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  1. Folder sync

    Why not make the mobile version just like the Desktop app?

    You should be able to select a folder (or multiple folders) from your mobile device and OneDrive should upload all the files (not just photos or videos) in that folder automatically and every time you modify one of the files in that folder or add a new file, it should automatically sync it with the cloud.

    Unbelievably, OneDrive, nor Dropbox nor Google Drive currently offer such feature. You can only get this feature with a third party app like FolderSync (paid app - Android).

    This should be a native…

    6,314 votes
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      52 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        20 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Files on demand, automatic cleanup

        When using files on demand over time, OneDrive will start to sync a lot of files which after some time will become inactive. Today the user would have to right-click the OneDrive-folder and select Clean up in order to stop the sync of these files and delete the local files stored on the user's device.

        I propose a new optional feature. When files or folders have been inactive for a period of time (say 30 days) I would like OneDrive to automatically clean up, deleting the locally stored files and folders but still keeping them in the cloud.

        It should…

        1,264 votes
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          50 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • onedrive web always stalls/hangs after uploading few files - hangs on "uploading *** items" for ever (win 10 chrome and Edge and IE)

          I am trying to upload my photos to onedrive via the web. I don't do it via the windows sync app as I don't want this folder synced as its too big.

          I know all the fragile problems with onedrive, and can confirm that:

          all my file names are < 8 chars + ".jpg"
          None of the filenames nor folders have any chars other than ascii
          There is only one level depth (a directory with files in it)
          I have 300GB of space left in my 1TB (so its not a space issue).
          Files are all < 10MB, so its…

          257 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Verrrrrrrrry Slow

            OneDrive is pathetically slow with uploads. For at least the last two weeks, it's been closer to dial up speeds. It can take hours to upload 500 meg. Historically, I haven't seen uploads faster than very low broadband speeds. I have a decent broadband connection - can stream HD movies and do other things simultaneously. I'm truly sick of it. What's more amazing...I'M A PAYING CUSTOMER. I'm not just using the free version. I would expect slower speeds if I were only using the free version. But to pay money and get this, pitiful.

            231 votes
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              11 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • CPU Usage too high in High Sierra

              MacOs 10.13.2
              CPU Usage is too high while using one drive.
              Please correct!

              211 votes
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                31 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable the option to edit Plain text documents on OneDrive.com

                Enable the option to edit Plain text documents on OneDrive.com

                167 votes
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                  12 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • View of thumbnails in picture folders

                  With the new upgrade more emphasis was put on showing the file name rather than the thumbnail. I hate it. I use my picture folders for showing photos and projects to both clients and students from my iPhone. And as a photographer it was a great help. But now the thumbnails are really small and the file names are huge and don't even show the full name. I really don't like that I can't switch that view back to the way it was before. Just because you can create a new preview mode doesn't mean you should.

                  122 votes
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                    7 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Option to use SD card (for all files saved on device)

                    As an office365 customer I get 5TB of cloud storage. I have a 128GB MicroSD card but can't use it for onedrive. I can only have a couple GB available "offline" in unused internal device storage. Major functionality omission!

                    474 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Managing deleted One Drive (Sharepoint Document) files

                      We have multiple users connected one SharePoint site and we use this sites to share documents. Due to our operational requirements we need to keep our files in the desktop PC. Therefore all the users in the organization we keep our files in the PC using OneDrive client.

                      The issue is when a file get deleted from one end its effecting all other users in the network by moving all the deleted files to their desktop recycle bin. Which creates huge space of deleted files and make all the users to clean their recycle bin quite often. (For us avg…

                      68 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • onedrive web always stalls after uploading few files - hangs on "uploading *** items" for ever (win 10 chrome and Edge)

                        i am trying to upload my photos to onedrive via the web. I dont do it via the windows sync app as I dont want this folder synced as its too big.

                        I know all the fragile problems with onedrive, and can confirm that:

                        all my file names are < 8 chars + ".jpg"
                        None of the filenames nor folders have any chars other than ascii
                        There is only one level deapth (a directory with files in it)
                        I have 300GB of space left in my 1TB (so its not a space issue).
                        Files are all < 10MB, so its…

                        236 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Right clik sync now

                          It will be cool if you can force update of the file if there are a lot of thing to sync. Just right click on this file and push the button Sync now, for fast update of certain files, that you need right now.

                          65 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Office files OneDrive sync issues since latest update of Windows

                            Since the last Windows update, I have seen inconsistent OneDrive behavior with Office files:
                            - Even though "Use Office 2016 to sync office files" is turned off, Office still tries to directly upload files to OneDrive when closing a file
                            - Much frequent occurrences of the "You now have two copies of a file" when saving office files, which force to waste time in cleaning up the duplicated files.

                            For the first issue, I temporarily changed the "Use Office 2016 to sync office files" to on, then back to off. That seemed to have stopped the upload to OneDrive while…

                            129 votes
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                              25 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow OneDrive app on Android to be moved to SD card. At the very least, store the cache and data on Secondary Storage.

                              Unfortunately, I cannot keep this Android app because the app cannot be moved to secondary storage. I'm like every Android user and have limited available space on primary storage. Because of the OS and other required data that must be stored on primary storage, I have to move apps to my SD card after I install them in order to make room. I understand that users must first install apps to primary storage on Android. That's fine. Users should then be able to move apps like this to Secondary Storage in App Storage Settings. This app does not allow that.…

                              325 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • One time payment plan

                                Especially for studends there must be a one time payment plan for oondrive like 50 gb plan is billed annually that should be one time

                                40 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please allow OneDrive Offline Folders to store data on External SD Card.

                                  I'd love to be able to move my Onedrive Offline Folder to External SD card. Most Android devices have limited internal memory. What would really be great if Microsoft Onedrive would sense that an External Drive was mounted and ASK users if they would like to have their Onedrive Offline Folder stored on External SD ?

                                  Thanks a bunch for this option.

                                  73 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support for .heic files

                                    Could you please add support for .heic as iOS 11 uses this format and when iOS 11 releases all apple phones will only use this format. As I am on an iOS 11 beta I have noticed my photos are starting to become unviewable in the photos tab and shown as blank .heic files in the files tab. This is a problem that will get more urgent as it gets nearer iOS 11 release as of now for anybody on the beta programme one drive photos is unusable. Please update! Thanks

                                    705 votes
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                                      21 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • File Renaming

                                      This latest version of OneDrive for iPad has robbed users of the ability to rename a file or folder by just adjusting a character or number in the existing title. E.g. by adjusting a date or adding an additional letter. You now have to type out the new title in full every time.
                                      This is a retrograde step and will cause many users much frustration.

                                      47 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Online-only support for Mac OS X

                                        Hello! I really like the online-only feature that OneDrive has for Windows, and I'm sad that the same feature isn't available for Mac. The files I have are eating up space on my hard drive, and using selective sync doesn't cut it (the large size of my OneDrive is due to images and .PSD documents which I open in bulk for image editing, and are a hassle to download from the website every time I simply want to use them.)

                                        I'd really appreciate it if this feature were implemented, since I'm running low on space! If not, I'm probably going…

                                        89 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Camera Upload

                                          Please make camera Upload available in OneDrive for Business. We are in the construction industry and were using Dropbox previously with the camera uploads which is a necessity. We experimented with OneDrive Personal prior to purchasing OneDrive accounts which also has the option for camera upload. We fully expected OneDrive for Business to also have the option for camera uploads and are disappointed that it doesn’t. Please make camera uploads available in OneDrive for Business as soon as possible.

                                          290 votes
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                                            10 comments  ·  Photos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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