Cloud Drive Mapper (v2.8 and above) now supports the ability for your users to set-up their own drives to OneDrive, SharePoint Online and MS Teams. In most cases, we imagine our customers would rather centrally administer this process but we have encountered a number of organisations who would prefer to give their users autonomy to handle this themselves. 


As such, this feature is off by default and has to activated by a registry key.

How to enable 'Manage My Drives'


  1. Ensure you're using CDM v.2.3.3 or above (download latest version)
  2. Go through the 'advanced mode' AAD admin permissions process (see knowledge-base article)
  3. Create/deploy a registry key string EnableAdvanceMode value = true
    - ideally to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IAM Cloud\CloudDriveMapper
    - else to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IAM Cloud\CloudDriveMapper

    REG ADD "HKCU\Software\IAM Cloud\CloudDriveMapper" /v "EnableAdvanceMode" /t "REG_SZ" /d "true" /f

  4. Create/deploy a registry key string CustomDriveSettings
    - ideally to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IAM Cloud\CloudDriveMapper
    - else to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IAM Cloud\CloudDriveMapper


    CustomDriveSettings is a regular bitmask which can modify multiple settings at the same time, to calculate the precise settings you want, add the numbers of the feature below together. If you want to enable all the functionality use the value 31   

    • 0 or does not exist in registry means it is off     
    • 1 = AllowConverged     
    • 2 = AllowManual     
    • 4 = AllowSelections     
    • 8 = AllowOneDrive    
    • 16 = AllowManualWithoutDocLib


    REG ADD "HKCU\Software\IAM Cloud\CloudDriveMapper" /v "CustomDriveSettings" /t "REG_SZ" /d "31" /f



How your users create their own drives

  1. Users should navigate to the Cloud Drive Mapper client in the System Tray and right click
  2. The users will now see an option 'Manage my drives', click this
  3. A pop-up window will appear where users can select:
    • A dropdown list with available drive letters
    • A dropdown list with all of their available SPO & Teams Sites (that they have permission to access)
    • A second dropdown with the available document libraries (that they have permission to access)
    • A field where they can enter their drive name
  4. Users can add as many drives as they want (within the letters available), and then click 'Apply'. This popup window will disappear, and CDM will begin mapping the new drives. 
  5. The config data is stored in each user's OneDrive account, which means it will persist across different sessions and machines. 


If you need any help with this please contact support@iamcloud.com and we'll be glad to advise.