08-25-2015 08:02 AM
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  1. Jack Neill's Avatar
    I've tried to live with the Windows 10 version of OneDrive for the past 2 1/2 weeks... The network trick was more frustrating than useful to me, unfortunately. Now I'm more than ready to roll back to 8.1.... Will try Windows 10 again next year.
    Feel your pain....
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    08-19-2015 10:08 PM
  2. hopmedic's Avatar
    Yes, it is painful. I pray that they come up with an update that makes it more like 8.1, if not exactly like it. A choice would be good. For those of us who have the space, use the placeholders, and for those with smaller devices (even my DVP8) have it like it is now.
    08-20-2015 01:28 PM
  3. Richard Servello's Avatar
    As the title said! If you're using Onedrive on windows 8.1, then DON'T UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 10!

    Here's the reason: Microsoft are downgrade their Onedrive to the version that are using on windows 7!
    You will no longer be able to access any online file on your windows 8.1 computer! The "online only" mode are gone!
    (But It's fine if you're using windows 7 and want to upgrade to windows 10)

    My Onedrive are up to 40GB of 400GB data, but my offline files on my Surface Pro 2 are only 8GB due to low ssd storage. I can access any file I want and then turn it to "online only" to free up space. But after upgraded to windows 10, All my online files are gone on windows 10! I can't access my online file anymore unless I go to onedrive.com and download it! It's f*ck me up so bad!

    Lucky it's not hard to roll back to windows 8.1, it only cost me 5 minutes... Is there anyone who have to rollback because of this problem too?

    P/s: if anyone in Windows Central staff read this, can you guys make an article about this to warn orther people please?
    No one warned me about this and it cost me 2 hours to update to windows 10 and just have to rollback after that.
    I really hope this is fixed soon. It's so annoying. I loved offline mode.

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    08-22-2015 10:48 PM
  4. tonyr6's Avatar
    I disagree. Onedrive on windows 8 was terrible. It crashed all the time especially when trying to save large files. I loved the way Onedrive worked in Windows 7 as it rarely crashed and that was when it was called Skydrive and I am glad it is back in Windows 10.
    08-23-2015 12:46 AM
  5. Ivan05il's Avatar
    I've been using W10 for almost a month now and it's okay, but two most irritating things are

    1. Tablet mode, with all ideas, controls, gestures, etc. from 8.1 killed off and it's just tap with a finger = click of a mouse now. And

    2. OneDrive has no placeholders. Either complete directory is downloaded or you don't even see the directory. Apparently it was confusing for some less fortunate to see the file, but not having it locally. Yes, a mad concept for a thing that is an online storage. But how confusing is if you manage to turn off a sync of a directory and it just disappears and you see it nowhere unless you go to OD settings which you have to find first. And here's something to ponder on. If one has a 1TB OD subscription, how can you seamlessly use it with a device that has a 128GB local storage or even less.

    Windows feedback is full of requests to bring placeholders back. I hope that for once they will actually listen and not just use it as a PR smoke how close they are to their customers. One cannot implement every whim, but this is a big thing that needs to be addressed or people turn away from W10 or OneDrive.
    08-23-2015 02:44 AM
  6. Ivan05il's Avatar
    I disagree. Onedrive on windows 8 was terrible. It crashed all the time especially when trying to save large files. I loved the way Onedrive worked in Windows 7 as it rarely crashed and that was when it was called Skydrive and I am glad it is back in Windows 10.
    If it was crashing, it has to be fixed, not the whole solution thrown out. Not everybody has a 1TB to spare on their 32GB tablet. They bull**** about how OneDrive is integrated with Windows, but try to get a single file that is currently online, because its folder is not synced. Not a trivial thing to do.
    08-23-2015 02:49 AM
  7. hopmedic's Avatar
    I disagree. Onedrive on windows 8 was terrible. It crashed all the time especially when trying to save large files. I loved the way Onedrive worked in Windows 7 as it rarely crashed and that was when it was called Skydrive and I am glad it is back in Windows 10.
    This is exactly the reason that I believe this needs to be a setting where we get to choose which mode it operates in. There are situations where either could be better over the other. On my SP3 I'd like to have placeholders (and I'd also like them to be on the SD card), while on my DVP8, I'd rather have it the way it is on 10 and 7.
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    08-24-2015 07:14 AM
  8. TechFreak1's Avatar
    This is exactly the reason that I believe this needs to be a setting where we get to choose which mode it operates in. There are situations where either could be better over the other. On my SP3 I'd like to have placeholders (and I'd also like them to be on the SD card), while on my DVP8, I'd rather have it the way it is on 10 and 7.
    That would be the perfect solution Imo. However I doubt they would give us such an option as they want to unify the experience across the board regardless how crappy the experience.

    Placeholder take some space but not the same amount as the whole file, if anything it's slightly more than .ink shortcuts.
    08-25-2015 08:02 AM
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