Enable sync client to allow editable synching of team sites with mandatory metadata columns
As at 23rd Jan 2017 the newly relased One Drive for Business synch client enables synching of Team sites BUT if any libraries have mandatory meta data or require check out, the synched folder/library is read only. This cripples collaboration by teams on documents. This needs to be fixed
This is something we’re looking at, no dates to share yet.
This is a nightmare and is truly crippling my approach to collaborating with my colleagues!!!
please allow sync library with checked out feature when working offline . Current it makes my library read only and I am unable to add docs and folders within the synced library itself.
It seems Microsoft is purposely locking this feature out to limit external traffic. With this approach, they don't have to implement block-level synchronization in OneDrive. It also stops RoboCopy "backup only" solutions from working through WebDAV. The problem with this particular approach is that the OneDrive app has various problems with its own operation, that have been reported through the Feedback hub and not yet fixed, and as a result, isn't reliable enough to trust 100%, meaning that with this limitation, is also now completely useless.
This is a major issue and this idea has not been updated for over 7 months
Martinus Hamers commented
With the following sentence are you referring to the OneDrive library or the original library?
"Any libraries meeting these conditions will be synced as Read Only so that users can't edit any files."
I can confirm that for us the users that sync an online library with OneDrive can also not edit the original library files anymore. Check out is properly offered but the file stays in Read Only mode within the local application.
Brad Reynolds commented
unfortunate. Doesn't seem to be any urgency around this even with 790 votes.
That a perfectly good feature was removed is disappointing.
That Microsoft has effectively abandoned this thread without any kind of update in over half a year is kind of shameful.
"OneVoice is where customers can go to provide feedback", but it seems more like people yelling into a chasm for all the good it does. Certainly seems to have the same result.
We're invested in SharePoint. We like Office 365. But if you are never going to return check-in/check-out functionality to the sync client just say so. This time waiting for a response and troubleshooting ever-more-convoluted sync client issues could have been spent researching document management solutions that *would* allow us to sync documents AND force a check-in/check-out/version control AND (heaven forbid) collaborate.
I have no desire to migrate my company to something new. But what we've got right now isn't really working, and I've read nothing in the past 6 months that indicates the OneDrive for Business client (Groove.exe) is anything but deprecated.
Am I frustrated? Yes. Am I venting? A little. But is it unreasonable to ask for an update 9 months after an issue was reported? I don't think it is.
You can make a human life in 9 months. All I want is an update.
Joe Goodgame commented
Any news on this, this negates the benefits of one drive syncing with controlled document folders. Considering this used to work i have no idea why anyone thought it was a good idea to remove
Jasiek Gryboś commented
I think this bug kills the collaboration.
Leonardo Marinelli commented
Any news or workaround?
Any update on this? Still thinking?
Michael Haslé commented
We are really having more and more issues due to that limitation.
The Check-out is a clear added value and avoids many conflicts, but if we cannot get these libraries synced locally, that is just another good excuse for them go for alternatives.
So please just review the "Thinking about it" and jump on the keyboard to get that fixed...
Steven Spray commented
I've actually come across another problem with the NDSC; I can't use the Desktop version of Office anymore with SharePoint.
When I check the file out, and try to open the document using desktop Excel, I get the same series of errors as if I was syncing to the library using Windows Explorer. So, I have an Office license that permits desktop applications but I can't use it, wow!
Marco Mangiante commented
So, if I can't edit items with check-out/check-in property enabled, the sync client is useless. Sorry Douglas Pearce, but your "Thinking about it" and no more news is a suicide in communication.
I got updated to new client (somehow) and nothing works any more. Syncing is essentially useless. Had to stop syncing all my folders because I need to use libraries that require check-in/-out. Closing unmodified file (i.e. word doc) no longer prompts for Check-in causing a lot of locked files as people do not notice they are leaving their files checked out. On top of all this the files I tried to open, while sync was enabled, got messed up and no longer prompt for checkout at all (the only fix was to rename these files, after disabling sync, to get them to start at last prompting for checkout). MS you have literally halted the company wide rollout of sharepoint.
Ed Harrison commented
Fully agree with the comments below. Libraries that require check-in/-out are a great feature of Sharepoint, but if we can't use these and have them sync then this is a real retrograde step. Can we please have an update on this?
Steven Spray commented
Why does this problem exist? More importantly, why is this STILL a problem? C'mon guys, this is basic stuff. This is supposed to be your "New and Improved Sync Client". I had the old client working absolutely fine until I 'downgraded' to this new one yesterday. Sort it out asap guys, this is not a 'suggestion', it's an absolute basic requirement!
Josh Waclawski commented
Approaching six months later and he's still thinking about it. Is Microsoft paying this team to sit and think about adding basic functionality? This is absolutely insulting.
Can we get some kind of response? Is this officially a bug yet? Has anyone looked into it?
What in the **** is going on?
Darren Andrews commented
Really MS!! this is meant to be a business tool. You can't really think this is acceptable?
This is unbelievable. How somebody can have a though of removing support for one of the key features of SharePoint in OneDrive ??? Think fast, we want to get it back.