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  1. 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)

    5,425 votes
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      135 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable Directory Restores (Versions) - not just file restores

      In https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/6327142-enable-file-versioning-history-for-all-types-of

      you delivered file versioning for all file types. This gives good protection against ransomware and accidental modification.

      However to be usable it is necessary that I can restore a whole directory - I have thousands of files and a 1 by 1 approach will not work.

      200 votes
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        4 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • We NEED ReFS support!

        Came here because OneDrive complained today that my folder is on ReFS and it doesn't support that file system. I see that others have raised this issue and and it's been dismissed. However, this is a serious problem for those of us who are paying subscribers. Please listen to your customers, don't dismiss us!

        230 votes
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          17 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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

          2,580 votes
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            153 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • iOS Auto Upload wrong file name (Note using Local time zone) Developers Attention

            OneDrive app on iOS always used GMT time, instead of local time..

            While it is set as auto upload, photos uploaded are renamed to 20170703_221945121_iOS.jpg.....because it is not in local time, the date may be different, using next day's date to be its worst. Can Microsoft edit the naming mechanism and follows Android's way: 20170703_221945.jpg... which shows date in local time zone, 6 digits time (hour, minute, second), and omitted the "iOS" at the end.

            It is so difficult now to know the exact time the pictures were taken and not friendly for photo sorting.

            I know someone has submitted…

            173 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow the user to set/select the languages for a sharing notification email when sending to the recipient by the setting.

              Currently, I am aware of the behavior that the sharing notification is sent to the user automatically in the language of recipient's settings. I hope the language of the sharing notification email can be selected freely by the user who shared documents or folders.

              244 votes
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                0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 232 votes
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                  14 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • On-Demand Sync for Mac

                  Please bring on-demand sync for mac (placeholders).

                  235 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable sync client (NGSC) to allow editable syncing of document libraries with secondary versions turned on

                    Comparable to the described problems in this post https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/17864110-enable-sync-client-to-allow-editable-synching-of-t the NGSC is not able to sync libraries (neither SharePoint nor O365-Groups), that have secondary versions turned on. The synced files are write protected and can’t be edited by library owners or other write-permitted users.
                    This really restricts the possibilities in scenarios where companies use the secondary-versioning and publishing-to-full-version-feature to secure the presentation of content in document libraries and keep content-producers productive.

                    747 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Folder sync

                      Why not make the mobile version just like the Desktop app?

                      You should be able to select a folder (or multiple folders) from your mobile device and OneDrive should upload all the files (not just photos or videos) in that folder automatically and every time you modify one of the files in that folder or add a new file, it should automatically sync it with the cloud.

                      Unbelievably, OneDrive, nor Dropbox nor Google Drive currently offer such feature. You can only get this feature with a third party app like FolderSync (paid app - Android).

                      This should be a native…

                      54 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve the feature of synchronizing more than 100,000 items on a stable basis for OneDrive.

                        I am aware of the behavior the restriction mentioned that the sync performance will possibly deteriorate when the stored items in the library exceed 100,000 items more. However, I need to operate this process frequently so that I wish the feature will be improved enables sync more than 100,000 items on a stable basis as soon as possible.

                        Although I have concerns about if the synchronization is going to be impossible to proceed unexpectly, but so as MS described as "We are working on optimization of OneDrive to improve processing of many Libraries." below the Reference information.

                        Title: Restrictions on…

                        109 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Dashboard of All OneDrive Client Statuses

                          When looking at users who work in many locations across our organization, it would be helpful to have a centralized dashboard to look at what clients are syncing and include the following information: last time client synchronized, are there files that are failing to upload/download and the status of the client (sync pending, sync complete, etc.).

                          94 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • OneDrive For Business Context Menu Sharing / Copy Link

                            As already several times mentioned we (the customers) need the ability to share / copy a link to a folder or file within the context menu (right click on the folder or file).

                            This is an attempt to summarize the others ideas and get this idea upvoted, so Microsoft actually implements our wish.

                            Also mentioned in this idea: https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/11356212-give-us-onedrive-for-business-context-menu-options we are in desperate need of this and with this idea "splitted up" for only sharing / copy link.

                            Below and idea of the context menu from myself / Implementation in the ribbon of Windows Explorer also good idea:

                            229 votes
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                              7 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • I want to change the owner of an excel file in OneDrive for Business !

                              I want to change the owner of an excel file in OneDrive for Business !
                              If an employee will leave the company and he is the owner of an excel file that a lot of people use it, I think this is a must !

                              34 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Be aware of the behavior that an error occurs when the external user access from the invited email.

                                I am assuming that a system error (bugs) has been occurred when the external user access the link of sharing the file. Specifically, the access error constantly occurs for the first time the user accessed from the invited email, after that they are allowed to access without sign-in process.

                                For security protection, I hope this event will be fixed as soon as possible.

                                96 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable sync client to allow editable synching of team sites with mandatory metadata columns

                                  As at 23rd Jan 2017 the newly relased One Drive for Business synch client enables synching of Team sites BUT if any libraries have mandatory meta data or require check out, the synched folder/library is read only. This cripples collaboration by teams on documents. This needs to be fixed

                                  613 votes
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                                    46 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide the feature to be able to confirm the expiration date information of anonymous guest links on the screen (UI).

                                    For the ease of management, I would like to the status from the list on the screen(UI) when the anonymous guest link of the expiration date has met. Let me explain the current behaivor below.

                                    1. Select an item in OneDrive for Business, Set the expiration date of an anonymous guest link and sharing the data.
                                    2. Even if the anonymous guest link expires and the user cannot view it, [Sharing] status displays as [Sharing in progress].

                                    So that, I hope the function will be added that provides the status of each anonymous guest link on the interface whether the…

                                    54 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Implement the "Notifications Feature" in the modern UI as well.

                                      Previously, there was a function to notify the users by email when items has been changed in the classic UI. By the way, I assume that this function is not available in the modern UI at the moment. It is a little inconvenient for us due to we frequently used the function so far. Therefore, I hope the feature of " Notifications" will be implemented in the modern UI as quickly as possible.

                                      44 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Be aware of the behavior that the first inputted letter is not reflected on the display when editing in Excel Online.

                                        I would like to inform you that the function does not work properly when editing files saved in OneDrive for Business on Excel Online. Specifically, when editing Excel files saved in OneDrive for Business, the first letter (two letters will be in Japanese) input is not reflected in the cell, if the user input "DA" but Excel Online only recognized "A".

                                        It only occurred by using the Google Chrome browser. So, It may cause of the Google Chrome problem but I hope the function to be improved correctly working as soon as possible.

                                        34 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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