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.
Here's a workaround I just discovered. It mainly works when you have large files blocking the upload but you need the small files to process first. Look in the upload center at the files that are hogging the upload, navigate to their directory, and rename them with a Z in front. For instance, Videos becomes ZVideos and Pictures becomes ZPictures. So far as I can tell, OneDrive either prioritizes alphabetically or by last modified so this resolves both issues and lets you easily find the files later. It's just as quick as a Microsoft implemented solution, and you don't have to wait another 5 years for them to put it on there.
Michael Hutchens commented
As per all the comments below it's insane that this wasn't included as a standard feature in the first release of OneDrive, as it's such an obvious problem that everyone comes across the moment they start using the platform on any meaningful level.
Microsoft really needs to allocate some of their Azure sales team budget to the OneDrive/SharePoint engineering teams.
G R commented
Users have no control over the sync process. I'd like to be able to set the priority, deselect some files from syncing (e.g. very large files so I could set them to run overnight) and see which files are being synced in a list, so that if there is an issue I can see what it is. Right now due to an upgrade error Windows is trying to sync 155GB of files, and I can't even see what they are until each file start to sync
Daniel Mackenbrock commented
Please implement feature to prioritize which download/upload comes first. For example: You press a symbol (e.g. star) next to the file so that it uploads/downloads earlier or faster than the other files.
Stuart Gower commented
I live in a rural area with very poor upload speeds (0.1 Mbps) I have spent the last week uploading photo image files, and every time I alter an essential business file it does not update without manual intervention?!
+1 on this. I'd love to have this feature.
Try working with team files using a mapped network drive instead then file changes will be saved as you go and available promptly for other team members. Check out Zee Drive http://www.thinkscape.com/Map-Network-Drives-To-Office-365-OneDrive/
Sync speed is a catastrophy. We can't work on collab creative projects even within the team because of the low upload speeds and sometimes the sync stops entirely. Need a solution quick or we'll leave microdoft forever...
I support the idea to be able to prioritize and manipulate the queue!
How can this not be an option?? Why has Microsoft not created an option to prioritize certain file uploads over others?? It makes it so difficult if you have to share a file from Onedrive, but cannot until gigabytes of data are all uploaded... how is it possible that someone at Microsoft hasn't come up with a solution???
thats it... view and be able to decide the priority of syncing files to enable more efficient working.
Since 2015 and still no priority settings for up/downloads... I work in different computers on my company and they get constantly wiped for security reasons so I have to wait until everything syncs everytime I want to access some file... Sometimes I just need 1 folder but I need to wait until OneDrive decides to start syncing that folder...
Only workaround I have found is to just check what I critically want to use and then check it all when I have got what I really need because later on I will need most of the files I have in OneDrive for my daily work.
Anyways this is not a way to have an app, we are not supposed to do workarounds!!!! Please implement priority files/folders or customizable download/upload order ASAP!
I hope a priority function in the synchronization process among the folders.
I am the one who is studying with a lot of data resulting from some simulation results and managing the data and related materials using onedrive.
However, because of large amount of data, the related materials like ppt, excel, word, or pdf files are not synchronized until the simulation results are all completed.
I suggest the priority function which synchronizes a folder with higher priority.
Then, it would better than the current situation where users don't know when the required files will be uploaded and endlessly wait for them to be done.
Jon Wilbur Ong Tan commented
OneDrive should enable priority Sync. Be able to right click and select particular file or folder to sync first in proper order.
Microsoft have been 'thinking about' this since 2016
There are a bunch of similar ideas on here re prioritising sync - when will microsoft act on this?????
Jason Moore, do something! My onedrive is looking for changes for a week, found 361 changes and none was made! It's one week man! I need some files, some I don't. Let me choose please! Or make it work!
Cory Macdonald commented
Another important reason for this - this month I've only got very limited data (20GB) available, and don't want to be syncing all my files. I just want to sync the ones I need to do for my work, then pause syncing until I have more data available. I'm sure this happens more often for people who work abroad, too.
Agree with this, it´s super usefull.
OneDrive long sync was stuck on 1 thumbs file..rest of the 20000 files didn't continue. Real stressful situation for an shoulder be overnight migration...priority sync needs to be scheduled soon.
IT aanspreekpunt commented
This really needs to be implemented. How long will this stay on thinking about it? it takes very long to sync small libraries with a lot of small files. Onedrive keeps processing until all smaller files are done. So users cant contineu working on priority files someone else needs...