add the ability to shutdown PC once syncing has completed.
as syncing can take a while, adding the ability to shutdown pc once syncing has finished would mean users don't have to start the sync and hang around till it finishes just to be able to shutdown pc.
Additionally to this PCs need to be able to continue to sync a given users files after they've logged off, so long as the PC remains on. So that others users can login but those files from the previous shared desktop user can complete syncing.
i'm sitting at home with some out of date files that i can't work with because i shut the pc down without waiting for the sync. it should be a default feature
cmon Microsoft u guys need to do it!
nutta ko commented
This Idea was an old function that some of programs already have
and This is why Google Applications always in more advantage cause Microsoft Always forgot to put convenience functions but only focus on something that complex and too much hard to be understand also lol
This would be a valuable quality of life feature that would make Onedrive seem a little more complete to new users, like me. :)
I would really appreciate this option. Working from home, on the end of my working day, the upload is most of kind still in progress. This would save some trees! (=elecrical power)
Great Idea I voted for it: but here is a workaround meanwhile:
- install the tool dshutdown on your pc (or another shutdownmanager with the following function:)
- choose the function: shutdown on pixel changes
- choose a pixel of the grey (working) sync client in the status bar
- shutdown is triggered as soon as the client symbol changes its colour due to sync end
I upload large files to my OneDrive so having shut down PC would mean I could upload while in bed and know my PC will turn off when finished.
Yeah, I think it would come in handy.
For now, you can use some Windows PowerShell commands such as shutdown -s -t (here you write time to shut down in seconds). It's a very useful one that I use quite often.
Matthew Doucette commented
True, sync on shutdown would be a great idea.
Good idea - or maybe even better, an option to always sync on shutdown.