Sync via symbolic links
In Dropbox I just create bunch of symbolic links to my Downloads, Documents & Desktop folders so that my stuffs will be safe with me always.
Looking for the similar treatment from OneDrive too :p
PLEASE get with the 80's and allow for use of symbolic links. This thread has been open way too long. ALL other vendors allow for use of SymLinks. If you would just store the data and not treat it as another marketing opportunity then you might be able to figure out the basics.
If my company would allow me to use ANYTHING else I would. Being forced to use an product that can't do the basics tells me that I won't use it at all - you are welcome MS - bad product, very sad that you have this thread ope for this ling and still can't figure it out <sigh>
António Ferreira commented
Please allow symlinks to work with OneDrive on Mac.
Graeme Smith commented
This is desperately needed. Currently evaluating onedrive as a replacement for DB, but this is a major hole. Disappointing this thread has been around since 2016 and still not implemented.
Any update since 2016? This is really annoying and will force me to switch to another service.
Dear Microsoft team,
what can I say... +1 for the feature request to sync symlinks contained in the Onedrive folder.
TIA and best regards
Hi friends, I have a WD NAS and I don't find the way to sync with my OneDrive. I know this can be made with a line code, can someone help with this code please?
Tks a lot!
Yes - all the other Cloud Services I use (for work and other organizations) like Box, Sync.com, and Dropbox all allow this. Allows us to have multiple services (Like Work and Civic support) and keep the directory structure (like under Documents) intact.
Besides, it is a supported OS construct and should be followed.
Really need this feature too to replace dropbox
Still waiting for this. SO stupid that it isn't already a feature.
Just Why ? why did you don't support other folders or symlink, so conveniant, so easy ... I simply don't understand, i have drives attached to my Mac; folder organisation build since years, i could just link everything to one drive and get synced but no... not possible, while there is, in my maybe limited view of sysadmin, no technical reasons behind...
Please MS be kind, i know you could be ! and you are more and more often, spread the love and give us this possibility
Simple, easy, the world does it, MS doesn't. If you allowed me to have OneDrive not be tied to a specific folder this would be fine as well. Not everybody has multi TB Hard drives to place the OneDrive "sync" folder, I need to be able to have symbolic links or the ability to have more than one OneDrive mapping, preferably to a mounted drive. Box, Google, iCloud, Linux, Mac, they all do it, why can't you????
Sean Conley commented
Symbolic links should be synced, but I think there should be an option for how they are handled. My preference would be for links to be copied as-is, to simply work as a Windows shortcut would.
Benjamin Thomas commented
Microsoft needs to add this now as Catalina protects the document and desktop folders. That means we can't do the reverse anymore to sync those folders.
Please allow us to either add symbolic links or external volumes (I encrypt my folders locally and so I have to mount them to view, but I want OneDrive to sync the mounted path).
Shrinivas Gadde commented
While this is still being considered..
why don't you leave your source content within OneDrive and create symbolic links from it onto macOS? I have been doing this for Pictures and it works completely fine. Any changes I do within ~/Pictures goes directly into my OneDrive.
One simple question - WHY NOT? Why not have this feature? I'm a PAYING customer and would like to back up / sync whatever files or folders I want. Why put this stupid and meaningless restriction? What do you gain out of this?
Is there a way to get OneDrive two sync the contents of a symbolic link?
Eric Chang commented
Dropbox supported it.
Google One supported It.
and Microsoft OneDrive ? .......... no for now
Just make Onedrive compatible with iCloud! MS can do it because Onedrive for Business is compatible with iCloud.
What I mean is that when you install your "Onedrive for business" folder in the macOS iCloud folder, then all folders in it sync to both icloud as well as onedrive.
If you do this with ondrive (personal) the ondrive folder and subfolders don't sync to icloud.
Let's have ondrive behave like ondrive for business on macOS. Thanks.