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  1. Allow autosave, backup and syncing from any local folder

    There needs to be an option to select any folder on a user's system for backup and sync.

    One major limitations that caused me to use Google Drive over OneDrive and all its useful features is it inability to sync to any other folder excepts its own. The way a user decides to organize their files and folders should be their choice. Currently, onedrive dictates how you will organize your PC if you chose to use it's autosave and sync functions.

    The user is confined to the bounds of one ondrive folder and its subfolders. This often becomes an organizational…

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  2. where I can se if my computer is interchanging the folders with OneDrive?

    Why 500 votes? All customers are important, where is your power?
    I do not understand to you.

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  4. How about having it work properly. It doesn't sync with phone and desktop equally and I am not able to pull up files from the other.

    Have it work as advertised. I can never seem to find the files from my phone on my desktop or on my desktop from my phone without having to do a manual sync and/or pull up from the app as opposed to the hard drive.

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  5. Backup directory (like c:\USers\MyUSEr\) WITHOUT subdirectories.

    I'm trying to backup my files that were saved in my user account directly.

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  6. Add the "Saved Games" folder to the backup options

    While we already have a options to backup/sync our Desktop, Documents and Pictures folders, still a lot of games place their savegames into the "Saved Games" folder under our userprofile. These get lost when the system crashes. Can you please add the Saved Games folder in the same way the other three are backed up?

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  7. concept is wrong

    Because our network is not great Office 365 is hated here. Surely posting to the cloud should be in the background mirror of the local drive. The whole concept of 365 is wrong

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  9. Read only file property is ignored

    If a file is in the onedrive folder and you set it to read only, that property is overridden. You can change that file from onedrive web.

    SUGGESTION
    Shouldn't read only property in windows and protected document talk to each other? and have similar behaviours?
    Protections should show somehow on both sides.
    May be three states: open, protected, pure readonly

    eg, if unprotecting ask if you want to work in a copy, or force to work in a copy.
    Some kind of protection should be in place for other types of files. Because read only would be overridden as well,…

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  10. Staggered Update

    I have a pst archived file of size 20GB. Since upload is the slow process, one drive uploads about 5 GB in a day and gives up. Next day onedrive starts upload from 0 instead of continuing from 5GB. Because of this I could not upload my file also it is waste of bandwidth since it starts from 0.

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  11. Photo review on PC/laptop

    I would like to preview my photos on OneDrive preview, even though I have not downloaded them to the PC yet. Otherwise can't see the point - it takes too much time to click on each picture and check what they are!

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  13. Keeping files on OneDrive whilst removing from computer

    I've delete files from my computer but like it to remain on my OneDrive. Need an option for this, only options I see so far is remove (files from OneDrive) or restore (files back onto my laptop).

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  14. YOUR PRICE FOR ONE YEAR TB SPACE IS FAR FAR TOO EXPENSIVE WHY FOR THE COST FOR A YEAR I CAN BUY A 1 TO 2 TB EXTERNAL! LOWER COST PLEASE

    YOUR PRICE FOR ONE YEAR TB SPACE IS FAR FAR TOO EXPENSIVE WHY FOR THE

    COST FOR A YEAR I CAN BUY A 1 TO 2 TB EXTERNAL! LOWER THE COST PLEASE !

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  15. Provide a selection that disengages One Drive from Synching, saving anything to One Drive and allow saving documents to an external drive.

    Many users need to keep sensitive documents off of someone else's controlled Cloud storage. There needds to be a option to turn One Drive OFF. I do not want my documents stored anywhere other than my own external hard drive. I don't require synching, Cloud storage or "back up copies" for 60 days in the cloud. I have used external HD's for 40 years which allow me total control of my materials, eliminates virus issues and allows positive back up not requiring internet connections. Plus I can create and work on documents off-line as well as access programs without being…

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  16. When i 'right click' 'Give Access'

    if i hover over a folder in one drive, when i right click it, the 'Give access' option should be like an on/off switch. ie, if i have already given access it should say 'Give access' then take to the appropriate subsequent on-going menu, OR, if i not given any access it should take me to another appropriate subsequent menu.

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  17. A easy way to get this F-ing thing off my computer

    ( OneDrive ) Its like this : I bought the last 16 PERSONAL COMPUTERS for " personal use " My personal TAX records, photos, papers, Law Enforcement files, ETC ) (PERSONAL papers ) I THINK because it has been proven time and time again that nothing is safe on a computer allowing your program to hijack all my files infringes on my Fourth Amendment rights. If You do not give me a way to stop this, or remove OneDrive, I'm going to seek help from congress and research a class action law suet to force you to get to ****…

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  18. Caution/pause before deleting from Photos

    When working on Photos, an accidental click on Delete makes folders vanish. I need a memo box that says "are you sure you want to delete XYZ?" These memos are ubiquitous -- why is there NOT one on Photos???

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  19. prioritize document to open from OneDrive to MS Office app during OneDrive synchronization

    I having issues opening documents(docx,xlsx,pptx) from OneDrive storage to Office desktop app while the OneDrive itself is very busy doing synchronization. That is it takes more time to download the document even it is a smaller files. I would suggest to pause synchronization while the Office app is trying to open the prioritize documents then resume synchronization when the documents were successfully open in Office app

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  20. 1) Infelizmente só é possivel acessar uma conta por vez. Se eu quiser acessar outra conta, tenho que me desconectar da atual.

    1) Infelizmente só é possivel acessar uma conta por vez. Se eu quiser acessar outra conta, tenho que me desconectar da atual. Isso me atrapalha MUUUUITO.

    2) Só 1 TB por e-mail? Deveria haver opções de mais TB por e-mail a um preço mais acessível.

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