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.
We are expanding version history support to all file types for OneDrive personal account users. As a result, customers will now be able to restore or download previous versions of all their files for up to 30 days. It will be available to everyone this summer; currently, approximately 10% of OneDrive users can see and interact with this feature.
You can read more about file versioning and how to use it on our blog: https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2017/07/19/expanding-onedrive-version-history-support-file-types
We understand how critical your data is to you. We also understand that threats are continually evolving and that our product must evolve too. This is one of several steps you will see us take in the near future to help protect you and your data.
Nooooooooooooooo I just learned about that ... I thought versioning was available for every kind of file ... god ... no ... so much work I have possibly just lost. I hope I don't forget to pull my PCs network connection at home before it pulls the corrupted files :S
Microsoft and Apple goes hand in hand in this case: iCloud does not provide versioning either.
This is so stupid, I have a shitload of cloud storage in OneDrive but I have to use Dropbox if I want to be on the safe side.
Only Microsoft would warn their customers of rising ("skyrocketing!") ransomware attacks, and then don't provide them the necessary, vital, and obvious tools to help them in case of said attacks:
Is everyone over there checked out on vacation or what?
Omar Shahine, having this particular feature "in the plans" for more than 18 months is not acceptable in any way. This is a feature offered by free Dropbox and Google Drive right from the beginning.
There's not even a work around for it in OneDrive.
At least provide an update on this... 18 months of silence... wow, seems like the team doesn't care at all.
Da Ma commented
We need that function right now! I've lost my data several times (most data are not office documents obviously) during mass file trasfer. That's the main reason I have to shift to other cloud storage service providers (dropbox/google drive).
Microsoft please hear the user's voice. Thanks!
@BChuck more like if you walk into a Microsoft OneDrive office, is anyone there?
PS: No one hears your screams, or cares.
"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
I think this philosophical proverb needs to be updated so today's youth can understand.
"If you post an idea on the Microsoft uservoice, does anyone read it?"
Absolutely unbelievable, I setup syncing slide shows between my two computers. Did massive, almost final version, saved 2 times in the day, closed the program. Moved to the other computer, and the computer somehow uploaded its older version, and overwrote all the changes made throughout the day. Too bad I cannot find an older version to restore. Now I will investigate other options.
John Wolgamot commented
Great, I just convinced a customer to use office 365 personal because it comes with 1TB one drive. Now I find that it won't even protect against ransomeware due to not being able to roll back as I've done with other customers who had dropbox.
How could you not allow for a mass roll back. If they can't feel protected, they'll cancel office 365 and subscribe to dropbox. So which is it, do you, or do you not allow mass roll back for one drive personal?
Zaman Shahriary commented
I can help to recover files which has been affected by some ransomwares. If you need my help please email me!
Yeah, great. One year later, this work is "still" in the plans, I suppose.
No one hears your screams, or cares.
I also lost couple files after an unexpected reboot to apply the updates.
Thanks Microsoft!! I losted 2 work days..
Pathetic, Microsoft. I am sick of fixing OneDrive messes with files not syncing, then creating duplicates, then losing previous versions that can no longer be recovered.
Matthew Doucette commented
I also very much want this!
Rens Smal commented
Ridiculous that this feature is not in OneDrive. Moved to Dropbox after discovering this and lost due to that 8 hours of work programming.
Please do so. Now that ransomwares are becoming far more common, it is a good idea if this incremental backup/versioning is available.
Dave R commented
I can't believe this isn't implemented yet
Wow! This sucks. Just lost 3 hrs of work. Think it's time to go back to Google Drive. Been with MS since '86. Don't know why they just don't seem to care.
I didn't realise this was the case for non office files. I'll now stop my migration from Dropbox to OneDrive and move all my files back to Dropbox.