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  1. Syncing over LAN

    Sync Ondrive Files and Folders (under the same onedrive account or under same sharepoint site) to Sync over LAN withouth having to upload/download from the internet. Like DropBox does by more than 10 years...

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  2. Exclude local files from being uploaded to OneDrive

    Exclude files on the local machine from being uploaded to OneDrive. At the moment it is possible to exclude files existing on OneDrive to be synchronised with the local machine but it is not possible to prevent files in the OneDrive path of the local machine of being uploaded to OneDrive.

    Equivalent to .gitignore on Github.

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  3. Don't re-download everything when changing the location of the synced folders

    These instructions for moving a OneDrive folder tell you to move the OneDrive folder after unlinking your account, then log in again.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/change-the-location-of-your-onedrive-folder-f386fb81-1461-40a7-be2c-712676b2c4ae

    However, when I move my Onedrive folder and relink a large Sharepoint folder, Onedrive ignores the files that are already there and downloads everything again rather than comparing the files to see if they've changed. I'm syncing a large Sharepoint folder, so this steals a lot of bandwidth for no reason and uses a large amount of primary disk space on tmp download files. Support told me this is default behavior.

    I suggest OneDrive should compare files…

    3 votes
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  4. 1 vote
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  5. sort by file type

    Please add the option to be able to sort by file type when using OneDrive with a browser. Currently, options only include file size, date modified, date taken and sharing.

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  7. Some files cannot sync and do not know where to find support?

    HOPE can have something simple like whatsapp or skype that xan instant help

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  8. Feedbacks

    Feedback:
    1) Why one drive does not allow a folder to be deleted? I have to delete each files before I can delete the folder.
    2) There are files like pdf cannot be open or save in One drive and edit, have to be downloaded and open in PDF apps.

    Do something about the above?

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  9. Hide the menu bar OneDrive icon on MacOS

    It would be ideal to have a setting within OneDrive to be able to hide the menu bar icon. Not all users make use of this item in the menu bar. I mostly navigate OneDrive via the integrated folder within the MacOS Finder, it gives a much more unified feeling to the system using it via Finder.

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  10. Fix OneDrive online only functionality on MacOS

    After Apple's last year update to the file storage formats used by MacOS, OneDrive does not report correct file sizes to MacOS, so when files are made online only, they still appear to take up space to the Mac's storage reporting.

    This means that in some cases, OneDrive will report that it is taking up more space than physically possible on the Mac and cause both OS crashes and application crashes when they require scratch disk usage. This is severely dangerous for users who's OneDrives are already using GBs of space.

    This is a problem that DropBox and Google Drive…

    3 votes
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  11. Photos and Videos compressed: Unlimited backup storage

    Google offer unlimited storage if you backup compressed or normal resolution (16 MP) photos and videos (up to 1080p). The app do the compression job on his own and upload photos / videos directly for backup.
    Please Microsoft give a similar service for your users. Thanks.

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  12. Show transfer rate of syncing

    Show the current data transfer rate (upload/download) when OneDrive is syncing, just like how a browser shows it when you are. downloading.

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  13. Feature to mount Onedrive on Mac

    I would love to mount Onedrive on Mac as a network drive similar to Windows

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  14. Stop Mac from counting files-on demand as actual disk storage.

    Stop Mac from counting files on-demand as actual disk storage. It fools other programs in to thinking that the Mac is almost running out of space when it isn't.

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  16. Prioritise downloads

    We've syncing down a large number of files, I need to work on some of them now but can't wait several days for them all to download. I'd like to be able to right-click on a folder and tell OneDrive to focus on syncing down just that folder. Once that folder has fully synced down it should carry on syncing the rest as normal. Or maybe give different folders different priorities such as high, medium and low

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  18. eliminate MS file naming conventions.

    Dropbox doesn't make problems between different OS users for it's service, GoogleDrive has some issues but just using the online drive is hassle free - OneDrive by contrast requires quite a bit of file re-naming - some is possible, some not. It should be possible to eliminate what must really be a legacy requirement.

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  20. Operating System File Name Compatability

    Make OneDrive/Mac compatible with the MacOS file naming standards. Files with characters which are allowed in MacOS but not in Windows will not sync. This is a SERIOUS limitation that Microsoft has yet to address—a limitation that does NOT exist with competing products (e.g., Dropbox)

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