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.
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.
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!