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.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. OneDrive for Business - File and Naming Limits

    File naming, directory limits, etc should be 100% equal to those of NTFS.

    So that when we are synching files and folders from Microsoft Windows File Systems we ,shouldn't be getting messages that say there are file conflicts, sounds like incompatible 3rd party products not flagship products made by the same company... crazy!

    59 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. File handling in Onedrive for Business

    Please add functionality to easily copy/move files inside OneDrive for Business. Also enable easy moving of folders in the web user interface.

    59 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Remove or hide connected services from Word and Excel

    I wanted to remove some "save as" locations from Word and Excel. Currently shows 3 different cloud locations which come from OneDrive:
    - OneDrive - <company name>
    - Sites - <company name>
    - OneDrive personal

    Our users are only using one OneDrive location which is their OneDrive for Business folder, and it's too confusing for them to see 3 different cloud locations under "Save As". I wanted to keep only the OneDrive for Business, and followed by "This PC".
    I have read an article that shows that I could remove those connected services under File > Account menu option, but…

    59 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    7 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Share and Sync functionality for folders with Office 365 to PC and Mac

    Teams using Office 365 Business Premium should be able to share and sync OneDrive for Business folders over all OS platforms. It should possible to share folders between the users of groups and have these folders synced automatically to Windows 10 PC's and Macs.
    This functionality is available for the personal OneDrive version, but Office 365 Business users will want to use their 1TB space which comes with OneDrive for Business.

    58 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Implement the "Notifications Feature" in the modern UI as well.

    Previously, there was a function to notify the users by email when items has been changed in the classic UI. By the way, I assume that this function is not available in the modern UI at the moment. It is a little inconvenient for us due to we frequently used the function so far. Therefore, I hope the feature of " Notifications" will be implemented in the modern UI as quickly as possible.

    58 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. On Demand file storage for Server 2016

    Please bring On-Demand file storage to Server 2016. Then it will be a viable product for a lot more companies.

    57 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    16 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Show shared documents on new desktop client

    Instead of having to go to the one drive online page to open shared documents that others have shared to me via word and one drive rather have those documents show in there respective office apps or have all documents shared with the user appear and sync to desktop.

    56 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    2 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Camera Upload

    Please enable the Camera Upload feature in the mobile OneDrive for Business app. It's kind of ridiculous that free users can upload their pictures to personal OneDrive accounts, but paying business users cannot.

    56 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Auto populate the OneDrive business owner email adress to enable "request access"

    The default receiver for approval of access request to documents store on OneDrive for business is currently "someone@example.com".

    It would make very much sence that the "owner" of the OneDrive for Business email address is automatically loaded in to the field "Access request approver"

    56 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Ability to mandatorily sync certain folders to OneDrive in an Enterprise environment through GPO

    In our Enterprise we have need to be able to enforce syncing of certain files and folder so the user will always sync those files and folders between the workstation and OneDrive.

    It would be nice to have a GPO or control via an Administrative Template that would allow the Administrator to select specific files and/or folders that sync when Sync Client is launched. And under OneDrive client settings where the user can select which folders they want to sync or not sync, the mandatory folders would be checked on and grayed out so the user could not uncheck them.

    56 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    2 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Sharing MULTIPLE Files

    OneDrive for Business should allow you to share more than 1 file at a time - like OneDrive for Personal use allows!! This is annoying and a good reason why I keep many files with Google!

    56 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Regarding folder uploading performance within Internet Explorer

    Can't upload the folders in OneDrive for Business on IE.(can upload on Google Chrome or others)

    I would like to upload folders on IE because it is convenient if I could complete uploading
    on IE in used for my own daily work.

    54 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    2 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Accept special characters in filenames.

    Some of my clients use #'s and other characters in their filenames, which causes that the files are not synced (i.e. the whole idea of access from different places is non-existent) and I'm getting sync errors continuously. OneDrive waits for my response, but I'm not allowed to change clients filename structure. Thus, the OneDrive is super annoying.

    53 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    8 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Change account name

    When you install two ODB accounts in your computer, in file explorer appears OneDrive-Companyname and OneDrive-Companyname (1) making difficult to identify which account you are saving the file. Please allow change the name view, to make easy recognize them

    52 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    2 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. OneDrive For Business and SharePoint Integration

    OneDrive For Business and SharePoint need to be tightly integrated to support the seemless transfer of content between the two environments to support good practice formal content management together with the dynamic collaborative power of OneDrive.

    Content should be able to be 'moved' from OneDrive to SharePoint so that duplicates are not created and the master content exists in one place only. Ideally, the 'Move to SharePoint' feature would provide an option to 'Leave a Link' in OneDrive to the newly created content in SharePoint.

    In order to better support ad-hoc collaboration on content that has been imported into SharePoint…

    51 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. change the sync icon to not cover file type visual recognition

    I use OneDrive for Business on my work laptop and Dropbox on my personal laptop. There has been something bugging me about OneDrive for awhile now and I think I can finally capture it visually. The following image contains two different images: the top image is what Dropbox looks like (credit: internet search - this is not my computer) and the bottom image is a screen capture from my work laptop (with all sensitive information removed).

    I am a very visually driven person and often sort data quickly by recognizing patterns but I have been having some difficulties doing this…

    51 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    6 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Sync of SPO Doc Libraries from IE browser doesn't work with NGSC, Chrome does

    I have tested the new NGSC for months now and there are a few major issues causing us problems.


    1. Even with now supporting sync of SharePoint Online Document libraries, the experience is not working within Internet Explorer. When you click the "Sync" button from either classic or Modern UX you are prompted to "Sign In" the experience takes you to a page telling you to "connect your onedrive" which is already done as I have my actual OneDrive for Business files syncing (selectively). Google Chrome works perfect with Document Libraries from SharePoint Online (and allows selective sync) as well as…

    51 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Enable Site level Sync

    We want sync button to be enabled at Site level rather than doclib level and the onedrive wizard can help us choose document libraries or folders specific to a site we want to sync with PC. For organizations like us where we have few 100's of sites created per division and department it would be tedious to choose each document library related to user and click on sync button . It would really serve us well if we have ability to sync at site level and can automatically sync 100's of sites per needs of each department.

    51 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. add the feature to perform backup within One Drive for Business.

    I really hope the additional feature to be implemented that enable me to acquire One Drive for Business's item backup for a certain period of time.

    51 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Add ability to hide users from 'Share with' functionality

    We sync users from on-premise AD to Azure for Office 365. In addition, we have cloud-only Global Administrator accounts that are not synced.

    We would like the ability to hide users from the 'Share With...' functionality in ODB/Office Online (the cloud only users for example). For example, the 'Hide user from address lists' from Exchange Online option could be respected. Right now, all tenant users show up in the search results, which can be confusing as the Global Administrator accounts get selected accidentally.

    51 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    5 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

OneDrive Archive

Categories

Feedback and Knowledge Base