Allow uploading of file folders whose name already exists, but which contain new files.
In Windows 10, I can copy a file folder to another directory where the same folder already exists, and Windows will only copy the files that are not in the target directory. I am then given the option of overwriting or skipping existing files (or saving copy). In OneDrive the program will NOT ALLOW this function, as it only accepts uploads when the file folder does not exist. This makes uploading MUCH MORE DIFFICULT
than the same operation in Windows 10. Basically you need to delete the target folder and start all over again. Please fix!!!!!!!!!!!
This is bad. The problem still exists and I do not understand why is there no options for us to allow the uploading of files despite file/folder names clashes... It is suppose to simplify the tasking but now, I'm million clicks away to get my google drive transferred to this new onedrive?
2021 now... and Agreed. This needs addressing Microsoft. First I'm with googledrive and there is no way to find out how many items or the size of a folder and now one drive won't allow such a simple file management process. Beginning to lose faith in this "cloud" backup storage. A joke...
Olivier Biot commented
I believe that it is not as straightforward to implement since the target folder may potentially be a shared folder. OneDrive probably wants to avoid accidental folder merger operations in case a shared folder bearing the same name already exists.
One option would be to warn the user with a dialog and offer them several options, as in: "A destination folder named 'FOLDERNAME' already exists in OneDrive. Please select an option:"
(b) Merge folders
(c) Create a different destination folder"
Please note that implementing such approach may slow down the file copying process as first a folder comparison must be performed, otherwise option (b) cannot be safely implemented.
Also with attempting to overwrite files you get an easy to miss dialogue "Would you like to add this new file as the latest version of the existing file?" and you're forced to confirm for every file. There at least should be a "yes to all" and this should support recursive copy, folders and files.
It's now 2019 and this is still not possible.... Strongly agree with all comments!
Saabir Ismail commented
Hello microsoft engineers,
Please let us update the modified files easily...
Give us option to overwrite, skip or rename...
Øyvind Granberg commented
186 files not uploaded because file alredy exists. Haven't MS heard of overwrite!?!?!
The only solution is thousands of mouse clicks!!!
I give up!!!!
Very frustrating and ridiculous to have to handle this way!
How come this is not the default implementation, seems like a basic file management capability. :(