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An error occurred while saving the commentPhillip M. commented
Fundamentally, this is a combination of two issues, both of which I think represent design oversights on the part of the application's development team:
1. The inability to use paths longer than a certain length, a constraint that hasn't been applied to offline Windows NT systems since... 98, I want to say? I don't know why this restriction would be imposed again short of #poorprogrammingpractices (we have 32 bit operating systems and in some case 64; why limit things to 2^8?), but I think it should be removed
2. The inability to fully customize the path of your OneDrive directory. You can customize everything above the company level and everything below the root of your site folder, but the directory names in between (company, group, and team) are chosen and not flexible because... reasons? Don't get me wrong, it's important to have a unique location for each site folder, but I think the top down policy needs to change; give users more control and let the current naming scheme just be the "default".
Issue #2 is actually what I came here to provide feedback about; I think it's silly, especially since it seems to be applied even to the personal edition of OneDrive. For instance, my personal account, despite being meant for individuals, forces the site folder to be named "OneDrive" even if I pick something like "D:/my cloud" in the "open file" window, resulting in "D:/my cloud/OneDrive". Why? Do you (as would be somewhat typical for Microsoft) not trust me to pick a unique name? Could you at least be consistent about it instead of naming the path different from the corresponding entry in my Navigation Pane (see screenshot for example of this inconsistency)?
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