Allow OneDrive sync to removable media on Android
The android app cannot see the sd card on android phones. I keep music, photos, etc on the sd card which OneDrive can't access. This makes OneDrive unusable. As a note, dropbox supports sd.
Good suggestion. We’re looking into this.
Pete Asprey commented
I live in OneDrive and badly need more space on my phone. The SD card is ready and waiting...
Im not sure, but, maybe the paid for version of onedrive may allow this.
Other than that it is bad programming not to allow redirection of storage to alternative places. The andriod camera ap allows it, as does several other system apps.
I think that it is a hang over from the 'make users use up their phone memory so we can sell newer phones' thing that has hindered mobile phone memory for years.
It is a pity that andriod does not support file system links.
Follow this, PasswdSafe Sync supports OneDrive - Even if it is not mentioned in the article. It is in the menu in the app:
10 months later and still not a feature! Makes OneDrive useless for me so may as well pay Google Drive instead!
Richard Parnham commented
Adding my name to this feature request. It is rendering my plan to store files on my phone, and sync them via Onedrive to my Destop impossible.
Sería muy útil poder guardar los archivos sin conexión en la SD del teléfono. Gracias.
Neil McKenzie commented
Even if you get this feature you still won't be able to use your full terabyte per account, unless Microsoft also include the ability to choose which folders to sync (like the desktop version). You will always be limited by the size of your SD card.
Sebastian reinhardt commented
Hello Microsoft. Are you alive??? This bug shoukd be fast to solve, but you are sleeping??? Wakeup.
It's so obviously the right thing to do, that not doing it must have some sinister reasoning behind it. Or else they are all asleep, or comatose or daft
I signed up on this UserVoice site specifically so I could upvote this.
I have my personal music library stored as MP3 files on OneDrive, so that I can listen to them anywhere and they will never be lost. Listening to them from any Windows machine is no problem. But I can't use my Android phone, without copying all the files?
This is what OneDrive should ideally do right:
1.) Sync only the top level directory that I want (this works, yes!)
2.) Sync to a directory on removable storage that is large enough
3.) Sync the files in a normal, Linux file format so that a player recognizes them
Number (3) above doesn't seem to be addressed by the original poster... is there anyone out there with a link to a popular request for this feature?
Will look into Dropbox if this don't get fixed soon. I only have 1GB free on internal flash but have 37GB free on SD card which Onedrive cannot access, stupid.
I'm complaining about that half year. The customer service is disgusting
Miek Venter commented
How on earth (or any other unknown planet) did this even happen? Typical symptoms of dead line managed KPI performance driven system with managers and meetings.
François Lefèvre (Fanfan54) commented
The real thing should be: authorize moving OneDrive (apps AND data) to the SD card. The OneDrive's offline storage is stored in the OneDrive's secure data folder provided by Android, and that's normal.
@ Ryan. Have you guys finished "looking into this" and finally have a solution to provide?
I second all these comments. Why not? If MS wants to do anything "right" it would do this. Without it (as I have just discovered when trying to use onedrive for the first time other than as an experiment) it is useless. Typical MS. Lots of glitz and hype but it does not work in the real world ... where most of the users are. Please fix URGENTLY.
This is one of the duh features. Why it is not available yet is beyond me. Device memory - small. SD card - big. Duh.
One Drive has this really annoying habit of making questionable decisions. Maybe changing the product owner will improve things? Just saying.
Mike Guidry commented
This is the big problem to me with Onedrive for Android. I have maybe a dozen gigs free internal storage and and 32 gig sd card. I have a Onedrive folder almost 8 gigs in size. If i tell Onedrive to keep it offline, there goes most of my internal storage whereas i could easily keep it on the SD card. So i can't use the offline files feature.
Martin Harran commented
I am a committed user of Onedrivebut it is useless on Android until you allow access to SD card. Another case of MS forcing committed users to move to non-MS products, talk about shooting yourself in the foot :(