Windows 10: How to link a folder on my desktop PC -and- laptop to a folder on OneDrive

Discus and support How to link a folder on my desktop PC -and- laptop to a folder on OneDrive in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; On both my desktop PC and laptop I have specific folders that I want to be synchronized using OneDrive. Say they are both named 'PDF', so on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Mike_884, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. Mike_884 Win User

    How to link a folder on my desktop PC -and- laptop to a folder on OneDrive


    On both my desktop PC and laptop I have specific folders that I want to be synchronized using OneDrive.


    Say they are both named 'PDF', so

    on desktop: X:\PDF

    on laptop: Y:\PDF


    by using: mklink /j "%UserProfile%\OneDrive\PDF" "X:\PDF" I can 'link' the desktop folder to OneDrive\PDF

    so, that's fine.


    However, I want to link the OneDrive\PDF to Y:\PDF (laptop)


    No idea whether at all this can be done and if so.. how.


    Thanks!


    Oh, BTW: is it possible to synchronize just the specified folder ONLY, but nót all the sub folders (there are many and with many files)

    :)
     
    Mike_884, Nov 21, 2018
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  2. This PC leads to the OneDrive folder.

    The folders the you see on This PC are linked to your
    OneDrive
    account, therefore when you open the folder or file, the path automatically routes to OneDrive. To prevent this from happening, we suggest that you unlink your
    OneDrive account by following the steps provided in the previous post. Once you're done, you can then sign back in and change the path of your
    OneDrive folder.

    NOTE: OneDrive can sync only with folders on a drive formatted with the NTFS file system, which is most commonly a hard disk drive on your computer, or an external hard disk drive. Portable storage, such as USB flash drives
    or solid state memory drives, use a different file system and won't sync with OneDrive.


    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Darwin Dim, Nov 21, 2018
    #2
  3. WojtasRed Win User
    Hidden folders

    I installed `Kane and Lynch` on my PC twice in Program Files(x86) folder but I can`t find them (2 folders with game). But free space on my HDD is lower. So there`re those folders on my hdd. I use option `unhide` hidden folders but still can`t find them. Any suggestions? How can i delete those hidden folders?

    When I run istallation for this game I can see those folders in Program Files(x86) folde.

    I`m using Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
     
    WojtasRed, Nov 21, 2018
    #3
  4. How to link a folder on my desktop PC -and- laptop to a folder on OneDrive

    This PC leads to the OneDrive folder.

    Hi Lance,

    There are different factors as to why the default location of the documents and pictures folder on your computer is defaulting to OneDrive. One possible reason is that you setup OneDrive as the default save location of your files. For us to resolve your
    concern, kindly follow the steps below:

    • Open File Explorer and from the left-hand panel select the
      Documents
      folder from the list.
    • After selecting the Documents folder, right click on it and select
      properties from the list.
    • Select the Location tab, and click on the Restore Default button. (see screenshot below)


      How to link a folder on my desktop PC -and- laptop to a folder on OneDrive 13fa8ffd-5e67-4c83-ace3-0aec740681c2.png
    • Select OK and if prompted to create a folder at the default location, click on
      Yes.
    • If you get a prompt to move all files from the old location to the new default location, click on
      Yes.

    Once complete the folder properties windows will close by itself and folder should not be using the default location. Take note that these steps apply to the different folder in your computer.

    We look forward to your response once you complete the steps.
     
    Jordan Dom, Nov 21, 2018
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