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  1. Revert file pointers (offline / online) in desktop version in Windows 10

    File pointers and selective downloads / syncing was single best feature in desktop version of OneDrive. In new build it's gone. Current solution is terrible for tablets and SSD devices with smaller disk space.

    If you find the previous solution confusing (as you described it in a blog post about new build), make the file pointers semi-transparent or grey in File Explorer.

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      51 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Admin →
    • More modern UI for Wp app

      We want OneDrive app for wp to be full modern style, we don't like android style elements like the menu on the side.
      The word "impostazioni" stands for settings in english.
      The little square in the upper right corner has is a link to current downloads and uploads like it is for the pfoto hub.

      95 votes
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      • Remove the hamburger menu in Windows Phone

        The WP UI revamp is not done! We would like to see beautiful Modern/Metro style user interfaces on our Windows Phones and not stupid Android copies.

        Remove the hamburger menu and do not bring it back. It is in the farthest corner of the phone from my finger and I can not reach it. Furthermore, the flyout is ugly and lags on my 930...

        Do not forget the search button, the pivot view and all the missing parts.

        And do not introduce more bad UI practices and concepts like these ones in the future. Stick to the pertfectly designed Metro…

        95 votes
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        • Better file protection (version history...)

          I really like MS. And I'm happy OneDrive user. But I wat use OneDrive for safe backups. So when I was doing some experiments with CryptoLocker malware I found out OneDrive is being encrypted, and there is no way to recover the files! This is just one example So bad for safe backups! I recommend you to implent some file protection featured (version history, restore points, read-only, block suspicious activity..) Especially File version history is truly important feature.
          Please vote. Let's collect at least 100 votes :)

          Thanks Microsoft. After implenting this you can say OneDrive is better and safer…

          103 votes
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            5 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
          • Allow integrated file sharing from OneDrive folder on computer (like Dropbox)

            When on Dropbox folder, right click allows direct link share. It would be nice if OneDrive could do the same. So far, OneDrive as very limited functionalities. Thanks!

            64 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Admin →
            • no material design button

              As an application of this type you don't change between OneDrive business and OneDrive personal every second and you don't see the used storage every second, I'd make another swipe screen with into the graphic of used storage, the title will be " OneDrive personal" or " OneDrive business" and the button to switch to the other OneDrive. In my opinion the button in material design and the tile of the app home page are just wasted space. Plus make the transparent tile.

              16 votes
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              • Xbox music integration

                I'd like for xbox music to be able to pull my music collection from onedrive as xbox music match doesn't do a great job. So remove the requirement to match and pull direct from source.

                17 votes
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                • Fix OneDrive for Business!

                  One Drive for Business is so much worse than OneDrive Personal. No idea why the free version works. A few examples

                  1. OneNote cannot see share docs on iOS if they are shared from OneDrive for Business. Works fine on OneDrive Personal

                  2. OneDrive for Business cannot share folders outside of your domain. You can with OneDrive Personal.

                  3. You cannot download files outside of the domain if they are doc, docx, ppt, pptx and xlsx, but you can download zip, pdf, xls files. Not a problem with OneDrive Personal.

                  4. File size makes no sense. Why do you have…

                  21 votes
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                  • Default external sharing e-mail confusing for end-users

                    The default e-mail sent to an external user for sharing a document is confusing. The end-user needs to click the document name to be able to edit or open the document. This is OK, but the text directly below the document states:

                    This is a mandatory service communication. To set your contact preferences for other communications, click here.

                    Lots of end-users do click the link "Click here" and think this relates to the edit document proces. This is not the case, they navigate to an error page that states:

                    Sorry, that didn't work

                    You signed in with your Microsoft account

                    47 votes
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                    • OneDrive Activity Log

                      Just as it's implemented in Google Drive - would like to be able to view an activity feed which shows
                      - Recent file updates
                      - Recent items shared by/with you
                      - Recent creation/deletion of Folders
                      etc.

                      29 votes
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                      • Remove or document REST API limits/throttling

                        At the moment, the REST API is throttled and limited in a nearly completely undocumented manner.

                        A simple attempt to upload a few GBs of data was met with a 420 request throttled response after ~5GB.

                        It'd be great if you offered some way for us to get these limits lifted and at the very least you should document them more thoroughly.

                        87 votes
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                          6 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Admin →

                          This is something we’re evaluating. Our throttles are in place to protect the service experience for all of our users, but we understand they may be too limiting for some common developer scenarios. We’ve provided a new API to enable uploading content with significantly relaxed throttle limits, which is documented here: https://gist.github.com/rgregg/37ba8929768a62131e85. The documentation will appear on MSDN in early December.

                        • Please enable or support Regular Expression in Search!

                          A lot of ppl would be happy. If you improve on search with RegExp. Along with Regexp, search by tags,file/folder sizes too. What do you think?

                          11 votes
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                          • Enable multiple sync folders or syncing behind junction points/symbolic links.

                            With theoretical "ulimited" storage now being offered, maybe its time to look over how people will be using the software to make use of this. I find it practically impossible to sync or upload the files from my local server which are housed on 5 seperate physical harddrives. Can you please implement possibility to use several onedrive sync folders, syncing behing junctions or symb. links, or a different solution to support the "unlimited" storage which you sell.

                            Maybe FTP would be a good easy way to start.

                            9 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow for Full.... Full screen slideshows.

                              The other day I had some guests over to view my latest trip photos on onedrive. I was disapointed that even in magnified mode the images weren't full screen. Microsoft slideshow for files on a computer are really full size while onedrive images aren't. Info borders are nice but full (really full) size images should be the priority.

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                                1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
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                                Transparent tile please!!!

                                8 votes
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                                • Enable mapping online folders to different local drives

                                  Now that OneDrive supports very large storage it would be nice to be able to map different online folders to distinct local paths in the Windows/Mac clients.

                                  108 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Admin →
                                  • Integrate with History File

                                    Windows 8/8.1 supports File History which allows you to see all previous versions of files on your folders, which is specially useful for a little in loco version control when dealing with projects that has many changing files.

                                    But currently this feature requires another disk drive or a network drive.

                                    Windows could automatically use OneDrive to store those files for each account, and present them to the user, downloading the previous versions as needed (similar on how OneDrive currently works on 8.1)

                                    107 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve background uploading

                                      You should improve background uploading on OneDrive for Windows Phone (8.1).
                                      Let's say I have three files (50 MB each) to upload on OneDrive. I launch the app and I choose the files to uploads. Obviously I close the app (pressing Start), expecting the upload to continue (we're in 2014 if I'm not wrong).
                                      After some time, I reopen the app and (when it doesn't crash while resuming) a popup alerts me that the upload hasn't succeeded. This happens almost always when I try to upload more than one file.

                                      You should really check and fix this ASAP.

                                      40 votes
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                                      • Lift 1000 files upload limit.

                                        Many a time I get better speed of uploading or at least immediate upload starting. The 1000 file limit really hurts there. Also suppose I am on a computer without admin access and want to upload my project folder having many short sized files.... I get stuck. When you have a big house, make the roads wide too!!

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                                          1 comment  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fix size metadata bug

                                          When uploading certain PNG files the size is incorrectly reported on the OneDrive website and in the Photo object returned by the REST API. This can be reproduced using the following PNG file: http://www2.zippyshare.com/v/11270772/file.html

                                          39 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Admin →
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