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.
I think that this can be done with this:
This is ridiculous. Is Microsoft going to buy me a 4TB SSD so I can fit everything on a single partition? Please allow mapping folder's to OneDrive across drives without a forced move.
Please, add this feature.
Ken Rawlings commented
This request is related to the current restriction that allows to choose whether or not to back up Desktop, Documents, and/or Pictures libraries on the C drive. As if a user would never need to specify folders for backup with any more specificity than this! My Windows machine is owned by my main client and former employer. I am permitted to use it also for personal purposes, which I do, but I keep all my personal files on a separate, USB-attached drive (actually two of them). It is THESE external drives, and specifically some folders on them, that I want to back up to OneDrive. My client has contracted with Carbonite to back up the Documents library on the C drive. So my only option for backing up my personal files, which includes gigabytes of photos and music files, in addition to Office files, is to manually copy them to either the OneDrive cloud folders or to the OneDrive folder on the C drive. The latter strategy doesn't really work, due to limited C drive space. Besides, isn't manually copying files exactly what we all are trying to avoid by using OneDrive? I mean, just having cloud storage space has long since become table stakes. It's the automatic syncing and backup capabilities that make cloud storage powerful and useful. So, what we need: 1) the ability to specify an external drive(s) for backup and syncing, in addition to the C drive; 2) the ability to specify different libraries beyond Desktop, Documents, and Pictures; 3) the ability to specify any subdirectories for backup and syncing.
yes please, bit useless if you have different drives. Cant be that hard to do, would tell the world how great OneDrive is !!
Yes! This is a basic function that I find shocking is missing. I have 4 different physical drives on my computer. the only way I can back up all these to OneDrive is to create 4 different accounts on my computer and use the 1TB of each of these to point at individual drives and then share the contents. What a faff.
As others say, being able to select individual folders to back up and ignore those you don't, would be boon.
Wolfgang Drechsler commented
There was a workaround in 2016/2017, but this will not work anymore. The "solution" if you scroll down to the comment on 26. Februar 2019 doesn't work anymore. The folder will be synced only the first time after the symbolic link is created. Any changes made to to the files in the linked folder will NOT be synced. Nowadays modern Laptops have small SSD's for System and "my documents" (up to 512 GB), and a fat HDD for Data like photos and videos (up to 8 TB or more). It should be no problem to sync Data from different drives to the cloud. Google Backup and Sync is able to manage this, and some other cloud services (like SpiderOak) too. Please, please, please dear MS-developers, add this feature to OneDrive asap. A lot of people need that today. Most of them use Google or other cloud services only because of missing this one feature.
Yeah, Microsoft should follow what Google does with their Backup and Sync app! Just select any folder you want to backup instead of having to copy-paste the files/folders into OneDrive folder or having to move the content to Document, Pictures, Desktop
Please enable this, I have an SSD in C: drive and a standard HDD in D: drive, and I need to backup files in both!
This is OneDrive's biggest lacking feature. Please implement it. Backup programs from 20 years ago had this feature.
Richard Yates commented
I had a very hard time figuring out how OneDrive worked because I simply could not believe that it would sync only Documents, Desktop and Photos.
It is almost standard these days to have a boot drive and a separate data drive.
Wow, this idea was submitted 4 years ago and still nothing? Most competition has been able to do it for quite some time now. This should be a basic feature. Even from a marketing perspective it's just a poor decision not to implement it - as a customer, why would I pay for, say, a 1TB cloud space if my C drive is 100GB and therefore I can effectively use only less than 10% of the cloud space? Especially if there are competitors who offer the functionality.
Joshua Paul Gaces commented
As a multimedia artist is it essential for me to have my files sync from multiple drives.
Christian Stenner commented
Yes, this is a much-needed feature. Many competitors out there offer this functionality.
Ahmed Fayez commented
Totally absolutely agree. Since google drive already have this function easily in windows
Nek Muhammad Thaheem commented
this is a must feature for artists as we keep doing a lot of stuff and updating it every day. we need a feature to auto sync secondary drive folders.
it would enable me to manage an encrypted partition for document, and a un-encrypted one for data like project samples and presets that I need to have across the devices.
The thought of dragging all the files or even copying them to the OneDrive is doing my head in. Why is Microsoft taking its time to fix this?? You're lagging behind, while others are ahead of the game.
Please, please make us happy!!
There is a workaround to go to terminal and create directory junction (mklink /J). The sync will start only after restart. It is not a perfect solution but works great if you have small C: drive and want to sync large amounts of data from another drive.
Yes, please add the ability to sync to any folder on any drive. I've got a 1TB storage but 90% of it is on a D drive. So I can't use OneDrive, unless I want to manually copy files - which would defeat the purpose of having this.