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    Profile gravatar of Paolo Maffezzoli Paolo Maffezzoli 
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    The scenario is Office 2016, OneDrive for Business and users with many files uploaded to OneDrive for Business library.
    The main problem is when there are more than 20,000 items in OneDrive for Business library and start a sync in a new pc is shown an error “we can’t sync library because it’s too large”.
    The problem is the 20.000 items stored in OneDrive…

    Reference : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2933738/restrictions-and-limitations-when-you-sync-sharepoint-libraries-to-your-computer-through-onedrive-for-business

    Number of items that can be synced
    You can sync up to 20,000 items total across all synchronized libraries. This includes OneDrive for Business libraries, Team Site libraries, or both. This includes folders and files. Separately from the overall sync limit, there are limits to the number of items that can be synchronized for each library type.

    You can sync up to 20,000 items in a OneDrive for Business library. This includes folders and files.
    You can sync up to 5,000 items in a SharePoint library. This includes folders and files. These are libraries that you find on various SharePoint sites, such as team sites and community sites, libraries that other people created, or that you created from your Sites page. You can sync multiple SharePoint libraries. Any team sites that you sync will also count against the overall 20,000 item limit across all synchronized libraries.

    A possible solution is partially sync folders on OneDrive for Business and exlude certain large folders. But as I know this simple feature is not available,

    Do you have any info if there is a solution to selectively sync only certain folders from OneDrive for Business and not the entire library?

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    Profile gravatar of Michael Pietroforte Michael Pietroforte 
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    It seems it is possible to exclude folders in OneDrive for Business.

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      Profile gravatar of Paolo Maffezzoli Paolo Maffezzoli 
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      ok, thanks for your link. In my case I don’t have the Settings button, but it is described what to do in Workarounds for Selective Folder Sync.

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        Profile gravatar of Michael Pietroforte Michael Pietroforte 
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        Oh yes, I see it now. Only the consumer version of OneDrive has this feature. Very strange. I hope one of the workarounds works.

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          Profile gravatar of Paolo Maffezzoli Paolo Maffezzoli 
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          20,000 file limit has been removed in the new OneDrive client.

          With the new OneDrive sync client, files automatically sync in the background, the individual file size limit is increased to 10 gigabytes, and the 20,000 file limit has been removed. Like the previous sync client, the new one automatically synchronizes between OneDrive for Business and your devices. Unlike the previous sync client, if you don’t have enough disk space on a device, you can selectively sync folders. Your Office 365 Admin can deploy the new OneDrive sync client for you, or you can install it yourself.

          Link : https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Video-Take-advantage-of-the-new-OneDrive-Sync-Client-b17f764f-7dc6-4b34-91b4-0698c87619c7

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    Profile gravatar of Paolo Maffezzoli Paolo Maffezzoli 
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    The new OneDrive  works fine with many new features like badwith limit, selective folders to syncronize, etc.

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      Profile gravatar of Paolo Maffezzoli Paolo Maffezzoli 
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      Another good reason to move to the new version…

      Announcing New File Viewers Available for OneDrive For Business

      Our vision here on the OneDrive for Business and SharePoint team has always been to give you the best experience for all your files. While you’ve always been able to store basically any file with us, we have been investing heavily in our web viewing technology and now view over 250 different file formats in OneDrive and SharePoint!

      Link :  Announcing New File Viewers Available for OneDrive For Business

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    Profile gravatar of Paolo Maffezzoli Paolo Maffezzoli 
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    I tested a different approach to avoid in any case the 20.000 limit, as suggested in the previous article, a simple solution is create separate library where store online files. In this solution, the standard OneDrive folders will contain only files to sync on the local hard drive. In the other library will be stored only file without any local syncronization.

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      Profile gravatar of Paolo Maffezzoli Paolo Maffezzoli 
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      The new OneDrive agent allows to select folders to sync locally, also you are able to see the correct size for each folder and choose to leave in the cloud folders that contains large files.

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