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.
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?
Matt Sauer commented
So... At first I was like several of these people frustrated with the um lack of insight into seeing how files are syncing. Instead just what needs added is a process bar for the processing changes so they can see how/when they can expect to see the real results of their upload.
Scott Otterson commented
The new activity center is not useful. Yes, it lists files that have sync'ed recently, and which files are syncing now.
But most of the time, no files are shown as syncing. What I see instead is a spinner on the top that says "OneDrive is updating files..." and below that, "Processing changes."
What files is it updating? What changes?
Mark Reynolds commented
Still waiting ADMIN! Where the **** is it? I have been waiting for 5 days for 11 files to sync (Using one drive for business and sharepoint sites) - checked on line (sharepoint), and on the local copy but i have spent half a day of work trying to find out what hasn't synced. This should be a priority to your users! I want to know the files, why they haven't synced and what the **** is happening! Pathetic!
Boom Done? So, where the **** is it!???
I agree we need more than what's currently there. "Processing Changes" is a little generic and I've also experienced very inconsistent syncing. For those looking for the activity center, in some cases you'll need to activate it via the registry (I did):
Samantha Jansen commented
The biggest mistake I've made was moving to OneDrive from Dropbox. I've been trying for WEEKS now to sync my files and folders, and it's always telling me that it's "processing changes", and it doesn't ever tell me how many files are remaining!! How does this help me exactly???? How the **** do I get this thing to actually WORK???? So far I'm disgusted with this product, but I was idiot enough to pay a year in advance!
I want to know why Dropbox just works. I never have EVER had to uninstall it. I never have to repair it. It just works. It's as if Microsoft thinks restarting, repairing something is just normal. I've been jacking with OneDrive all day long. It's a horrible solution and if it wasn't for our E3 I'd not be using it.
Ross Geography commented
why are macOS customers being treated like this?
remember with Office365 and OneDrive, MSFT was meant to pivoting to a services company?
Boom!? Love getting home from work to find out that the files I need aren't there! Syncing status is literally the most important thing anyone using this software would want to know. How was this not #1 on the feature list?
How was this NOT a feature from DAY ONE? That's the frustrating part, you guys didn't map out the user experience at all! Knowing how long a file is going to take to sync is fundamental to the user experience of uploading / downloading files. How have we degraded since the 2000's? Even NAPSTER gave you this feedback. This should have been a no brainier.
Consider this use case scenario: Trying to send my boss a file. Kinda time sensitive. How long will it take to upload so I can notify my boss, WHO KNOWS. And this is a corporate situation, your main customer base.
Migrating from OwnCloud and Dropbox to OneDrive for Business. And honestly, must as we are MS supporters, we are close to unwinding this migration. OneDrive for Business totally lacks any indication of what is really going on with the sync. And we have about 30 libraries of content to sync. Currently we have pretty much ZERO insight in to what has been sync'd ok and where the issues are. NEVER had this issue with OwnCloud or Dropbox. This is truly unacceptable for such a basic but critical feature that end users need to be able to depend on....
Boom -- NO IT's NOT!!! Where the heck is it!?
I"m with everybody else -- where's this supposed activity center?! We need to be able to monitor progress. I"m in a MS store right now about to hand off my laptop for repair, so I'm trying to sync valuable work files from my hard drive to my OneDrive account right now. It would be handy to know -- wouldn't you say? -- when the sync is complete so I can sign out of my OneDrive account before handing over my laptop to the store?
Alan Flanders commented
Where can I find this Activity Center? I would also like to see what is being synchronized with OneDrive for business. It is getting stuck in a loop using 25% of my CPU for a week saying that there are 3000+ files to synchronize. I want to add folders one at a time to debug, but I can't see the syncing status.
My One Drive is setup correctly, and there are times that days past before it syncs and it does not show what files are syncing and which ones are not.
Dropbox on the other hand has a blue circle indicating it is busy syncing and a green mark to show when it is completed. Can't you do the same with OneDrive?
Very frustrating as I have just moved my network away from Dropbox to Onedrive much to my own detriment it seems...
Ernie Pomeroy commented
How do I get to the details? I see 300+ files Syncing and I haven't changed anything.
Sounds nice. Where is it? How is it launched to view?