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.
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.
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.