Allow priority settings for files being uploaded
I'm currently uploading a high amount of data (I selected all the files I wanted and copied them to onedrive folder) and it's taking a lot of time. The problem is that some files are more important to me than others and I need them to be uploaded first. It would be great if I could make certain files/ folders that are being uploaded a priority so that those files with higher priority will be the first uploaded (for example, bittorent has this option when downloading files). It would take me a lot of time to cancel the upload and just copy/paste each file in the order I want them to be uploaded.
Thanks for the suggestion.
Eduardo Ojeda commented
It's been a nightmare trying to sync 600+ GB... I need urgent files to sync and i've been unable to find a workarround... "Isn't it ironic", I'm cut in productivity by a productivity tool IN 2021!
Guys, without it it's a horrible experience. I'm uploading 150 gigs which will take days, until I start being able to share files I need to share immediately.
At least we should be able to pause certain folders so we can do the prioritizing manually.
Yong Shi commented
are you still thinking about this? - -
Think harder about it. I don't have time to wait for the agonal uploading of 97 G just so I can work on the same 14K Word document I worked on at my job.
Yes! Sync problems with files that are time-critical is a business-critical issue. I'm unable to defend or make excuses to my users for this OneDrive shortcoming.
If the way to implement it seems too complex, here are a couple of related possibilities:
1. An option to right click on a file or folder and indicate: 'drop everything else you (OneDrive) are doing and focus on this file/folder'. Even if there was no priority queue, just one identified file or folder would be a start.
2. An option to right click on a file and get specific info on its detailed sync status. Is there an error? Is it 10,000th in queue? Is there any other problem I need to fix so it will be synced? When can I expect it to sync? What is the sync data rate right now?
PLEEEEEEEEESE DO IT!!!!! Is so frustrating when you need to sync just one file now, and you need to wait for 600 other files. :/
Here is what it should look like either in the system tray pop up OR in File Explorer:
> "Critical" (receives 100% bandwidth)
>"High" (receives 0-100% bandwidth)
>"Medium" (receives 0-60% bandwidth)
> "Low" (receives remaining bandwidth)
>"Pause" (receives 0 bandwidth)
>Clear All Priority Assignments (Default/Current mode)
Having a file on Pause creates a notification on the OneDrive SysTray (but not annoying).
Multiple files can share a designation and they then split the bandwidth symmetrically.
also please add reupload and only corrupt files are reupload not whole files just see mega.nz its the best i think when my data corrupt because of any reason lie turn off my pc mistakenly so its no worries in mega when i reupload so its only reupload those data that are corrupt or not properly reupload and in onedrive i can't even reupload folder that sucks.
[Deleted User] commented
absolutely needed in business environments!
When I have had OneDrive installed in the first place I tried to set it to only sync folders which I need to sync. However, it always pops "some of the items you tried to stop syncing aren't in OneDrive yet. Please wait for them to finish uploading and fix anay sync problems, and then try making changes again later".
Please fix this issue asap!
Since December 2014???
Thinking about it... March 2016???
October 2020... Thank God you guys are not surgeons, we'd all be dead by now.
Björn Johansson commented
I, too, want this feature. Sometimes I upload many big files and I know when I need to use them I wont have one file done.
But enough data has been transferred to have one of the files. I am new to onedrive but had this issue elsewhere and hope it can come here.
Bruce Wainwright commented
I seem to have found a simple workaround and/or solution.
I have a large amount of folders and files I have shared with a few coworkers that we work from collaboratively on a daily basis. My OneDrive has been having a hard time syncing all the files recently. It seems like this is because the number of new files and changes is very high (over 1500 changes). It appears it is stuck in a loop of trying to process all the changes and sync all the files.
For files I need prioritized, however, if I view my OneDrive online and drag the local files I've made that show the "sync pending" symbol to the online folder, they quickly upload online and sync.
So far that seems to work for files I need coworkers to access immediately.
Claudio Soczek commented
I have the same issue, please add this feature.
Milan Scheenloop commented
Maybe it's time to stop thinking about it and just doing it.
There are companies where files need to be uploaded to OneDrive/Sharepoint on the fly and also retrieved from OneDrive/Sharepoint on the fly.
Is there still a point in Uservoice when nothing ever happens to these suggestions? This suggestion is a critical one. And it's being 'thought about' since 2015. It's a no-brainer.
This is also linked to the slow upload. Automatic uses 348KB/s which is approximately 1% of my bandwidth. Setting to unlimited raises it to 20Mbps which is still a tiny fraction of what it could be.
Over 6 years to do something so basic and critical to users.
Grégory Drouin commented
I commented a workaround on another thread, here.
Hope it helps.
Thanks Thanksbot 5000
Jim Hubbard commented
And this is why I quit offering suggestions....nothing comes of them.