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  1. Stop Sync - Expand to include with clean up of HDD

    Currently Stop Sync - stops sync - keeps files on the HDD

    Provide option to Stop Sync and Clean up and Stop Sync and Keep local copies

    The Clean up option is key:
    - Lots of users get confused and edit the local copy after stopping sync
    - Easier way for ones who want to stop and delete (less risk of deleted synced ones and losing data overall)

    8 votes
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  2. report a log when others view the shred file

    when I share files from OneDrive to others, there should be a feature I can export a log to let me know, who have viewed the shred files.

    6 votes
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  3. Have the option of disabling ransomware detection for a specific (encrypted) folder

    While ransomware protection is a great thing to have, uploading a folder that only has encrypted folders/files inside it trips this ransomware detection. So far, after uploading that folder, I've already gotten 3 separate "suspected ransomware" notifications in regards to files from that folder.
    One way it to protect against it accidentally being turned off could be something similar to how an anti-virus is set up - when it detects something wrong, it prompts the user for an action, one of which is to ignore that file/folder and exclude it from further checks. That way, the option to disable ransomware…

    93 votes
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  4. OneDrive needs to be able to upload files with special characters such as parentheses

    Onedrive can't sync a file if its name contains any parentheses (), which is really problematic because some programs create temporary project files automatically containing these characters. I can't use OneDrive to backup my Ableton Live music projects because it won't upload these auto generated project files. Renaming them manually is a huge hassle because I'll have to go back to the program and relink them all, and there can be many.

    I know others using Ableton has switched from OneDrive to Dropbox over this issue.

    13 votes
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  5. Allow sync of other folders

    Allow OneDrive to sync other default folders like Music, Videos and Favorites. This covers most default locations. But why not let OneDrive sync any folder chosen? This would allow backups for those who move their default locations to another drive.

    4 votes
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  6. 2 votes
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  7. 2 votes
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  8. 1 vote
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. Personal vault, add option to keep open until computer is shutdown/rebooted

    When the vault closes down, it leaves open excel and word files in a non-saveable state (bug) even after i've reopened the vault. I have reported this as a bug seperately.

    Please ADD AN OPTION TO KEEP THE VAULT OPEN UNTIL THE COMPUTER IS POWER CYCLED (i.e. restarted/shutdown).

    All the warning I get that causes me to potential lose hours of work is an easily missed notification.

    2 votes
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  11. Exclude a subfolder of My Documents from syncing to the cloud.

    I see there is an option to cherry-pick directories in OneDrive that will sync, but unselecting a subfolder leaves the directory on the cloud and deletes the local copy. I want to be able to do the opposite: Say I have a directory under My Documents that I don't want uploaded to the cloud, I want to be able to exclude it.

    2 votes
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  12. Erro de mesclagem após longo período de inatividade

    Olá, eu percebi que o OneDrive após um longo periodo de inatividade, ele duplica os arquivos criando uma extensão similar ao nome do computador.

    Digamos que se o seu computador é o nome TESTE-PC.
    Digamos agora que você tem um arquivo no OneDrive, esse arquivo se chama USERVOICE.txt.

    Agora se você fechar o OneDrive e passar muito tempo sem iniciar, ele não vai conseguir mesclar com a nuvem todos os arquivos.

    Então ele vai passar a criar uma cópia dos seus arquivos que estão no PC, então o arquivo passará a se chamar: USERVOICE TESTE-PC.txt. e vai te routro arquivo…

    6 votes
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  13. One Drive blocking the 2terabytes storage I paid $300.oo for with 5gb puny storage

    One Drive blocking the 2terabytes storage I paid $300.oo for with 5gb puny storage

    1 vote
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  14. 我登录不了

    我登录不上

    4 votes
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  15. Allow external non-Office 365 Business users to sync OneDrive Shares

    Please allow external users who don't have a OneDrive for Business account (i.e., users with a personal OneDrive account only) to sync shared folders to their local computers. We can already grant edit access to external, personal users, which works fine through a web browser. Also, external users with O365 business accounts can sync our shares. But the combination is not possible: external personal users can't sync. This is FORCING us to drop OneDrive and go back to DropBox, which supports this seamlessly even in their free service.

    While better not to constrain the size/amount of syncable files based on…

    161 votes
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  16. Pause syncing for specific folders

    I saw this topic already even in a discussion from last year (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/selectively-pause-syncing-folders-in-onedrive/bff8908e-fe5c-420b-99a5-08fb1f630d1d), so I believe this would be helpful. Especially when a Project manager works with many projects and many people and everybody share their folders. Then it would be helpful and faster for the system to choose, which we want to have sync at a time and some other folders just pause.
    When I would work the next week on another project for example, I can start syncinc the relevant folders and the others keep offline for the time when I dont need to use them…

    12 votes
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  17. NGSC needs too Support modern authentication methods like SAML

    NGSC needs too Support modern authentication methods like SAML in a direct relation with SharePoint 2019 On-premise.

    9 votes
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  18. quickbooks Export

    When exporting reports from Quickbooks to existing Excel Workbooks that are synced with One Drive the operation fails over 75% of the time. Currently as a workaround we have to close the One Drive application then complete the exports from QB and then relaunch the One Drive app once the work from QB has been completed. This used to work with no problem and has only recently become an issue which sounds like an update occurred that broke the functionality.

    24 votes
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  19. Customize email to managers of terminated employees

    Please make it possible for admins to customize the email to managers. The out of the box email contains spelling errors and is very spammy/phishy feeling.

    I can't believe this isn't an option in this world of cyber attacks!

    I want the ability to brand the email so it matches (at least as closely as possible) our corporate standards.

    I want to be able to format the text so it is easily readable, conforms to our style standards and basically looks professional.

    29 votes
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  20. Permanently disable the OneDrive Auto Update in Task Scheduler for "per machine installer"

    When we disable the "OneDrive Per-Machine Standalone Update Task" from Task Scheduler it stays Disable state until restarts the machine and after restart the machine it is again enabling the update task to Ready state

    2 votes
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