We NEED ReFS support!
Came here because OneDrive complained today that my folder is on ReFS and it doesn't support that file system. I see that others have raised this issue and and it's been dismissed. However, this is a serious problem for those of us who are paying subscribers. Please listen to your customers, don't dismiss us!
By removing exFAT support, Microsoft has broken compatibility with larger SDXC cards. The came cards Microsoft promoted as a solution to the Surface having limited storage space! AND THERE WAS NO WARNING OR COMMUNICATION FROM MICROSOFT!
Why did you remove functionality with exFAT file system? I had everything working fine on my tablet PC until you removed this. If technology is moving forward, why did you go backwards?!?! Please re-instate this feature ASAP. My only other option is an external hard drive via micro USB connection. In a world of improving technology, this option is very retro.
I was forced to format my disks and sync all files again. I'm a paying user and M$ is disappointing me.
P Holland commented
Yeah- sudden update that means I have to format my One Drive location.
Telling me to backup... I don't have the space to, hence using One Drive
Absolutely shocking customer service Microsoft. not surprised though.
**** about face, introduce a new file system which works with Onedrive and is supported, then withdraw support because you want to upgrade Onedrive and REFS is not ready.
ReFS does support reparse point.
You can know by run `fsutil fsinfo volumeinfo`.
Take a look here (https://github.com/Microsoft/BashOnWindows/issues/1941) at the comment by SvenGroot who would appear to be an MS employee: "I think this may be related to a change to OneDrive in the insider builds post-Creator's Update. It seems OneDrive now applies a reparse point on the root OneDrive folder, and WSL unfortunately cannot access reparse points. Improving our reparse point support is something we're actively working on."
I assume the update he refers to is for the Files On Demand feature. ReFS does not support reparse points. From this, I surmise that the Files On Demand uses reparse points and so ReFS support will not be coming back any time soon. Rubbish communication from MS. I'm currently Robocopying data to a new NTFS storage space as I don't think this will get fixed in the next 6 months.
Dropping support for the next-gen Windows filesystem? Is...is this for real?
Reijo Lell commented
I'm a paying customer (Premium Onedrive and 10 Pro) and I use ReFS on your purchased software. I had been using it like I wished and you disabled it. Why?
This needs to be re-enable ASAP. Like yesterday ASAP because it wasn't broken, at least not from my perspective. Sorry, but as a regular user I don't care if SharePoint users can't do that (you are merging two sync clients, I know that), but for that you can publish a technet post saying so and let regular users use ReFS.
I can't give it even enough votes I'd want to. Why drop support for a "next-gen" filesystem? The most ridiculous thing is that this 'change' hits power users mostly, as standard users stick with NTFS. Don't make us hate you with these poor decisions
Pierre-Alain Michel commented
Same issue here after doing a reboot yesterday. I googled for the issue and saw that I was not the only one impacted. I contacted support via chat this morning but they were not aware of this issue. The only suggestions were to either re-format the drive after doing a backup or restore the system to a point before the last update. As I did not want to do either they said I should give feedback using the Feedback Hub. They could not pass any ticket to the development team.
Ken Flack commented
I agree, I have been using an REFS (Raid Volume) for the past 2 years with One Drive. How can you think you can just remove a service being offered to paying customers. This is how I do on-line back-ups. I sync my local documents with OneDrive Folders (ReFS) and they are backed-up automatically to the cloud. Really disappointed here especially after waiting a year to have upload bandwidth throttling added to the service. This is/was the ONLY reason I subscribed to Office 365 !
BTW- I have NO NTFS volumes other than boot drive with limited space......
Brendon Morgan commented
Feel free to upvote this Feedback hub bug for this issue: https://aka.ms/d6ukjh
This is 100% a bug, there is no way that dropping ReFS (the next gen file system) is an intentional choice.