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  1. Enable file versioning / history for all types of files (not just Office types)

    I know you can recover previous versions of Microsoft Office files in OneDrive. But in Dropbox and Google Drive, you can recover previous versions of any file type (and this has been a long standing feature of these services). Please give us the ability to restore previous versions of any file type in OneDrive.

    5,049 votes
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      217 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Duplicate files/photos ( duplicates )

      Like other suggestions I would like a way to not have duplicate files/photos, to save space.

      Can we have some specific way to:

      1) run a "duplicate" search that can automatically delete files/photos based on a name, size and date
      2) search for duplicates and then list them all in name order, showing name, size and date to then give option to review then delete
      3) a file compare search for similar looking files, then the option to delete one(s)

      4,904 votes
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        119 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Syncing over LAN

        This would allow multiple PCs / Devices with the same OneDrive account to sync over the local LAN network. This makes a huge difference when setting a new PC (or restoring one) as you can transfer 100's of gigs over the LAN much faster and without impacting your Internet bandwidth cap.

        3,168 votes
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          149 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow shared folders to be stored within sub folders

          The new feature that allows shared folders to be synced on the desktop is awesome.
          however, shared folders are added to the root of the OneDrive folder and cannot be nested into the file structure. That is an issue : the root folder will soon be full of random shared folder. Allow us to store them where they belong ! Think of project-related stuff, pictures that you want to store in your "summer 2015" folder,...
          Google Drive implementation is fine : you get an overview of all shared folders on the website ("shared with me" tab) and you can nest…

          2,060 votes
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            53 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Separate folders for each device backing up to the camera roll

            If you have multiple devices that would take advantage of the camera roll there should be an option to put them in separate folders. IE if you have an android phone, ipad, etc each device should be given the opportunity to use a subfolder (Camera roll\ipad and Camera roll\android)

            1,651 votes
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              95 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                83 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • prevent shared files from being downloaded

                I think it would be great if there was some setting to turn download's of a shared file or folder ON\OFF... what I mean is suppose I want to share a File\Folder with someone, I would only want them to be able to view\edit it online and not be able to download it onto their computer.. to take this idea further, it could also be helpful if you could prevent copying content from shared files... the download permission could probably be visible once a user decides to share a particular file with someone

                1,397 votes
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                  135 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow files of any size to be uploaded and synced

                  As much as I appreciate the hard work of the Onedrive team for removing the 2GB file size limit and pushing the limit to 10GB, I was really hoping for an unlimited file size when syncing from the desktop or other localized app. I might be an edge case, but I use a competitor to sync VHD's (Virtual Hard Drives) that I use for various purposes and those are far larger than 10GB.

                  1,301 votes
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                    58 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow push notifications for the OneDrive app when files are added/deleted/edited

                    Allow push notifications for the OneDrive app when files are added/deleted/edited

                    915 votes
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                      working on it  ·  19 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • More secure file sharing

                      Today a shared folder or document ist just protected by the link to it. If someone captures the email containing the link, then he has access to all the shared files.
                      To share more confidential files I would like to share with a specific microsoft account. Then the files are at least as secure as the microsoft account of the person i shared the files with.

                      Marketing consideration:
                      Why to pay for office 365 home for 5 family members when I can't share the 1 TB of OneDrive space securely with them?

                      907 votes
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                        30 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow priority settings for files being uploaded

                        I'm currently uploading a high amount of data (I selected all the files I wanted and copied them to onedrive folder) and it's taking a lot of time. The problem is that some files are more important to me than others and I need them to be uploaded first. It would be great if I could make certain files/ folders that are being uploaded a priority so that those files with higher priority will be the first uploaded (for example, bittorent has this option when downloading files). It would take me a lot of time to cancel the upload and…

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                          20 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Sharing between OneDrive Personal and OneDrive for Business

                          One should be able to share a file from a OneDrive Personal Account to a OneDrive for Business Account.

                          Right now, the shared file doesn't appear in the receivers Business Account, but only in the Personal Account. But that is useless for people using Business primarily.

                          Example:

                          A private person owns a OneDrive Personal Account. He/She wants to share project files to a company, which will then work with these files. Sadly the files don't appear in the OneDrive for Business Account of the employee of the company, but they appear in the employees personal Account and mix up with…

                          301 votes
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                            14 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Share folders temporary

                            Sometimes you want to share some files or photos temporary with someone so that he/she can download. If you can select in the menu a date until when the folder is accessible the process is automated. I do not need to go back to the folder and remove the access rights manually. Also it makes sure that I do not forget to remove the access rights.

                            252 votes
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                              10 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • “only accessible over a selected Windows LiveID” (not all Live IDs)

                              basically I really like the share function in OneDrive and OneNote. Unfortunately I’m not able to prevent unauthorized access to a share via link. Everyone who gets access to this link is also able to access my share (for example if I send this link to the wrong e-mail receiver).

                              It would be a lot more secure if there is an option called “only accessible over a Windows LiveID” (not all Live IDs). Sadly at the moment, without any security option, this sharing feature is totally insecure.

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                              Did anyone of you recognize, that there is no option to share…

                              222 votes
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                                10 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add option to avoid OneDrive from changing Excel references to other files

                                Everytime you link an Excel workbook to other workbook, OneDrive changes the reference to the file, making reference to an online files. However, if one the Owrkbooks are in differente folders inside OneDrive, the link will break, even if you try to open the file in the computer containing them. That is a HUGE problem

                                119 votes
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                                  26 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Drag and Drop of a folder and/or multiple files using Internet Explorer and Edge!

                                  Drag and Drop of a folder and/or multiple files using Internet Explorer and Edge!

                                  109 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Print to OneDrive

                                    I suggest a widely supported "Print to OneDrive" feature. The idea goes that you're on a webpage, you want a PDF of it (such as in the case of a receipt or transaction). You would use the new "Print to OneDrive" feature, which would create a PDF of the page, and save to a pre-specified location on your OneDrive space.

                                    It would personally save me loads of time, and take some unnecessary steps out of the way.

                                    102 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Give user control the Cache on iOS and Android

                                      For iOS and possibly adroid, it is needed to be able to control how much memory will be used to cache files, such as how the Amazon Cloud app works. I would like to limit it to 500 MB, or 1 GB. I would like to be able to see what is cached and individually remove items from the cache. I would like to be able to fully clear the cache. I would also like to be able to mark cached files to be except from this clear (always keep on device). With only a 16 GB iPhone, I run…

                                      90 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Prevent sleep until sync is done option

                                        It would be nice to have an option to have OneDrive app prevent the computer to go to sleep until sync is done.

                                        Typical situation is when you just added a large flie/folder to your computer and it will take time to upload. The computer is likely to go to sleep before sync is finished, and in consequence files are not online as fast as you might want. (and/or you can't just let your computer upload at night when bandwidth is not needed)

                                        It would be nice to add an option to have OneDrive preventing computer to go to sleep…

                                        90 votes
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                                          9 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow files to be transferred between Microsoft accounts

                                          Sometimes a person switches Microsoft accounts or wants to merge two existing Microsoft accounts. This means they need to move their files too. Providing a way to transfer ownership of files and folders from one Microsoft account to another would make the process much easier (meaning they don't have to download then reupload the files but can instead just use the Web site).

                                          85 votes
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