Please Add A Manual Sync now button on desktop icon
Please Add a Manual Sync now button when clicking the desktop icon (windows 10) I often find that the files aren't uploaded when they are saved. I don't leave my computers on overnight, this means usually after saving my work on my computer I shut it down. On windows 8.1 I normally would just click on the cloud icon and manually sync. Without that button I'm already noticing files not being updating on my other PC and I have no way to force it to update. Thank you!
Just being transparent, this is not something we’ll be getting to in the near future.
Sharon Lippincott commented
That workaround of exiting and restarting did not refresh my folder!
Sharon Lippincott commented
Add it to all versions. My folders are not always updated and there's no way to make it happen, even online.
I use OneDrive on two computers. On laptop recently has had wireless connection problems, and thus OneDrive stops trying to sync, unbeknownst to me. I continue to work or move files, thinking they were moved. Later I realize my wi-fi is not functioning, so I reset it, and OneDrive is still grayed out. It is annoying to have to exit, then open every time.
ALSO, sometimes this happens when my computer wakes from sleep, OneDrive says it is up to date, "Last updated 1 hour ago." During that time I had made changes on my secondary laptop, and they are synced online, just not on the waking computer. Opening synced files opens old copies.
transparency is wonderful and all that, but to block upvoting because you have already decided is to stop hearing your customers
Stefan Krapf commented
if you don't wanna add it, then please make the autosync algorythm better than it is now!
I think its a very relevant one to have. I have logged into my PC and one drive was synced a day ago. I wanted to work on those files if it syncs but 5 min ,10 min it didn't start syncing. Right now the work around is exist the app and open it again. Having a refresh/sync button would be more useful.
Command line parameters (against an already running agent) would be useful.
I think I need this function in this scenario:
I expect to edit a file serveral times, I am on a meterred connection. I don't want to upload too frequently.
Right now I'm looking at my One Drive status and it says "One Drive is up to date. Last updated 18 hours ago."
These two statements are mutually exclusive. There's a bunch of content on my OneDrive from the last 18 hours, and no way to tell it to sync, other then exiting it and restarting it. A simple "sync now" or "Check for changes" button, or for that matter any way at all to tell what the heck it is doing would be nice.
Workaround - Right-click on the cloud and Exit. Then run OneDrive from the Start menu.