OneDrive


Feedback by UserVoice

OneDrive Archive

This forum has been closed but you can go to https://onedrive.uservoice.com to find, submit and vote on ideas.

Welcome to the OneDrive UserVoice. This is your place to suggest the features you’d like to see us add to OneDrive. we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service" and "your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

For support or issues with your account please submit your issue directly within the product. You can shake your mobile app or tap the ? then select “Email OneDrive support” from the website.

While we can’t guarantee any specific features or timelines, we will respond to every suggestion that gets at least 500 votes. Thanks for joining our community and helping improve OneDrive.

I suggest you ...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Folder offline

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

    65 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        4 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        65 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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??

          65 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

            65 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              1 comment  ·  Photos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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!

              65 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add support to GNOME 3

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

                63 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

                  63 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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?

                    63 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      0 comments  ·  Photos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      63 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        63 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          2 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          62 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            4 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            62 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              1 comment  ·  Photos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              62 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                3 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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…

                                  61 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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.

                                    61 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      6 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  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
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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.

                                        60 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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.

                                          60 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          OneDrive Archive

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base