"Refresh OneDrive" - Righ click Mouse option to prioritize File/Folder update Problem: I have several files changed during the week in o
Problem: I have several files changed during the week in one computer. During the weekend I use a different computer, but I want to work on a specific file/folder, but I have to wait OneDrive to update all different files before it gets to the file I want to use on that moment.
This reduces my productivity drastically.
IDEA: Microsoft implement an Refresh button (Right_click where my file should be updated -> Refresh Onedrive). So, this action would prioritize Onedrive to download/upload the files at this folder. And keep the rest of the update for later.
It's absurd. I don't know why Microsoft have an aversion to a simple refresh button. I regularly edit Word docs on mobile during the night. In the morning, I either I wait an interminably long time for the edited docs to be downloaded to the laptop or I have to pause/ restart Onedrive to get it to sync.
Shouldn't require user interaction.
Any file that is saved whilst OneDrive is active should go into a priority queue for upload and download.
Normal Sync has a lower priority.
That way, any files edited by the user on any of the Client instances gets moved first from one machine to another.
N.B. This many not be the same as putting edits at the head of the usual download queue (it is the same for the upload queue), because another client may be caching the current download queue and therefore won't see the new priority upload queue items (this is just a guess on your implementation BTW, but it's important that the client when downloading sees the priority items, which is why I suggest a separate queue for edits happening by the user at the time.
Claudio Soczek commented
I have the same issue, please add this feature.
Yes, a "sync this file/folder now" explorer context menu item is exactly what I need.
Kelly Walsh commented
Please add this feature, at my work we have a communications PC and a development PC so I'm constantly switching between them, and would really love a way to force OneDrive to sync
Similar feature here:
Please only vote on one so it gets higher in the list!
Similar suggestion here, please vote it too! https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/913522-onedrive-on-windows/suggestions/33410407-right-clik-sync-now
Tony I commented
I have the same issue. I just created a word document saved it on my PC and about 30 min later I needed it on my desktop and the new document was not on the one drive. It would be great if the user can refresh a folder and get the files synced with in the folder
That would be a lifesaver, given that OneDrive breaks for no reason and needs to be reset all too often. And this has been going on for years now. Will have to go back to DropBox after all.
The lack of this makes using OneDrive quite painful, if you need to swap PCs / Devices frequently.
USB drive still better in this respect, which defeats the point and other services have this simple feature. Come on MS.
Lara Dargham commented
Hard to believe this problem is still around. Is there some kind of work around at least?
Hugh Johnson commented
Being able to prioritise the order folders are synced in would be really useful. I want my docs to update first then the GBs of photos to sync later. The way things are I'd probably be better off moving either my docs or images to a competitor's service.
shary flenniken commented
Yeah. Carbonite is faster at getting files uploaded. Microsoft coders... time to wake up.
Matt M commented
How does OneDrive even order the files when uploading or downloading?
John Oswald commented
Has there been any answer to this query? How much input is required? It is essential, but left to its own devices, seems to only happen sporadically.
Susanne Currie commented
I take pictures on my phone for work. The reason why I have OneDrive is so that I no longer need to "plug in" my phone to my computer in order to transfer the pictures. At some time, all pictures will be synced to my computer. However, I would like a way to force a sync as soon as I want to work with the pictures.
Absolutely essential. I have to move files to a USB device in order to work on them on another computer because for some reason syncing isn't always working as expected
YES! I'm currently syncing a large amount of holiday videos. However, I'd like to prioritize everything else because I don't need them right now, unlike other documents.
Greg Ensbey commented
Super important feature required asap