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  1. 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 →
    • 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.

      409 votes
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        9 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  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 →
        • On-Demand Sync for Mac

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

          602 votes
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            15 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 358 votes
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              20 comments  ·  Windows  ·  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.

              269 votes
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                1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  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.

                780 votes
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                  12 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

                  808 votes
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                    62 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.

                    441 votes
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                      30 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Download Bandwidth Throttling

                      Even though the upload bandwidth throttling through GPO is already available, the download bandwidth throttling is even more important to guarantee that operational processes are not impacted.

                      Please implement this as well.

                      298 votes
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                        8 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable fingerprint as passcode

                        Please enable finger print unlock as pass code instead of standard pass code, just like drop box does. No offense! It's just my suggestion.

                        303 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Android  ·  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.

                          266 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow creating "direct download" flavour links when sharing a file

                            Allow creating a shared link for a file, which can be send to a user via email (for instance) and user can download the file by using the link even from a computer without the need of using any Microsoft office account/api.
                            To be clear, sharing files without any restriction, a "direct link" flavour.
                            It's working as expected for a zip file for instance, probably because Microsoft cannot open it, so it lets you to download the file.
                            But for a word file, Office Online is opened in the browser when clicking on the link.
                            The behavior I'm looking for…

                            179 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Sharing between OneDrive Personal and OneDrive for Business

                              One should be able to share a file from a OneDrive Personal Account to a OneDrive for Business Account.

                              Right now, the shared file doesn't appear in the receivers Business Account, but only in the Personal Account. But that is useless for people using Business primarily.

                              Example:

                              A private person owns a OneDrive Personal Account. He/She wants to share project files to a company, which will then work with these files. Sadly the files don't appear in the OneDrive for Business Account of the employee of the company, but they appear in the employees personal Account and mix up with…

                              507 votes
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                                30 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Show captions on photos in shared albums

                                I have added captions to the photos in a fairly large album, thinking that when I shared it with others they would see them. But the only way that they can see them is by opening the information pane on each photo.

                                Captions are a vital part of sharing photos. They should be visible:
                                1) In the slide show
                                2) On each full screen photo, with an option to turn them off
                                3) On the thumbnail screen, perhaps as tool tips

                                276 votes
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                                  31 comments  ·  Photos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow OneDrive for Business Sync Client to recognize domain-bound Macs in the Enterprise

                                  Allow OneDrive for Business Sync Client to recognize domain-bound Macs in the Enterprise.

                                  Our company recently adopted the OneDrive for Business (OD4B)next generation sync client. As part of this adoption our internal Information Security team has set a security policy allowing only domain-bound workstations to leverage the OD4B sync client.

                                  We are binding our Mac workstations to our corporate domain, just like our Windows workstations; however, Microsoft has told us that Macs are not truly bound to our corporate domain -- they are simply "associated" with our domain meaning our Mac workstations fall outside of this domain-bound security policy. This…

                                  761 votes
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                                    27 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.

                                    495 votes
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                                      8 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!

                                    • Admin Controls for OD4B Sync for total space consumed on PC

                                      We need the ability to control the total amount or % of space consumed on a PC device when sync'ing OD4B content. We are seeing where a user may have a large amount of data in OD4B (1TB+) and on laptops and surface devices this will consume all the available space. Controls that can be managed by the Administrator to limit the amount of space or the ability to sync only the tree structure (like on IOS) is required.

                                      295 votes
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                                        18 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • More secure file sharing

                                        Today a shared folder or document ist just protected by the link to it. If someone captures the email containing the link, then he has access to all the shared files.
                                        To share more confidential files I would like to share with a specific microsoft account. Then the files are at least as secure as the microsoft account of the person i shared the files with.

                                        Marketing consideration:
                                        Why to pay for office 365 home for 5 family members when I can't share the 1 TB of OneDrive space securely with them?

                                        1,021 votes
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                                          34 comments  ·  General  ·  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…

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                                            73 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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