single file. Since ".V" seems to be a file extension.
This is definitely needed. As Terry Poulin noted, you can always create a symbolic link, which we've done to have OneDrive sync the 'Favorites' folder for auto-backup of the IE Bookmarks. However, because this changes the physical path, therein lies the issue with other applications running on the desktop that must maintain a specific physical path and thus no 'OneDrive' within it.
Terry Poulin commented
You can always create a symbolic link, junction, or shortcut with a more convenient name: pointing to OneDrive or its contents.