There's certain folders I never want synced/backed up. I'm a developer and a lot of my projects are synced with OneDrive. They're some folders (ex: node_modules) that I don't want synced.
The other reason this is important is I sync all my documents, downloads, pictures, etc. This adds up to a lot of files. I've found that OneDrive uses a lot of CPU to monitor these files. If they're sets of files/folders that I never want monitored it can help CPU performance. I have tested this theory by archiving a lot of old directories and also removing folders with lots of files in them (ex: node_modules). OneDrive went from taking ~80% CPU down to 8% to monitor file differences.
CJ K. commented
I need this too! This is a critical issue so that we don't have to sync 10000 files up to the cloud every time we create a new project with npm or expo.
I need this two, I want to be able to add a file name or folder name to an exclusion list that applies to the whole of my OneDrive