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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 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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      • Jon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just switched to Onedrive business.. And I can only sync to C drive??.. So much for "business".. This onedrive for busines as it stands now is for grandmothers backing up pictures of her garden and grandchildren.. Far cry from any "business" use. LMAO, what short term features need developing when the current feature this was intended for doesn't work?? I should be able to point onedrive to ANY folder, on any drive I desire and click a SYNC option and walk away... That would be a feature you need to develop.. And NOW.. As for onedrive and Microsoft business as is now... I rate it totally useless for business.. Tell grandma she can back up her cookie recipes..

      • Jeff commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please listen to your paying customers and start developing this capability!

      • ExhallICT commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This has got to happen sooner than later, can not have PC hard getting chock up with this information, O4B Must allow mapping to map user area, Trying to eliminate using USB stick in light of GDPR IN Europe.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Adding my input. This is a must, especially for users using Sharepoint with no other option for bulk download (and Mac users... still can't get OneDrive/Sharepoint folders to sync correctly for their systems).

      • Brett commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Wow we were looking at onedrive and sync network home drive, really this isnt worked out? Very drepressing for our 100K users, i dont think we need to purchase o365.

      • Seb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Throwing my weight behind this one too - it's a big issue in universities, or any other environment where you move from one terminal to another frequently. The hassle of re-syncing your OneDrive folder each time is a waste of the company storage, Microsofts bandwidth, and the users time.

        The sooner you can fix this the better, honestly

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be great if we could sync network drive, but..with small SSD's I'd rather just be able to access my one drive via file explorer and not have it sync.

      • Ed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Seriously? Microsoft, this isn't even a feature - it's now an absolute necessity. What is the reasoning behind blocking this? Permissions? Bandwidth? Does the onedrive sync process do something screwy with file locks? At least tell us what the issue is, you owe us that.

      • Chuck commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So disappointed. We have been moving files to the cloud. WebDAV is not reliable. Onedrive sync was working from the server as a file share. Now it crashes every 3 to 5 minutes. Any one know of a third party solution? Anybody recommend a good document management platform? My folks are starting to see the benefit of Delve and Teams - just a headache for me at this point.

      • 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"

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