Allow renaming root folder (OneDrive folder)
Currently renaming of Root folder ( OneDrive ) is not allowed. ( At least I am not aware of how to do it).
This feature enables me in hiding the fact that this folder is cloud based ( backed up in cloud ). This is particularly helpful in office enviornment where lot of orgnizations don't want employees to upload data to any cloud based websites.
Thanks for the suggestion. Just being transparent, this is not something we are likely to get to in the new future.
Callam Fletcher commented
I operate a multinational organisation and we need to rename our onedrive folders because employees are confused. We have spent way too much time trying to set this basic system up. It should be so much more simple. We will migrate all data and end subscriptions unless this is resolved before Dec 31.
Michael C. commented
I support renaming of Folders AND App. I have installed the App from MS Store and OneDive from Website. Both are in Start-Menu with same Name. Right now, only the Icons are different which is confusing.
i am using 2 accounts and will give them individual names...
This issue was highlighted some four and a half years ago. Hundreds of votes and comments, yet not action...? Poor.
I run a small business, and operating everything through Microsoft programs and platforms is appealing - Mainly for the seamless experience it provides. However with OneDrive, this is not the case.
I have been trying for hours to achieve a shared environment, but am slowly discovering my requirements are unlikely to be met with OneDrive.
A big disappointment...
@Rob Kapinos - Very well put with your comment.
@Microsoft - You really need to step up here.
Rob Kapinos commented
I can't see how people take OneDrive seriously.
Things professional Cloud Storage companies do:
1. Allow you to sync multiple directories
2. Allow your sync directories to have user defined names
3. Allow you to sync different directories on different clients
4. Handle the entire WGL-4 UNICODE subset in names
5. Allow path lengths in the tens of thousands of characters
Things Amateurs do:
1. Sync one 255 character directory with a fixed name
This needs to chainge!
This must be a joke. We cannot access files because the total file name is longer than 255 characters.
As long as it is not possible to rename the OneDrive folder or at least drop the organization name from the folder, OneDrive is not usable in a business environment.
Do something! What type of a requirement is this?
Hans-Dieter Baser commented
to implement possibility to rename the main folder is necessary because migration of links for example is easier.
short names are easier to adapt, maintain, recognize etc.
SME here, we are syncing 100% of our libraries on each users computer (we cannot change this) to navigate between libraries is really painfull as they now have all the "site name" in front of them...
+ issues with access / saving from several programs who doesn't handle spaces and special charcater.
DO SOMETHING !
I use two accounts on my pc. Therefore it will be great, to change the name. Becuase now there are
+1, implement posibility to rename the main folder is necessary (even get rid of it at all, so that OneDrive content is put/synced into the root folder directly, like c:)
Torsten Steinberg commented
implement posibility to rename the main folder is necessary
Rename folder or specify the name should be standard.
This is absurd. I cannot compile projects in Visual Studio because of the space in the path, and this problem is created by a tech company.
This is a deal breaker for me as I can't sync my workspace folder.
This is very disappointing that "this is not something we are likely to get to in the new future.". This is very troublesome that the folder cannot be renamed, and it has space in the name of the folder (my organization). As many users said, it will break some of the programs because the file path has space in it.
The solution posted by Paul worked for me on Windows 10. My windows 10 is on May 2019 update.
Jon Spenceley commented
This is posing significant issues for several faculty members moving from DropBox to OneDrive at our institution. It's disappointing to see that voting on this issue has been closed, as it presents real problems for us, and for everyone who has posted below. Why provide a space to post feedback on issues if you can simply decide the issue is not a priority and ignore further feedback?
Hermann Reimer commented
We use five Office 365 Business Licences in our IT-Team. Each of the members use their own Onedrive. Now we have ordered a Onedrive for Business Licence to share files in a easy way. Unfortunately the folders has the same name, because the Organisation is the same. It would be clearer, if the name of the onedrive folder would include the whole Onedrive Account.