Nov 25 2020 03:43 AM
Nov 25 2020 03:43 AM
I've recently used the new Shortcut feature in OneDrive on the web and now receive the error "Unable to sync shortcut to 'shortcut name'. However, you can access the folder from 'XXXXXX' when using OneDrive for Business Desktop client on Windows. See attached screen shot.
Has anyone experienced this? The error keeps returning even after you have pressed Got it.
Nov 26 2020 06:26 AM
Nov 26 2020 10:49 AM - edited Nov 26 2020 10:51 AMSolution
@Michael Milad-Said So there is an error, because
you have synced that with "Shared with me" . That could be, that you have it done with an higher folder, but you have synced it. So double sync is not possible.
So you could remove the old sync, and then try the "Add shotcut function" again
And here my complete Blog Post
Nov 26 2020 11:39 AM
After a few tests this morning, I can confirm that if a folder Sync was activated with any subfolder of the library, a "Add shortcut to OneDrive" will not sync. It will add the shortcut in your OneDrive cloud interface, but not locally.
If you remove any Sync references to this library and try "Add shortcut to OneDrive" again, it will work.
Dec 02 2020 11:57 PM
@Hans Brender , Apologies for the delayed response (I didn't receive any email notification)
I do have that entire Client Group Folder synced so suspect it might be related to the 'double sync'
I'll test syncing with a folder I'm not syncing locally and revert back.
Dec 03 2020 12:11 AM
@Hans Brender , just tested and worked as expected.
Nice, clear blog post - https://hansbrender.com/2020/10/07/onedrive-for-business-add-to-onedrive-problems/
Thanks for your help.
Feb 08 2021 02:07 AM
Following up on this one, I have the following issue.
The 'Shared folder shortcut' does not appear in the 'Choose folders' option pane.
Meaning it will sync ALL the files and you cannot select which ones you want to sync or not.
I'm often switching between Mac and Windows on a remote server (Windows 2016)
The 'Files on demand' option is not available on the Windows Server 2016
Any ideas how to fix this?
Feb 08 2021 02:48 AM - edited Feb 08 2021 02:49 AM
@arnaudvdc Thats the diffrence. But With "Add to OneDrive" you may select only part you need to sync:
Read my newest Blog Post
Files on Demand comes with Windows 10 1709, and it was not available in Windows Server 2016
One possibility to fix that: Update Windows Server 2016 to a higher Version OR
Jun 01 2021 09:59 AM
Is there a way to ask OneDrive to ignore all shortcuts on the desktop while still backing up the Desktop to OneDrive?