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

How to setup Shared mailbox from Exchange Online on Android mail client?

First of all, it will be IMAP connection, don`t try to use wizards for Exchange or Office 365, simply it won`t work.

  1. Open you mail client and select IMAP as account type
  2. For “E-mail adress” field use you shared e-mail address. Username should be you main address\shared (eg.\dragan.todorovic). For Password simply enter you main address password.
  3. IMAP server:, Port: 993, Type: SSL\TLS (Accept all certificates)
  4. SMTP:, Port: 587, Type: STARTTLS (Accept all certificates)
  5. Check “Require Sign-In
  6. For username set your main email account (eg. and password for this account
  7. Confirm!

“Save as site template” option is missing in SharePoint Online

As you probably know, once the publishing feature is activated the ‘Save site as a template‘ option will be unavailable in Site Settings. If you try to disable the feture it won`t resolve the problem, since onlu one activation will change the settings for all sites. However, there is a workaround as described below:

First ty to navigate directly to http://yoursite/_layouts/15/savetmpl.aspx  and you will get the form for creating template. Simply fill in the form and you`re done.

If you get some error, then you need to connect to SharePoint Online via powershell first, and execute the following commands:


$web = Get-SPWeb http://your_ site
$web.AllProperties[“SaveSiteAsTemplateEnabled”] = “true”


then try to access above URL again!

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:




How to access an Office 365 shared mailbox on Android?

Shared mailboxes on Exchange Online don’t have their own logon, but connection is possible for any user with Full Permissions using IMAP or POP3 access.

You should use the following settings on any Android Device:

E-mail: shared-mailbox (example:
Username: primary-mailbox\shared-mailbox (example:\
Password: primary-mailbox-password

Server name:
Port: 993
Encryption method: SSL

Server name:
Port: 587
Encryption method: TLS

Problem with Sent Items in Outlook 2013 & 2016 IMAP

For many IMAP server settings, Outlook 2013 & 2016 try to determine the correct folders automatically, but unfortunately without success.


The result is that Outlook will ignore the already existing Sent Items and Deleted Items folder on the server and create some local ones of its own. Usually, you cannot also send or delete messages because your Outlook seems “offline”, but the only problem is that IMAP support in new version is not working as we expect.

All you have to do is to set the “Root folder path” option in your account settings, and Outlook will recognize the correct folders.


  1. File-> Account Settings-> Account Settings
  2. Double click on your IMAP account.
  3. Select “More Options”, then “Advanced”
  4. Option: Root folder path
  5. Usually setting this to “Inbox” will resolve the probem.