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.
Dave Young commented
fwiw: The time needed to do an initial sync is such that I won't elect to use this resource liberally until I am able to manage it in installments ... ie: I will use One-Drive generally after a pause feature is incorporated into the syncing tool. Until then I will probably use it as a limited way to share essential files across platforms, locations and collaborators.
as bill gates said in the southpark movie "windows 98 is better..." One drive got worse after its initial release and each iteration gets worser. Microsoft have a knack for this. Windows media centre got worse... Home server... who thought the ribbon was a good idea? Honestly a monkey on acid could design a better UI. Windows 10 is nice at first until you start having to add cludges and workarounds for its shortcomings. But the thing that boggles me most is how your competitors software is more stable and better integrated into YOUR OS. Not just talking about dropbox.
basic stuff.... why doesn't it exist if it was there in previous versions... is it so hard to just upgrade operating system???
Also, Dropbox and googledrive have an icon to save attachments directly. Any chance you can keep up to speed with the others?
Why would you remove sync pausing? How is that smart? Either we users are very dumb for not understanding why shouldn't pause, or the OneDrive team is very out of touch (let me not say dumb)... especially given that pausing existed in earlier windows versions!
Simon Lewis (79DESIGN) commented
I cannot quite believe, something that uses a LOT of upload bandwidth, particularly on First Backup doesn't have the means to pause it. I am uploading only 30GB, but it's only on 16gb, that's after over 24 hours of uploading, including 8 hours overnight. IT's terribly slow.
And now, I cannot pause it in the day while I am using the upload for work.
There appears to be a lot of people online asking why thi wasn't in the original version.
Came across this thread when searching how I could pause synching my OneDrive business account on Win7. I see the last admin response was march 18. Any news? I just needed to skype from my hotelroom... no way with OneDrive taking all the bandwith.
This should be an easy fix. We need it quickly please as currently working without it I'm going to have to switch to Dropbox and One Drive is so tedious. Ps get the pause button first then PAUSE until xx.xxhrs then improve further with a proper scheduler
I have the same problem it has taken me an hour to find this answer - why you ask?
Well having recently been upgaraded to Win10 by MS - YES I asked it to defer this upgrade BUT it just went ahead and did it WITHOUT my permission! THIS IS A FACT I did not choose the incorrect option.
I have been searching for all kinds of help on Win 10 and there is a definite lack of cohesive and relevant help from MS, many of the articles are about Win 8 and so they don't apply and are irrelevant.
MS your help for Win 10 is abominable and really lacks help.
SO here is the main point - why is there no pause /resume option in OneDrive Win10 ??????
THIA IS A MAJOR FLAW - OneDrive has consumed all my resources on my PC AND taken up far too much bandwidth for me to be able to use the net in any productive way.
Oh and just by the by if / when I exit OneDrive what happens to the data being uploaded, some
relevant facts would be mighty helpful.
MS how's this for a new MS credo "we will just fix it".
Thanks for reading let's hope MS take affirmative action
Simon G (Sig88omg)
Stuart Crowley commented
Seriously. The OneDrive development team obviously have no idea what the real world is like. Potentially this could be such a great product, but it is plagued with design flaws and oversights. Another issue is that the folder the sync tool creates has your full company name in it. My clients was about 50 characters long, resulting in files not syncing due to the names being too long. To change it, you have to change your company name. Even then it is still "Onedrive - your company name" and can't be in the root of drive C:.
It's just beyond belief.
Just another guy commented
Also, bandwidth management. It's unreal that everything around the house will start timing out because OneDrive is uploading at full speed and we don't have the ability to control that. Also, this features should be native and should not hit business users first. Some of us are paid customers as well.
If this goes to Business sync first and we still have to wait I'm moving back to Dropbox. Such a fundamental requirement and it's been over a year since suggested. I know people are clamouring for this.
Quite amazing that a feature like this that was present in the version for Windows 8.1 was taken out of the version for Windows 10.
"Working on it" --> this is good news. Really appreciate that you take this up.
I think a more useful thing would be to limit the uploading between certain hours.
Varun Bhaseen commented
Seriously guys its been like half a Year & till now this feature has not been updated. This is the most basic feature with any cloud storage app that will be present. This bogs down all of the Network bandwidth. You better come out with this soon as my subscription renewal is coming close & I am thinking about renewing it or may be investing in Dropbox or G-Drive
On the desktop app for Windows 10 it would really be nice to pause the syncing process until one has enough CAP to do so... At the moment I have to disconnect my Wi-Fi constantly and cannot work properly as I fear I will run out of CAP...