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  1. SteveNoza's Avatar
    So, let me get this strait, with OneDrive on W10 it stores the files locally and in the cloud? Can you assign the local storage to a 2nd drive?
    08-03-2015 06:09 AM
  2. infinidim's Avatar
    8.1 usee placeholders for files not stored locally. 10 does not. OneDrive on 10 is exactly like it is on Windows 7 and OSX.
    As it is now OneDrive for Windows 10 is completely useless to me. I have over 240 Gb's of data on my OneDrive and it basically goes up daily - don't ask. I need to be able to see this on a tablet which has a 32GB drive on it and also a 64 Gb SD card in it. The maths don't work.

    I know that I can map the OneDrive "cid" to a drive but that's not the point.

    Microsoft should have given us a solution at the release of Windows 10 that works like "Online Place Holders" where you can see what you have on OneDrive and copy to / from it.

    Currently I am using a the browser interface to download the files I need - absolute rubbish solution but it does work more than what can be said about Windows 10.

    Jack, like you I am hoping that they fix this in THR2 but I am not holding my breath.

    Regards

    Infinidim
    08-03-2015 10:00 AM
  3. skstrials's Avatar
    I came to Windows Central from Crackberry just to make a thread about this issue.

    Glad I am not the only one having this issue.

    WTF Microsoft!! Windows 10 is so good, but why did you have to ruin the Onedrive app?

    Now I actually have to go to the Onedrive website to access files I do not have room for on my tablet.

    This really is terrible.
    Tom Snyder, The Arsonist and k72 like this.
    08-03-2015 12:09 PM
  4. eddieDOTexe's Avatar
    This makes onedrive completely useless on my Venue 8 now.

    I used to replace local libraries with my OneDrive libraries and now theres no point since I have to download everything locally to view it.
    This worked wonders for watching videos I had on onedrive (mkv) on my tablet without having to actually store them locally.

    Now?
    Nah
    And you can bet Onedrive's web portal doesn't support .mkv files.
    The Arsonist likes this.
    08-03-2015 07:54 PM
  5. The Arsonist's Avatar
    I must say, I'm surprised that Windows Central's writers haven't made a bigger stink about this now that Windows 10 is officially out. Hopefully MS hears their end users out and rectifies this. I guess I'm off to find the OneDrive Uservoice website...
    vaderag likes this.
    08-03-2015 10:54 PM
  6. vaderag's Avatar
    I must say, I'm surprised that Windows Central's writers haven't made a bigger stink about this now that Windows 10 is officially out. Hopefully MS hears their end users out and rectifies this. I guess I'm off to find the OneDrive Uservoice website...

    When you find it, post the link please... This needs to be pushed up somehow!!
    k72 likes this.
    08-04-2015 01:54 AM
  7. infinidim's Avatar
    When you find it, post the link please... This needs to be pushed up somehow!!
    This might be what you are looking for -

    https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forum...ly-for-ondrive

    There is a lot of backlash on how they have implemented OneDrive currently in Windows 10.

    Microsoft need to sort this out urgently before they start loosing customers.

    Regards

    Infindim
    vaderag and The Arsonist like this.
    08-04-2015 11:13 AM
  8. taymur's Avatar
    Same problem here! How can I move folders and make them "online only"? This screws my whole win 10 experience. Also I could not find an app. Browser only onedrive for win 10? wtf?
    Someone at Microsoft thought that doing this is ok, and so it happens, this I the new OneDrive.... Please sound your voice in the feedback app.... Search for placeholders...

    I wonder who too this decision.
    08-04-2015 11:24 AM
  9. infinidim's Avatar
    I must say, I'm surprised that Windows Central's writers haven't made a bigger stink about this now that Windows 10 is officially out. Hopefully MS hears their end users out and rectifies this. I guess I'm off to find the OneDrive Uservoice website...
    I agree, I thought Windows Central would have been making a really big stink about this - moderators would you like to tell us why?

    Regards

    Infinidim
    08-04-2015 11:24 AM
  10. vaderag's Avatar
    This might be what you are looking for -



    https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forum...ly-for-ondrive



    There is a lot of backlash on how they have implemented OneDrive currently in Windows 10.



    Microsoft need to sort this out urgently before they start loosing customers.



    Regards



    Infindim

    There is another one linked in the comments with way more votes - do that one too!!
    08-04-2015 11:49 AM
  11. infinidim's Avatar
    I think this is the link that everybody is looking for, it has over 15000 votes to get it fixed so far.

    https://windows.uservoice.com/forums...owing-all-oned

    I would suggest anybody that is un-happy with OneDrive on Windows 10 goes to this URL and votes to get it fixed.

    I have also "tweeted" everybody I know in Microsoft as well as Windows commentators to get it fixed as soon as possible.

    Hope this helps.

    Infinidim
    08-04-2015 12:16 PM
  12. Bluerain's Avatar
    I found this and it might help some of you.

    OneDrive placeholders are gone in Windows 10, here's how to get them back
    OneDrive placeholders are gone in Windows 10, here's how to get them back
    08-04-2015 12:20 PM
  13. infinidim's Avatar
    I found this and it might help some of you.

    OneDrive placeholders are gone in Windows 10, here's how to get them back
    OneDrive placeholders are gone in Windows 10, here's how to get them back
    I have seen this one but to me it's "a frig". It also takes a long time to bring all the indexes across for my 240 Gb of files.....

    I want Microsoft to fix the issue properly and fully support the solution. Given that they have at least 20 million customers on Windows 10 currently they should be fixing this quickly one would hope.

    Regards

    Infinidim
    08-04-2015 12:27 PM
  14. vaderag's Avatar
    I have seen this one but to me it's "a frig". It also takes a long time to bring all the indexes across for my 240 Gb of files.....

    I want Microsoft to fix the issue properly and fully support the solution. Given that they have at least 20 million customers on Windows 10 currently they should be fixing this quickly one would hope.

    Regards

    Infinidim

    Yeah, I tried that, it was awful - unbelievably slow
    08-04-2015 12:28 PM
  15. Kodiak12's Avatar
    I agree, I thought Windows Central would have been making a really big stink about this - moderators would you like to tell us why?Infinidim
    I want to say that MS is working on merging "engines" and OneDrive will eventually get back placeholders (like 8.1) but I'm not ready to bet the farm on it.

    This would be great for an "AskDan" segment. He does a pretty good job of clarifying what MS is working on for the future.
    08-04-2015 12:53 PM
  16. thundr51's Avatar
    I'm as annoyed as everyone else here BUT I DO understand why it was done. According to Thurrott (he explained it on a podcast...can't remember which one) users were getting confused with the online/offline thing. BUT the part that is getting missed is that MS is trying to consolidate the app (all platform versions) to look/work the same. And instead of changing the other versions to work like 8.1 they went the opposite direction...make 10 work like the others.
    While I do understand why it was done I still don't like it. If anything they should have kept the placeholder model and explained the 'uniqueness' of the windows 10 version as one of the benefits of Windows. Hopefully a fix will come soon.
    08-04-2015 01:02 PM
  17. erasure25's Avatar
    This is the most trashest move from Microsoft! I'm using Windows 8.1 because of Onedrive intergration for my work, then they f*ck it up!

    If they don't fix this soon then I don't need windows 10 anymore... I can't believe how stupid they are right now!
    Onedrive Intergration on Windows 8.1 is THE ENTERPISE & MAJOR FEATURE! What the hell were they thinking!!!!!

    HOW THE HELL COULD THEY THINK THAT I CAN STORE MY 300GB ONEDRIVE DATA ON MY 128GB SURFACE PRO 2?!
    They don't think this. Microsoft said some people were confused and thought that because they could see the files on their tablet, people thought they could access them without an internet connection. These people didn't know that the files they were seeing were only placeholders and that they needed an internet connection to actually download and open the files up. People were confused as to which files had locally stored copies or just had placeholders.

    Again, this is what Microsoft said. It was very clear to me which files were which (because I, the user of the PC, had to select which files to sync).
    08-04-2015 01:50 PM
  18. vaderag's Avatar
    That's rubbish. You don't take a step back from a clearly good feature because it's confusing, if that was really the case you iterate and make it clearer - forward momentum
    08-04-2015 02:04 PM
  19. PavanReddy's Avatar
    I think this is the link that everybody is looking for, it has over 15000 votes to get it fixed so far.

    https://windows.uservoice.com/forums...owing-all-oned

    I voted here. This is one of the top suggestions they have. This is also the thread with the most comments in the top suggestions. I don't know what "Under Review" status means :(
    I would suggest anybody that is un-happy with OneDrive on Windows 10 goes to this URL and votes to get it fixed.

    I have also "tweeted" everybody I know in Microsoft as well as Windows commentators to get it fixed as soon as possible.

    Hope this helps.

    Infinidim
    08-04-2015 02:13 PM
  20. PavanReddy's Avatar
    I think this is the link that everybody is looking for, it has over 15000 votes to get it fixed so far.

    https://windows.uservoice.com/forums...owing-all-oned
    I voted here. This is one of the top suggestions they have. This is also the thread with the most comments in the top suggestions. I don't know what "Under Review" status means :(
    08-04-2015 02:14 PM
  21. infinidim's Avatar
    I'm as annoyed as everyone else here BUT I DO understand why it was done. According to Thurrott (he explained it on a podcast...can't remember which one) users were getting confused with the online/offline thing. BUT the part that is getting missed is that MS is trying to consolidate the app (all platform versions) to look/work the same. And instead of changing the other versions to work like 8.1 they went the opposite direction...make 10 work like the others.
    While I do understand why it was done I still don't like it. If anything they should have kept the placeholder model and explained the 'uniqueness' of the windows 10 version as one of the benefits of Windows. Hopefully a fix will come soon.
    They should have provided a solution that was acceptable to users that have upgraded from Windows 8.1.1. Currently Microsoft don't provide a viable "cloud storage" solution which is easy to use that works across PC's and tablets. It even gets worse when you consider their current Windows 10 OneDrive solution when it is used on a phone!!!

    Regards

    Infinidim
    08-05-2015 05:51 AM
  22. DayDreaMer459's Avatar
    Seriously, if those confused people can't understand how onedrive in 8.1 works, it means they haven't taken there time to educate themselves. Question is why do the people that understands how it works, have to suffer for the sakes of these ignorant people??
    kiloeightone and dgr_874 like this.
    08-05-2015 10:03 AM
  23. infinidim's Avatar
    Since I upgraded to Windows 10 Pro everyday I now have to go into the browser version of OneDrive and upload the files that my automatic system has created. This is such a rubbish system now. In Windows 8.1.1 it was so easy to do. Now it takes about 30 minutes a day to do just because our wonderful friends in Microsoft decided what they did in Windows 10 OneDrive.

    I tried contacting support in Microsoft Support to find out what they were doing about it and they dropped the link on me, this is not good support from Microsoft.

    Regards

    Infinidim
    08-05-2015 10:16 AM
  24. davo_svk's Avatar
    OneDrive: Hot (2966 ideas) ? Feature Suggestions for Microsoft OneDrive Vote here the option of online only files. They already thinking about it
    08-05-2015 05:22 PM
  25. The Arsonist's Avatar
    And I'm willing to make a little compromise as they hash this out. A quick solution could be to bring the OneDrive Store app over to Windows 10 machines until they do this "sync engine merger" or "rebuilding" or whatever. That way, at least browsing, uploading and downloading could be done in a finger-friendly manner for Windows 10 tablets and desktops without the need for using your total OneDrive's amount of storage.
    I really wish the OneDrive team would give an official update, blog post, Tweet, something about this change. The only official post I can find that seems to address this is from January 2015. No official word in 7 months about the consumer OneDrive desktop client? Come on...

    https://blog.onedrive.com/taking-the...-for-onedrive/
    08-05-2015 07:38 PM
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