SOLVED: What File Names are Invalid For OneDrive?

If you are deploying OneDrive you need to know the file size and number limitations AND the what file names Microsoft OneDrive will not accept. OneDrive (personal) and OneDrive For Business will not allow the following: Invalid OneDrive Names Details Files that Contain  * : < > ? / \ | note that this is a smaller list than it used to be so Microsoft is making advancements here.  For instance as of September 24…

SOLVED: What Is The Maximum Files Size On OneDrive For Business or Personal?

Since Microsoft merged the OneDrive (personal) and OneDrive for Business clients into the current OneDrive NGSC (Next Generation Sync Client) in 2016, the maximum files size limit has changed from 2GB to now 10GB. If you want to know which file names, characters or locations are not allowed to sync with OneDrive, see THIS short article. Sync features OLD OneDrive Current OneDrive – Max file Size 2GB 15GB – Selective sync no yes – Max…

SOLVED: Where Is the ADMX Template for OneDrive?

Microsoft removed the OneDrive GPO’s from the core ADMX’s (i.e. from Win10 or Office or…) and it is now it’s own thing.  To be more confusing, you can’t download the OneDrive ADMX files directly from Microsoft; you need to install the OneDrive client and then pull the ADMX from a local PC . After you have run a Windows Update, you can find the ADMX ADML files from: %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive \<highest number>\adm HERE, from us using…

Microsoft Says Replace User State Migration Tool with OneDrive For Business

At the recent Microsoft Ignite conference in Florida, Microsoft pitched using OneDrive For Business instead of the User State Migration Tool (USMT).  This suggestion was largely based on the new ONEDRIVE > MANAGE PROTECTION OF IMPORTANT FOLDERS wizard. Previously you had to manually move your DESKTOP, DOCUMENTS and PICTURES folders to folders under your C:\USERS\<YourName>\ONEDRIVE – <BUSINESS NAME> or come up with an even more creative solution like building Junction Points.  This was just not…

SOLVED: How To Move Your DESKTOP, DOCUMENTS, PICTURES and MUSIC to OneDrive

If you want to protect your data or have access to any from anywhere in the world, and you have an Office365 account, you can use OneDrive For Business without additional cost. Install and configure the NEW OneDrive software. Open a FILE EXPLORER / MY COMPUTER / COMPUTER / EXPLORER window Scroll the left menu to the very top until you see QUICK ACCESS Right click on DESKTOP and select PROPERTIES Click the LOCATION TAB…

SOLVED: How To Find & Install the New OneDrive For Windows (formerly ‘For Business’) Client? 

If you are running Windows 10, you already have the latest OneDrive for Business client.  If you are really confused and just want to start again the easiest thing to do is to “uninstall OneDrive” and then reinstall it.  To do this simply: Right Click on your START button and select APPS & FEATURES Find and click on MICROSOFT ONEDRIVE in the list of programs Click the UNINSTALL button and note that it will take…

SOLVED: OneDrive For Business Prompting For Library URL

If you are being prompted to enter the library URL in a Which Library Do You Want To Sync popup, like you see below, then you are using the old OneDrive client. Microsoft has merged the OneDrive “Personal” and OneDrive “For Business” software into a single client cleverly named “OneDrive For Windows” or but the program is titled “MICROSOFT ONEDRIVE”.  This new client software brings new and useful features.  The only drawback of note we…

SOLVED: Video: How To Change Outlook Attachments From Linking to SharePoint OneDrive

If you are attaching files from your Office365 Onedrive Sharepoint cloud storage using Outlook 2016 you will find that it provides a lovely drop down showing you your recently edited files.  If you select files from that list and they are stored on OneDrive / SharePoint what it will actually attach is a lLINK to your files and not a copy of the actual files. Microsoft’s argument is that this new feature lets your recipients…

SOLVED: How To See Users OneDrive For Business Files As The Global Administrator

If you are using OneDrive for Business then you should be concerned about how to access the data your staff are storing on in that Microsoft cloud.  Fortunately there is a way to access the files that does not involve you changing the users password and signing in as them. To access your users OneDrive For Business: Log into portal.office365.com with your Global Administrator account.  Expand USERS > ACTIVE USERS > find your account >…

SOLVED: Folders and Invalid Files Can’t Be Dragged To Upload on OneDrive

If you have ever used OneDrive or OneDrive for Business, you most likely have tried to move a folder in and been promoted with “Folders and Invalid Files Can’t Be Dragged To Upload” which just makes no sense at all for a product that has been around this many years.  Regardless, that is the case. Fortunately there is a VERY easy way around this insane limitation: Click the COG icon near the top right corner…