Allow OneDrive to sync to removable media on Windows
I store many files on OneDrive so I can access them on multiple devices. Many slates/tablets don't have a lot of storage, but do allow for SD cards. Syncing to an SD card would allow me more storage to have files available off line.
I'd want this option even if it required the SD card could no longer be removed (I don't take it out as it is), or if OneDrive became "unavailable" if the card was removed.
With today’s release, OneDrive now supports syncing to removable media on Windows 10, 8 & 7. When setting up your OneDrive, you can choose a removable media target for your files.
This does NOT work. Fix your app.
OneDrive syncs fine to an external drive, but fails after removing the drive and reattaching it.
No - it's not done. I need to reinstall Windows 10 on my Surface Pro and since then it is not possible anymore to select the sd-card as the local OneDrive storage.
Sync is not possible anymore which makes the Surface useless. A lot of money for junk. I am upset - never a Microsoft PC again. :-(
BOOM.. IT IS NOT DONE!
James Meek commented
Also you can use a symbolic link - http://tegenaria.com/perspiration/2014/06/26/split-onedrive-folder-over-multiple-drives/
Matthias Nott commented
OK, I've also stumbled over this now. I am trying to run OneDrive for Business, and my company has a thin client (Citrix) environment where I have limited space on the local drive, but unlimited space on some network drive. So of course I want OneDrive to sync to that network drive.
It doesn't work, for what has been discussed at length here, and that of course limits OneDrive in many "business" scenarios, where users have roaming profiles, but at the same time typically some "stable" network connectivity.
Using the workaround creating a mapping doesn't equally work if you don't have admin rights on the thin client - which you hopefully won't have.
What I found working is to setup Seafile on top of OneDrive on some system, and then use the Seafile client on other systems. This does not work if I don't have admin rights on the thin client, and on top of that, it largely defeats the idea of OneDrive as a cloud, since I'm essentially setting up a cloud service (Seafile) that I host around a cloud service (OneDrive) that microsoft hosts.
So, all in all, it makes it hard to use for thin client environments, which are the ones I've met with typically in corporate environments.
J Lee commented
Could you please enable to use a removable usb driver as OneDrive? I really need it.
I've downloaded OneDrive and all my files to an external hard drive and it is synced, but now my files no longer appear on my laptop, which was originally my base computer for OneDrive. I'd like to have my laptop be able to fetch files so that it's synced, too (or vice versa, I don't really care which contains the base library....although I think maybe having the PC be the base might be preferable so that it isn't constantly having to re-sync which is tedious). I contacted support and they tell me they don't recommend syncing to external media, but that seems to contradict what I'm reading here. They didn't assist me but sent me to a "sync problems" link that 1) didn't address my issue; and 2) I'd visited prior to contacting support. Help, Jason!
That is nice, but I still can't move the OneDrive folder to my 1TB external hard drive. Could you please work o that? It would be perfect! Thanks in advance
Dear Mr. BOOM!,
Since DOS times, wise people use other hard drives (better) or partitions (little worse, but common now with laptops) to keep documents. If the SO partition is corrupted, the files are still save there.
But you release a useless application and force people to go thrid party. Then those applications take users and begin to use their other applications instead of yours.
I have my data drive mounted to an empty folder to make life easier. OneDrive is the only software that is unable to handle this issue. Amazon, Dropbox, Box all can deal correctly with a linked path.
can it be done already?
Moving to an SD card is NOT an option. Was this removed since your "BOOM! IT'S DONE" post or is this a bug? I have really grown tired with Microsoft taking one step forward and two steps back. I have over 10TB invested in OneDrive and am considering making the switch. I understand the reasoning behind removing placeholders, but not allowing to move OneDrive on top of that is a horrible way to sell devices with greater amounts of storage.
Driek Berndsen commented
@ Jason Moore 2015 dec 16 BOOM! IT'S DONE
Does OneDrive for Windows Vista also support removable media?
I have a beautiful Toshiba Portege R500-10U (2007) still the lightest Laptop ever made (800grs). It has a very special SSD (64GB) wich unfortunately cannot be replaced. I bought a 64GB USB thumbdrive to move my user-data-folders to, but found out the hard way this very tricky business. Do you have any further advise on this matter?
This works: https://garvis.ca/2013/02/21/converting-an-sd-card-to-permanent-storage-in-windows-devices/ ... it's what Jim F. was hinting at in his comment, but with much clearer instructions.
Blake Seaman commented
Broken as of current version.
impossible move OneDrive local folder in sdcard, new windows 10 installation last version update today. I also change letter but impossible move folder to sdcard! Other folder i can change easy by panel control in Storage setting you can move APP Doc Music Image and Video and MAPS offline data, please add OneDrive Folder. There is another bug when you do this by Storage Setting in control panel, windows 10 create a user name folder and a subfolder for each choice, but leave original folder also in c:\Users\%UserName%\, and if you go in right click in this folder you can move also this folder so this is bug bug bug bug bug
You might be supporting removable media now, but something in the new release broke support for disk junctions. I have my C:\Users being a junction to another disk and my OneDrive was syncing with the default location of C:\Users\username\OneDrive perfectly fine until the December update. I tried to reinstall OneDrive and when trying to setup the sync folder location, it gives me an error "Your OneDrive folder can't be created in the location you selected".
Brian Bird commented
OH! I see it's done! Thanks so much! You guys rock!