Allow any folder to be synced
Currently if you want to sync files they must be saved to \users<username>\OneDrive. This is way too limiting!!! Need to be able to define any folder in any path to be a synced folder.
Understand the request, but there are no plans for this at this time.
As far as I can see (new user) it will only let you sync Pictures/Documents/Music/etc, which is pretty useless if you have your own folder system or (horror of horrors!) a drive partition.
Christopher Jordan commented
With the elimination of Placeholders in Windows 10, those of us with a ton of files need a way to access them (while online) without having to sync everything. I'm not sure what files I need each day and would like the flexibility that the old Placeholder system provided.
Therefore, I suggest allowing Onedrive to be setup as a mapped drive. It would only work when online, which is fine, and would resolve the Placeholder problem.
I've tried setting this up on my computers given the current configuration (including using the CID), but keep running into an authentication error. Clearly something is preventing this connection server-side. This should be resolved.
I use Dropbox for daily files, works perfect. I wanted to use Office365 new feature of 1 Tb of one drive storage for my archives but it seems like MS is still in the dark ages!
Probably a bit late now, but you may want to take a look at GoodSync.com. You can setup automatic syncing of any folders into OneDrive, even folders on external drives which aren't always connected. They don't particularly promote this feature and a little fiddly to setup but it works very well.
Regarding last couple of comments - doesn't Dropbox and Google Drive have exactly the same limitation as OneDrive?
(as far as I know, they only sync content that's within the Dropbox and Google Drive folders)
yup I will ahve to agree with you all my company just converted to office 365....what a waste of time and money.....just want to sync folders with my admin but apparantly that is too complicated of a request......Dropbox for business here we come...what ashame!
The inability to backup entire folders (which every other cloud backup service, like Google, Dropbox, Mozy and so on allows) makes OneDrive useless for many users. What a colossal waste of time. So typical of MS these days. If Win10 does not show some real change, I'm gone. I have already been forced to switch many office PCs to Linux because MS is unresponsive and often clueless about what the users need.
I am so glad I found this thread.
What a waste of time with onedrive.
As a 365 customer I feel ripped off and handcuffed by M$
Joshua Ros commented
That feature is already there. Just right click on OneDrive and check the properties.
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This is exactly why I decided to abandon Onedrive, now using Asus webstorage. To be honest I feel a bit offended with the declined response for simple essential request.
Allow any folder to be synced
Right now (21.05.2015) if you try to sync your files they must be saved to \users\****\OneDrive. Many of us would like to be able to define any folder in any path to be a synced and current OneDrive options aer too limiting and unusefull. I suggest like many other softs with the same application you also add this function. It is too easy. Why you don't add such a simple task?
Carl Armstrong commented
You know, I bought a second copy of Windows 8.1 and installed it on my desktop with the impression that this was possible. I have a lot of important documents on my laptop that would be devastating to lose. OneDrive seemed like an ideal solution but it turns out that it won't do what I want. There are workarounds but they are inconvenient. I'm very disappointed that this feature is not even being considered. I would vote for this if voting were not closed. Instead, I can only comment on how I feel my money has been wasted.
This is indeed a major flaw and absolutely unnecessary! Our Mac environment works with network accounts (called roaming profiles in the windows world). This means that a user's home folder is on a server drive and thus no user can sync a folder from his account. This renders the product useless.
Good morning, I wanted to ask if you have plans to permit movement of the synchronization folder on a hard drive One external network, a Nas.
I also think it is a limitation that should not exist and I hope you can provide as soon as possible
I await your feedback
Unbelievable. A simple and essential feature request. Declined only for ideological reasons as technically very simple. Get real Microsoft - people will go elsewhere
I purchased a 365 annual account solely for the purpose of linking to external drive with OS X.... now I've cancelled and am looking elsewhere...
It seems that this has become a feature on OneDrive for Business Mac, but not on the Windows version. This is too restrictive for laptop users who usually don't have an extra 1TB of space lying around for storage. How am I supposed to convince users that storing in ODFB is better than are local server storage with limitations like this? We already have issues with ODFB syncing, etc and now they have to know that they don't truly have 1TB because we didn't purchase giant laptop hard drives for them.
Hi everyone,I use CloudBacko (http://free.cloudbacko.com?r=1d) as an automatic backup solution, then I do some manual backup once a month on a local hard drive. But I’d like to skip that manual thing and get instead a second automatic solution.Do I sound too cautious, or do you guys also have not one but two backup solutions? What do you use?