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  1. File Sharing link options (expire date, password, public, resharing....)

    Add the possibility to improve the link sharing of files.
    Must have:
    1. out of the explorer with the Dropdown menu "copy share link"

    nice to have:
    2. an expiration date on shared links (expires in ... days, expire date
    3. make link public or private (logged in, everyone)

    Idea:
    4. allow upload to folder wich is shared
    5. prevent from download (vie only)
    6.

    227 votes
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    • Microsoft should allow users to disable download button

      Allow someone to view in a browser without downloading it is a very common need

      It is just stupid not to allow us to disable the download link
      Microsoft should allow users to disable download button

      Google Drive and Box have this function, why not MS OneDrive?
      I think its important that Microsoft add an option to disable the download function

      108 votes
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      • Add Media Player in OneDrive web portal

        Add Media Player in OneDrive online web portal. So that the user could be able play music any where by just signing in to the outlook account and with a single click on an audio file.

        78 votes
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        • OneDrive is great, but Sync speed is slow... Please please put more juice into this! Speed is important!

          OneDrive is my main synccloud now, using it on WorkPC, HomePC's, Lumia 1520 and more.... But please, syncing is sooo slow. Reinstalled my Workcomputer, and after 2 days of syncing Down files, I only got some 35% of the 30 GB of data....
          I've got a 50MB line, so this is slow speed in Your OneDrive.com servers....
          So please please, get the speed up to date! DropBox yould fix this within half a day!

          73 votes
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            7 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Admin →
          • Choose which folder will be included or excluded in All Photos view.

            When I go to all photos view, I see my screenshots i save to one drive as well as wallpapers. However I want to be only seeing my personal photos.

            I also work on graphic files and I don't want them to show up.

            32 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Photos  ·  Admin →
            • SYNC SPEED IMPROVEMENT - Desktop Sync Speed Makes Syncing Impractical

              There have been several posts here before marked as "Boom It's Done" or referred to support. HOWEVER -- this is not a support issue, and I suggest you treat it as a serious problem with the product.

              I have 1.45Mbps download speed (tested on speedtest.net) and it has taken more than a week to sync 2.4GiB of my files. According to a download speed calculator, this should take only ~ 4 hours. I have set my computer not to sleep to make sure the synchronization happens.

              Please see some of the older posts that have been closed -- this is…

              190 votes
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              • Improve API to allow the timestamps (date/time) of files/folders to be updated

                The new OneDrive API still doesn’t allow the timestamps of uploaded files/folders to be updated (lastModifiedDateTime, createdDateTime). Instead, the timestamps are always set to the time of the upload. This loss of data prevents users from properly sorting their files by modification or creation date. It also prevents applications that use the timestamps from working properly (file synchronization, backup, etc.).
                Please change the timestamp properties so they are writeable rather than read-only.

                137 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Admin →
                • Remove the need for Office Upload Center if you are using OneDrive

                  As an O365 Home subscriber, I use my unlimited OneDrive storage to store my files. These include my pictures, videos, music and documents. On my Surface Pro 3, I have O365 Home installed which also includes the Office Upload Center.

                  To me, it seems redundant to have the OneDrive Sync functionality AND the O365 Upload Center available. In fact, the Upload Center stores an additional copy of my office files (under AppData) even when those files are stored within my OneDrive directory (and locally available). This seems like a waist of storage space (11 GB in my case) and periodically…

                  104 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Admin →
                  • We need ONEDRIVE for Business - NOT SHAREPOINT. 1 TB of storage with NO LIMITS on the amount of files. Onedrive "personal" is better :(

                    OneDrive is a very, very good app ... but "OneDrive for Business" is unfortunately a mistake.
                    Synchronization problems and limitations arising from the Sharepoint ...I hope Microsoft will change the approach to the "OneDrive for Business" 

                    No for restrictions -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2933738/en-us Look at this -> http://community.office365.com/en-us/f/156/t/269786.aspx

                    1) ONEDRIVE for Business, it SHOULD be ONEDRIVE but for business.

                    It shouldn't be SharePoint, it shouldn't have restriction that ONEDRIVE doesn't have. I get what you are saying but, making excuses for it isn't helping.

                    We need it to be ONEDRIVE for Business, NOT SHAREPOINT. We want ONE place that syncs properly,…

                    377 votes
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                    • 5 votes
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                      • Concept for combining hamburger and ellipsis menu

                        I just designed a concept for combining hamburger and ellipsis menu in onedrive app for windows phone.

                        You can check them here:
                        http://1drv.ms/1GP2u7L

                        70 votes
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                        • PDF preview and "open in" option

                          You should add the "preview" mode while opening an heavy PDF in order to let users open and read the PDFs without waiting long long time while the app downloads the entire file size. As a former user of Box.com, it was a very useful tool and I think it could improve the app rating.

                          Furthermore, you should fix the problem with "open in" option either from Mail app and from all the other apps. When you try to open a file from a Mail attach into OneDrive, the file is not uploaded. The app just opens and does nothing.

                          22 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Admin →
                          • Sync pictures Metadata (tags and titles) both ways

                            Applying metadata (tag and title) to a file on a PC syncs the metadata to the online storage, however metadata applied online does not sync back to the client.

                            Please fix that. Tags are grate for pictures.

                            18 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Admin →
                            • 5 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Admin →
                              • 5 votes
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                                • Option for turn on/off transparent tile.

                                  Some of us want transparent tile, but some prefer blue tile, including me. There should be an option to turn transparent tile on/off.

                                  16 votes
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                                  • 4 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Android  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow External Storage To Be Selected As OneDrive Folder

                                      Right now when I install OneDrive on my Mac, it asks me to choose a location for my OneDrive folder. If I choose an SD Card or any other external storage device, I'm not allowed to do so. We need the ability to be able to use an External Storage device as our OneDrive folder. In 2015, there is no reason not to!!!

                                      89 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Admin →
                                      • Create "Get a link" for a folder

                                        It is always difficult to find a way receive large email attachment over the allowed limit. Can OneDrive create and share a folder that can allowing external client upload files into the share folder via a guest share link. Just as easy as creating a download share link by click on "Get a link" , copy and paste into an email, allowing external client download the file without creating a Mircosoft Account.

                                        43 votes
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                                        • Add the ability to open SharePoint Sites for Mac like the Windows client does

                                          We're trying to move one division over to our SharePoint365 and get off of Dropbox. We're getting a lot of pushback from the Mac users, about this, since OneDrive doesn't have connections to SharePoint like Windows does (i.e. the site documents list in Finder).

                                          "Sync" a folder from the SharePoint libraries sends them down a rabbit hole of installing Onedrive For Business and ultimately doesn't work as it tells them they have to have a PC to sync to SharePoint

                                          Sharing to SharePoint in Document Connector in O2011 will only connect you to specific files in specific folders, not folder…

                                          18 votes
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