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.
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.
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).
I want to achieve this too.
is this a solution (from the MS Community): https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/forum/odwork-odexternal-sdwin10/how-to-sync-folders-on-a-network-drive-with/c3a4b771-4e4f-41f1-9ee3-dc7f3bca810a?rtAction=1510790321753
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.
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
Darren Taggart commented
No good :(
David Field commented
need to be done quickly !
This really needs to be a feature in OneDrive.
any news on this?
Check out this link. I haven't done it yet but it should work.
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.
Still waiting for this!
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.
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.
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.
This is becoming a bad joke...
Forgot a "
Change to your one drive folder using cd
Make the link to your network storage
mklink /D "HomeDrive" "\\Home\XXXXXXX"
Open a Command prompt
Change to your One drive folder
mklink /D "HomeDrive" "\\Home\XXXXXXXX
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.
Microsoft has become so disconnected from their customers' needs. Sync is ****.
Absolutely. Who would have thought Microsoft would be pushing an incomplete backup solution to business...?