Option to Pause / Resume sync on Windows
Please add the functionality to pause / resume syncing form the icon in the Notification Area in Windows 7. I believe the version of OneDrive for Windows 8 already has this feature.
This feature is essential for me, and I use it frequently on Dropbox. It is ideal when on a slower internet connection, or when I am gaming online and want as little internet traffic as possible.
[Update: merged Win10 into this idea and changed from Win7 to Win10 as this suggestion will apply to both][
We have completed the roll out of Pause functionality for all business and personal users of OneDrive sync on Windows. Thanks again for the feedback.
Mike Cox commented
Please hurry up. You have been promising to reinstate this feature for over a year now. To remove it in the first place was stupid and to be so tardy in putting it back when asked by so many people, shows a complete lack of concern for the customer.
You say this functionality is completely rolled out, but what about Mac users? You all need to stop being so Windows centric.
Yes, please hurry with the pause function. With the bandwidth of my internet connection, one-drive synchronisation needs to be paused if other internet activity is needed
Pause should have been in the app in the first place.
You don't buy or drive a car without brakes and doors !
Roger J. Wilco commented
I was disheartened to see that the entire OneDrive group wasn't included in this. Amazing that this group gets paid to not work, and when they do the product is entirely mediocre compared to its competition.
Hurry up for personal users please!! it is a basic and a very usefull function.
I subscribe to office does that make me a business customer? If not please hurry up with this feature! I'm currently paying for something I dont use, and wondering how much value office has. I use it so very little.
Amitoj Gautam commented
Hard to believe, there is no Pause function in OneDrive. I had to go through **** before success came. Microsoft seems to be in the habit of irritating users in the name of upgrades and revisions. Time to learn few tricks from Dropbox!
Great that you listened to the users and bring this feature back. Really needed.
Good grief, when will this be done? This and the lack of versioning has sent me to the competition as my primary cloud service.
Dima Medvedev commented
Microsoft is MS - disappointing as always.
Feature for a junior/fresh CS student to develop/add to client in less than an hour (including testing), is taking half a year for a company like MS.
Use an alternate client with OneDrive and OD4B. odrive (free) allows global pause of sync:
It is totally ridiculous that this doesn't exist STILL. The amount of times i've had to wipe my entire computer because windows 10 is so buggy and continually crashing and Microsoft don't even have the courtesy to at least try to make the re loading of all my files back on to the system that little bit easier by RE adding this feature!
As a previous poster said - i spent a lot of time giving you guys the benefit of the doubt but the fact that it has been well over a year since you knew this was a concern just tells me that you genuinely care nothing for your customers.
Finally finally i'm starting to understand the appeal of apple!
This is a HUGE problem for workflows with large files (CAD) that are live in the folder, it basically shuts down the connection. A simple "pause" function is a must. As a result I'm forced to use Dropbox for this workflow.
Antoine Decaux commented
If we still can't pause/resume, at least we can tweak the bandwidth used by OneDrive. Read the excellent article on Groovy Post about this: http://www.groovypost.com/howto/manually-set-onedrive-upload-and-download-speeds/
Should have a pause / resume feature.
IDK about isp's in other parts of the world, however in AU, Telstra / Bigpond sells much faster download speeds than upload, 25Mb/s down 1Mb/s up (or 125KB/s up).
These means to upload just 10GB of data (or 1% of my one drive storage) will take about 22 hours at max bandwidth.
One solution I have found is to reduce upload bandwidth to 50% (available in settings / network tab) whilst it means it will now take 48 hours to complete 10GB it does mean there is available bandwidth for other resources and peolpe in the office. In my case at least the PC works fine.
Slowing up my whole system!!
Wow.. I can't believe this doesn't exist.. just goes to show how out of touch Microsoft business teams are.. I'll tell you how to fix this.
Have one of your business leaders takes that has kids take upload a 4gb file to OneDrive while all of their kids are home trying to play online games.. bet it'll be prioritized pretty high..
I've spent a lot of time defending Windows 10, but this was the last straw. I'm so glad my SO ignored the windows 10 upgrade for a year.. I can not imagine having to live under this for the previous year. Will definitely be reviewing options with Office 365 expires.
It may be good if we are getting pause and resume options during uploading the big files to cloud on iPhone devices. Since I'm using OneDrive as an primary location for my photos.