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  1. Enable FLAC Music Streaming from OneDrive

    Many users today have FLAC music libraries. FLAC (free lossless audio codec) is a free, open-source, CD-quality file format which is in many ways superior to MP3. Unfortunately, you're currently unable to stream FLAC music from OneDrive through Groove Music.

    Personally speaking, all but a few of my songs stored in OneDrive are FLAC format. Unfortunately, Groove music doesn't recognize these songs unless they are saved to my device locally. Therefore my Groove music library on my Lumia 950XL is empty, aside from the few songs in OneDrive I have saved as MP3s. Even if you search for a song…

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      68 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Don't force to reconfigure OneDrive every time it crashes

      When OneDrive crashes it forces me to:
      1) Reboot (WHY???)
      2) sign in into my MS account while I am aready signed into it in Windows 10. I use it to log into my PC! Why sign in again?
      3) Chose where to store files. I already have 200 Gb of OneDrive files on my PC in non default location. How hard can it be to memorize it and don't force me to pick it again?

      132 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • allow file or folder name containing special characters in OneDrive for Business

        OneDrive for Business syncing from local drive to web: just "Too many sync errors" without pertinent suggestions or reasons, and my findings is it don't allow file or folder name containing special characters, e.g. % or # which are now allowed in Windows 7 or 8 and OneDrive for PERSONAL syncing from local drive to web

        102 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix size metadata bug

          When uploading certain PNG files the size is incorrectly reported on the OneDrive website and in the Photo object returned by the REST API. This can be reproduced using the following PNG file: http://www2.zippyshare.com/v/11270772/file.html

          99 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Timezone OneDrive (Web) is incorrect.

            The OneDrive (like Outlook) has a serious problem with time. In Outlook I can't set my correct time, he always adds extra hours when choosing my time zone, and the OneDrive too. I just edit a document the 5 pm. And the OneDrive says it was edited the 10 pm!

            This is an old problem, you do not intend to solve?

            84 votes
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              10 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Fix special characters in company name bug on mac

              This is stated as fixed in version 17.3.6378.0329 of the mac app store app, but the problem is still the same.

              If you have a special character in your company name - for example / - the mac client is unable to use the folder you have chosen.

              A/S is the primary company type in Denmark, and names should include this notation. Because of this, the problem is widespread in Denmark.

              I guess there are more special characters that are not being handled on the mac as well.

              Read about the problem here:
              https://community.office365.com/en-us/f/153/p/432751/1095582

              58 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bitlocker and OneDrive

                OneDrive should be able to recognize that the OneDrive-folder is on a directory which is protected by Bitlocker. If you start the computer and OneDrive can't open the folder because it is still locked, OneDrive should ask to unlock this drive first before ask you to reallocate the folder.

                53 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Work out sync glitches

                  onedrive doesn't sync properly between devices. Old versions or missing new files on different devices. Sync-ing is essential! Which is why i'm going back to Dropbox.

                  49 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Do not re-upload photos if they are already present

                    There are two basic concepts here:
                    1) Photos should be uploaded to the same OneDrive location, regardless of their source (the PC app and the mobile device should both upload to "Camera Roll" (right now the PC uploads to "Camera imports" but the mobile app uploads to "Camera Roll."
                    2) If a photo has already been uploaded by another device, they should not be uploaded again. This is not an advanced concept; Windows Live Mesh/Sync had similar capabilities. Examples:
                    - If I use the OneDrive app on my mobile device to upload photos, and then connect my phone to my…

                    47 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Fix the wrong file name from date time of the uploaded pictures on iOS

                      Since Nov/Dec 2013 OneDrive update on iOS, OneDrive app on iOS always used GMT time, instead of local time, to name the auto uploaded picture files. It is so difficult now to know the exact time the pictures were taken and the worst is the pictures I take during night time is using the next day's date!

                      34 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Thumbnail preview, does not work for jpg files uploaded bye the onedrive sync in windows

                        On onedrive.com, thumbnail preview of jpg files does not work, if the jpg files is uploaded using onedrive sync in windows. If I upload the sames files to a new folder using the browser on onedrive.com, thumbnail preview is showing up on all files. This is happening on all versions of windows 10. It is not a browser issue, the same happens when viewing onedrive in chrome, firefox, edge, ie 11, so it must be an upload problem. Some of the files however shows up correctly.

                        33 votes
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                          6 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Share links dangerously default to view and edit

                          File sharing currently defaults to creating a link with both view AND edit permissions. This link is retained, without any indication to the user, even when the user deselects the allow edit permissions box.

                          This is a VERY dangerous security flaw because some search engines are capable of discovering these links by brute force. I had one of my excel files completely *nuked* by an anonymous rando that had found the view+edit link that I never knew had been created (even though I only ever explicitly shared a view-only link for the file). They nuked the file by reverting it…

                          32 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Fix incorrect calculation of remaining free space when using Symbolic Links

                            Creating a SymLink in the local OneDrive folder to another drive may incorrectly disable the "OK" button in the selective folder sync dialog. Reason: the calculated remaining free space on the local drive (used for the OneDrive folder) is incorrect.

                            Example:
                            Drive C (size 200 GB, 150 GB free) contains the OneDrive folder which contains a Symbolic Link to D:\syncme
                            Drive D (size 1000 GB) contains 300 GB content in D:\syncme
                            => The remaining free space on C is being calculated as -150 GB (or less), i.e. the OK button cannot be selected, even though there is still free space…

                            30 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Disable "An update is required" popup

                              When not using the latest OneDriveSetup sources you will get a prompt to update OneDrive -> "An update is required. To continue using OneDrive, you need to update it.". This message seems totally useless since OneDrive does a proper update in the background anyway.
                              Please adjust the installer to get rid of this update prompt or give the possibility to have control about this update behaviour (e.g.: special parameters for the OneDriveSetup.exe).

                              30 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Fix the following security issue on OneDrive

                                The file download links in the browser download history works after the user signs out of their Microsoft account. It looks like...the file download does not require user authentication.

                                Consider this situation.....
                                I am using a public PC. I login, download a personal file. Read it, delete the file permanently from the hard drive, logout and leave.

                                Now some anonymous person uses the same PC. He can go to browser file download history. Of course the file is not in the PC Hard Drive any more. But if he clicks on the link in the download history, the file downloads.

                                29 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • overlay icons

                                  Please fix Windows 7 64bit to allow for more than 15 overlay icons so that both Dropbox and OneDrive sync icons work at the same time.

                                  24 votes
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                                  • Make opening Office files from OneDrive asynchronous, i.e. non-blocking

                                    When opening an Office document from OneDrive (doesn't matter if Business or regular), it is tried to dynamically update the document from the server (i.e. SharePoint). This works well when you don't have an internet connection (the offline document is used) or if you have an internet connection.

                                    Things get ugly fast if your connection is slow (e.g. mobile) or laggy or bad in general. I have had PowerPoint/Word lock up multiple times in front of customers because they were either saving to SharePoint (modal dialog popup with none-saying progress bar) or the logos of the applications were "loading" forever…

                                    24 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Fix file copying for all sizes

                                      While we can successfully move "small" files with the Move To option in the website, Copy To *always* fails for "bigger" files. I haven't looked for an exact minimum size that can't be copied, but I know that a file of 24MB cannot be copied.

                                      At the very least any restrictions should be documented.

                                      23 votes
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                                      • Improve the quality of the preview

                                        I know bandwidth is all, but the quality of a pdf preview or the streaming of a video from OneDrive is at the moment so lousy, that it can not be used.
                                        PDF word previews can not be read at all. Download and open - perfect. Same with the videos.
                                        So if you can't handle the bandwidth, don't offer it. But if you offer it, make it that way, that it can be used!

                                        Nevertheless - good progress in development within the last month!
                                        BR, Fritz

                                        23 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Offline/online

                                          Now it appears that when I right-clicks folder and make it available online or offline only this experience is not very smooth. Sometimes I make a folder available online only but some sub folders and files are still offline unless I change them explicitly again. Same apply to offline only folders. Not an ideal user experience. Please fix it.

                                          23 votes
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