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  1. 3 votes
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  2. Make offline viewing an option for integrated desktop, including enterprise edition.

    Allow an option for online viewing only that does not maintain a local copy of the file. On enterprise computers, others admins may be able to log in and access your files and this may not desired by the file owner. But if one chooses, "online only", then there is no local cache and when a document is added, it is uploaded, but still, the local copy is removed when the document is closed.

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  3. Default external sharing e-mail confusing for end-users

    The default e-mail sent to an external user for sharing a document is confusing. The end-user needs to click the document name to be able to edit or open the document. This is OK, but the text directly below the document states:

    This is a mandatory service communication. To set your contact preferences for other communications, click here.

    Lots of end-users do click the link "Click here" and think this relates to the edit document proces. This is not the case, they navigate to an error page that states:

    Sorry, that didn't work

    You signed in with your Microsoft account

    95 votes
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  4. Provide search functionality for the Xbox One app.

    Browsing through a large folder of video files is ridiculous on the Xbox One (and probably elsewhere). It would be great to be able to actually type a search for filename/metadata. And, of course, to be able to type it using SmartGlass rather than just an onscreen keyboard would be even better!

    3 votes
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  5. Make OneDrive WebDAV network drive an option when setting up OneDrive.

    Make OneDrive WebDAV network drive an option when setting up OneDrive.
    1. Sync Everything (For laptops and desktops with plenty of storage)
    2. Selective Sync (For laptops and tablets that are offline often)
    3. Map Network Drive (For desktops and devices that are always online)

    71 votes
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  6. Desktop View only option

    I like to know where are my files, and are they still on same location..

    When you stuck with onedrive desktop app, like "checking for changes" and take for few days to sync.. and you don't know how to stop it, what is changed etc.. because in moste case you did something simple (like moving folder to another location) and it take for few days to "check for chages" - for this, at last let us know the progress of checking... or enable it to do something manually to help this app with problem.

    Or any other problem when you…

    1 vote
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  7. Better sync conflict resolution

    The current solution is making a copy. If device b or the web is used with the same files as device a has not yet finished syncing - e.g. think about last played property update of audio files - then this is going to result in a conflict. I have ran into this myself while moving directory trees and updating photo file properties. The work to clean up duplicates is tremendous. Another ******************* forum shows I am not the only one frustrated by this. I feel it would be nice if we would have OneDrive and device file systems to…

    90 votes
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  8. onedrive new version and folio

    I get the need for a consistent view, use case.
    BUT... I like to offline it all on the PC(this should stay as a option for desktop even if in a non-mainstream delivery)

    Maybe a simple "oneportfolio" where you can set a max for the size
    1-2... whatever gig across devices and the files are added to your mobile portfolio. then to add or remove files in folio from any device and that just occurs on all.

    I get placeholders are non-descript thats why my PC syncs all.

    entering onedrive view or folio view is in essence the same structure

    1 vote
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  9. Photo Browsing

    Scanning through photos on OneDrive on any platform or the web is a nightmare. Especially in my cameraroll. It takes forever to preview the images and find the ones I'm looking for. Theres no "jump to date" or anything so right now I can barely go back and look for anything.

    19 votes
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  10. Let me attach a file to an email without involving Drive and pictures that aren't related

    I did. You are not allowing us to use our computers as we should because you want to control me and mess everything up.
    Can I not pick a picture and delete it ? You wont let me.

    1 vote
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  11. Sharing takes to long. Easymode it.

    When I right click a file or folder in Explorer and say "Share with... OneDrive" this is what currently happens.

    1) load skydrive page.
    2) redirect to onedrive page.
    3) click get a link.
    4) click shorten link.
    5) copy link.
    6) paste link.

    To truely replace Dropbox you need to fix this.

    1) Load onedrive first try.
    2a) automatically view share link.
    2b) automatically shorten share link. seriously. se rious lee.
    2c) automatically highlight share link.
    3) i hit ctrl+c and go.

    11 votes
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  12. Make available offline option for mobile

    All the mobile phone and tablet are getting enormous built in drives. Give us the same option that PCs have so we don't have to wait that buffering time frame to show off our pictures.

    3 votes
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  13. Thumbnails for folders updated or able to switch off

    The thumbnails for a folder dont seem to update. I move all the photos from Camera Roll to seperate folders (Leaving Camera Roll empty) when a new photo is taken and uploaded to Camera Roll the thumbnail is of a picture that was long since moved. This needs to be updated or the ability to switch of thumbnails would be useful.

    5 votes
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  14. 1 vote
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    tell us more  ·  Casey Penk responded

    Hi there, can you tell us more about your feature request? How would you want this feature to work? Thanks.

  15. Add Browsers Favorites list in OneDrive Web page

    As favorites are synchronized between all devices using OneDrive, it could be cool to get the list in OneDrive web page.
    From OneDrive, we could organize our favorites and from this page we could share our favorites with pears and add comments or decide to share one favorite on Yammer, FB, Twitter, etc...

    14 votes
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  16. Make Available Offline including files added from another device in the future.

    Currently, OneDrive features making individual folders offline with one caveat:

    "If you have multiple PCs, a file can be online-only on one PC and available offline on another. Any files you added to OneDrive from your PC or previously opened on your PC are automatically available offline on that PC. Any files you created on the OneDrive website or added to OneDrive from another device are online-only on your PC."

    I wish there was the option to allow you to make a folder available offline and for it to auto sync files that were later added by another device later.

    6 votes
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  17. Viewing cover art of ebooks in One Drive

    Allow the user to view cover art of ePub files stored . I think PDF cover art is viewable, but displaying ePub artwork, would enhance the One Drive service and really make viewing and accessing ePub files for the user much easier.

    9 votes
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  18. Enable SharePoint library syncing on OneDrive for Business mobile clients

    Our clients love the SharePoint library syncing feature for the PC with OneDrive for Business, but then they're disappointed when they can't do the same on their iPad or Android phone.

    8 votes
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  19. Hide certain folders on certain devices

    Instead of making every folder viewable on every device (some of which you may want to hide for privacy reasons), customize which folders you want to be viewable from which devices. For example, be able to hide a folder of photos on a shared Xbox One.

    [submitted on behalf of a customer]

    17 votes
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  20. Provide RSS/Notification on changes made to OneDrive or Share

    I like what Dropbox provides for free: an RSS feed for:


    1. Changes made to your OneDrive

    2. Changes made to a specific share

    This allows the owner to see what files/folders were deleted/renamed/created, by who, and when. As someone who collaborates a lot with colleagues, I'd like to know who's doing what to my share/project.

    38 votes
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