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We are working on changes to improve the experience when syncing large file collections.Derek Gould commented
Agree. I recently moved to a new PC, set up my Office 365 account (including Onedrive), and waited for the approximately 110gb of files to sync to my machine. Two weeks later, and multiple MS support emails, and the sync is still plodding onwards with about 40gb to go.
Realistically, restoring a machine after a crash, or setting up a new computer, is the kind of situation that Onedrive should be intended for. Allowing a terabyte of storage, but limiting the user to 100K files, is a ridiculously low threshold. I do a lot of Visual Studio development (MIcrosoft's own product!) and most of my project folders end up containing several thousand files.