Add basic ignore file / folder / file type functionality.
It seems like a cloud sync should only do two thing sync some stuff, and not sync others. Why not add that second half of functionality? I see no value in storing TB's of temp files (in my case, 2.5 million files to be exact).
This already exists and works in the non-Windows clients (ignore_v2.ini). Feature parity means this should have been added a long time ago to Windows.
I realize there are really poorly thought out responses saying the solution is not to put files into the OneDrive folder. That isn't the way many project based programs work on Windows - they keep everything in their project folder (as it is part of the Windows folder design). Seriously though, its almost 2018 and businesses are trying to use this software.
The time has come to let us decide what we feel is junk data, and to allow us to exclude it from uploading.
Terry Downes commented
I have OneDrive for Business and can choose to ignore certain file types via the OneDrive Admin page in the Sync tab but it just shows lots of errors on my PC. I chose to exclude .log files as a test and received 28 errors. this should be invisible if excluded via the server.
Please update this Microsoft.
Please upvote top ticket with the same request https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/913522-onedrive-on-windows/suggestions/18449926-reassess-the-possibility-to-ignore-or-exclude-sele
Stoyan Ivanov commented
Please add this feature!
Please add this feature. I always locate my Visual Studio projects in my OneDrive folder to make sure I don't lose any work. The problem is that OneDrive always alerts me to the fact that the storage.ide... files are locked and cannot be synced. These files don't need to be synced so it would be great to add them to an ignore list.
For others: Please note there is a FilenameExclusionList entry in ClientPolicy.ini. However, that file will be autogenerated every day or so - too bad they added the functionality, but won't expose it to the users & administrators.