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.
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.
Jeff Reichert commented
So you're telling me that I can't move 2TB worth of photos on an external hard drive to my OneDrive?
So there are now more than 1000 votes.
Is this going to be implemented now??
Serge van der Sar commented
Currently I use a networkdrive to offload from my c: drive (250GB) that syncs with OneDrive rather than one of the internal drives that I have. Reason is that I am using multiple devices in my house for the same purpose, so all my file should be available. To me a cloud service should be able to allow me to sync multiple devices. Now I am left syncing a max of 250GB while I have 1TB available (for a single user). I cannot create a junction from my network drive either unfortunately. Creating a symbolic link also does not make OneDrive sync my files but the link. So, even all tricks don´t do the job. MS, please improve!
This is greatly needed. When I am purchasing storage, I should not be constrained to only the select locations you offer.
Marcelo Popper Costa commented
Agree, I've been wanting this feature for a long time!
Apparently we need 1000 votes before this will be considered by engineering, so please get people to vote it up....
This should be a basic function of the product, I need to be able to backup data wherever it is located on my PC not just on my c: drive
Utpal Joshi commented
Its a basic feature thats not available especially when google already offers it and it works flawlessly. Its a deal breaker for me as it is not possible or rather practical to move all your important data to the one drive folder. There is a workaround available by creating a link between the folders but not everyone is well versed with using a CMD prompt to do it. Hope Microsoft adds it in the near future.
Onedrive is really ****. I would have never paid this **** knowing that its not possible to add custom folders. Whats so hard about this? You did not even reply for years. FU Microsoft
Wendy Fennell commented
If I had known I could not back up my 2 hard drives, I never would have paid the money for my account. My data is stored on my largest drive, which of course is not the hard drive backed up, and by default onedrive only does the C drive where the operating and programs are installed.
Cody Jay commented
Please Microsoft, we so need this. It's sad they don't even bother to answer.
The ability for OneDrive to span over two hard drives. The limitation of SSDs mostly to 2TB maximum (cost and capability) means that in some cases where I need 3TB of storage split over two drives (2TB and 1TB respectively), I cannot synchronise these with my single OneDrive business account, is not at all helpful. Please add this functionality.
Just started (trying to) using OneDrive.
This is likely a deal breaker; I need to be able to sync and backup from more than my 256 GB C:\.
Baffling that it's not possible without hacking around the limitation.
The fact that there's no response from MS on this thread speaks volumes, too.
Joshua Paul Gaces commented
Im working with a 3 drive setup:
Nvme SSD: OS and Applications
Nvme SSD 2: Active Project Files
HDD: Inactive Project/Archive Files
It' would be great if I can backup both my active and archive files. Please Microsoft.
It is ridiculous that this is still an issue after 5 years from the original post. I have two hard drives, a 500 for my C drive, and 1000 for my D drive. My C drive is for my operating system and games only. All my documents, pictures, and artwork I do is on my larger D drive to leave room for my games. OneDrive will only auto select 3 folders on my c drive and NO OPTION to select any other folders on c drive or on a different drive!! Like Really?!?!? The more they try to make things "user friendly" and dumb it down, the more frustrating Windows/Microsoft gets.
Absolutely essential if OneDrive is to be a serious tool for business
Filipe Costa commented
Please allow selected sync of files, folders, drives and of course network locations also!
This is a very needed feature and would greatly improve working with OneDrive when syncing multiple devices or just having the ability to choose other locations to backup to OneDrive!
I'm having trouble using OneDrive as a full fledge sync and backup app, mainly because of these missing features 😥
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.