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OneDrive Selective Sync Whatever You Want

There are two parts in this article: one talks about selective syncing from local to cloud with OneDrive app while the other introduces cloud to cloud selective sync with MultCloud.

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Feb 18, 2019 | 3 mins read

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Selective sync OneDrive means to only sync certain files or folders to OneDrive cloud or from online OneDrive. OneDrive can be destination as well as source. Playing as destination, it usually means to sync local data to online cloud drive; while serving as source, it usually refers to sync items from OneDrive to another cloud storage.

How to Do OneDrive Selective Sync?

Just as described above, in general, there are two kinds of synchronization of OneDrive.

Selective Sync with OneDrive from Local to Online

Does OneDrive have selective sync? Yes, of course. Microsoft OneDrive itself provides an official application to help its users to backup local files to its cloud storage. Download and install the OneDrive app on your machine and sign in your OneDrive account. Go to the settings, move to “Auto Save” tab and select “Update Folders”.


OneDrive Auto Save
OneDrive Auto Save

Tips: If yours are Win 10 OS, OneDrive has already been installed on your computer.

In the pop-up window, select which folder you want to automatically upload to cloud drive.


OneDrive Protect Certain Folders
OneDrive Protect Certain Folders

Finally, click “Start protection”.

OneDrive Selective Sync from One Cloud to Another

As for cloud to cloud syncing, the self-contained software can’t help anymore. Here, you need the assistance of third party programs such as MultCloud, a professional and reliable cloud syncing tool.

Step 1. Create a MultCloud account - Free

MultCloud is a web-based service. To make use of it, just sign up to be one of its member. There is no need of downloading and installation. Thus, you can save your local storage space.

Step 2. Add OneDrive Account(s) to MultCloud

Sign in your MultCloud account, in the main interface, click to enter “Add Clouds” tab and choose “OneDrive” or “OneDrive for Business” according to the type of your cloud account. Then, follow the guidance to give MultCloud the authority to access your data in OneDrive.


Add OneDrive
Add OneDrive Cloud

Tips: MultCloud only allows to add one cloud account in one time. To add more cloud accounts, you should repeat the above process.

Step 3. OneDrive selective Sync

Move to “Cloud Sync” tab, specify source and destination cloud, finally, click “Sync Now”.

Note: You are able to select certain folders to be synced.


Sync One OneDrive to Another
Sync from One OneDrive to Another

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More about MultCloud

MultCloud is an online multiple cloud drives manager. Therefore, it supports all operating systems including:

  • Windows: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Server 2016/2012 (R2)/2011/2008 (R2)/2003 (R2) etc. all editions, both 32 and 64 bit.
  • Linux: Ubuntu, Suse, Fedora, etc.
  • Mac: OS X, etc.
  • iOS
  • Android

All devices including desktop, laptop, notebook, ipad, iphone and so on.

Besides clouds mentioned above, MultCloud still support Amazon Drive, MEGA, Flickr, MySQL, FTP, etc. around 30 cloud drives.

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Multcloud Key Features

  • Transfer files in clouds, FTP and WebDav for easily file management & information delivery.

  • Sync two clouds or directories in two clouds through two-way sync or one-way sync.

  • Combine multiple cloud storages into one and manage them like in Windows explorer.