Show detailed synced status (speed, time, files...)
We ar efrustrated by endless processing changes and never know what is doing. Show us what OneDrive is doung:
- updating files xxx of xxxx
- time to coplete cca xx seconds/minutes
- uploading at xxkb/s
- files remaining
- files that is curently in sync
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.
Well I'm a new user and seeing all these comments on the lack of a VERY BASIC feature, i.e. how to know the status of files you are uploading, I think I need to go somewhere else. Sad. Although it does seem to be consistent with the entire tech industry's apparent strategy of removing as much information from the user interface as possible (to make it look clean and cool I suppose), thereby making older users who are used to straightforward menus and dropdown boxes think they are going crazy or are just stupid because they can't figure out how to do something that used to be child's play. And no, asking Cortana doesn't help.
Darrick West commented
The are is no reliable way to check sync status. PLEASE add consistent sync status feature.
Frank Malone commented
So 14 months and no simple widnow with info, what files are synced, whats the speed, % of files updating.. Really MS. I have been complaining about gmail but you are guys worse. One day you will not get any work beacuse all people will move to other suppliers...
ZheWei Sim (沈哲威) commented
I don't feel that this idea has been implemented.
Rafita Gonzalez commented
Wow! That answer was on Jan 11 2017. The year is practically over and the only way to see progress on OneDrive sync is to move the mouse over the OneDrive icon on the notification bar. It is something, all right. Better than nothing, but definitely not perfect. Not even close to convenient. Is there something like the file-transfer modal-window that we see in file-explorer ever coming?
Admin: Done??? Where?
Running Win10 with all latest updates (Dec, 2017) and don't have ability to see status...
Keith Faherty commented
Hi MS One Drive never stops syncing. Its making using it very annoying. There seems to be no progress on the syncing..
Nothing is more frustrating than a progress bar which drops backwards. Surely Microsoft must know this is user psychology 101. It can go slowly but progress has to be inexorably forwards. Otherwise we think something is wrong, and become very impatient and angry at your product for misleading up. Fix this enraging feature as soon as you can!!
but the total uploaded keeps dropping back - it goes over 100MB and then drops back to 82MB over and over again - trying to sync my files at night and it has been 2 hours. The detailed breakdown shows files progressing but when they are 100% uploaded most are still not identified as uploaded. It takes ages. What is going on?
Marc Check commented
2 admin responses out of all this and not a single solution?! Im an idiot to attempt to use onedrive again. Uninstalling it immediately and going to Dropbox, Google Drive, or ANYTHING with hairs of it's chest. OneDrive is an abomination and Microsoft should feed it or kill it, anything but letting this little mutated ******* of a platform live in this limbo state. Its cruel to the platform and to anyone that has to look at it. At least chain it up in the basement, guys. You should be ashamed.
Further to my earlier comment:
In addition to: "OneDrive is updating files . . ."
it also states: "Processing changes"
Additionally it lists files that have been downloaded, in every case "7 hours ago" but nothing more recent, although I assume that the processing is updating. I have rebooted the computer to see if that will make any changes.
I have a 100Mb broadband connection which is patched to the router by cable. I can't understand why OneDrive is so slow.
I have no way of knowing how many files have not been synced.
Best I can do is loot at the blue 'waiting sync' icons, but I can't count them
I also have no idea how long the process will take
At one stage the 'activity centre' (the popup when you left click on the one drive icon) gave me the number of files outstanding which I could record including the time of the reading. Repeatedly recording the times and the number of outstanding files allowed me to estimate a completion time. No even that has gone. All it says is: "OneDrive is updating files . . .". It also doesn't help that top level folders have a green tick icon but lower folders are blue.
Not sure if anyone is still having issues with this but try single clicking on the onedrive icon in the task bar and it pops up with the files it is syncing and their progress. No speed indicator but at least I can tell what is syncing.
David N commented
Why can't OneDrive just act like a drive? I cannot see status, I cannot see if it is running, I cannot see if it is current or uploading/downloading. As soon as I hover over the cloud, the cloud disappears. It is also still very very slow. I knew it was slow years ago, I had thought it would have been improved, but it's not. I thought I was getting a deal getting the bundle of Office with a Terrabyte, but now see that when my year is up I will need to look into alternatives. If you would fix it, it would be a great deal.
George Simos commented
This feature is very welcome, however we need detailed logging in order to pinpoint crashing issues of the Onedrive client.
If there is something we can consult, please inform us here.
But not doing, correct? Been over 2 yrs. by my math and I don't have that option. I don't even have the option to opt out of updates being forced thru without going su and rewriting so much stuff
Still waiting on this feature. where is it??
Gary Welte commented
Same issue as everyone else. The syncing is stuck on 3 files but I have no way to tell which files they are so that I can just delete them if they are not truly needed.
How do we get the new activity center?
Just about ready to give up on OD and move back to drop box.
I guess it is back to SyncToy 2.1... at least that mostly works and you get a progress bar
When OneDrive starts counting backwards on data transferred I want to know why. Can an error message be generated to explain this failure?