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  1. OneDrive Files On-Demand

    Allow an online sync only for OneDrive, like Windows 8.1 file explorer did.
    Most of PC don't have enough storage to keep files on HDD.
    That will really improve productivity !

    26,029 votes
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      1163 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      I’m excited to announce OneDrive Files On-Demand is now rolling out to Windows Insiders Fast ring. It works with your personal OneDrive, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online Team sites. You can read more about how you can begin using OneDrive Files On-Demand at our blog post here: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/06/13/onedrive-files-demand-now-available-windows-insiders/#HH4Hky2ZIKZE8RQq.97 — Thanks!

    • Enable differential sync (only sync parts of the files that changed)

      Today OneDrive implements differential sync only for Office files (that is, syncing only the changes made to the file, instead of the entire file). It would be a significant improvement for this capability to work against any files in OneDrive - so smaller changes to a file would result in less data needing to be transmitted, meaning less time to sync changes back and forth, and more efficient use of network bandwidth.

      5,476 votes
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        121 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • respect metered connections in Windows 10

        In Windows 8.1, OneDrive would detect whether the internet connection was a metered (data-capped) connection or not and would automatically pause syncing until it was connected to a non-metered network. This functionality seems to have been removed in Windows 10. Please bring it back.

        1,894 votes
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          182 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make OneDrive 64 bit!

          Make Onedrive 64 bit! Simple as that! 32 bit Onedrive process on 64 bit OS in 2016 is simply unacceptable!

          1,649 votes
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            24 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add support for authenticated proxies

            The OneDrive desktop client currently doesn't work on networks with authenticated proxies. This makes OneDrive useless in these kinds of environments.

            468 votes
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              33 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                14 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • We NEED ReFS support!

                Came here because OneDrive complained today that my folder is on ReFS and it doesn't support that file system. I see that others have raised this issue and and it's been dismissed. However, this is a serious problem for those of us who are paying subscribers. Please listen to your customers, don't dismiss us!

                230 votes
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                  17 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Sync overlay icons "ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers" limit

                  There is a limit of 15 overlay icons in windows 10. Installing dropbox or google drive causes problems with sync overlay icons not appearing in onedrive (or vice versa). Why not make developers use the existing, microsoft sync overlay icons, rather than bringing their own? The 15 sync icons in "ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers" would be sufficient if Microsoft required that any third party sync application such as dropbox or google drive used the same icons. After all, onedrive and dropbox both show exactly the same information in the icon overlays - synced, not synced, sync in progress and sync error.

                  194 votes
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                    20 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Move the OneDriveTemp folder

                    A hidden folder called 'OneDriveTemp' forces itself on the Root of the user's hard drive. Usually on (C:), but when OneDrive is moved to another drive manually the folder moves with it. Though always to the Root of the drive even if OneDrive's main folder is not.

                    This is really messy and seems utterly unnecessary. Why does OneDrive get this special attention rather than placing it in AppData/Local or ProgramData folders for example? Or simply inside OneDrive's main folder itself.

                    Worst of all, I spend a great deal of time keeping my data drive neat and organized. So you can…

                    119 votes
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                      12 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow OneDrive on a disk with the ExFAT file system

                      The restrictions on allowed file systems makes a Mac/PC dual boot virtually impossible.

                      Windows forces the use of the NTFS file system, which doesn't play nicely with OS X. It's possible to redirect the Mac app to use the NTFS file system, but it never actually syncs.

                      The only universally supported file system between both operating systems is ExFAT. Dropbox works wherever you place it. Please remove this restriction.

                      116 votes
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                        16 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide some information on WHAT is CURRENTLY uploaded and on what the PROGRESS is. This is urgent and so basic!

                        Provide some information on WHAT is CURRENTLY uploaded and on what the PROGRESS is. This is urgent and so basic!

                        95 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Stop the OneDrive Popups and Messages

                          I upgraded to Win 10 a month ago. Since then OneDrive has been on a push for more usage - message appears daily for me to sign-on to OneDrive, File Explorer opens automatically to OneDrive. I use OneDrive minimally, I am retired, I appreciate the convenience of OneDrive - WHEN I NEED IT, but I don't need to be nagged to use it. I have turned off all "Notifications", I have followed the instructions of the OneDrive Team to edit the registry, but the messages still keep coming. This is a problem created by the OneDrive marketing people. Please find…

                          93 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow NAS backup into OneDrive

                            Allow to back up you network attached storage into OneDrive

                            75 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Colored File Folders in OneDrive

                              Simply allowing users to assign file folders to better organize things in groups or types of files. Simple idea that allows people to see their types of files without having to read a single word.

                              72 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Better handling of sync collisions

                                Currently, when OneDrive cant sync a file from my PC because both the server version and the local version have been changed, OneDrive creates a duplicate file with the computer name appended.

                                OneDrive doesnt notify me at all that there was a sync error. It just creates these duplicates, sometimes for hundreds of files, fills up my storage and I have to sort our manually when I notice that suddenly my storage is low.

                                If there is a file collision, the OneDrive sync client should ask me wether to keep the server version or the local version. If there are…

                                70 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • sync any folder to onedrive

                                  so, i am trying to backup itunes to onecloud without screwing up my itunes config - would be soooo much easier if i could just right click a folder, anywhere in Windows, and click to "Send to OneDrive" - for example.... then a blue arrow circle telling me that folder is backed up to onedrive...

                                  64 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Password Protection

                                    can you please add password protection option on onedrive folder in explorer, so i can only access all my personal data y myself and if someone login to my pc than still he willl not access my onedrive.

                                    63 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Feature: Sync metadata - file attributes

                                      // Redirected from: https://github.com/OneDrive/onedrive-explorer-win/issues/1

                                      Would be really useful if OneDrive sync the associated file attributes such as; hidden and read-only flags (at least these basic ones), and expose it to the API as well.

                                      Currently, if you have a read-only or hidden file on a device, after syncing it loses those attributes on the other (except for the timestamp).

                                      59 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable Proxy setting

                                        Current We can not set the proxy for onedrive. In some circumstance, the internet is allowed through proxy like http or socks... So it really necessary for enable proxy settings

                                        58 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Onedrive geteilte Ordner lokal synchronisieren

                                          Bitte nehmt euch ein Beispiel an Dropbox oder Google Drive und lasst geteilte Ordner innerhalb der lokalen Ordnerstruktur synchronisieren. Dieses fehlende Feature ist derzeit DER Grund, weshalb ich (als absolut überzeugter Windows-Nutzer) lieber Dropbox zum Teilen von Dateien und Ordnern benutze.

                                          56 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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