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  1. Don't force to reconfigure OneDrive every time it crashes

    When OneDrive crashes it forces me to:
    1) Reboot (WHY???)
    2) sign in into my MS account while I am aready signed into it in Windows 10. I use it to log into my PC! Why sign in again?
    3) Chose where to store files. I already have 200 Gb of OneDrive files on my PC in non default location. How hard can it be to memorize it and don't force me to pick it again?

    158 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. allow file or folder name containing special characters in OneDrive for Business

    OneDrive for Business syncing from local drive to web: just "Too many sync errors" without pertinent suggestions or reasons, and my findings is it don't allow file or folder name containing special characters, e.g. % or # which are now allowed in Windows 7 or 8 and OneDrive for PERSONAL syncing from local drive to web

    152 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Bug: Explorer reselects entire filename when editing the name of a newly synced file

    What's the Bug:
    This bug causes File Explorer to select all the text of a filename you are editing while you editing it, which causes a single keystroke to erase the text of the filename if you are not paying attention.

    When It Happens:
    It happens when you immediately try to rename a file after performing a file operation but before the OneDrive client syncs it. For example, it happens if you copy a file and quickly rename it, or if you save a file and then quickly rename it. It appears as though Explorer incorrectly reselects the entire filename…

    140 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Add basic ignore file / folder / file type functionality.

    It seems like a cloud sync should only do two thing sync some stuff, and not sync others. Why not add that second half of functionality? I see no value in storing TB's of temp files (in my case, 2.5 million files to be exact).

    This already exists and works in the non-Windows clients (ignore_v2.ini). Feature parity means this should have been added a long time ago to Windows.

    I realize there are really poorly thought out responses saying the solution is not to put files into the OneDrive folder. That isn't the way many project based programs work on…

    138 votes
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  5. Vacation Mode:

    During vacation, I do not want to recieve data from my company (SharePoint libraries, (Team Sites, Groups, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive for Business). I only will sync OneDrive Consumer.

    So I need a button, to switch off /on

    Add: If you have a second tenant, I want to decide this for each tenat seperatly

    Remarks: at this time you only switch On/off all together

    135 votes
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  6. Update the OneDrive for Business Client Network Bandwidth Calculator based on how the Next Generation Sync client works

    The OneDrive for Business Client Network Bandwidth Calculator developed by Zach Rosenfield was a great tool for anticipating bandwidth requirements on each site.
    Could you update it to include improvements from the Next Generation Sync Client?

    131 votes
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  7. Support IRM libraries on the new sync client

    Now NGSC do not support IRM libraries. It's not critical (for me) because NGSC support only OneDrive for Business library.
    But once NGSC will support SharePoint library, it's necessary to support IRM library due to security and compliance.

    123 votes
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  8. In OneDrive there is a limit of file path which allows only 260 characters. This killing our file storage structure. It should support more

    In OneDrive there is a limit of file path which allows only 260 characters. This killing our file storage structure. It should support more character or count file name as path not all folders.

    122 votes
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  9. Allow NAS backup into OneDrive

    Allow to back up you network attached storage into OneDrive

    121 votes
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  10. Provide some information on WHAT is CURRENTLY uploaded and on what the PROGRESS is. This is urgent and so basic!

    Provide some information on WHAT is CURRENTLY uploaded and on what the PROGRESS is. This is urgent and so basic!

    115 votes
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  11. Better handling of sync collisions

    Currently, when OneDrive cant sync a file from my PC because both the server version and the local version have been changed, OneDrive creates a duplicate file with the computer name appended.

    OneDrive doesnt notify me at all that there was a sync error. It just creates these duplicates, sometimes for hundreds of files, fills up my storage and I have to sort our manually when I notice that suddenly my storage is low.

    If there is a file collision, the OneDrive sync client should ask me wether to keep the server version or the local version. If there are…

    114 votes
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  12. Make it easier to obtain Excel file path from OneDrive

    When referencing Excel files held on OneDrive with Power Query you need to download the Excel file, open it, copy the path and then remove ?web=1 from the end of it. It would be great if there was a right click or ... option when selecting an Excel file in OneDrive that would give you this path without the ?web=1 on the end.

    113 votes
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  13. Make the icon overlays smaller!

    In Windows Explorer the icon overlays when using List view or Details view (anything with small icons) is too big and you cannot see the icon of the file type behind it. Sugarsync and Dropbox have realized this and made their icon overlays smaller. Let's go.

    113 votes
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  14. Stop the OneDrive Popups and Messages

    I upgraded to Win 10 a month ago. Since then OneDrive has been on a push for more usage - message appears daily for me to sign-on to OneDrive, File Explorer opens automatically to OneDrive. I use OneDrive minimally, I am retired, I appreciate the convenience of OneDrive - WHEN I NEED IT, but I don't need to be nagged to use it. I have turned off all "Notifications", I have followed the instructions of the OneDrive Team to edit the registry, but the messages still keep coming. This is a problem created by the OneDrive marketing people. Please find…

    113 votes
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  15. Sync Scedule Options

    Add an option to set schedule for sync. This way syncing will occur during that time only. This is really a helpful option to have.

    110 votes
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  16. sync any folder to onedrive

    so, i am trying to backup itunes to onecloud without screwing up my itunes config - would be soooo much easier if i could just right click a folder, anywhere in Windows, and click to "Send to OneDrive" - for example.... then a blue arrow circle telling me that folder is backed up to onedrive...

    108 votes
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  17. Password change

    Whenever I change my password - and our Company IT policy is to do so every 90 days, OneDrive tells me that the credentials need to be updated which makes sense.

    However there is no easy way to do so with the OneDrive app - clicking on 'view sync issues' and enter credentials does nothing. I am hoping your QA team could take a deep dive on this issue as there are MANY people complaining about this on your support pages and the work around is a lot of hassle every 90 days.

    101 votes
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  18. Allow PC to continue shutting down without any operations when users shut down PCs with “Processing” status of sync.

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    PC のシャットダウン時の同期の進行状況の表示について
    Allow PC to continue shutting down without any operations when users shut down PCs with “Processing” status of sync.


    ■Description(内容):
    同期中の "処理中" の状態で、PC のシャットダウンをしようとすると、進行中のファイル アップロードがユーザーに通知されるように新機能が追加されておりますが、PC のシャットダウン時に操作なしに画面を戻らせることなく、シャットダウンを遂行する機能の追加を要望いたします。
    または、進行中のファイル アップロードをユーザーに通知する機能をオフにする機能の追加を要望いたします。

    In current design, we have new feature to notify uses about on-going file uploading if users shut down PCs with “Processing” status of sync.
    However, we would like to see the feature to allow PC to continue shutting down without any operation or getting back to the previous screen, or the feature to disable notification about on-going file uploading.

    101 votes
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  19. Desktop Icon Duplication

    In a shared computer environment, an admin may choose to install the Team Machine Wide Installer MSI.

    Teams is then installed at every user logon if it doesn't exist in the users profile

    "%ProgramFiles%\Teams Installer\Teams.exe --checkInstall --source=default"

    Is put in the following key

    HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    This presents an issue when using OneDrive Known Folder Move. When a new user logs on to a PC, OneDrive has its own installation and update process. The Teams installer will start and finish before OneDrive has installed, updated and initiated Known Folder Move for the new user profile.

    Teams will create a desktop…

    99 votes
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  20. Rename the onedrive folder on OneDrive for Desktop Windows

    Please allow the renaming of the folder which OneDrive for Desktop syncs to. I would appreciate the ability to store my sync'd folders/files in a folder with a different name other than /onedrive. Here is my usage scenario:

    I am trying to move the onedrive folders of two users of a single desktop PC to the secondary raid array for backup. I would like the paths to be D:\ONEDRIVEUSER1 and D:\ONEDRIVEUSER2. The way it is currently implemented I would have to use: D:\ONEDRIVEUSER1\onedrive and D:\ONEDRIVEUSER2\onedrive.

    This is not ideal and I'm sure other users can think…

    95 votes
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