OneDrive - How to Sync a Folder outside OneDrive folders
By default, OneDrive syncs folders that are under its folder in Windows. If you want to sync a folder which is outside the OneDrive folder, you have to move it under OneDrive folder. There is a workaround to achieve this, keep reading...
In this example, below are the folders
The OneDrive sync folders are in:
The folder you want to sync is outside above path, it's:
Follow the below steps...
Open an Admin command prompt by Clicking on Windows Start button and Click Command Prompt (Admin)
2. Navigate to the folder where you want to create a Symbolic link (Source), in this case, C:\Users\Username\OneDrive
3. Run the below command in the below screenshot, A symbolic link is created to C:\Files folder
4. I created a Test.txt file in SampleLinkFolder folder (under C:\Users\OneDrive) and the same file can be seen in C:\Files in below screenshot
How to Remove the Symbolic Link / Stop backing up C:\Files folder in OneDrive?
If you want to remove the symbolic link, run the below command