When I use OneDrive for Business to synchronize document libraries in my SharePoint libraries I have found some differences between Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises.
When I look in my file explorer I get 3 options:
- More OneDrive sharing options
- View Online
- Choose OneDrive folders to sync
Today I’m looking at synchronizing at a folder level. So my OneDrive gives me the option to synchronize files at a folder level. So that I can exclude some folders.
SharePoint Document Libraries
Now I compared this with Document Libraries in SharePoint ( both on-premises and in Office 365).
There is only one option available (The “>” doesn’t work)
So is there a way to synchronize at a folder level when using SharePoint document libraries?
First I updated my sync client: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/2903984
Ok, that now seems to be working better, but there is still no option available to synchronize at a folder level.
My next attempt is to use the new team sites. So I created a new team site/Office 365 group and I started synchronizing my document library.
Ok, that’s not great.
Following Hans Brender’s advice, after installing the latest sync client from here: https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/download/ This problem went away. But I’ve still only got a working solution for a cloud based SharePoint.
So so far the only option I have found is SPSync where I can select the folders that I want to synchronize.
The only downside that I have found is that it is extremely light weight. The user interface. All is controlled through some options in my system tray.