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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…

    3,638 votes
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      12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable Directory Restores (Versions) - not just file restores

      In https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/6327142-enable-file-versioning-history-for-all-types-of

      you delivered file versioning for all file types. This gives good protection against ransomware and accidental modification.

      However to be usable it is necessary that I can restore a whole directory - I have thousands of files and a 1 by 1 approach will not work.

      320 votes
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        9 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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)

        5,672 votes
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          136 comments  ·  General  ·  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

          117 votes
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            8 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Better support for Sketch.app files

            We still use Dropbox as OneDrive doesn't play nicely with the Sketch.app files on the Mac our user experience designers use. We'd love to move off of Dropbox entirely and only use OneDrive, but aren't able to until Sketch.app files are better supported.

            124 votes
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              6 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Ability for OneDrive Admins to Flag Folders as "Do Not Sync"

              Ability for OneDrive Administrators to flag some folders in individual users cloud based OneDrive for Business libraries as “do not sync” so that the end-user cannot check them in the Next Gen Sync Client (NGSC) for synchronization to their local machine. The NGSC should honor that attribute and show the folder as “greyed out” – possibly with a hover over pop-up message stating that the folder cannot be synchronized locally because of IT policy.

              Options should be available for bulk application to all users OneDrive folders by specifying a folder name (or folder name pattern) to be flagged as non-synchronizable,…

              61 votes
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                1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • On-Demand Sync for Mac

                Please bring on-demand sync for mac (placeholders).

                404 votes
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                  9 comments  ·  Mac  ·  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

                  2,775 votes
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                    163 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      18 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow the user to set/select the languages for a sharing notification email when sending to the recipient by the setting.

                      Currently, I am aware of the behavior that the sharing notification is sent to the user automatically in the language of recipient's settings. I hope the language of the sharing notification email can be selected freely by the user who shared documents or folders.

                      260 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve the feature of synchronizing more than 100,000 items on a stable basis for OneDrive.

                        I am aware of the behavior the restriction mentioned that the sync performance will possibly deteriorate when the stored items in the library exceed 100,000 items more. However, I need to operate this process frequently so that I wish the feature will be improved enables sync more than 100,000 items on a stable basis as soon as possible.

                        Although I have concerns about if the synchronization is going to be impossible to proceed unexpectly, but so as MS described as "We are working on optimization of OneDrive to improve processing of many Libraries." below the Reference information.

                        Title: Restrictions on…

                        173 votes
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                          8 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • shared by me

                          Could you add a menu "Shared by me" (similar as "Shared with me") in OneDrive web interface on the left side menu?

                          More about the user need: on OneDrive, files and folder are shared "only you" by default but you can share files/folders hidden in folders or sub-folders which stay unshared. Over time it becomes very hard to see what you shared, thus having this page view of all files/folders "shared by me" would be very convenient for users...

                          48 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable sync client (NGSC) to allow editable syncing of document libraries with secondary versions turned on

                            Comparable to the described problems in this post https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/17864110-enable-sync-client-to-allow-editable-synching-of-t the NGSC is not able to sync libraries (neither SharePoint nor O365-Groups), that have secondary versions turned on. The synced files are write protected and can’t be edited by library owners or other write-permitted users.
                            This really restricts the possibilities in scenarios where companies use the secondary-versioning and publishing-to-full-version-feature to secure the presentation of content in document libraries and keep content-producers productive.

                            764 votes
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                              8 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Dashboard of All OneDrive Client Statuses

                              When looking at users who work in many locations across our organization, it would be helpful to have a centralized dashboard to look at what clients are syncing and include the following information: last time client synchronized, are there files that are failing to upload/download and the status of the client (sync pending, sync complete, etc.).

                              112 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • I want to change the owner of an excel file in OneDrive for Business !

                                I want to change the owner of an excel file in OneDrive for Business !
                                If an employee will leave the company and he is the owner of an excel file that a lot of people use it, I think this is a must !

                                43 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  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

                                  709 votes
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                                    55 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Implement the "Notifications Feature" in the modern UI as well.

                                    Previously, there was a function to notify the users by email when items has been changed in the classic UI. By the way, I assume that this function is not available in the modern UI at the moment. It is a little inconvenient for us due to we frequently used the function so far. Therefore, I hope the feature of " Notifications" will be implemented in the modern UI as quickly as possible.

                                    51 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support to HEIF/HEVC Formats

                                      Since iOS 11 starts to use HEIF/HEVC as the camera photo/video encoding format. Wish OneDrive could support these formats or convert it to JPEG/H264 before uploading.

                                      Thanks

                                      89 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • copy here

                                        The "Copy to" functionality permanently request the user to go through to the destination path. A quick enhancement of the function would be to add the option "here" and not only "active Library" => this is gain of time and UX.

                                        17 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Set folders to available offline via policy

                                          Allow administrators to define specific folders as available offline via group policy.

                                          25 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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