Use a file to ignore / exclude files or folder
Add functionality similar to a gitIgnore file or nomedia files. Allow a user to add a .ignore file to exclude local files or folders from being synced.
Example: I have NodeJS projects on my OneDrive but get sync errors because the file path is too long. The long paths are primarily extra modules that do not need to be synced. It would be nice to be able to exclude certain folders or files.
Hi, for this scenario we’d recommend putting the files outside of the OneDrive folder. The design is that all files in the OneDrive folder will be sync’d and files outside the folder will not be sync’d.
Ken Rimple commented
This would be a really fantastic feature. Highly suggest Microsoft implements it. The abomination of the OS path limit -vs- the filesystem allowing longer filenames makes this tough, and having ephemeral files locally generated but not synced would be a big help.
I'd like to exclude folders, but for a much different reason. I write software and each time I compile, the compiler creates ~600 temporary files. OneCloud then attempts to upload these "changed" files. I compile about every 10 minutes, so OneCloud is continuously uploading (and slowing down my computer).
I would love this functionality. I'm using onedrive for my prj, so when I build an app all output files from target folder want to be sync which is useless - I would like to exclude them.
must have feature... really need it.
Me too. +1
I have exactly the same issue with node modules. This is a very important feature. Not necessarily a file (like a git-ignore file). Maybe better to simply have a right-click on a folder to say exclude from One Drive sync. That would probably align better with the UI model of OneDrive...
skydriver one commented
+1 add this feature!
Alexandr Marchenko commented
It is must have feature! It will not brake anything for user who do not care, but will make so many users happy!