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  1. Please fix MIcrosoft update bug...

    OneDrive creates a temp file called aria-debugger. It's huge...40 g bytes, and keeps growing, grabbing all the free space on the hard drive.

    80 votes
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  2. Fix incorrect calculation of remaining free space when using Symbolic Links

    Creating a SymLink in the local OneDrive folder to another drive may incorrectly disable the "OK" button in the selective folder sync dialog. Reason: the calculated remaining free space on the local drive (used for the OneDrive folder) is incorrect.

    Example:
    Drive C (size 200 GB, 150 GB free) contains the OneDrive folder which contains a Symbolic Link to D:\syncme
    Drive D (size 1000 GB) contains 300 GB content in D:\syncme
    => The remaining free space on C is being calculated as -150 GB (or less), i.e. the OK button cannot be selected, even though there is still free space…

    76 votes
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  3. Bitlocker and OneDrive

    OneDrive should be able to recognize that the OneDrive-folder is on a directory which is protected by Bitlocker. If you start the computer and OneDrive can't open the folder because it is still locked, OneDrive should ask to unlock this drive first before ask you to reallocate the folder.

    69 votes
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  4. Fix special characters in company name bug on mac

    This is stated as fixed in version 17.3.6378.0329 of the mac app store app, but the problem is still the same.

    If you have a special character in your company name - for example / - the mac client is unable to use the folder you have chosen.

    A/S is the primary company type in Denmark, and names should include this notation. Because of this, the problem is widespread in Denmark.

    I guess there are more special characters that are not being handled on the mac as well.

    Read about the problem here:
    https://community.office365.com/en-us/f/153/p/432751/1095582

    67 votes
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  5. Add Back .txt Text Editor Option

    On OneDrive.com, add back the option to edit text files. Starting around 12/20/17, the option to Open and edit a text file by right clicking disappeared.

    However, it's possible to get back to the editor by using part of the link below.

    https://onedrive.live.com/?v=TextFileEditor

    Please fix this bug as this is a key functionality to edit simple text files.

    65 votes
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  6. Fix "Uploading is Paused Error on Android"

    Fix "Uploading is Paused. Please connect to a Wi-Fi of mobile network" when users are indeed connected to the internet.

    60 votes
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  7. Do not re-upload photos if they are already present

    There are two basic concepts here:
    1) Photos should be uploaded to the same OneDrive location, regardless of their source (the PC app and the mobile device should both upload to "Camera Roll" (right now the PC uploads to "Camera imports" but the mobile app uploads to "Camera Roll."
    2) If a photo has already been uploaded by another device, they should not be uploaded again. This is not an advanced concept; Windows Live Mesh/Sync had similar capabilities. Examples:
    - If I use the OneDrive app on my mobile device to upload photos, and then connect my phone to my…

    57 votes
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  8. Work out sync glitches

    onedrive doesn't sync properly between devices. Old versions or missing new files on different devices. Sync-ing is essential! Which is why i'm going back to Dropbox.

    53 votes
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  9. Disable "An update is required" popup

    When not using the latest OneDriveSetup sources you will get a prompt to update OneDrive -> "An update is required. To continue using OneDrive, you need to update it.". This message seems totally useless since OneDrive does a proper update in the background anyway.
    Please adjust the installer to get rid of this update prompt or give the possibility to have control about this update behaviour (e.g.: special parameters for the OneDriveSetup.exe).

    53 votes
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  10. Share links dangerously default to view and edit

    File sharing currently defaults to creating a link with both view AND edit permissions. This link is retained, without any indication to the user, even when the user deselects the allow edit permissions box.

    This is a VERY dangerous security flaw because some search engines are capable of discovering these links by brute force. I had one of my excel files completely nuked by an anonymous rando that had found the view+edit link that I never knew had been created (even though I only ever explicitly shared a view-only link for the file). They nuked the file by reverting it…

    52 votes
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  11. The "add to my onedrive" button is missing for shared folder..

    Really need the "add to my onedrive button" back so the team can sync shared folders on their desktops.. we've just moved from dropbox and servers to our trial office 360 and things aren't looking good so far.

    51 votes
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  12. Fix file copying for all sizes

    While we can successfully move "small" files with the Move To option in the website, Copy To always fails for "bigger" files. I haven't looked for an exact minimum size that can't be copied, but I know that a file of 24MB cannot be copied.

    At the very least any restrictions should be documented.

    45 votes
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  13. Fix the "Sorry, OneDrive can't add your folder right now" error message to say what the problem really is

    Certain problems within the OneDrive client result in the error message "Sorry, OneDrive can't add your folder right now". Below this, it says "Please contact support".

    I have had this message and contacted Microsoft Support, who were completely unable to help at all. The error message is very poor, as it does not adequately describe what the conditions are that are preventing OneDrive from adding a folder to be synchronised. The error message should inform the user why the folder cannot be added and provide a link to a help page to assist in resolving the problem.

    See https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeonedrivefb-mso

    44 votes
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  14. UPN change

    Changing of UPN in AD/AzureAD causes separation and sync issues with OneDrive for Business. No other Office 365 application appears affected. Currently no way to force a UPN change on the OneDrive side and we are being told that re-syncing the library is the only way to fix the issue.

    39 votes
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  15. Add Support for Commas (,) in File & Folder Names (Currently replaced with Carets (^J))

    Currently, file & folder names containing commas (,) are auto-replaced with carets (^ or ^J) despite the fact commas are not listed as unsupported special characters.

    Please add support for commas in file & folder names.

    39 votes
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  16. Fix OneDrive crashing with a lot of files

    OneDrive crashes about every 2 hours, on multiple machines. Since I am a developer. I have a LOT of files (nodemodules). Because I am unable to exclude folders (as Microsoft doesn't want people to be able to exclude certain types of folders), all my nodemodules folders are being indexed and uploaded to OneDrive. Since there are so many files, OneDrive's memory usage gets over 2GB and then crashes.

    Please make a decision because the product is pretty much useless for developers now. I would say there are 2 options.


    1. Make the application 64-bit. Not because it is unacceptable…
    35 votes
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  17. Fix the wrong file name from date time of the uploaded pictures on iOS

    Since Nov/Dec 2013 OneDrive update on iOS, OneDrive app on iOS always used GMT time, instead of local time, to name the auto uploaded picture files. It is so difficult now to know the exact time the pictures were taken and the worst is the pictures I take during night time is using the next day's date!

    34 votes
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  18. Fix problem that changes linked Excel file location

    When creating a link between data in two Excel sheets without OneDrive, the program links to the file location on the hard drive. Once OneDrive is in place, Excel forgets the hard drive location and tries to link to the OneDrive web location which results in an error message. This is a MAJOR problem. This renders one of the most vital functionality of Excel useless!

    33 votes
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  19. overlay icons

    Please fix Windows 7 64bit to allow for more than 15 overlay icons so that both Dropbox and OneDrive sync icons work at the same time.

    30 votes
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  20. allow users to select a default permission for shared links

    At some point, all my links for shared folders started to default to link-allows-editing status. There is no setting for this in the settings menu, so either a setting needs to be added or the default needs to change back to link-allows-viewing status.

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