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.
Alan Limebeer commented
c'mon OD team. it's great to see MS product groups utilizing tools like UserVoice to provide some transparency and communication with the user community, but when (what some might classify as) essential features are requested, responded to, then ignored for more than 15 months, faith in the development team's commitment to the customer is dramatically eroded. I switched from DropBox to OneDrive when I started my O365 sub, with the expectation that not all features will be equivalently available, they would eventually be. But at this point, I'm considering switching back. Very disappointing. And not because of a feeling of entitlement, but rather because a Program Manager has indicated an intent, followed by complete silence.
Now, I understand that OneDrive is actually a very complex product, crossing multiple platforms, product lines, and versions, and as such, can be difficult to maintain accurate and timely communications with the user base. With such a complex product coupled with a large user-base, UserVoice may not be the best platform for both recieving input from the user base and processing updates to said community. With over 1200 pages of requests in the OD UserVoice, it must be a nightmare to manage, especially with a largely technical based audience mostly made up of inept social communicators who don't bother to find an existing entry to add to, and instead just create duplicate after duplicate requests for the same features you must be drowning, and no one could reasonably expect you to manage it all and continue producing useful and usable products in a timely manner. So with that in mind, I'd like to suggest you develop a new (or extended) approach to transparency and communication. Something like an abridged version of project plans and task/feature development tracking that you must already be using internally. Some kind of explorable, tree-like roadmap of the development or design team's project plans made available to us would have multiple benefits, although the length of this post has far exceeded my original intent, so I won't detail them, though I suspect you of being intelligent enough to see the majproty of them for yourself. Feel free to reach out to me if you'd be interested in hearing more.
Jonathan Antoine commented
Still no update on this ?
Hey Jason Moore... any update on this? your last comment dates 1 year ago. This is a very essential piece of information for us OneDrive users (and something that is default for GoogleDrive).
Sitting here staring at a slow internet connection uploading 3 files for almost 300 Mb.
Wait! I only wanted to select one file.
Is Microsoft taking liberties with uploading files without my consent?
What is going on here?
Just do it and enable your customers to consciously choose for themselves.. If they see it doesn't work the way they want to, they can go to a competitor. Now you're just obscuring the fact that OneDrive does not sync/syncs slowly/does not work/is not optimized correctly? Or let's just keep guessing further..
Had enough of this endless processing and no idea whta file is being updated or if in fact there is a problem and if there is a problem what it is. Moved all files to Google drive and paid the extra $2 per month. If you want my money then provide a useful serve
Skip Strong commented
What is the big problem Microsoft. Thousands of users have told you how helpful and useful this feature would be. If you really care about improving your customer's experience, you would do it. Not a year from now...but now. Wake up.
James Nolan commented
This needs to happen. Google drive has it and it's *SO* useful.
Paul G. commented
****! I deleted my photos from my local drive believing that they've all been uploaded already but some were not.
Hans Peter Graf commented
In OneDrive for Windows (which I'm using in connection with my Office 365 Home on different machines) I see with a short look into the folder, which directory / files are in need of synchronization and which ones are already synched. I really like this highly transparent modus of working. On my Mac it's a total lack of the sync status of at least the directories / folders or of files requiring an update. Would be very nice if you could improve this asap. (Or did I miss a configuration option?)
A sync log will also be helpful to track which files are recently updated.
Gustavo Souza commented
It could be a problem only for the first sync, but in the differential it goes so seamlessly that makes such information unnecessary. Even in the first sync, you just have to know that it will take hours; every minute information is not required.
Mike D commented
It appears that Microsoft is processing changes about showing details on processing changes.
something something NSA something something Darkside.
do it !!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .... onedrive just sits there and no one knows whats happening
Stop thinking about it and do it... Linux is looking better and better every day
I would like this feature too, or at least someone competent to help me from Microsoft analyzing the issues I am having with OneDrive and its syncing. Basic information like which file it is trying to sync at the least would be so very helpful.
Martin Ricquebourg commented
Almost a year and a half later... and still thinking about it? "processing changes" doesn't tell me much. I'd like to see how long I have left to wait for "processing changes" to be completed and some summary of what changes are actually being processed. Is this too hard to do?
The Win 8.1 app was more verbose than the Win10 app. The Win10 app needs to give us as much info as possible. Uploads, downloads, Processing changes, files remaining, speed. Giving us this info also helps you with troubleshooting issues, so it's win-win.