How to use mklink for OneDrive For Business content sync?

By default, OneDrive will sync only the content inside its main folder. In such cases you need to copy all files and folders in the predefined location on your C partition. In any case, after some period of time, you will forget to copy some important data, and expose your data to the chance of content loss. How to prevent that?

Yes, you can automate all those backups for any folder on your Windows machine! To make OneDrive sync a folder which is not located in your main OneDrive folder, you have to  create a directory junction with mklink. You can simply create a symbolic link on local machine to sync important data from any folder into OneDrive For Business folder.

Correct syntax:  mklink [options] <Link> <Target>

Target is the file/folder that exists, and Link is the created one that links to the target. For Options type /j


  1. Open Command Prompt (Run as administrator)
  2. Type the following command: mklink /j “%UserProfile%\OneDrive\Folder name” “The full path to your folder”. You have to replace the ‘Folder name’ part with the desired name which will reproduce your folder in the OneDrive storage. Also, provide the correct path to the destination folder that you want to sync. For example:
    mklink /j “%UserProfile%\OneDrive\MyBackup” “c:\Contracts”


  • mklink can’t transmute directories into junctions, so the folder name (<Link> argument) has to be available before it can create the junction

Save Sent Items in Shared Mailbox Sent Items folder on Exchange Online

When you send a message from the shared mailbox, the sent message goes into your own Sent Items folder. By default, sent messages are stored in your own mailbox, not the shared mailbox. Previously, the solution was to edit DelegateSentItemsStyle registry value but most of end-users cannot complete this request or even create more problems. Now, there is an update, allowing customers to setup this option very easily.

You should access Office 365 tenant area and select the shared mailbox you wish to edit. Simply enable the following options:




Click-to-Run and Window Installer on same computer?

“We’re sorry, Office Click-to-Run installer encountered a problem because you have these Windows Installer based Office programs installed on your computer”


Unfortunately, you can’t have Office products of the same version (like 2013 or 2016) that use two different installation technologies (Click-to-Run and Windows Installer) installed on the same computer. To fix this problem, remove the Windows Installer version of Office. Then, retry the installation of Office you were doing when you got the error message.

Outlook 2016 Search Not Working

Microsoft Outlook 2016 problem with POP & IMAP content searching? Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus installation contains Outlook 2016 as a standard application with search capabilities, but somehow many users reported problems with mail search for IMAP accounts.   I did manage to find tons of helpful notes on the web which helped me to understand the problem, and I would like to share solution in a few steps:


Remove Outlook 2016 from Index:

  1. Go to Outlook Settings (File | Options)
  2. Go to the Search settings
  3. Click on Indexing Options
  4. Click Modify and deselect Microsoft Outlook
  5. Click Close to dismiss dialog box
  6. Exit Outlook

Check OST and PST permissions:

  1. Find all OST and PST files that you’re using on your computer. In Windows 8, OST files are usually hidden and stored in the C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook folder.
  2. For each file you’re using, right click on the file(s) and select Properties
  3. Click on the Advanced button on the general tab
  4. Ensure that the Allow this file to have contents indexed in addition to file is checked

Add Outlook 2016 to Index:

  1. Start Outlook, go to the Indexing Options, and add Microsoft Outlook back to the list.
  2. Rebuild Index

SharePoint Online storage?

Customers are frequently asking what kind of storage they get with SharePoint Online and Microsoft constantly improves products and services. According to the latest informations, we have the following model (example on E plans):


Each Tenant (SharePoint Online instance) gets 1TB of storage space included. Then each user of the E plans will add 500MB of storage space into the shared pool. This is up from 10GB per tenant and 500MB per user.

  • For example:  A client with 100 users would get 1TB + 50GB (500MB x 100) for the main storage on SharePoint. Each extra GB is 0.20 per month.

The pooled storage is used across all sites on SharePoint Online, Office 365 Groups and Office 365 Videos

01.10.2014? New Office 365 plans will be available

On October 1, 2014, Microsoft will release three new Office 365 plans tailored to meet the needs of small and midsized businesses (SMBs), ranging from 1 to approximately 250 employees.

The new plans are:

  • Office 365 Business – The full Office applications – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Publisher, with 1TB of OneDrive for Business cloud storage to access, edit and share your documents across your Windows PC, Mac, iPad, Windows tablet and smartphone.
  • Office 365 Business Essentials – The core cloud services for running your business – business class email and calendaring, Office Online, online meetings, IM, video conferencing, cloud storage and file sharing and much more.
  • Office 365 Business Premium – Get everything from both the Office 365 Business and Business Essentials plans.


This new lineup will replace our current plans for SMBs over time – Small Business, Small Business Premium and Midsize Business (more on that below). The current Enterprise plans will remain the same.

How to disable Sync Button for SharePoint Document libraries

By default, OneDrive for Business is used to sync the documents of a SharePoint document library down to local computer for offline access. Any user that has access to the document library has the option to Sync one or more libraries. In some cases company rights and policies request to disable this option for all users. If you log into your SharePoint site, and click on a document library, you should see a Sync button on the top right corner.





If you want to hide that button, or just disable in global settings, you need to click the gear in the top right and go to Site Settings. Choose link that says Search and offline availability.


You will see a line that says Offline Client Availability, and set the the option to no, then hit OK


That’s it.

Unlicenced O365 product with red bar notification?

You have activated O365 paid licences, but after some time red bar notification is present in all Office applications? Let me explain the easiest way to fix that problem:

  1. Close all Microsoft Office applications
  2. Run Word as “Administrator” (right-click and choose Run as admin)
  3. Navigate to File > Account > User Info and choose “Sign out”, then “Sign In” again
  4. Restart Word