OneDrive


Feedback by UserVoice

OneDrive Archive

This forum has been closed but you can go to https://onedrive.uservoice.com to find, submit and vote on ideas.

Welcome to the OneDrive UserVoice. This is your place to suggest the features you’d like to see us add to OneDrive. we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service" and "your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

For support or issues with your account please submit your issue directly within the product. You can shake your mobile app or tap the ? then select “Email OneDrive support” from the website.

While we can’t guarantee any specific features or timelines, we will respond to every suggestion that gets at least 500 votes. Thanks for joining our community and helping improve OneDrive.

I suggest you ...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Change Default folder color in Onedrive

    Change the default folder color from black or give us the option to change the default folder color. Some of our users are complaining they are visually challenged and are unable to see the folder.

    67 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    7 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Make it easy to disable Office 365 group creation in One Drive

    The PowerShell to turn this off is extremely complicated and requires most companies a support call to assist them with it. This feature creates a site collection and is very powerful and should rarely be accessible by a standard user. Please put a setting on the OneDrive administration panel to turn off Office 365 group creation except for Global Administrators.

    67 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    5 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Add Embed features to One Drive for Business

    Schools are organizations with the most flexible and varied use of Office products. In many cases presentation of the products also occur on other platforms eg one note or websites or wikis or VLE/LMS platforms.

    Most school organizations with Office365 products also have a onedrive for business framework. To encourage teachers and students to share resources in an effective way we desperately need to ability to embed resources.

    visual learning is a hugely effective part of learning. Embedding powerpoints or mix files so that they play on a a different platform, embedding Wordfiles to make it easier to view without…

    67 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    8 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Differential synchronization

    In the current OD4B specification, when updating the file in the folder to be synchronized, the updated file, not the difference, is fully synchronized, which leads to the tightness of the communication of the end user's NW by the communication of OD4B.
    In our recognition, only Word, Excel, PowerPoint files supports differential sync, if OD4B deal with files that created other applications as well, it will be very helpful.

    66 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Allow us to share a folder via a guest link in OneDrive for Business

    Using Google Drive, Dropbox, and even OneDrive consumer I am able to share a folder (not just a file) with someone outside of my organization without requiring them to sign up for a Microsoft account. Not everyone has a Microsoft account and it seems inconsiderate (and unprofessional) to send a folder to a client that is then held ransom until they create a Microsoft account.

    65 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Enable choosing an OneDrive folder where to save a file with "save as" option

    Today it is not possible to choose a folder within OneDrive for Business if you work online and want to save file. "Save as" saves file directly in root folder.

    63 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    2 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Allow users to rename the synced folder in the new sync client of OneDrive for Business.

    Allow users to rename the synced folder in the new sync client of OneDrive for Business and also allow users to specify the location of the synced folder on their pc.

    This is required because the combination of the default name (One Drive - [company name] + default location (C:\Users\[user name]\default synced folder name) generates a file path that is often too long so files cannot be synced.

    Keep in mind, that typically the files you want to sync are already under a file path - that you want to keep under the synced folder.

    62 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    4 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Force SharePoint Online Folders to sync through OneDrive to clients via GPO

    Now that you allow users to Sync SharePoint Online Folders to OneDrive. You should make it so an admin (through GPO) can set a folder to sync to client machines. So if an admin wants to have files always available to the client they can be pushed through OneDrive and GPO.

    62 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    3 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Apply RMS templates across all OneDrive users

    The ability to apply RMS policies across all OneDrive enabled users and folders from the central admin location.

    61 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    6 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. OneDrive for Business needs OneDrive for Teams!

    There needs to be a central file store for team based working using OneDrive technology not Sharepoint. Sharepoint is too clunky to configure, and is why some organisations use other cloud solutions for example DropBox.

    60 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    2 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. SYNC OTHERS SHARED FOLDERS/FILES TO OWN COMPUTER/DESKTOP!

    We have OneDrive 360, approx.19 000+ employees. The majority complain about this.

    You must understand that a normal company can´t work in the browser like this. Please make it possible to sync the shared folders/files from others, down to my own OneDrive desktop. Not in sharepoint or the browser. Everybody wants to work with the files on the desktop/computer.

    As mentioned in these threads:

    https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/9163807-onedrive-for-business-implement-shared-folder-sy

    or here

    https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/13755849-allow-shared-files-to-be-synced-brilliant-eh

    or here

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onedrivefb-mso_win10/sync-shared-folders-on-onedrive-for-business/b9a330d4-3cdd-46a0-bd99-650d25eafe0b

    or here

    https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/14709777-ability-to-sync-shared-folders-to-my-onedrive-desk

    or here

    https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/6325866-allow-folders-to-be-shared-co-owned-with-access-sy

    Please solve this. Your competitors did.

    59 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. OneDrive for Business - File and Naming Limits

    File naming, directory limits, etc should be 100% equal to those of NTFS.

    So that when we are synching files and folders from Microsoft Windows File Systems we ,shouldn't be getting messages that say there are file conflicts, sounds like incompatible 3rd party products not flagship products made by the same company... crazy!

    59 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. File handling in Onedrive for Business

    Please add functionality to easily copy/move files inside OneDrive for Business. Also enable easy moving of folders in the web user interface.

    59 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Remove or hide connected services from Word and Excel

    I wanted to remove some "save as" locations from Word and Excel. Currently shows 3 different cloud locations which come from OneDrive:
    - OneDrive - <company name>
    - Sites - <company name>
    - OneDrive personal

    Our users are only using one OneDrive location which is their OneDrive for Business folder, and it's too confusing for them to see 3 different cloud locations under "Save As". I wanted to keep only the OneDrive for Business, and followed by "This PC".
    I have read an article that shows that I could remove those connected services under File > Account menu option, but…

    59 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    4 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Linux installer (RPM)

    I'm going to raise the suggestion again.

    We would love to have a native installer for Linux OS. My flavor of choice this week would be an RPM - seems apt considering the recent partnership between RedHat and Microsoft.

    Pretty please?

    58 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    2 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Share and Sync functionality for folders with Office 365 to PC and Mac

    Teams using Office 365 Business Premium should be able to share and sync OneDrive for Business folders over all OS platforms. It should possible to share folders between the users of groups and have these folders synced automatically to Windows 10 PC's and Macs.
    This functionality is available for the personal OneDrive version, but Office 365 Business users will want to use their 1TB space which comes with OneDrive for Business.

    58 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Implement the "Notifications Feature" in the modern UI as well.

    Previously, there was a function to notify the users by email when items has been changed in the classic UI. By the way, I assume that this function is not available in the modern UI at the moment. It is a little inconvenient for us due to we frequently used the function so far. Therefore, I hope the feature of " Notifications" will be implemented in the modern UI as quickly as possible.

    58 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. On Demand file storage for Server 2016

    Please bring On-Demand file storage to Server 2016. Then it will be a viable product for a lot more companies.

    57 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    10 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Show shared documents on new desktop client

    Instead of having to go to the one drive online page to open shared documents that others have shared to me via word and one drive rather have those documents show in there respective office apps or have all documents shared with the user appear and sync to desktop.

    56 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    2 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Camera Upload

    Please enable the Camera Upload feature in the mobile OneDrive for Business app. It's kind of ridiculous that free users can upload their pictures to personal OneDrive accounts, but paying business users cannot.

    56 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  OneDrive for Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

OneDrive Archive

Feedback and Knowledge Base