To enable folders from different hard drives.
If you have more than one hard drive in your system. I'd like to option to add that folder to the sync process instead of coping it over to the OneDrive folder. That way, every added file to that folder on separate hard drive will be synced.
CA Satish commented
Dear Sir, my "C" Drive is only 225GB which is SSD hard-disk (which itself is Rs.2,500), whereas my entire data is in Other drives(Normal hard disks), which is around 700GB, so its impossible to keep my data in only my C drive.
If you only back up my C drive, then your One drive is working for me as an External hard-disk, to update my back manually.
So, can you help me in this or shall I proceed with any other alternative, which supports my necessity?
For your understanding, I kept a screenshot of my PC space as an Attachment.
We should also be able to sync a folder that is already on OneDrive to any location outside the main OneDrive folder, e.g. on another drive.
Sometimes I want to download a folder which I kept online-only, but don't have enough space on my C drive.
Felipe Augusto von Frühauf commented
OneDrive should behave like a library (photos library for example), where it brings all the collection of files on different folders, doesn't matters which drive it is.
Real need for automatic backup of D: drive
Kenny Holmes commented
I don't think using symbolic links or junction points is a solution.
What happens if the linked drive fails or is removed? Won't OneDrive see the folder as empty and delete the content from the cloud?
This is much needed feature.
Seriously, still no option to back up my D: drive ? With most recent laptops running a small SSD C: drive and a second HDD for storage, your solution is unfortunately not usable at all.
Damian Malcharek commented
"Without 'main' folder and let OneDrive can sync with different folders on different drives would make it better and the best." ;-) Just like GOOGLE or MEGA NZ...
Really need this feature.
Without 'main' folder and let OneDrive can sync with different folders on different drives would make it better and the best. :P
I'm giving up using OneDrive for anything related to syncing. Not only are essential features absent, such as being able to backup/sync any designated local and network folder, but there are other serious data organization integrity problems. OneDrive also crashed my main laptop's Desktop folder (no icons, shortcuts, folders, files) - it stopped being able to display on screen - for brevity's sake I'm skipping over the boring details; I was able to restore functionality by accessing info from a full computer backup. Too many other problems to enumerate here. The OneDrive product needs an overhaul. Meanwhile, the only value it may have for me is to archive files and folders I manually copy over using the web version. Otherwise, for me, it's Dropbox.
why is it so hard to backup other folders in my drive and my external drive? it is easy on google drive
5 Years and nothing.
I Wasted my money, this new year i suggest everyone to pass to google cloud system.
Yes please !
UNC paths would have to be excluded to prevent network shares in a business from being uploaded
steve gouldstone commented
A very basic feature. I too could not believe onedrive could only backup three fixed folders. I was certan I must be doing something wrong.
I started using OneDrive about 15 minutes ago, and I've already found this fatal flaw. Pretty sad that Microsoft hasn't added this feature. Looks like this post was started 5 years ago.
Martino Papero commented
Even if we have the workaround of creating symbolic links, this should have been done by now.
Many people have more than one drive these days, and most of them don't use the main one for documents, only for the OS, programs, games and heavy projects that need to load fast.
Microsoft User commented
This small program will add a right-click button option for creating the 'symbolic links' - no need for cmd/typing anything.
I found this program a year ago and now I found a good use for it.
Feel free to use the tip jar below :)
I agree with this opinion
Joe C commented
All you have to do is create a shortcut in your onedrive folder. Easy Peazy. See the article that someone else posted down below. It works and took me a minute to set up.