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  1. 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.

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    6 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Allow us to share a folder via a guest link in OneDrive for Business

    Using Google Drive, Dropbox, and even OneDrive consumer I am able to share a folder (not just a file) with someone outside of my organization without requiring them to sign up for a Microsoft account. Not everyone has a Microsoft account and it seems inconsiderate (and unprofessional) to send a folder to a client that is then held ransom until they create a Microsoft account.

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    1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Choosing thumbnail image for the video on one drive

    I haven't been able to find a way to choose my own thumbnail image once a video has been uploaded to my one drive account. When I share the video to friends via Facebook, sometimes I do not like the thumbnail image that was automatically created when the video was uploaded. Could there be an added feature where you can add a thumbnail image from the video uploaded as the front cover image so it uses this thumbnail image when posting and sharing the file to friends in Facebook??

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  4. Lightroom Integration

    I'm storing all my photos (raws) in OneDrive. Enable a mechanism to sync keywords (or tags in OneDrive terminology) with Lightroom.

    Since differential sync isn't supported on OneDrive I have to keep the database on DropBox.

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    1 comment  ·  Photos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Chromecast on iOS support

    The OneDrive app needs chromecast support on iOS and windows. I'm unable to stream videos from my folder to chromecast ultra!

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  6. Add support to GNOME 3

    GNOME 3 is one of the major desktop environments on Linux and it's currently lacking support for OneDrive.

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  7. Disable one drive completely

    I don't want or need this. Uploads files and pictures even when set not to. It should have a setting that disables it completely and premently.

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  8. Map view of photos

    Other competing apps have a map view of photos. I know that geotags are copied from my iPhone camer to the OneDrive photos, so why doesn't OneDrive allow for a view of all my photos on a map? OneDrive photos tries to create this view with folders of "Photo Places" but that simply falls short.
    I actually pay for an upgraded storage level so I can store all my documents and photos in OneDrive, but am strongly considering leaving for Google due to this lacking and wonderful feature. When will this be added?

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    0 comments  ·  Photos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Rename a file before uploading

    Hi, when I am using the iOS share sheet to copy file to OneDrive, I am only allowed to choose the location that I want to upload the file, but I can't rename the file before I upload it. It'll be great if I can rename the file first before I upload it, so that I don't have to navigate to the folder where I uploaded the file to rename it.

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  10. 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.

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  11. Allow users to rename the synced folder in the new sync client of OneDrive for Business.

    Allow users to rename the synced folder in the new sync client of OneDrive for Business and also allow users to specify the location of the synced folder on their pc.

    This is required because the combination of the default name (One Drive - [company name] + default location (C:\Users\[user name]\default synced folder name) generates a file path that is often too long so files cannot be synced.

    Keep in mind, that typically the files you want to sync are already under a file path - that you want to keep under the synced folder.

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  12. shutterfly

    I would love to be able to upload directly to shutterfly. I can't access my pictures right now without downloading each picture individually.

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  13. Force SharePoint Online Folders to sync through OneDrive to clients via GPO

    Now that you allow users to Sync SharePoint Online Folders to OneDrive. You should make it so an admin (through GPO) can set a folder to sync to client machines. So if an admin wants to have files always available to the client they can be pushed through OneDrive and GPO.

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    3 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Filenames with a dot [.] symbol prefix

    Consider enabling OneDrive to accept files beginning with a dot/period [.] I don't make them myself, but I have one or two applications that do. I have tried repeatedly to upload them, but OneDrive says “OneDrive file names can't start or end with '.' (dot) symbol”. It does however, accept folders that begin with a dot symbol [?] Windows Explorer has handled both quite happily ever since the old file naming conventions were relaxed..

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  15. Allow backup of files from multiple drives to the OneDrive

    This seems to be such a fundamental functionality and so many are in a similar situation so I'm posting in hopes that Microsoft will consider a new feature request.

    I have a laptop with a small Solid state drive with 50 Gb of data I'd like to back up to OneDrive. When I'm home I dock my laptop and have an external drive with 500 Gb of data I'd like to back up to OneDrive. It doesn't help to change the folder of my OneDrive backup as I need both folders backed up. They can't be combined. I also don't…

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  16. Apply RMS templates across all OneDrive users

    The ability to apply RMS policies across all OneDrive enabled users and folders from the central admin location.

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  17. OneDrive Peer-to-Peer / Mesh Sync

    From an architectural point of view, I really see OneDrive on top of a P2P foundation (BitTorrent Sync, Live Mesh, ....).

    This will bring an answer to so many requests in this channel, like Syncing over LAN, or differential/delta Syncing, ....

    This would also provide a foundation for managing very large files and a potential integration with Azure Backup / Disaster Recevory services.

    A real eco-system of services could be built on top of that.

    It is also perfectly compatible with the idea of P2P + Cloud where the OneDrive storage as we know today is a node among others.

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  18. Can't have an underscore in file name any more

    The latest client does NOT allow a file or folder name with an underscore. That's garbage. I have hundreds if not thousands of these file names. You must support ALL characters supported by NTFS. I have no problems with file names on DropBox or Google Drive and had no problems with file_name or folder_name in the Office 2013 build of ODB.

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  19. Ideas -- facial recognition / geo sort by

    Have the ability to filter/sort photos by geo location stored in photo or manually enter into an album.

    Facial recognition and sorting by ability.

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  20. OneDrive for Business needs OneDrive for Teams!

    There needs to be a central file store for team based working using OneDrive technology not Sharepoint. Sharepoint is too clunky to configure, and is why some organisations use other cloud solutions for example DropBox.

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