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Online only folders or "opt-in Sync"

Online only folders or "opt-in Sync"

New member | Level 1

Hello,

I have a few very large folders with many sub folders which my whole team need access to but they don't need regularly. It would be great to make an Online only space which doesn't automatically sync to new computers and doesn't sync new sub folders when they are added.

I know we could use the selective sync feature but its up to each user to manage this and they don't stay on top of it and its putting a strain on the network. The selective sync feature is also fragile and the settings can be lost or re-set easily and someone can end up syncing many GB of data by accident.

Having central control of this or at least an opt-in option for a folder would help this. (or even just a space that cant be synced)

Many thanks
James

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New member | Level 1

Something like OneDrive's On-line / Off-line availability on a per folder/file basis would be fantastic! 

 

http:confused face:/windows.microsoft.com/en-ie/windows-8/onedrive-online-available-offline

New member | Level 1

I totally agree with James, is there a way for selective sync to be an "Opt In" option rather than and "Opt Out". This very frustrating for a company when new folders and files sync automatically when employees don't need them. One it wastes bandwidth, and Two its annoying to have to go back and continually uncheck folders.

Some advice/response on this would be appreciated

New member | Level 2

I absolutely agree. I don't know why they haven't made 'opt in' a feature. We have exactly the same issue and it felt like a deal breaker for us, but they wouldn't refund so we're locked in :disappointed face: I also find the selective sync buried a little in the desktop app. I'd recommend adding selective sync and bring that functionality forward a bit for easier daily use.

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You can now set the default for syncing new files to be "online only" through the desktop app preferences here.

Also, if you're the admin of Business team, you can change the default for the whole team. You can find out more about this here.

Thanks for sharing!

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