Allow users to change the OneDrive folder directory (long company name issue)
The default folder for OneDrive (by design) creates a problem that it conflicts with the maximum 255 character path length issue.
For a persons business OneDrive area
C:\user\FirstnameLastname\OneDrive - LongCompanyName
For a Company Group/Team site
C:|users\FirstnameLastname\LongCompanyName\LongCompanyName - LibraryName
It means that you are massively restricted on how you can use OneDrive to avoid reaching the 255 character path length limit.
I contacted support and i am told this is "by design", it isn't really fit for the purpose, other cloud storage providers dont have this issue and allow you to change it, it is such a simple feature.
Nancy Mertzel commented
I have the same issue. My OneDrive path is taking too many characters out of my path and I am having trouble with folders and sub-folders especially when saving or attaching files from Outlook on my laptop, which seems to have an even shorter limit than Windows.
Greg Grater commented
The ability to change the name of the One Drive For Business *without* changing the company name is critical to our organization. The Business name typically has spaces (and in our case special characters). Please provide a setting in O365 for the default Onedrive name.
Ben Howell commented
Seriously - I have a faculty account at my long-windedly-named university and it takes up 40 characters out of the path limit, requires me to deal with spaces in my filepaths, and honestly, just personally bothers me. Please fix it!