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  1. 40 votes
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  2. Trusted Contact Feature - If I die

    If you're a heavy Microsoft user then most of your data is likely to be on a Windows machine somewhere, which you can pass on the login credentials for if you wish. OneDrive is growing in importance though, and if there are files that are only in OneDrive then it's not easy for someone else to gain access (for obvious security reasons).

    We asked the OneDrive team about it and they said if there was enough user demand for a 'trusted contact' feature (via the UserVoice site) then they'd certainly consider adding it. For Outlook.com, meanwhile, Microsoft will ship you…

    39 votes
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  3. Storage Plans

    Why are there so few options for storage plans in OneDrive? Doesn't make Sense.. I can go with 50 GB or 1 TB (with Office and O365)... what if I need 200 GB? In Azure it is super easy to pick exactly how much storage I want to purchase from you, why can't I do this in OneDrive? It is ridiculous for you to think if I need more than 50 GB I'm going to buy a whole O365 subscription and get 1 TB of storage??!? Cheap ploy to try to get O365 subscribers.

    Let us have a slider or…

    38 votes
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  4. NTFS-like permissions on Shares (Full Control, Modify: Delete/Rename/Create, Read-Only)

    Please provide Windows NTFS-like permissions on shared items, including: Full Control, Modify (Edit, Delete, Create), Read-Only.

    Currently, users can only Create or Delete items in a share, but are unable to rename. Only the owner can.

    Owner should be able to specify who can:

    1. Make permission changes
    2. Delete files
    3. Create files
    4. Delete files
    5. Whether user can ONLY make modifications on his/her own files/folders
    6. Whether user can make modifications on ANY file/folder in the share

    38 votes
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  5. Provide RSS/Notification on changes made to OneDrive or Share

    I like what Dropbox provides for free: an RSS feed for:

    1. Changes made to your OneDrive
    2. Changes made to a specific share

    This allows the owner to see what files/folders were deleted/renamed/created, by who, and when. As someone who collaborates a lot with colleagues, I'd like to know who's doing what to my share/project.

    38 votes
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  6. need more storage space than 1TB

    Hi, 1TB is just not enough......or please let me combine the family account each 1TB into 5TB for one account. I am the only child and my parents don't use computer. I don't have a need for 1TB each for 5 accounts. I need a 5TB for single account

    37 votes
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  7. Partial upload for updated large files

    When I updated a large file (Like VHD or VHDX) OneDrive re-uploading entire file.
    This is a huge waste of data/bandwith

    OneDrive must also update partial large files like Dropbox

    36 votes
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  8. Make Folder Available Offline

    I would like to be able to select an entire folder to be made available off-line.

    35 votes
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  9. custom view default

    Allow users to set a custom view as the default view for OneDrive. If we can add meta data and create views, we just need to extend the option to set that particular one. It allows users to have it exactly their way using metadata instead of folders and saves a click or two (every time) they access OneDrive.

    34 votes
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  10. Upload file of more than 10 GB

    Please upgrade the system to let upload file of more than 10 GB!
    Is a big limit and actually I'm using a payed Dropbox account

    33 votes
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  11. Allow root-level sharing of one's entire OneDrive.

    I would love to be able to give my wife global access to my OneDrive account by sharing the root folder. Currently I can only share sub-folders.

    33 votes
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  12. Speed

    My personal suggestion is that the app should be able to work in the background and also the app should be able to work a lot faster than it does even with fast broadband it seems to take for ever for photos to download I've been trying to download my photos now for three days and it's still only on 600 and something which is very slow but then I realised you'll be coffee at wasn't always open I think it should be able to work in the background as long as you're connected to the Internet or Wi-Fi

    33 votes
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  13. Don´t share as allow editing by default

    Sharing links with allow editing as the default option isn't ideal

    33 votes
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  14. Zip file support

    Please add zip file support to allow opening of a zip archive in OneDrive to access the files with the zip, and even unzip the files into another location.

    33 votes
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  15. password Folder for OneDrive

    please, add an optional password option for onedrive Folder. On Familie PC's I would safe some Data with an additional pass.

    31 votes
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  16. BRING BACK PLACEHOLDERS!!!

    Please bring back placeholders!! It's a great feature to reduce the amount of disk space on machines with smaller hard drives.

    Ps. Dropbox is getting ready to release a placeholder feature. Just thought you should know.... (Wink wink) ;-)

    31 votes
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  17. Download folders to mobile device

    Ability to download folders instead of just files to phone from the onedrive app or allowing folders to be available offline.

    31 votes
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  18. Fix synchronization problems, because I alway get a menssage "This Office file needs your attention"

    I use OneDrive in just one compueter, but often I get a menssage saying that "This Office file needs your attention". It is very annoying because I need to open the file each time and I dont know why it is happening.

    30 votes
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  19. add folder encryption or additional password protection

    a reason why I didn't use OneDrive was because of some of my data being too private (like accounting etc). for specific files and folders it would be great to have an extra level of protection via password or better, encryption. I could find any info about how our data is stored in the cloud, I guess if its not advertised, ms is storing plain files.

    30 votes
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  20. Bulk Upload Tool

    Create a bulk upload tool (like the one Amazon has) to allow bulk uploading of large files and folders (with over 100,000 files and over 200Gb in size). These folders could be network shares as well. This will really allow us to easily bootstrap OneDrive with the data we need before the sync magic kicks in.

    29 votes
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