When activating the sync feature of Windows 10/Onedrive one is asked which of the three directories Desktop, Documents and Pictures should be synced between devices.

How do I add other directories to this list, like Videos or Downloads or misc?

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OneDrive has the particularity that it will only sync files from its folder, located at %UserProfile%\OneDrive.

Nevertheless, you may trick it to think that your other folders are contained as subfolders using symbolic links.

To sync any folder to OneDrive, open a Command Prompt and enter this command:

mklink /j "%UserProfile%\OneDrive\Folder-Name" "Full path of source folder"

The source folder will now appear in OneDrive under the name of "Folder-Name" and be synced automatically.

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