OneDrive folder sync

When to use this:

  • Add folder to OneDrive without moving
  • OneDrive add any folder to sync
  • OneDrive add folder to sync Windows 10

Requirements:

  • OneDrive client

Method:

Step 1) Sign in to OneDrive:
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-get-started-onedrive-windows-10#setup_onedrive_windows10


Step 2) Make a list of all the folders or individual files that you want to sync with OneDrive. I find it easier to copy them into Notepad. Examples:

D:\inetpub\wwwroot\
C:\Users\Intuitive\Saved Games\Diablo II\

Step 3) Use these templates accordingly; the ‘blue‘ text will be the name of the folder that you want to appear in your OneDrive account, and the ‘red‘ text is the path of local folder that you want to sync with OneDrive. Do not change the ‘black text‘.

(For colour-blind people: follow the first line example. The first instance of the word “wwwroot” will be the name of the folder that you want to appear in your OneDrive account, and the “D:\inetpub\wwwroot\” is path of the local folder that you want to sync with OneDrive.)

To sync entire folders (including subfolders):
mklink /j “%userprofile%\OneDrive\wwwroot” “D:\inetpub\wwwroot\
mklink /j “%userprofile%\OneDrive\
Diablo-Saves” “C:\Users\Intuitive\Saved Games\Diablo II\


To sync individual files:
mklink “%userprofile%\OneDrive\BOOKMARKS” “%localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks


EXAMPLES:
Here are some real-life examples which will work for anyone. You don’t need to customize these command for your computer, so you can copy/paste them directly into a Command Prompt:

Google Chrome
mklink “%userprofile%\OneDrive\BOOKMARKS” “%localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks”


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