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  1. "Sync online only" for OneDrive

    Allow an online sync only for OneDrive, like Windows 8.1 file explorer did.
    Most of PC don't have enough storage to keep files on HDD.
    That will really improve productivity !

    6,807 votes
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      339 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Admin →
    • Allow shared folders to be stored within sub folders

      The new feature that allows shared folders to be synced on the desktop is awesome.
      however, shared folders are added to the root of the OneDrive folder and cannot be nested into the file structure. That is an issue : the root folder will soon be full of random shared folder. Allow us to store them where they belong ! Think of project-related stuff, pictures that you want to store in your "summer 2015" folder,...
      Google Drive implementation is fine : you get an overview of all shared folders on the website ("shared with me" tab) and you can nest…

      387 votes
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        16 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
      • Allow shared folders to be synced to local drive even if no editor permissions

        Allow shared folders to be synced to local drive even if no editor permissions

        Usecase: Use "share a folder" to actually deploy something on a users machine (for working offline) but prevent them changing and therefor possibly damaging the stuff you shared with them. For this we currently use Dropbox but would rather use the builtin OneDrive which would be easier to maintain in the long run as less extra software

        161 votes
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        • Bring back static URLs for image files. Currently they change every day.

          Prior to the month of May, images files stored on OneDrive had static URLs. "View Original" displayed the image using a static, unchanging URL. You could use it to link images to blogs, forums, web-pages, etc.

          Since May, posted images no longer get a static URL; it changes at least once a day. It is no longer possible to link an image to a blog because the link is only valid for less than 24 hours. OneDrive is no longer a viable cloud-service provider for image files.

          See: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/forum/odwork-odshare/url-of-files-on-onedrive-changing/91770f99-d819-49f2-a69a-7ed53be8f7f2

          519 votes
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            37 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Admin →
          • Locate documents, pictures, music, video, desktop, downloads, contacts, favorites, etc user folders within user's OneDrive folder by default

            Although OneDrive is automatically set up on a new Windows computer, the majority of the user’s personal files are currently saved to locations that are not backed up, e.g.

            C:\Users\[username]\Documents
            C:\Users\[username]\Pictures
            C:\Users\[username]\Music
            C:\Users\[username]\Videos
            C:\Users\[username]\Desktop
            C:\Users\[username]\Downloads
            C:\Users\[username]\Contacts
            C:\Users\[username]\Favorites
            …etc.

            One possible workaround currently is to:

            #1) Create duplicate folders in OneDrive called Documents, Videos, Desktop, Downloads, Contacts, Favorites, etc. These will look like regular empty folders without any special thumbnail designation.
            #2) Go find your “default” user folders (the ones with thumbnails and files inside) in C:\Users\[username]
            #3) Right click these “default” user folders and choose “Properties” > “Location” > “Move” …

            1,149 votes
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              23 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
            • Your OneDrive folder can't be created in the location you selected

              Windows 10 OneDrive only lets me store it on the C Drive not on SD Cards. Please bring this back.

              90 votes
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              • respect metered connections in Windows 10

                In Windows 8.1, OneDrive would detect whether the internet connection was a metered (data-capped) connection or not and would automatically pause syncing until it was connected to a non-metered network. This functionality seems to have been removed in Windows 10. Please bring it back.

                89 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Windows  ·  Admin →
                • Bring back the smart files for Windows 10 it was the best

                  All i wish was said in the topic :)

                  71 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                  • Online/offline files (Windows 10)

                    Please reimplement "Make available offline" and "Make available online-only" and the preview files for all things (as default setting) on my OneDrive into the OndeDrive on Windows 10. Now I must download the container folder (and all files in this) wgen I need only 1 file. Please restore this the Win8 state.

                    42 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Windows  ·  Admin →
                    • Bring back OneDrive on Removable Drive ie SD Cards for Windows 10

                      A lot of us have SSD laptops with only 128Gb of space and tablets with smaller space. Its simple, allow us to put OneDrive on SD cards like we did on WIndows 8.1 Its not rocket science.

                      37 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Windows  ·  Admin →
                      • Implement a folder tree like Google Drive. It would make navigating and moving files around much easier.

                        I'm surprised this isn't already a feature. Clicking through folder labels to get to where I want to go is irritating. It'd be much better to expand a folder tree and go right where I need to. We need a navigation pane for a more friendly UI experience.

                        109 votes
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                        • really need to add support for multiple personal OneDrive accounts, just like your outlook.com app supports multiple accounts.

                          at the very least, it would be a little more helpful if you had a "switch accounts" button on the main menu that saved usernames of other personal accounts to make it easier to sign out and into a different personal account. Free Gmail on the web does it that way.

                          63 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Admin →
                          • Give the ability to copy and rename files / folder through web portal

                            I currently see no way of copying a file or folder in the same directory (making a copy of it). I would love and option like "Copy and Rename." This would allow me to have folder structure templates that I can easily make a copy of instead of having this template in its own folder and copying it a level up.

                            31 votes
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                            • Please Add A Manual Sync now button on desktop icon

                              Please Add a Manual Sync now button when clicking the desktop icon (windows 10) I often find that the files aren't uploaded when they are saved. I don't leave my computers on overnight, this means usually after saving my work on my computer I shut it down. On windows 8.1 I normally would just click on the cloud icon and manually sync. Without that button I'm already noticing files not being updating on my other PC and I have no way to force it to update. Thank you!

                              20 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Admin →
                              • In Windows 10, give us the ability to prevent Onedrive from syncing over metered connection

                                In Windows 8.1 I could turn off Onedrive sync when on a metered connection. That seems to be gone in Windows 10. I would like to see that brought back.

                                41 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Admin →
                                • Put in a print to printer button! Maybe as an option under "Print to PDF"

                                  I want to print my online powerpoint but there is not a print to printer button. I have to save to pdf or download the file and open it in powerpoint and then print it.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • 19 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                                    • Default location gone in Windows 10

                                      I can't find the option to change the folder that OneDrive uses in Windows 10. I moved my location from the C: drive to another partition. The option to change the location isn't in the properties anymore.

                                      22 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bring back a file's name and upload percentage to the upload menu.

                                        The new design adopted by OneDrive has made it harder for those users who need to track the uploading rate of their files.

                                        58 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Admin →
                                        • OSX Finder Integration

                                          1. Sync Status (icon with a tick for example) for each file and folder
                                          2. Share from Finder
                                          3. Onedrive Online only volume, so we can open and save directly to Onedrive without the need to sync locally

                                          116 votes
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                                            10 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Admin →
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