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  1. Multiple Personal OneDrive Instances on the same PC

    The ability to have multiple instance of different personal OneDrive accounts on a single PC in the same Windows Account.

    In OneDrive for Business, you have the ability to sync with multiple organisations at a time. But in OneDrive Personal, only one personal account can be connected to at a time. The ability to connect to multiple personal accounts from the same Windows account would be of great use, especially where a user is part of a family subscription to Microsoft 365 where potentially, there could be 6 people in the subscription.

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  2. Allow the user to limit the number of threads OneDrive spawns in large data migration operations

    When a user is connecting a new computer or changing the settings of an older computer - such that the new setting will store all files locally - and - in the cloud - OneDrive spawns way too many threads resulting in I/O blocking. Instead, either limit the copy operation to no more than n/2 threads where n is the number of cores in the computer - or - allow the user to manually set the maximum number of threads.

    The reason for this is I was copying everything to @local (roughly 240GB) and it took on a 1Gbit network…

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  3. Disable onedrive or maybe just make it have the option to not upload anything while still being active.

    There should be a way to either disable it entirely, or disable it during a specific time frame/app your on. Because some windows/UAC (User Account Control) files i've moved to desktop screen were now in drive and cannot be recovered. They weren't of any importance due to it revolving around a folder that was in a windows sub-sub-sub-sub-sub folder, what im basically saying, the main point of this? WINDOWS/UAC FILES SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO UPLOAD TO ONEDRIVE. And since i couldn't recover them i just deleted the files from drive. What. A. Waste. Of. Time. However, this did allow me…

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  4. 2 votes
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  7. I want to select a folder in my local documents to not be sync with OneDrive

    I am having conflicting issues with R statistical software. I want to select a folder in my local documents to not be sync with OneDrive, but your software does not have this option. It feels like OneDrive hijacked my computer. I have to have OneDrive permission to acess all my folders. Sometimes, when internet is unavailable, I cannot access local folders, because OneDrive does not let me. I want to select which specific folders I want OneDrive to sync and backup. And also I want to make default to make all files available first in my computer, and then second…

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  8. Please stop syncing on my computer. I do not want you.

    Have the ability to easily remove syncing.

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  9. Cannot open files in OneDrive normally

    Cannot open files in OneDrive normally

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  10. Tekstuele bug in OneDrive App (NL-NL) versie

    Er is een tekstuele bug in de OneDrive App. Zie bijgevoegde PNG bestand voor de locatie van de bug.

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  11. 2 votes
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  12. To be able to backup additional folders apart from Document, Pictures and Videos.

    Using OneDrive is a convenient backup for files on my Windows PC. However, M-Soft only allows 3 folders to be chosen - why not add the ability to do more folders (e.g. Videos and Music) without having to move those into one of the 3 current choices?

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  13. Few Suggestions to make this app more usable & user friendly


    1. Show sync speed (ul/dl) for every individual file as it shows in any download manager app


    2. Add option to pause and resume every individual file for UL/DL to take the full control to prioritize while Ul/Dl a bulk amount of data synching


    3. One direct click button for Pause, & quiet, restart & settings in the lower portion of the OD client app


    4. Make the 64bit newly launched OD client more performance-oriented to take the full advantages & utilization of all the modern & greater HW resources (i.e. CPU & More RAM) to get the job (file sync) done more quickly…

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  14. Few Suggestions to make this app more usable & user friendly


    1. Show sync speed (ul/dl) for every individual file as it shows in any download manager app


    2. Add option to pause and resume every individual file for UL/DL to take the full control to prioritize while Ul/Dl a bulk amount of data synching


    3. One direct click button for Pause, & quiet, restart & settings in the lower portion of the OD client app


    4. Make the 64bit newly launched OD client more performance-oriented to take the full advantages & utilization of all the modern & greater HW resources (i.e. CPU & More RAM) to get the job (file sync) done more quickly…

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  15. Let us exclude certain folder from syncing to OneDrive.

    Example:
    I tell OneDrive to sync my Documents folder. However, within my Documents are some large folder for say Games which take up a lot of space. It would be nice to allow us to select folder to exclude from syncing to OneDrive.

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  16. blocage de sauvegarde d'un fichier sur le bureau

    Un clic droit sur une icone de fichier posé provisoirement sur le bureau pour interdire à onedrive de sauvegarder automatiquement ce fichier.
    merci

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  17. We should be allowed to exclude certain folders from uploading.

    I like to keep my development source code on One drive so that they are backed up in real time.
    But when i build it creates a lot of cache & target which also get synced & I really want to exclude that.

    There should be a feature to choose folders whose contents should only stay on the PC & not sync to the cloud.

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  18. Exclude folders from synching, and not by copying it elsewhere.

    In the era before Onedrive, our local Document folder was our own.

    Now. Onedrive forces us to sync it, even if we didn't specifically said to.

    I now have a game that puts its savegame in the document folder, and it's not the only game to do so. Save games takes spaces. And they are already synched to the game's cloud. I don't want them in onedrive.

    Please allow us to exclude folders we don't want to sync, and please give us a choice when unsynching, as deleting local files is not always a good idea.

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  19. The Sync process should check before wiping files (it wiped 2 years of data)

    My experience of your product is as follows. When I first purchased my PC 2 years ago, it came with One Drive out of the box and when I copied my data across to My Documents it started syncing them to One Drive. At that point I didn't want that to happen so I stopped the process. I didn't realise that approximiately 10 folders from My Documents had already synced to One Drive. 2 years later I purchase a subscription to office 365 and decided that I would make use of the 1TB storage that comes with the subscription. When…

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  20. make unlinking OneDrive and pc more obvious in case the white cloud in the taskbar is gone.

    unlinking OneDrive from the PC for those who wish to do so should be made easier than the while clod in case that cloud is removed.
    Is there another way for the average user to do so without that cloud?

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