Allow OneDrive for Business folder to be renamed
The main OneDrive for Business folder cannot be renamed, apparently because the path for syncing would break.
This is limiting and becomes very confusing for employees when sharing files with colleagues, as SharePoint creates folders with the same name in the computers. People don't remember which is theirs and which is shared.
Thanks for the suggestion.
THINKING ABOUT IT ·
since Aug 19, 2019
This is ridiculous.
Tom Kocmi commented
Having spaces in drive name is terrible idea for those who use Windows Subshell for Linux
As long as this feature isn't available for my clients, I setup Google Drive for them...
Have run out of votes on all the other onedrive for business path issues. Please re-architect the lot, and help us stop the steady river of calls about this to our support desk.
Alex M commented
Another 800 votes here
Please consolidate these feature requests
David Boyd commented
The option to rename OneDrive folders would prove very beneficial to my business, I would increase the number of users, increased revenue for microsoft!
Is this still a possibility? I would be 1000% behind it. Working with several onedrives is a recipe for disaster - it would make life a whole lot easier if we could differentiate between all of them.
DJ Maldonado commented
Can we please get an update so that a local rename of the OneDrive folder doesn't break the link!!! I use several different OneDrives and would love to name them differently on my computer!!!
Gabe Thyss commented
Having several OneDrive folders shared on my laptop with the same name (just adding a number to it) is a bit lam. I am sure that is not that difficult to have an alias name used on local machines. Some kind of share name we use to have back in the LAN times. This annoying for so many people using OneDrive on an enterprise environment. We should not have to do so many requests for this to happen. Anyway, Microsoft please implement this. Not because i requested but it is the right thing to do.
Please can this be implemented. I have so many people who are confused between what is synced from Sharepoint/Teams, and what are their personal files. If we could automatically rename the "OneDrive - <company name>" folder to "OneDrive - <user display name>" that would solve that problem.
Can you please do this? People in my organization get confused. If this is not solved, I will probably switch to Google
Donny Chen commented
This P1 request has been there for 5 years and no progress?!
90 characters company name / folder with spaces and special characters. Even a long "-" that is not on the keyboard.
Path can not be used by xcopy command.
80 characters Company Name, who has more*?
'OneDrive - HFTL Trägergesellschaft MBH Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig'
* this is not fun, this is a serious concern!
Also, some programs don't support spaces in path names, which makes it impossible to install them in the "OneDrive - My Company" folder.
yes, i would LOVE to see this feature added. Especially since i host many of my clients 365 email accounts
Wow still thinking about it. Hurt yourself much?
Charlie qumseya commented
Our user has more than one OneDrive account and due to that it would be good if either we can rename top-level Onedrive folder in File Explorer or Microsoft make changes to display the naming to end with either user's email address or display name. Eg. OneDrive - [user display name or email address]
Marcelo Espinoza commented
the name es too long and produces error in names of archives. It is very neccesary to have the option to change the name of the sincronization folder of one drive for bussines
1) Our user has more than one OneDrive account and due to that it would be good if either we can rename top-level Onedrive folder in File Explorer or Microsoft make changes to display the naming to end with either user's email address or display name. Eg. OneDrive - [user display name or email address]
2) Please also do something to help with naming of OneDrive folder shared to us from other user too. After a while with so many shared folders from different user, we are not able to tell which are our folder and which and who shared folder to us.
Hi Microsoft, please help us.