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  1. Bring back placeholder capabilities 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.

    [NOTE: Angus updated the title from: Revert file pointers (offline / online) in desktop version in Windows 10]

    1,968 votes
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      64 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Admin →
    • show the progress of the syncing more extensively and be able to change the sequence of files to sync next.

      Syncing doesn't show details of what is to be synced and also (therefore?) doesn's allow you to change the sequence of the files to be synced. When a large (video) is in the queue you can wait a long time.

      76 votes
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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
      • 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…

        286 votes
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        • Add FTP server to OneDrive in the Cloud

          I have a wildlife camera that saves pictures to any remote ftp server.

          I get almost no advantage from having Onedrive bundled with things, it seems to be of very little use. If my camera could FTP things into it then the pictures would be available on my PC or my tablet as soon as I logged in

          There are many devices with built in FTP clients, and this would be real product differentiation. None of the competing cloud services offer FTP

          63 votes
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          • Remove 20,000 files limit for normal onedrive as well

            file and folder limit of onedrive should be expand dramatically or completly removed, so one can use it to backup things large in volume not size. Like Photos libraries where I have already 20+ thousand photos so I canot back them up there

            51 votes
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            • Remove OneDrive for Business

              I was asked to post my points separately so instead I'll just post the most important one.

              OneDrive for Business sucks. Office Document Cache handler is the worst piece of software Microsoft currently endorses. Crashes, sync errors, etc.

              Remove OneDrive for Business and replace it with the sync engine from OneDrive personal, which *shock* actually works. My company has ditched OneDrive for Business in favour of DropBox at great expense due to the awful, awful UX Sharepoint has. Its a shame O365 is tarnished in this way.

              23 votes
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                Hi Jez,

                Thanks for your suggestion. You can learn more about our approach to OneDrive for Business syncing in our blog post at https://blog.onedrive.com/taking-the-next-step-in-sync-for-onedrive/

                “It was clear that the right approach was to converge to a single sync engine and experience that would be able to provide all of the benefits of the consumer and business service to all customers faster. We decided to start with the consumer sync engine foundation from Windows 7 and Windows 8 and add the right capabilities from the other two engines. This way, we could add features once and have them benefit all customers, while also ensuring that we didn’t run into any more reliability challenges due to placeholders in Windows 8.1. We understand that having one sync engine provide a superset for all three will take time, but this is the best option to meet our core goals.”

              • Allow PDF files to open in a PDF handler rather than Word Online

                Word online can't handle password protected PDF files, so my only choice is to download PDF files then open them seperately. Every other PDF link on the web simply spawns the user's installed PDF handler - can't OneDrive do the same?

                Right now it pushes it to Word Online where I get an irritatating error message saying it can't handle the file format.

                37 votes
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                • Client side encryption in OneDrive, via existing NTFS encryption

                  NTFS should be extended with an API to access files and folders in encrypted format (it already has API for the decrypted format, since decryption is automatic and transparent).

                  Then OneDrive could use the NTFS-encrypted raw format to upload data to cloud. This would enable client side encryption with very little investment from Microsoft with huge business advantages:
                  - support for client side encryption, transparently, on FS level
                  - support for upload changes only, since only the changed files are uploaded, i.e. no need for containers just to encrypt files
                  - very little investment is needed

                  Encryption should be based…

                  31 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Admin →
                  • Pause / resume button on Windows 7

                    Please add the functionality to pause / resume syncing form the icon in the Notification Area in Windows 7. I believe the version of OneDrive for Windows 8 already has this feature.

                    This feature is essential for me, and I use it frequently on Dropbox. It is ideal when on a slower internet connection, or when I am gaming online and want as little internet traffic as possible.

                    22 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Admin →
                    • Fix the following security issue on OneDrive

                      The file download links in the browser download history works after the user signs out of their Microsoft account. It looks like...the file download does not require user authentication.

                      Consider this situation.....
                      I am using a public PC. I login, download a personal file. Read it, delete the file permanently from the hard drive, logout and leave.

                      Now some anonymous person uses the same PC. He can go to browser file download history. Of course the file is not in the PC Hard Drive any more. But if he clicks on the link in the download history, the file downloads.

                      8 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Admin →
                      • Ability to set MIME/file type(s) (e.g. Documents, Videos, ...) on OneDrive file picker for web apps

                        It would be great if this was possible to specify MIME/file types on web apps file picker. Almost every other file picker on the market allow for this.

                        For example, Dropbox allows to set a list of file extensions to only allow the user to select files with the specified extensions through the following API option:

                        options = {
                        // Optional. This is a list of file extensions. If specified, the user will
                        // only be able to select files with these extensions. You may also specify
                        // file types, such as "video" or "images" in the list. For more…

                        33 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Copy of Folders AND files

                          Allow the ability to copy folder(s) AND folder contents from the client to OneDrive. Only allowing individual files limits the usefulness of OneDrive.

                          13 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Admin →
                          • Automatically upload Outlook.com attachments to OneDrive

                            if I send an email to onedrive@outlook.com or any email ID finalized by Microsoft from my registered onedrive email iD, then attached file in my email automatically gets uploaded to my oneDrive cloud.

                            Example: Let's say my email ID is xyz@hotmail.com and I am using OnDrive using the same email ID ( i.e xyz@hotmail.com ). Now I send an email from xyz@outlook.com with an attached file to onedrive@outlook.com then this attached file automatically gets uploaded to my OneDrive storage.

                            [Casey Penk: Edited title]

                            4 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              132 votes
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                              • Allow splitting of OneDrive across two (or more) local drives

                                Given two machines, a desktop and a laptop. The desktop has one large drive. The laptop has a smallish SSD for the C drive, and a large HHD for the D drive. On the desktop I have set up OneDrive with My Documents, photos, video, etc. so they will be available online or offline and can be used to sync to my laptop. On the laptop I want to have My Documents on the SSD for fast access, but I want to photos, video, etc. on the D drive. The SSD doesnt have room for everything.

                                Currently there is no…

                                18 votes
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                                • Move To and Copy To

                                  Add 'move to...' and 'copy to ...'. for files and directories

                                  8 votes
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                                  • 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!

                                    148 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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.

                                      57 votes
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                                      • Allow files to be transferred between Microsoft accounts

                                        Sometimes a person switches Microsoft accounts or wants to merge two existing Microsoft accounts. This means they need to move their files too. Providing a way to transfer ownership of files and folders from one Microsoft account to another would make the process much easier (meaning they don't have to download then reupload the files but can instead just use the Web site).

                                        2 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fix background saving of camera roll

                                          The background saving of camera roll does not work correctly. It pretends to work in background and to save all images in camera roll into the dedicated OneDrive folder (own images). Initiative should be a change of networks (place). All options chosen.
                                          Indeed this feature does not work. I have to open the OneDrive App and manually start the saving of the images in camera roll.
                                          Tested and proofed on :
                                          iPhone 5s, Iphone 6, Iphone 6s, iOS 7 and 8.

                                          11 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Admin →
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