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  1. Give user control the Cache on iOS and Android

    For iOS and possibly adroid, it is needed to be able to control how much memory will be used to cache files, such as how the Amazon Cloud app works. I would like to limit it to 500 MB, or 1 GB. I would like to be able to see what is cached and individually remove items from the cache. I would like to be able to fully clear the cache. I would also like to be able to mark cached files to be except from this clear (always keep on device). With only a 16 GB iPhone, I run…

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      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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 ms OneDrive 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…

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        7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • IFTTT triggers for OneDrive

        Add triggers for OneDrive's IFTTT channel.

        Beside being one of the few online storage channels that do not have any kind of trigger, this would make it useful.

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          5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Manual "Sync Now" Button

          Add a button on local OneDrive devices (Windows, Mac, Android, etc.) that allows users to force-sync OneDrive immediately instead of waiting for the cloud to auto-sync hours later.

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            6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please stop automatically creating folders (like attachments, pictures, documents) in my OneDrive.

            It is so annoying, every time i delete the folders, it pops up again. If i need a folder, i will make it myself. This is the only thing that keeps me from making OneDrive my top cloud storage solution.

            84 votes
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              12 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow the sync client to store files on network drives

              This was already posted (http://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/6329917-update-onedrive-for-business-to-sync-with-a-netw?page=1&per_page=20) and 241 people voted for it, but the deadly "Declined" status make the idea ineligible for support from the community, even though two pages of comments suggest there is a need for this feature. The fact is, businesses (including education organizations) have limited local storage and users that roam all over campus. We can't even use the sync client if it only stores files locally.

              In addition, MS has not just opted to not develop this option, it's actively disabled some of the "creative" ideas people suggested to make this work. That's frustrating.

              81 votes
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                3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • OCR function for PDF

                The whole OCR function for PDFs would be great. In that case I would definitely work directly within OneDrive.

                81 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support for embedding video

                  Now we can embed on website/blog our documents, presentation, txt file, photos, exe file (!)... but we CAN'T embed our own video!

                  I think, that is not a technical problem, but fear before pirating films - ofcourse, it is important, but lock a embeding function is not a good way to fight with pirats.

                  Please, add option to embedding our own video.

                  80 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Possibility to customise the invitation mail with my company brand and send the invitation mail from my company mail account.

                    Customers need to brand the Invitation mail with logos...
                    e.g. a bank could not send inviations from/with microsoft logos and from a microsoft mail address.

                    The mail should be branded with customer-logos and sent from a customer mail address.

                    77 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow others to edit or collaborate on shared albums

                      I would love to be able to create shared photo albums that can be co-owned as opposed to simply shared. It would be nice to be able to give permissions to someone else so they can share their photos to the album as well.

                      An example of this is the following. When I was recently in Europe with my girlfriend, we both took lots of photos with our phones and they were uploaded to our respective onedrive folders. Now it would be nice to be able to create an album (not a shared folder) of the trip where we can…

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                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add the equivalent of .gitignore

                        This request keeps coming up and keeps getting closed so we can no longer vote on it, this is ridiculously counter-productive. Even if the feature is unlikely the entire point of this site is to gauge support for feature requests, by all means respond but don't just close it.

                        In short, add the ability to ignore certain files or folders from sync using something like a .onedrive file. I don't want my node modules syncing with ondrive and bogging sync down.

                        https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/6988070-use-a-file-to-ignore-exclude-files-or-folder?page=1&per_page=20
                        https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/10720758-make-it-possible-to-ignore-build-artifacts

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                          3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 75 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • make it possible to completely uninstall onedrive.

                            Microsoft should make a patch that enables the customer to completely uninstall onedrive. Any software should be available to those who want it, or want to pay for it. But forcing it upon customers is unacceptable and undemocratic. Please discuss?

                            75 votes
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                            • 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)

                              74 votes
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                              • Add ability to sync Office templates through OneDrive

                                Allows office document templates sync through onedrive

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                                • Add support for online playback of Sony AVCHD (.MTS) video format.

                                  Currently Sony AVCHD (.mts) video files will not play in onedrive. Many of my home videos are shot in this format. Sony's cameras are somewhat popular and I think this format should be supported.

                                  72 votes
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                                    13 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Sort photos in Albums

                                    Please...please...please... Add the option to sort photos in an album e.g. Date/reverse dare / name, etc...

                                    I don't suppose anyone will ever read this or take any notice?

                                    Thanks anyway, in hope..

                                    67 votes
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                                    • Folder offline

                                      Instead of selecting each individual files within a folder for offline use how about the possibility of selecting an entire folder?

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                                      • 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..

                                        61 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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.

                                          61 votes
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