Add feature to exclude a folder
Please add a feature to exclude a folder from syncing up to OneDrive! I use OneDrive for photos but when iTunes creates the stupid iPod cache folder I do not want this to sync to the cloud. Often I remove this folder completely and let it be rebuilt, after making changes to images, and there is no point to continuously upload 5 gig to OneDrive when it is not needed.
Sanjay Singh commented
This post is a duplicate of the second most popular OneDrive request. A Google search led me to this post, but you should vote for the one higher on the list at https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/913522-onedrive-on-windows/suggestions/18449926-reassess-the-possibility-to-ignore-or-exclude-sele
Steve Mueller commented
This has been a requested feature for ~3 years, so how is it not implemented already? Several applications, especially Games, save their "working set" folders to Documents, which is a problem, ***especially on metered connections***, which should make this a Priority One issue to be resolved ASAP.
Please add a feature to exclude a folder from syncing up to OneDrive! I have the same problem, that I don´t want to sync all my photos.
Backup feature of OneDrive is 100% problematic while there is no exclude files/folders list..
There are applications which uses Documents as cache and not being able to exclude such folders creates unnecessary overload on network, OneDrive etc.. It also creates errors on OneDrive..
We need exclusion list ASAP! Unselecting the folder doesn't solve the issue.
Have Adobe and Magix. Magix is a very hard to configure beast. It's impossible to configure the shop system not to use the document location to save its cache-files and it's updating these files regularly, so this missing feature does slow down my uploads dramatically by uploading completely useless files.
Christof Grossfurtner commented
Full support for this idea, everything said. I'm using Tableau and can either put all working files outside (means I don't have it available on all devices) or have them inside - but then I need to deactivate the sync for the time I use Tableau, as the constant sync of all the temp files makes the application unusable due to locked file access...
Navid Eivazzadeh commented
As you know some applications create a folder in the documents folder and save some large files in it. I want to exclude them from syncing. If that application doesn't provide a way to change save location of those files then the only way to exclude them will be through OneDrive settings.
Markus Lauff commented
I also have the issue with many many many files of Magix being unnecessarily synchronized
Totally agree. Needed function.
In Lightroom, the preview directory contains several 1000s of files (in my case: 52.000 files) which we don't need to sync. Not only some onedrive space is used (+10GB), but also a lot of sync data needed to keep this in sync between on prem and cloud.
An absolute must have if you have a subfolder under Documents with sensitive/classified data that must not sync to the cloud.
To echo this: Games create "My Games" under Documents, Visio creates "My Shapes" under Documents, Nuance creates "PDF Favorites" under Documents, Windows creates "Camera Roll" under pictures, and numerous other applications create folders and utilize folders under our primary Documents / Music / Videos / Pictures folders. In many cases these folders will serve no value but to take up space on our cloud storage, and some of them can get quite large.
George Papadopoulos commented
Please, PLEASE make this happen. For a cloud service, one would take such a feature for granted. Having control of what your files should be the absolute minimum.