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  1. Reliable IOS Camera Backup

    Not all of my images/videos in my camera roll are successfully backed up in OneDrive for iOS even though I have the Camera Roll Backup feature turned on and the status says "up to date".

    I ended up having to copy all the images off my iPhone to a PC and do a folder diff with my OneDrive CameraRoll folder. What I found was occasional photos taken between Aug 2014 an Jan 2015 were not present in my OneDrive Camera Roll.

    Before manually finding the differences, I was able to visually spot some missing photos in the OneDrive app. I…

    358 votes
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      1 comment  ·  iOS  ·  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” …

      268 votes
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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
      • Really fix Photo background uploading in iOS

        I'm running the latest version of OneDrive on iOS 8.3 on an iPhone 6 Plus and this feature doesn't work as intended. Even with background refresh On and the location settings set to Always, I still have to manually open the app for new photos in my Camera Roll to sync to OneDrive. The only thing having Location set to Always gives me is a badge counter of how many photos need to be uploaded. It is never performed automatically. Please fix.

        Additionally, I would prefer that automatic photo uploads from my Camera Roll to OneDrive be performed without leveraging…

        814 votes
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          0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Admin →
        • 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!

          175 votes
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            10 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Admin →
          • 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

            157 votes
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            • API for OneDrive for Business Sync Client

              Please provide an API for the Sync Client of OneDrive for Business. We should have the possibility to programmatically automate the sync of a SharePoint library (for example, from an External Application which already takes offline some DB data we'd like to automatically take offline a related SharePoint Document Library). This for us is very, very crucial.

              47 votes
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              • 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.

                69 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Photos  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

                  110 votes
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                  • Loosen up on content allowed on OneDrive -- current policy would ban most users

                    After hearing about users who had their entire Microsoft accounts frozen without warning and without being allowed to retrieve their data, apparently over files that they'd uploaded (privately) to their OneDrive, I looked into the Code of Conduct again and was baffled by how broad the restrictions are. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-live/code-of-conduct

                    Taken broadly (which Microsoft apparently is doing, based on previous suspensions) this would prohibit storing TONS of harmless, legal, common content. Given that Office 365 users receive 1TB/unlimited OneDrive storage, presumably we're encouraged to use it as a backup service and transfer much of our hard drive there. I would very…

                    26 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                    • OneDrive should allow more than 21 redirect urls

                      OneDrive API should allow more than 21 redirect URL's

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                        3 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Admin →
                      • 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…

                        54 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          45 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  iOS  ·  Admin →
                          • Selection of all files instead of selecting one by one

                            While moving files from one folder to another folder selecting all files instead of selecting one by one

                            14 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  iOS  ·  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…

                              271 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.

                                30 votes
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                                • Allow any folder in any path to be a synced in OneDrive

                                  Allow any folder to be synced

                                  Right now (21.05.2015) if you try to sync your files they must be saved to \users\****\OneDrive. Many of us would like to be able to define any folder in any path to be a synced and current OneDrive options aer too limiting and unusefull. I suggest like many other softs with the same application you also add this function. It is too easy. Why you don't add such a simple task?

                                  15 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support for major ebook formats (e.g. mobi, epub, ...)

                                    Hi,

                                    Having the ability to open and read ebooks and documents in various formats straight from OneDrive.com can add more value to this great cloud application and storage.

                                    It is currently possible to open pdf files which is awesome and great; however, opening mobi, epub and other file formats is dependant on client's machine which can be limiting. Adding this feature through an extension or providing it natively through OneDrive Word Documents application can help users to have less dependency on their environment and devices.

                                    Thanks a lot. :)

                                    11 votes
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                                    • 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.

                                      30 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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.

                                        148 votes
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                                          8 comments  ·  Developer  ·  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,…

                                          470 votes
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