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Update 'OneDrive for Business' to sync with a network drive

OneDrive for Business currently only syncs with a directory on the C:\ drive.

In a Business environment, users have a personal drive (called H:\ drive here) where they store documents and data.

Please make OneDrive for Business sync a directory in the H:\ drive.

This is the default data drive for users - so it's where they expect to start a navigation to a file. Seriously, who (in a business environment) stores data on C:\ drive where it isn't backed up?

This also makes it easy to switch out a laptop for a new one. Nothing is on the c:\drive.

When a business has thousands of laptops, this stuff makes a big difference.

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    not right now  ·  Reuben KrippnerReuben Krippner responded  · 

    Thanks for the suggestion – it’s definitely a valid scenario. Being transparent we’ve got other engineering priorities right now and so won’t be able to address this in the short term. We’ll revisit this scenario once our short to mid-term feature investments are delivered.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I bought OneDrive for Business expecting this simple, simple, simple feature to be available. More fool me. I have been loyal to Microsoft for so many years. This problem and other stupid issues I am having with Windows10 on my mobile are really pushing me to give up on the company as a whole. I get phone calls from them asking why I am not using my OneDrive (well actually Office365). What a ridiculous scenario.

        A very P****d off computer programmer.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Forgot a "

        Change to your one drive folder using cd
        Make the link to your network storage
        mklink /D "HomeDrive" "\\Home\XXXXXXX"

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Open a Command prompt
        Change to your One drive folder
        mklink /D "HomeDrive" "\\Home\XXXXXXXX

      • DavidDavid commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        OneDrive for Business is completely useless without the ability to sync a network drive. Why is this not your #1 priority? It's obviously the most requested feature. It's unfortunate every time you try to move away from other solutions to streamline processes u sing only 365, you find that the one thing you need the most, you cannot do. May I suggest the following, Stop providing useless tools like powerapps and start focusing on giving your customers what we need.

      • fumsfums commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Microsoft has become so disconnected from their customers' needs. Sync is ****.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Absolutely. Who would have thought Microsoft would be pushing an incomplete backup solution to business...?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        quit screwing around and get this built already. MS claims to be focused on their cloud initiative, yet something so simple is preventing major organizations such as mine from adopting Onedrive in the workplace.

      • JJJJ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Absurd that you cant sync to a network drive. 365 is a toy solution for ONE highschool kid. Its not a business grade offering. Its inferior to even google apps.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So have your "short to mid-term feature investments" been delivered ? Does MS have ANY idea how negatively business are being impacted ?

      • Joe RuderJoe Ruder commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just spent an hour at a client trying to get this to work. Could not believe that it does not, I should have done my homework, true. But to expect a business product to use a mapped drive is pretty normal.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm sorry whats the problem here? No engineering needed, just add a checkbox with a disclaimer that network dirves are not built into the device, if you must.
        And and skip the step where it asks for the C drive.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        me too....

        We will not use OneDrive until we can re-locate to network drives or mapped drives. As a VDI shop, sending to the profile only bloats it on login. Not useful, not valuable.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We will not use OneDrive until we can re-locate to network drives or mapped drives. As a VDI shop, sending to the profile only bloats it on login. Not useful, not valuable.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yep. Microsoft does not give a **** about its business customers. I've had it with MS software that does not work.

      • MattMatt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be super helpful for us as well instead of having to turn to 3rd party tools

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