OneDrive

Welcome to the OneDrive UserVoice. This is your place to suggest the features you’d like to see us add to OneDrive.

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 100 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. 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…

    162 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      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
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        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
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          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
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            11 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.

            43 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              in the plans  ·  0 comments  ·  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/

              41 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                2 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • ASANA ONE DRIVE

                ASANA-ONE DRIVE INTEGRATION

                33 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  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.

                  30 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    6 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
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      1 comment  ·  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

                      27 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        0 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          0 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            2 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.

                            22 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              0 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              21 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                1 comment  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  0 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    0 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Prevent modified date change when uploading a custom thumbnail

                                    Our "Xara Online Designer" web application implements its own filepicker that presents a unified interface to the cloud providers we have integrated with our app (Google Drive, Dropbox and soon OneDrive).

                                    Our servers generate thumbnails for our custom (.xar) file format, ensuring our picker can display thumbnails for our custom file-type. However we want to send those thumbnail images back to OneDrive, so they appear within the OneDrive web application (https://onedrive.live.com). To do this we make use of OneDrive's REST thumbnail operations ("Upload a custom thumbnail on an item" i.e. the "PUT /drive/items/{item-id}/thumbnails/0/source/content" operation).

                                    Whilst this works correctly,…

                                    17 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      1 comment  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • access from device or embedded system

                                      with IOT explosion, many small devices may need upload data/file to onedrive. With OAuth 2.0 flow, the consent screen is displayed in browser, which is not available in embedded Linux or small devices.

                                      Alternatives for browser authorization flow is needed. User can provide email; consent screen can be replaced by an email with a link to confirm authorization. Or a code user can input on a PC to confirm the authorization.

                                      17 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        1 comment  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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.

                                        17 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          0 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Scan multiple pages to one item to upload

                                          The ability to Scan/photograph multiple pages to one item to upload would be a most useful feature!

                                          16 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            0 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1 3 4 5 254 255
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          OneDrive

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base