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  1. Duplicate files/photos ( duplicates )

    Like other suggestions I would like a way to not have duplicate files/photos, to save space.

    Can we have some specific way to:

    1) run a "duplicate" search that can automatically delete files/photos based on a name, size and date
    2) search for duplicates and then list them all in name order, showing name, size and date to then give option to review then delete
    3) a file compare search for similar looking files, then the option to delete one(s)

    3,623 votes
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      88 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please don't auto-create the email attachments folder

      Please stop with the folder creation!!!!!!!!!!!!
      I choose what goes in my drive!
      If i wanted a folder called 'email attachments' i would
      create one .. its annoying having to delete them everytime i come bk to onedrive

      621 votes
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        49 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable sync client to allow editable synching of team sites with mandatory metadata columns

        As at 23rd Jan 2017 the newly relased One Drive for Business synch client enables synching of Team sites BUT if any libraries have mandatory meta data or require check out, the synched folder/library is read only. This cripples collaboration by teams on documents. This needs to be fixed

        125 votes
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          6 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • metered connection policy as administrative setting

          Please add a policy Setting to configure how the Client would act when detecting a metered Connection. For example Limit the upload/download rate or disable the sync completely when connected to a metered connection.

          61 votes
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            5 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Onedrive scan multiple pages

            So why can you scan multiple pages with office lens but not with the new scan feature in onedrive? And vise versa regarding renaming the file.

            68 votes
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              14 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Automatically creating an album

              Allow us to disable OneDrive automatically creating an album please. This annoys a lot of people, including me, and should be optional.

              1,450 votes
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                110 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improve OneDrive setup / deploy / update experience for Enterprise

                Currently, the OneDrive client in Windows 10 is a per user install. Updates are installed per user and require internet access at time of running.

                It would be great if the OneDrive client could be installed on a per machine basis and be updated in a similar way or using Windows Update/WSUS/ConfigMgr.

                OneDrive for Business is starting to become popular with Enterprise and making them manage this per user seems a little backwards.

                134 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Download Bandwidth Throttling

                  Even though the upload bandwidth throttling through GPO is already available, the download bandwidth throttling is even more important to guarantee that operational processes are not impacted.

                  Please implement this as well.

                  118 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Show full file/folder name

                    I know lots of apps use the ellipsis/three dots (...) when the text reaches a character limit, but I think it's a little annoying when you have to go to the properties of the file/folder just to see it's full name. Just make a new type of view (detailed view?) or make it as an option in settings.

                    195 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable fingerprint as passcode

                      Please enable finger print unlock as pass code instead of standard pass code, just like drop box does. No offense! It's just my suggestion.

                      120 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Prevent user from desynchronizing some folders

                        It is recommended by Microsoft to redirect "Known folders" to OneDrive for Business.

                        Source Microsoft: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Redirect-known-folders-to-OneDrive-for-Business-e1b3963c-7c6c-4694-9f2f-fb8005d9ef12?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

                        Desynchronizing a folder on OneDrive also removes it from the computer. This behavior generates side effects when desynchronizing "System/Known folders" (ex: Desktop)

                        Is there any plan for adding a GPO that could prevent users from desynchronizing some of their folders ?

                        52 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • MS Message Center should viewable by any interested party.

                          We have numerous application teams that want access to MS Message Center however they aren't admins. Why not provide rights to just this portion of the Admin Center (view\read only) based on role or group membership? Alternatively why not have a Message Center DL or RSS feed or a Message Center site associated with each tenant viewable to all?

                          25 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Ability to edit offline files on iOS and Android

                            Provide the same functionality that is available in Windows and MacOS sync clients that allows offline files to be edited. Curently read-only

                            (NOTE: Files marked offline are read-only - you can edit the file only when you're online. If you edit the file offline, it saves as a new file, and does not change the original OneDrive file.)

                            64 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Disable Sharing in OneDrive for Business ENTIRELY

                              For our company it's a Must-Have to be have the option to disable the sharing on ODfB entirely (also tenant internal).
                              This is to prevent users from setting up project or team workspaces in their own user drives.
                              A similar idea was posted here, but since it was not splitted up by the user, I posted this new one.
                              https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/11382111-disable-sharing

                              37 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow creating "direct links" flavour when sharing a file

                                Allow creating a shared link for a file, which can be send to a user via email (for instance) and user can download the file by using the link even from a computer without the need of using any Microsoft office account/api.
                                To be clear, sharing files without any restriction, a "direct link" flavour.
                                It's working as expected for a zip file for instance, probably because Microsoft cannot open it, so it lets you to download the file.
                                But for a word file, Office Online is opened in the browser when clicking on the link.
                                The behavior I'm looking for…

                                143 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable choosing an OneDrive folder where to save a file with "save as" option

                                  Today it is not possible to choose a folder within OneDrive for Business if you work online and want to save file. "Save as" saves file directly in root folder.

                                  39 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • I attempt to sync the folders with the next sync client within Windows 7 and its sync folder's name has been corrupted.

                                    I request that the sync folders'characters should not be corrpted in case of sharing with [Shared with Me] of SharePoint document library and OneDrive for Business under the conditions below. I hope that I will be able to open the files properly.

                                    ・Windows 7 + Internet Explorer
                                    ・ Windows 7 + Google Chrome

                                    10 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • I want control over simultaneous editing on the Excel client

                                      In previous versions of the Excel client application, the message “Another user is currently editing this file” would appear if a second user was accessing a file that was already being edited and it was obvious for the second user that they cannot edit the file. However, with files synced in the Excel folder of the OneDrive.exe, other users also can access files that are currently being edited and there is no error message. I want a notification that indicates that another user is currently editing the file.

                                      22 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Chromebook: Office Online Extension, button "Save to OneDrive" to Business Onedrive

                                        If you install the Office Online Extension for you're chromebook
                                        https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/office-online/ndjpnladcallmjemlbaebfadecfhkepb

                                        And you open a Word document on the web it opens in a webviewer Example:
                                        https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view.aspx?src=http://www.snee.com/xml/xslt/sample.doc

                                        If you want to Save the file to you're business account with the Save to OneDrive button than you only can login with you're personal account. Please fix it, that you also can login with you're business account!

                                        68 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • OneDrive for Business and OneDrive for Consumers should share a hashing algorithm

                                          Currently ODB supports QuickXorHash, while ODC supports SHA1 and CRC32. There should be at least one hash that is common across both of the services.

                                          17 votes
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