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  1. 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

    1,447 votes
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      94 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow a Guest Link for a video to play in the browser

      When I share a video from OneDrive for Business using a guest link, I want viewers to be able to play the video in the browser.
      Currently, they have to download the video before playing it.

      153 votes
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        5 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

        323 votes
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          30 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  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.

          5,042 votes
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            117 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable customisable slideshow speed on onedrive.com

            The only way to see photos full screen on onedrive.com is to use the slideshow. But this automatically scrolls through the photos way too quickly.

            Please add a customisable speed, preferably with a manual option that only scrolls to the next photo with a key press.

            (Being able to view a photo full screen without using slideshow would also help)

            158 votes
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              13 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…

              2,563 votes
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                58 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Remote wipe of PC's for organizations

                [Reuben updated the title for clarity]
                Fairly self explanatory - Syncing company data to all of your personal machines is great but what happens when you leave the company or something needs to be retracted?
                Having multiple copies of synchronized libraries on untrusted machines is a huge security risk, administrators should have the option to see which machines are synchronized to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint libraries and be able to stop synchronization and/or wipe information from these machines.

                324 votes
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                  4 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)

                  4,304 votes
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                    101 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add ability to add metadata tags to files

                    Adds the ability to tag documents with metadata tags and to add another function to search in these metadata tags.

                    For users it will brings new opportunities how to organize their data. It's a different approach compared to storing files only in a directory structure.

                    686 votes
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                      31 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thanks for the feedback and suggestions. I see a number of the comments here are about photo tagging and search. We have a pretty big update starting to roll out today that we talked about here:

                      https://blog.onedrive.com/introducing-an-all-new-way-to-view-manage-and-share-your-photos-in-onedrive/

                      I also updated the UV post specifically on photos here:

                      http://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/6331259-tag-keyword-search-on-mobile

                    • 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

                      239 votes
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                        20 comments  ·  Photos  ·  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)

                        1,556 votes
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                          88 comments  ·  General  ·  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…

                          1,976 votes
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                            52 comments  ·  General  ·  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.

                            2,897 votes
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                              139 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.

                              1,266 votes
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                                58 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!

                                1,526 votes
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                                  19 comments  ·  Windows  ·  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.

                                  4,616 votes
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                                    202 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Sort by file type

                                    There should be an option to sort by file type so you can order things more quickly if you are looking for say a word document that you have deleted by accident.

                                    127 votes
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                                      7 comments  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow integrated file sharing from OneDrive folder on Mac (like Dropbox)

                                      When on Dropbox folder, right click allows direct link share. It would be nice if OneDrive could do the same. So far, OneDrive as very limited functionalities. Thanks!

                                      1,478 votes
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                                        139 comments  ·  Mac  ·  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.

                                        359 votes
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                                          7 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!

                                        • Add the ability to view pictures on a map

                                          On Facebook you can go to www.facebook.com/(username)/map and view your pictures on a map. You see number indicating how many pictures and where, and you can also geotag and add additional pictures to places, and see check-ins. You can then zoom in and see your pictures specifically according to geotag information.

                                          I would propose:
                                          -add the ability to geotag picture based on typed address, latitude/longitude information, or clicking directly on a map
                                          -add ability to see all facebook check-ins here
                                          -integrate Bing Scrapbook and update it to work with Windows Phone 8.x
                                          -add ability to "Play" a group of pictures,…

                                          435 votes
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