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After installing Office 365, I have a new special folder in Explorer called "OneDrive - Company Name LLC".

I found a registry key at Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace whose value matches that text (and it's the only match in the registry), and I confirmed previously that deleting it will remove the entry from Explorer, so I assumed I could rename it here. However, it does not seem to work. I changed the value and even rebooted, but the display value did not change.

How can I rename my personal OneDrive folder?


Background/reasoning:

I have synced a Sharepoint document library as a public share of sorts. It shows up as "Company Name LLC". My personal OneDrive shows up as "OneDrive - Company Name LLC". This has already led to confusion with some employees. They thought they were putting files in a public space but were not. Ideally it would be named something like "OneDrive - Personal Folders".

  • The name "OneDrive - Personal" is generally used for personal OneDrive folder with Microsoft account (hotmail.com, Outlook.com etc.). If your "personal" OneDrive here is still meaning for OneDrive for Business folder, it cannot be renamed to OneDrive - Personal folder. It uses Organization name by default. – WinniL May 21 '18 at 9:34
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You can change this in the registry through the following:

Find the folder name of the OneDrive synced folder in

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}

Now navigate to HKCR\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6} and change the (Default) string entry with the name of your choice.

This change would immediately be visible.

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How about this:

mklink /J your_desired_name "OneDrive - Company Name LLC"
  • Exactly what is the expected outcome of this? It created a junction, but there is no new entry in Explorer. – Devil's Advocate Dec 23 '19 at 15:06
  • You may need to open CMD as administrator. And check if the link was created in the path where the CMD was tuned. – uriel Dec 24 '19 at 18:36
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Create the Registry key: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6} and set its (Default) value to your desired name: enter image description here

Et voila! enter image description here

  • I wish SO had a reminder feature. I'll try to remember to test this after break :) – Devil's Advocate Dec 24 '19 at 14:31
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This is a hacky, but the only working solution:

  1. First, close OneDrive: Click the icon in the taskbar, select More... then Close OneDrive
  2. Next open Registry Explorer: Press Win + R, then type regedit and hit enter.
  3. Press Ctrl + F to search for all occurrences of OneDrive - <Company> and replace these with the new desired name.
  4. For all files in C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive (i.e., enter %AppData%\..\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive in the address bar) and subfolders, replace all occurrences of OneDrive - <Company> with the new desired name.
  5. Rename your original OneDrive - <Company> folder to the new desired name.
  6. Reopen OneDrive.
  7. OneDrive might realize that the folder name has been change and will ask to set up the OneDrive folder again. Do not do this or else your work will be reverted!

Consider voting for the Rename-OneDrive-Root-Folder feature on UserVoice:

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How can I rename my personal OneDrive folder?

The Company Name is pulled of from your Office 365 account company you signed up for. If you wanted it to be named COMPANY then change your company name in Office 365.

See Change your organization's address, technical contact, and more

Source [SOLVED] How can I change default name of OneDrive for Business folder? - Spiceworks

  • Well that sucks. See my update for why. – Devil's Advocate May 16 '18 at 20:37

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