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  1. Allow creating "direct download" flavour links when sharing a file

    Allow creating a shared link for a file, which can be send to a user via email (for instance) and user can download the file by using the link even from a computer without the need of using any Microsoft office account/api.
    To be clear, sharing files without any restriction, a "direct link" flavour.
    It's working as expected for a zip file for instance, probably because Microsoft cannot open it, so it lets you to download the file.
    But for a word file, Office Online is opened in the browser when clicking on the link.
    The behavior I'm looking for…

    176 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add custom properties to files in OneDrive (personal/live)

      For the OneDrive consumer version it is currently not availlabe to add customer file data (other than tags and comments). For a new app we would like to store some additional metadata for the files that are uploaded.
      We would recommend the same approach as https://developers.google.com/drive/v2/reference/properties/insert

      87 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support MD5 checksum

        Other cloud service providers provide MD5 checksum values (Google, Amazon, etc). By providing MD5 checksums (in addition sha1 and crc32), you allow developers to compare file integrity when importing or exporting to/from OneDrive.

        81 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support wildcards in redirect_uri

          x.mysite.com and y.mysite.com are for 2 of my customers: x and y.
          And I get new customers a, b, c, etc without my intervention.
          As of now, I have to add by hand a.mysite.com/onedrive in redirect_uri app settings for every new customer and it is painful.

          80 votes
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            11 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable MKV Videos Streaming on OneDrive

            I have been a Windows user for 3 years now & I Have 1TB of One Drive storage as part of Office 365 subscription. Nowadays most of the 1080p HD videos are in (MKV) format, But In One Drive we cannot play MKV format (App/Browser).

            So can you Please enable MKV format Video streaming support like other cloud storage (ex: google drive) in OneDrive.

            So that we can use 1TB storage very effectively.

            Happy Windows User,
            Sundar

            56 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • API access to Albums

              I want to be able to access, read and edit a user's Albums via the OneDrive API.

              I am talking about the Albums which are not folders and were announced in January 2015. https://blog.onedrive.com/introducing-an-all-new-way-to-view-manage-and-share-your-photos-in-onedrive/

              47 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Include TAGS in API

                OneDrive adds a number of Tags against a photo like, Beach, Cat, ...
                When querying meta data against a Photo, it would be great to also include these TAGS.

                45 votes
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                  in the plans  ·  0 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Do you have any plan to release a Java Client API for new OneDrive API?

                  It's great that you provide the RESTful API, but do you have any plan to release a Java Client API for the new version of OneDrive API which released in Feb'15? Or do you already have an option? I am not talking about the Android SDK.

                  37 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • ASANA ONE DRIVE

                    ASANA-ONE DRIVE INTEGRATION

                    33 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ability to Restore deleted files\folders

                      It would be great that OneDrive providers a Restore API to let user can restore the deleted files\folders from Recycle Bin.

                      31 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Javascript SDK for new OneDrive Api

                        Currently there are only pickers and savers available for the new OneDrive Api.

                        If you now say, I should use the Javascript Live SDK, why you created a new api, which is less impressiv than the old?

                        28 votes
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                        • Add command line switches to pause and resume syncing.

                          Please add to Onedrive command line switches to pause and resume syncing.
                          Why?
                          Some programs create, delete or rename many files at the same time. When Onedrive jumps in to do an update in the middle of this process, It either hangs up or creates duplicate files. At present, the only way for developers to avoid these problems is to use the API function suspendthread. It works but it is not a good solution. If you would add command line switches /pause and /resume it would be much better.

                          24 votes
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                          • file lock or checkout (REST) api to prevent overwriting and deletion

                            people can make one drive file editor
                            by using download/upload api
                            or file picker
                            or file handler addin.

                            but there is no way to lock/unlock or checkout/checkin files.
                            so concurrent modification of user A can be overwrited by user B right after.

                            24 votes
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                            • Enable One Drive API to get file version information

                              Would you add the function to get file version information?
                              Now I can't get file version with One Drive API, but I want to do it.
                              https://dev.onedrive.com/resources/item.htm

                              23 votes
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                              • File appending/concatenation

                                It would be nice to be able to upload multiple files to OneDrive and then, once they're uploaded, join them together into one file.

                                On Windows, this can be achieved through the following command:

                                copy /b 1.txt + 2.txt + 3.txt all.txt

                                It would be great for this functionality to be available on OneDrive too. Amongst other uses, this could be useful for working around issues with uploading large files.

                                As there isn't a method for extending the expiry date of an upload session, the user is given a deadline by which they must complete the uploading of their file.

                                23 votes
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                                • Allow a file to be streamed to the cloud without requiring the file's size to be known in advance.

                                  We develop backup/restore software. Our technology is able, with FTP, DropBox, GoogleDrive, and other cloud storage providers, to stream a backup directly to an archive file in the cloud - without needing to write any data locally. We consider this "backup-directly-to-the-cloud". Unfortunately, OneDrive falls short of capability for this feature. The upload REST APIs (upload sessions) appear to require that a file size must be specified. We would require that the API allow us to begin streaming data to a file before we know the total amount of data that will be included.

                                  22 votes
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                                  • OneDrive for Business and OneDrive for Consumers should share a hashing algorithm

                                    Currently ODB supports QuickXorHash, while ODC supports SHA1 and CRC32. There should be at least one hash that is common across both of the services.

                                    21 votes
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                                    • Webhook support for (non-root) Drive Items Microsoft Graph API

                                      I'm wondering if Webhook subscriptions for non-root Drive Items will be added. Specifically I'm asking of subscriptions to Group Drive items, so that functionality like SharePoint's 'Alert me' when file changes can be implemented.

                                      19 votes
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                                      • music

                                        it would be nice to have the app go to the next song in order so you don't have to keep selecting the next song after the last song finishers.

                                        19 votes
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                                        • Scrolling

                                          Instead of having to flick to scroll, can you create a button on the side to scroll quickly thru the files like Google Photos?

                                          Also it would be nice if OneDrive camera roll would remember where you left off when scrolling if you switch back to the app

                                          18 votes
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