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  1. Add the ability to people tag

    I would like the ability to tag faces on pictures that have been uploaded to OneDrive. Currently Windows Live Photo Gallery has this ability and is generally really good at guessing faces. Also, Facebook has facial recognition that is about 97% accurate.

    My request is:
    -add ability to group pictures by people, adding this as an option along the top row, where we currently only see "Photos Albums Tags" right now. Any untagged picture will show in 'untagged'
    -add facial recognition to suggest tags for pictures
    -make this facial recognition at least as good as that in Windows Live Photo…

    2,562 votes
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      54 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Implement a folder tree like Google Drive. It would make navigating and moving files around much easier.

      I'm surprised this isn't already a feature. Clicking through folder labels to get to where I want to go is irritating. It'd be much better to expand a folder tree and go right where I need to. We need a navigation pane for a more friendly UI experience.

      2,536 votes
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        39 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow shared folders to be synced to local drive even if no editor permissions

        Allow shared folders to be synced to local drive even if no editor permissions

        Usecase: Use "share a folder" to actually deploy something on a users machine (for working offline) but prevent them changing and therefor possibly damaging the stuff you shared with them. For this we currently use Dropbox but would rather use the builtin OneDrive which would be easier to maintain in the long run as less extra software

        1,040 votes
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          10 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Cryptowall and Ramsonware - Prevent OneDrive files to be encrypted

          We are seeing an increase in this cases of cryptowall and ramsonware, were users see their computers infected with this virus.

          The virus will encrypt all user files (jpg, pdf, xlsx,docx, etc.) except system files.

          It would be very helpful, to have the option to have OneDrive files restored to a previous date, even if that option was only available at a OneDrive Support level.

          If this option is not possible, due to server space to store all info in duplicated, it would be easier from the technical side to block .ccc, .micro, and other known file extensions in OneDrive.

          873 votes
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            25 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add ability to add metadata tags to files

            Adds the ability to tag documents with metadata tags and to add another function to search in these metadata tags.

            For users it will brings new opportunities how to organize their data. It's a different approach compared to storing files only in a directory structure.

            661 votes
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              31 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for the feedback and suggestions. I see a number of the comments here are about photo tagging and search. We have a pretty big update starting to roll out today that we talked about here:

              https://blog.onedrive.com/introducing-an-all-new-way-to-view-manage-and-share-your-photos-in-onedrive/

              I also updated the UV post specifically on photos here:

              http://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/6331259-tag-keyword-search-on-mobile

            • Please don't auto-create the email attachments folder

              Please stop with the folder creation!!!!!!!!!!!!
              I choose what goes in my drive!
              If i wanted a folder called 'email attachments' i would
              create one .. its annoying having to delete them everytime i come bk to onedrive

              621 votes
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                49 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • OneDrive Support for D750 NEF files

                There is now support for viewing RAW (NEF) files from Nikon D750 (NEF files from other Nikon DSLRs works fine).

                350 votes
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                  39 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow users to subscribe to notifications on a shared folder

                  OneDrive should allow users to subscribe to a shared folder and receive notifications when new content is added to that shared folder.

                  This way you can share a folder once and keep adding content to it.

                  347 votes
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                    13 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • File Download Statistics

                    Have an option to view statistics on files eg Number of downloads, Country of Download etc

                    342 votes
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                      10 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow sorting of onedrive photo albums

                      Allow the new OneDrive photo albums to sorted alphabetically and the sort order fixed

                      318 votes
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                        38 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Slack integration

                        Slack has stellar support for Google Docs. It has no support for OneDrive. Obviously Slack isn't a Microsoft product, but it'd be awesome if y'all could work with the Slack team to make this happen.

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                          18 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to change date of pictures

                          I uploaded tons of old pictures to OneDrive, and all of them were uploaded with the wrong dates, messing up my "All Photos" view.

                          Please, add the ability for me to change the date of those pictures, with the option to change all pictures inside an album.

                          214 votes
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                            27 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve navigation of files/folders in OneDrive.com AND add notion of pinned favorite files/folders

                            The modern-UI influenced File Explorer looks very simplistic and is good if you are on a touchscreen. It would be awesome if the online File Explorer would include similarities to the Windows Explorer with a structured folder layout on the left where you can pin favourites and fastly switch back two folders/create new folders.

                            [note: Title updated by Angus Logan to limit duplicates]

                            176 votes
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                              11 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi, I see this as two suggestions:

                              1) on the web add a tree view similar to Windows Explorer. We aren’t actively looking into creating a tree view, however if switch to the list view you should be able to traverse a deep directory structure pretty quickly.

                              2) enable pinning of folders/documents so you can get to them quickly. The notion of favorites and being able to get back to folders quickly is something we are looking into. You can do this today using Office by pinning a document to the top of your Recent Docs list.

                              thanks
                              Angus

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                                14 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                tell us more  ·  Casey PenkCasey Penk responded

                                Can you please tell us more about what you are looking for? What do you mean by “zero knowledge cloud storage”? Thank you.

                              • Enable customisable slideshow speed on onedrive.com

                                The only way to see photos full screen on onedrive.com is to use the slideshow. But this automatically scrolls through the photos way too quickly.

                                Please add a customisable speed, preferably with a manual option that only scrolls to the next photo with a key press.

                                (Being able to view a photo full screen without using slideshow would also help)

                                147 votes
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                                  12 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • preview html files inside onedrive

                                  Provide an option to view a basic HTML file preview, right inside the www.OneDrive.com .

                                  Currently when I click a .html inside the onedrive, it gives me the code to edit. Instead of just code, provide an option to preview the basic HTML without any JS or CSS

                                  121 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support expiration of sharing links

                                    Add the possibility to improve the link sharing of files.

                                    nice to have:
                                    2. an expiration date on shared links (expires in ... days, expire date

                                    reference to
                                    http://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/7292073-file-sharing-link-options-expire-date-password

                                    120 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Sort by file type

                                      There should be an option to sort by file type so you can order things more quickly if you are looking for say a word document that you have deleted by accident.

                                      116 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make OneDrive web app much faster at scrolling through photos

                                        I have thousands of photos on OneDrive.com, and scrolling through the "base" photos view (click on Photos on left nav, all photos show up) is far too slow.

                                        Please make rendering of the photo "thumbnails" in folders and albums much, much faster.

                                        A few other possible ways to accomplish this:
                                        1) Put in fast filters (like file types, or date ranges)
                                        2) Have a very fast date scroller (jump to 2010 for example)

                                        102 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Recognise GPX files and display route in map

                                          Many hikers, runners and cyclists record their journeys using mobile GPS and save them as GPX files. It would be useful if these files can be recognised in OneDrive and displayed in Windows Maps.

                                          Opening a GPX file would display the route, and the 'Details' pane could contain the extra information about distance, speed, elevation, altitude, heart rate, etc.

                                          With many GPX files stored in a OneDrive folder, it would be awesome if all the routes could be shown together in one Windows Map to obtain an overall view.

                                          When a GPX file is shared the 'Directions' feature in Windows…

                                          100 votes
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