Allow renaming root folder (OneDrive folder)
Currently renaming of Root folder ( OneDrive ) is not allowed. ( At least I am not aware of how to do it).
This feature enables me in hiding the fact that this folder is cloud based ( backed up in cloud ). This is particularly helpful in office enviornment where lot of orgnizations don't want employees to upload data to any cloud based websites.
Thanks for the suggestion. Just being transparent, this is not something we are likely to get to in the new future.
I have seen in a promition video, that two One Drives with additional names are visualized in the Exlore( different accounts) . How to add a name to the One-Drive It seems impossible. Please provide that option asap.
Ability to rename onedrive folder is extremely important. Pl. provide the feature.
Yeah, this should be implemented, or at least have a list of illegal characters for this section. This is a big issue with special characters in names and for the default spaces in the OneDrive for Business folder names. The lack of this feature limits the usefulness of OneDrive and perhaps is limiting its popularity.
To give a reason my German university called is assigned with "Universität" since some Terminals don't accept the ä I can't save some programming scripts in there.
Its a shame! Please, allow to rename the folder!
Danny Baillie commented
Long names and names with spaces are a pain
Please, allow us to rename the One Drive folder
Jonna Kokholm commented
Yes please, allow us to rename the One Drive folder. It's very annoying when you have long company names!
For the default name of the OneDrive folder a lot of characters are used. The limitation of max folder and filename length can be reached if existing project structures are moved in the OneDrive folder. To avoid this, renaming of the OneDrive folder would be very useful.
OneDrive folder can be renamed:
- stop sync and unlink current OneDrive folder
- close OneDrive App
- in folder: "C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\settings\Business1" find the .ini file with a 36 digit registry key as filename.
- open the .ini file in e.g. Notepad and find the current name of your OneDrive in the text. Change the name of the folder to your preferred name.
- Save and close .ini file.
- open regedit and export a safety copy of the registry onto a thumb drive, just in case.
- look for the current name of the OneDrive folder in the registry and replace with your preferred name in every name, key or value you come across. There should be between 20 and 30 entries, maybe more.
- close the registry
- rename the actual OneDrive folder on your c-drive
- open OneDrive App and link the newly renamed folder as your OneDrive.
John Einselen commented
4 years later, and this is still an infuriating limitation.
Oliver Haygis commented
Dem Ordner einen eigenen Namen zu geben ist wichtig
Daniel Seitz commented
it is important to change this!
The whitespaces are a nightmare to deal with when writing scripts - please change this behaviour to allow renaming the directory! It's ridiculous!
Bernhard Nickel commented
i have 4 Business OneDrive, so it will be usefull
this is hard to believe. please let us change the folder names! nobody knows which folder is which. "..."(1) is not a unique name and therefore not very helpful!
I can “share” a my OneDrive located on my Y computer with my wife using a differernt MS account name on X computer by sending her an email link from my OneDrive. She can then click on the link and gain access to the OneDrive associated with MY OneDrive associated the the MS account on Y computer. She can even pin it to her file manager. But what shows then is:
Computer X file manager:
One of which is the shared Y’s OneDrive from my computer and one of which her Computer X’s one drive. But it is indistinguishable at first glance as to which is which. So if I could have renamed MY OneDrive to Y OneDrive and her’s to X OneDrive, then the file manager would reflect:
I CAN create a shortcut on my desktop using the web address and name the shortcut whatever I want. My wife is handicapped and I am just trying to simplify how we share access to each other’s stuff. I thank you for your suggestion, and am glad the OS will not allow me to change. Normally I would have tried it before I contacted you, but upon thinking about it, was afraid the system would allow me to change the name but then hose up my access to it completely 😊
it is important to change this!