Migrate more folders using Known Folder Move
A few weeks ago, you released this great feature you named Known Folder Move. I find it awesome.
I think you should protect more of the user profile using it. Music and Video are great candidates (and already have OneDrive equivalents).
There are other folders I think would be interesting to move. They already have an OneDrive equivalent, but I don't know if any app uses them:
* 3d Objects
* Saved Games
With the users' unique requirements to manage their data and self-management, IT management departments are strained to meet those demands. User's typically 'download' files, attachments, etc. to the 'Downloads' folder withing their profile. That is how Microsoft designed Windows operating system.
With Microsoft excluding 'Downloads' Folder from Known Folders, it demonstrates a blatant negligence on their part; at least. Else, it demonstrates Microsoft's attempt in sabotaging their user base.
Adding the option to customize Known Folders is necessary for organizations to use OneDrive. Each user's unique requirements for organization and self-management strains the IT Management to meet those requirements. Fundamentally, large portion of users 'download' attachments to the "Downloads" folder.
Microsoft's election to 'not' include that folder as part of Known Folders is a sign negligence at least; but it borders on sabotaging their user base.
Steve Burggraaf commented
This idea has been alive for almost three years, has over 500 votes, and yet not a word from Microsoft? This is functionality that we desperately need in order to make KFM successful in our enterprise.
It is an urgent topic if you want to place known folder move as a tool against ransomeware at companies because the current choice of folders is not sufficient and will not cover the business needs.
Andrew Yen commented
Our users use Videos, Music as we work also in Audio and Visuals. This is a major limiting factor in moving us all fully to onedrive.
Mario Eichling commented
Downloads, Videos, Music should be added at least!
Please add Downloads folder to KFM
Yes, please add an option to include the other folders, Documents, Music, Videos, and even Favorites, Contacts, 3D objects, Saved Games, Searches...There is no reason all of these cannot be moved.
It would be nice to have downloads folder also added to the OneDrive backup or else provisioning the option to select the folders, whichever is required as per requirement.
Azim M commented
There is a workaround using Stealthpuppy's scripts: https://stealthpuppy.com/onedrive-intune-folder-redirection/
Another vote to also add Downloads to the KFM. More or less all folders the user would miss in case of a laptop crash.
All folders that you can re-direct by group policy, you should be able to config as Known folders. By not having this, its putting a stop to our cloud journey for users who use shared devices.
Agreed need to have choice to pick folders that are optional available in FR in GPO
Agree with comments below - surely can't be that hard to allow us to select further "known folders" to move to OneDrive.
Jason King commented
Ability to pick which folders can be moved with known folders.
In the interest of using OneDrive as a valid back up, it would be useful the entire user hive had the option of being migrate with Know Folder Migration.
I'd like more control of this as well.
In the context of the environment I currently support, our preference would be for users not to store music or videos at all, but based on a quick analysis, the percent that do is pretty low. In terms of desktop support, we'd like to be able to hand users a new machine confident they'll have all of their stuff.
Larry K commented
It would great if you could add all the same folders that can be done by folder redirection and let us decide which ones we want to do.
This would be awesome, why stop at pictures and documents alone?
And indeed, as Brad Meyer mentioned, Downloads would be nice to add to this list as well.
Brad Meyer commented
I'd suggest adding the Downloads folder as well since far too many users work out of that directory too.