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    Daniel commented  · 

    For what is worth, Indexing is working properly when syncing "Shared Libraries" (from SharePoint Online/Teams, etc.).

    It is however not working on your personal "OneDrive" within the same organization.

    My guess is that, Microsoft is finding a way to enable that one as well, but that priority was given to the files you are less likely to want in your drive (shared folders). After all, you might want to always keep a copy of your files "just in case".

    PS: I totally agree with the intent of the OP and gave him my 3 votes. I'm just saying the above "for information".

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    At Ignite, we announced a new setting that will allow admins to exclude new files based on file name pattern or file extension. These files will have a new “excluded” icon. Announcement here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-onedrive-blog/celebrating-the-top-onedrive-moments-from-microsoft-ignite-2020/ba-p/1679821. This feature will be rolling out later this year and we are thinking of expanding it to folders after that.

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    Daniel commented  · 

    I'm afraid "starting with specific files and file types" wouldn't do it for me.

    In my case, my problem is actually a "log" text file, which a company internal program stores in my "Documents" folder and keeps always open, 'causing OneDrive to remain on an ever ending "syncing status" which perturbs my work. Since the location of such log is hard coded by policy, there is nothing I can do about it.

    One could argue that was a bad practice by the IT department, but then again the point is that there are many scenarios where users have no control.

    I understand the under-the-hood changes might not be easy, but from a user point of view, it'd be ideal if one could simply mark up folders to "ignore" within the present "select folders to sync" functionality. Essentially 3 options vs. 2 now:
    1) Sync
    2) No Sync
    3) Ignore

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