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  1. OneDrive Files On-Demand

    Allow an online sync only for OneDrive, like Windows 8.1 file explorer did.
    Most of PC don't have enough storage to keep files on HDD.
    That will really improve productivity !

    26,139 votes
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      1172 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      I’m excited to announce OneDrive Files On-Demand is now rolling out to Windows Insiders Fast ring. It works with your personal OneDrive, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online Team sites. You can read more about how you can begin using OneDrive Files On-Demand at our blog post here: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/06/13/onedrive-files-demand-now-available-windows-insiders/#HH4Hky2ZIKZE8RQq.97 — Thanks!

    • Allow automatic upload of photos and video from mobile clients to OneDrive for Business

      Would like to see complete feature parity between OneDrive and OneDrive for Business - well except that the latter would have everything that OneDrive personal had plus some.

      Automatic upload of photos and video is one of the OneDrive Personal features that should be added to OneDrive for Business. I realize the technologies are very different on the backend, but it needs to be done.

      6,109 votes
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        in the plans  ·  477 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  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)

        5,826 votes
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          137 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable differential sync (only sync parts of the files that changed)

          Today OneDrive implements differential sync only for Office files (that is, syncing only the changes made to the file, instead of the entire file). It would be a significant improvement for this capability to work against any files in OneDrive - so smaller changes to a file would result in less data needing to be transmitted, meaning less time to sync changes back and forth, and more efficient use of network bandwidth.

          5,689 votes
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            124 comments  ·  Windows  ·  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…

            3,922 votes
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              15 comments  ·  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.

              3,682 votes
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                172 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Implement a folder tree like Google Drive. It would make navigating and moving files around much easier.

                I'm surprised this isn't already a feature. Clicking through folder labels to get to where I want to go is irritating. It'd be much better to expand a folder tree and go right where I need to. We need a navigation pane for a more friendly UI experience.

                2,995 votes
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                  48 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  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

                  2,946 votes
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                    185 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add the ability to people tag

                    I would like the ability to tag faces on pictures that have been uploaded to OneDrive. Currently Windows Live Photo Gallery has this ability and is generally really good at guessing faces. Also, Facebook has facial recognition that is about 97% accurate.

                    My request is:
                    -add ability to group pictures by people, adding this as an option along the top row, where we currently only see "Photos Albums Tags" right now. Any untagged picture will show in 'untagged'
                    -add facial recognition to suggest tags for pictures
                    -make this facial recognition at least as good as that in Windows Live Photo…

                    2,898 votes
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                      62 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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…

                      2,891 votes
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                        73 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  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…

                        2,160 votes
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                          57 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • respect metered connections in Windows 10

                          In Windows 8.1, OneDrive would detect whether the internet connection was a metered (data-capped) connection or not and would automatically pause syncing until it was connected to a non-metered network. This functionality seems to have been removed in Windows 10. Please bring it back.

                          2,012 votes
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                            193 comments  ·  Windows  ·  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)

                            1,782 votes
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                              107 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                100 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make OneDrive 64 bit!

                                Make Onedrive 64 bit! Simple as that! 32 bit Onedrive process on 64 bit OS in 2016 is simply unacceptable!

                                1,696 votes
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                                  26 comments  ·  Windows  ·  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

                                  1,599 votes
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                                    156 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.

                                    1,414 votes
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                                      63 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Live Photos

                                      With the new iPhone 6s and iOS 9, are there plans to automatically upload the mov file that is created as part of the "live photo". It would be nice to make it an option, similar to how uploading videos is an option. Thanks.

                                      1,342 votes
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                                        85 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Request that someone sends a file to me

                                        I (and my users) often need to request large files from a contact outside my organization, but Office 365 and OneDrive do not provide this functionality in a simple way. Microsoft support tells me to “either create a shared Sharepoint site or ask the other party to upload files to their own OneDrive and share the file”. Both of these “solutions” require the other party to have a Microsoft ID and force me into the awkward position of being a Microsoft evangelist (as I tell them how to get a Microsoft ID, upload the file, and then share it with…

                                        1,296 votes
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                                          77 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Great suggestion and it’s definitely a scenario we want to address. Right now it’s not high on our backlog compared to other priorities but we’ll keep you informed as we firm up our plans.

                                        • Cryptowall and Ramsonware - Prevent OneDrive files to be encrypted

                                          We are seeing an increase in this cases of cryptowall and ramsonware, were users see their computers infected with this virus.

                                          The virus will encrypt all user files (jpg, pdf, xlsx,docx, etc.) except system files.

                                          It would be very helpful, to have the option to have OneDrive files restored to a previous date, even if that option was only available at a OneDrive Support level.

                                          If this option is not possible, due to server space to store all info in duplicated, it would be easier from the technical side to block .ccc, .micro, and other known file extensions in OneDrive.

                                          1,176 votes
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                                            35 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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