Making PC desktop path native to onedrive folder?

  1. mystvearn's Avatar
    Posts : 64
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Making PC desktop path native to onedrive folder?


    Hi, I am using Microsoft office 365 as part of my institution package. Is it possible for the PC desktop files to natively display a folder from the onedrive? I want to make all common C: locations to onedrive locations. So if anything happens, I always have everything sync online?

    Previously I synced the locations so from "C:\user\username" to other places on the PC. Previously, I use syncback to syncfolders to Onedrive and other HD's. However, this step is just redundant. When you sync onedrive to the PC, you still need to specify a place on the PC. So from "C:\user\username\ onedrive". Technically, Onedrive still uses a physical place on the PC to store files.
    So what I did is that I specify which part of the onedrive to replace "My Documents", "My Pictures", "Downloads" folder in the quick access. I am having a problem specifying or replacing the Desktop folder. Is it possible to change my native desktop to display directly the desktop on the onedrive online? The only problem I see is application shortcuts. You cannot specify a shortcut to appear on the onedrive folder. Aside from that, I get full autosave function of MS files which is connected to Onedrive. If it is not possible to replace the desktop file, I will still use the same solution with syncback.




    Thanks for the suggestions.
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  2. AndreTen's Avatar
    Posts : 23,270
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #2

    Shortcuts are working fine here for me. I've copied some shortcuts (to folders, and applications) to my Onedrive folder in Windows explorer, and they all work as expected.

    Have no idea about Desktop..
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