show the progress of the syncing more extensively and be able to change the sequence of files to sync next.
Syncing doesn't show details of what is to be synced and also (therefore?) doesn's allow you to change the sequence of the files to be synced. When a large (video) is in the queue you can wait a long time.
Thanks for the feedback. We recently began rolling out our new activity center which shows the files that are sync’ing, have recently sync’d, and more. There’s more to do so please create individual requests for features you’d like to see in upcoming releases.
I had to transfer 100,000 files between SharePoint doc libs, and the only way to do that really is to sync them to a PC, and transfer the files between synced folders. I now have OneDrive stuck for a day "updating files" without actually displaying any files in the queue. I thus have no idea how long this is going to go on for. I can't see any progress in a SharePoint web view. There should be a way to interrogate the queue.
I want to be able to choose what I want to sync next
onedrive is seriously garbage.... you would think Microsoft could keep up with google and dropbox. Instead they are 10 miles behind
As a variant on this issue, I carelessly tried to use OneDrive as a backup for most of my disc, forgetting that I only have 5GB. Now I regularly get messages saying my OneDrive is full - and I have no means of cancelling the upload process, which continues to run the original request. So I am just going to have to keep deleting files, 5GB at a time, and then letting the OneDrive fill up again ...
Lee Hunter commented
Perhaps something simple like a check box next to folders and/or files to indicate "sync these files now"
Thom Heemstra commented
It's odd that this is not part of the current release. Take Google Drive sync as example, it shows the file + progress.
I literally have to open my Windows Resource manager, to find the file that is being uploaded, that's insane, right?
Ruben Demey commented
In a professional environment, it's essential to be able to trace sync problems to certain files. Right now, we have zero visibility in this process. We can't even see what file is taking so long (or why).
An absolute bare minimum should be the ability to see which files are currently being synchronized, and the progress for these files.
We have users who are clueless as to why things are taking long, or which files don't finish synchronizing. As a result, they steer clear of OneDrive for Business.
On this same theme, I am waiting for 7 files to sync. I've moved the only file that doesn't show as sync'd from my local folders so I assume the 6 files are to be downloaded. Having a GUI showing the files queued and status would also help prevent having to simply 'repair' each time syncing appears to have stalled.
Benjamin Billon commented
Just check what competitors such as dropbox or GoogleDrive are doing, OneDrive is way behind so far.
Having a problem downloading one drive photos to my FB page
Justin Huang commented
A more comprehensive sync progress for the purpose of improving user experience would be better. A good sync client should be able to show the followings:
1. which files have been synced;
2. which file is syncing;
3. which files are pending to be synced;
4. which files have what sync errors;
Also the ability to "pause" and "resume" syncing, as well as control its bandwidth usage, if the user wants to.
Andrew Dickson commented
There should also be a proper progress indicator for uploading files to OneDrive for business. A spinning graphic showing you that something is happening isn't sufficient. Read any study or anything written on usability ever please Microsoft.
Favor incluir um limitador de banda para up/download. No Brasil temos dificuldades com internet de baixa velocidade em muitas localidades, o que dificulta trabalhos online simultâneos à sincronização OneDrive.
Add the value of the total size of information stored on the portal.
Without redirection to the site.
The dreadful, useless message "Synching files, 1 file remaining"! This is unsolvable nightmare.
It's especially "fun", when you have 10K+ files hierarchy, which you share with a colleague, and every file is important financial documentation.
We *need* more verbose way to diagnose that. We can't every time "go to your system administrator" for help.
Jeff Parker commented
In addition, the user should be able to view the list of files being sync'd or pending, and which way the sync is. I have "Syncing files, 1 remaining" for about a week now and I have no idea which one it is having trouble with.
Tomasz Walczak commented
It's nice when the feedback of any application is more verbose. That way you know that something is happening and what potential hang ups are. Otherwise you have an animation of a spinny wheel that tells you nothing.
Would be very helpful to see a data transfer rate of the download/upload.
Robin W commented
would prefer it to be defined at the folder level if you add the ability to rank folders in order of syncing priority the files can have this priority cascaded to them, when I come back from trips i may have 10-40GB of CR2/Video Files all in one folder that i want to upload but this prevents any changes to my work documents from syncing for about 1-2 weeks while the photos are uploaded i currently run google drive for the storage of slow/large syncing files like photos and use OneDrive for fast files like word/excel documents. by setting the folder priorities i can move to one service for all files.
Torleif Berger commented
Could/Should maybe also be a fast-lane for smaller files, so that it could push up my change to my tiny excel document right away, while it's at the same time working on uploading a larger audio file or whatever.