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  1. 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.

    2,536 votes
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      39 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Automatically shorten urls for publicly shared items from OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online

      Automatically shorten the urls for publicly shared items from SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, similar to what is available in OneDrive.

      When the feature is complete the urls generated by Get a Link / Create Link should be shortened automatically (possibly using http://1dr.ms) and a similar feature should be introduced in Sharepoint Online document libraries.

      436 votes
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        31 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          20 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  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…

          2,562 votes
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            54 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  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

            1,169 votes
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              122 comments  ·  General  ·  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.

              709 votes
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                134 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  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.

                1,405 votes
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                  146 comments  ·  Windows  ·  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!

                  1,455 votes
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                    18 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.

                    2,724 votes
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                      124 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      4,206 votes
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                        185 comments  ·  General  ·  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

                        621 votes
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                          49 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  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.

                          4,868 votes
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                            112 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            2,869 votes
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                              222 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  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)

                              1,441 votes
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                                79 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Show full file/folder name

                                I know lots of apps use the ellipsis/three dots (...) when the text reaches a character limit, but I think it's a little annoying when you have to go to the properties of the file/folder just to see it's full name. Just make a new type of view (detailed view?) or make it as an option in settings.

                                195 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create a copy of shared file to own Onedrive for Business

                                  It should be easy to create a copy of a shared file to own OneDrive for Business.

                                  For example: teacher creates a Word file and shares it to students. At the moment it is difficult for students to copy the Word file to own OneDrive for Business

                                  185 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  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…

                                    902 votes
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                                      50 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.

                                    • metadata

                                      Return the functionality for having custom views of metadata on our OneDrive for Business files, which is present in Classic View. The new interface removes this ability that our business users have adopted to provide multiple ways to organize their data. The result of not having this back before completely sunsetting classic view is that our users will have a long list of files at the root and have to completely re-organize their files into folders. Huge impact to all of our users in having to rework something they just completed. Metadata is core to SharePoint philosophies in organizing information…

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                                        9 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • When deleting and O365 Buisness user, make it easy to move the files/folders to another user.

                                        When an employee that uses OneDrive for Business leaves the organization there should be an option to move their files to another employee (superior, replacement, temporary, etc.).

                                        Instead of having to download and then reupload the files to another user, it should be an option during the user deletion to move the files.

                                        253 votes
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                                          11 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add support for RDS and Azure RemoteApp

                                          Please add support for RDS and Azure RemoteApp to the 'Next Gen' client. At least the following scenario's should be supported:

                                          - RDS Session based Desktops
                                          - RDS Sessoin based RemoteApps
                                          - RDS VDI
                                          - Azure RemoteApp

                                          Both the User Profile disk and Roaming Profiles should be supported as storage solution within RDS and Azure RemoteApp. Since more customers are migrating to Office 365 the support for this client in RDS became more and more critical.

                                          302 votes
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                                            6 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thanks for the suggestion. We’re thinking about it, and our supported scenario available today is to use the Universal app or the website where users can access their data in OneDrive and Sharepoint without sync’ing all the files in advance. Don’t forget that Office natively supports opening and editing these files, too!

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