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  1. 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.

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      in the plans  ·  854 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…

      6,808 votes
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        58 comments  ·  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)

        6,687 votes
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          178 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.

          6,272 votes
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            143 comments  ·  Windows  ·  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.

            4,517 votes
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              232 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              We’ll consider this in the future. Right now it’s not high on our backlog (just being transparent).

            • On-Demand Sync for Mac

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

              4,114 votes
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                168 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for the suggestion. We’re all excited about Files On-Demand and would love to see it come to the Mac.

              • 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

                3,899 votes
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                  270 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  working on it  ·  Douglas Pearce responded

                  Hi, folks. We’re sorry this is taking a while. We’re working with the Outlook team on this now.

                • 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.

                  3,289 votes
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                    50 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…

                    3,119 votes
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                      74 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  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…

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                        67 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          144 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

                          2,226 votes
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                            203 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)

                            2,078 votes
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                              134 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.

                              1,958 votes
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                                111 comments  ·  iOS  ·  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!

                                1,949 votes
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                                  45 comments  ·  Windows  ·  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…

                                  1,816 votes
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                                    106 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.

                                  • Files on demand, automatic cleanup

                                    When using files on demand over time, OneDrive will start to sync a lot of files which after some time will become inactive. Today the user would have to right-click the OneDrive-folder and select Clean up in order to stop the sync of these files and delete the local files stored on the user's device.

                                    I propose a new optional feature. When files or folders have been inactive for a period of time (say 30 days) I would like OneDrive to automatically clean up, deleting the locally stored files and folders but still keeping them in the cloud.

                                    It should…

                                    1,627 votes
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                                      56 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable syncing of files across O365 organizations

                                      Many customers wan't the option to collaborate with OneDrive cross o365 organization, and have the option to sync the shared files with OneDrive. Right now you are only able to sync files shared within your own o365 organization. Right now the only option is to browse to the shared link and access the files. Trying to use "sync" will result in an error in OneDrive (next gen sync client) as shown in attached file.

                                      1,394 votes
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                                        96 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

                                        1,301 votes
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                                          87 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Organize items in my Shared with Me section

                                          It would be a GREAT addition for education use if we could create folders and organize items in the Shared with Me section.

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