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  1. 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 →
        • monitor sync

          i need to be able to get an alert or extract from an endpoint or login to the admin portal to know when there is sync problem. currently, the only way to know if there's a sync problem is from the user - and by the time the user tells me, it's too late. again, either a dashboard in the Admin portal that shows the sync errors or i need to be able to extract some event ID, log file or other from an endpoint to identify when there's a problem to schedule time to correct the issue - or…

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            6 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • XML Export/Import of your current (filtered) document libraries

            More and more people have more than one device. I like to have an export/import XML Structure of the current filtered document libs folders. So then I'm able to import these configuration on another device without doing the time consuming filter job.

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              0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • OneDrive on Linux

              we are a diverse org. we use PC , MAC and Liunx. it is realy good to have a client for OneDrive on Linux

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                2 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • implement the feature enabling to restrict internal file share.

                *English follows Japanese

                ■件名 : 内部ユーザー同士の共有を制限したい
                ■内容: OneDrive for Business において、テナント内のユーザー間のファイルの共有を制限したい。社内のユーザー間であっても、安易に共有が行われてしまうことによって漏洩のリスクが高まります。管理者によってい制御ができるよう、テナント内のユーザー同士のファイル共有を制限する機能を要望します。
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                I am thinking of sharing the files among the users of OneDrive for Business's tenant. At this moment, there is a possibility that the data leak might be caused by a simple share even within company user, and therefore I hope the feature to be available that could enable to make a limit on the file share among the users of a tenant so that an admin could execute the restriction for shared files.

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                  1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fix "a newer version is installed" and OneDrive failure to launch with version mismatch with roaming profiles

                  Please fix compatibility issues with Roaming Profiles

                  Scenario 1 – can’t install NGSC on a second computer after update

                  The automatic update not only updates the OneDrive.exe in the local profile, but also the registry, which roams with the user. When the user logs onto a new computer and NGSC tries to run OneDriveSetup for the user, it sees the registry key and delivers a message saying a newer version is installed. By deleting HKCU\Software\Microsoft\OneDrive, NGSC will install.

                  Scenario 2 – registry version mismatch between updated and non-updated OneDrive.exe when roaming

                  If NGSC installs for the user on a second…

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                    10 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Regarding time zone settings of personal site

                    I would like a function that allows administrators to either batch-set the time zones of individual user's personal sites or to synchronize the site time zone with the location information in the user profile. We have a lot of users who aren`t overly knowledgeable about computers and thus our administrators are spending a lot of their time responding to related inquiries. There surely are a lot of companies who`s employees are usually all working in the same region, and so it`s quite inconvenient to have te time zone by default set to PST and every employee having to adjust their…

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                      4 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  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.

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                        14 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow two way sync of Camera Roll

                        Please add an option to enable two way sync of the Camera Folder. If the option is enabled then when a photo is deleted from a device or OneDrive.com, then that photo would be deleted from all other devices and OneDrive.com. The Android Photos app

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                          5 comments  ·  Photos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Sorting

                          I find the sorting in this app hard to use. Id like to be able to sort by date created. Also, it would be great to be able to choose a date for an album. I have recently been creating loads of albums with my photos and the date I made the album is not necessarily going to be the same date as the event I've created an album of. Id like to be able to choose a date, in which the event happened, so albums sort in a logical order.

                          Cheers

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                            1 comment  ·  Photos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Include or exclude folder option for Photo View

                            There should be an option which folders I want to see in the Photo View, as default the "Pictures" folder. You should be able to choose all folders in your OneDrive, maybe even shared folders from other people.
                            As an example: something like the option from "Selective Sync".

                            Previous idea:
                            Choose which folder will be included or excluded in All Photos view.
                            https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/7536082-choose-which-folder-will-be-included-or-excluded-i
                            Hasn't been solved. Only one option to switch between All and Photos isn't enough.

                            Previous idea:
                            Exclude folders from Photo View
                            http://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/7549774-exclude-folders-from-photo-view

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                              4 comments  ·  Photos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Managing deleted One Drive (Sharepoint Document) files

                              We have multiple users connected one SharePoint site and we use this sites to share documents. Due to our operational requirements we need to keep our files in the desktop PC. Therefore all the users in the organization we keep our files in the PC using OneDrive client.

                              The issue is when a file get deleted from one end its effecting all other users in the network by moving all the deleted files to their desktop recycle bin. Which creates huge space of deleted files and make all the users to clean their recycle bin quite often. (For us avg…

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                                7 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Duplicates

                                Can an option be added in OneDrive to identify duplicate files I.e. When you have uploaded the same photo more than once but it's in different folders. This was a useful tool in Picasa and would be great if it could be incorporated into OneDrive. You should have the option to check and delete the duplicate.

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                                  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add timeline to Photos View for quicker navigation

                                  At the moment its difficult to scroll to a particular date of interest. It would help if a timeline was available to speed up this process. For example see timeline on the left of the page in new (as of May 2015) Camera Roll in Flickr.

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                                    4 comments  ·  Photos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • OneDrive Auto Save Tab for Business Accounts

                                    Could you please provide an Auto Save tab for OneDrive business accounts. I have a PC that is my business only PC, but I do not get the Auto Save tab, like I do with a personal account. I do not want to save anything on my local drive!

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                                      7 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enterprise level management of OneDrive using GPO

                                      I suggest you make OneDrive more “enterprise ready”. We are in the planning stages for moving user documents to OneDrive but there are glaring limitations compared to using Windows based local shares. Here is a list of requirements if we were to seek out a 1:1 match for what we do now:

                                      1. Make all OneDrive settings controllable via GPO. Without it, deployment is a non-starter given the number of workstations that we need to visit.

                                      2. Use a folder redirection method to access OneDrive as the default. Sync should be secondary. This will solve a few problems. One is…

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                                        4 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Fix "Shared with Me" 'Duplicates' in View

                                        In OneDrive for Business today the Shared with Me view is at times difficult to follow for some users and results in 'duplicate' entries.

                                        Here is the simple scenario for Users1 and Users2:

                                        In User2 Documents folder create the following simple structure where the names are self-describing:

                                        Documents\Folder_Shared_Edit_with_User1

                                        Documents\Folder_Shared_Edit_with_User1\File_OwnedBy_User2_Shared_Edit_with_User1

                                        Documents\Folder_Shared_Edit_with_User1\File_OwnedBy_User2_Shared_View_with_User1

                                        After a while the Crawler will re-index the User1 Shared with Me view. In addition to showing the primary entry:

                                        Folder_Shared_Edit_with_User1

                                        It will also show:

                                        File_OwnedBy_User2_Shared_View_with_User1

                                        This is duplicated if you drill into the shared folder. End users and customers do not like seeing this and it appears to be…

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                                          0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  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.

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