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  1. enable users to tell OneDrive to sync immediately

    Suppose I've changed files on my desktop and want to make sure they get to my Surface Pro before I head for the airport. Under W8.1 I could say "Sync" with the Metro OneDrive app, or the tray icon, and it would start to sync. I'm sitting here with a machine that hasn't bothered looking for an hour, yet there are plenty of new files that it ought to be downloading. Not cool, if you're mobile!

    9 votes
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  2. I want a place where I upload once to an Archive folder and then delete off my One Drive local computer without loosing online files.

    Need an "Untouchable" secure Safe folder in my OneDrive Online account where no matter what I do on any computer connected to One Drive the Secure folder is left alone as a safe, protected Archive. If I trust it then I can store pictures and important documents for a long time there instead of having to put files on home USB hard drives which break over a few years. I lost my pictures on OneDrive because I was using two computers and I deleted the family photos of the computer I use mainly for work and they ended up in…

    11 votes
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  3. How about some dial up support!

    Have an 888 number for ONE DRIVE SUPPORT!

    7 votes
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  4. enable device backups like in Windows 8

    Really wish you would bring back the ability to backup the PC HDD to OneDrive like did in Windows 8

    6 votes
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  5. Changing Drive for OneDrive Stored files on Windows 10

    I'm not able to turn on my OneDrive Pictures because its too heavy and my Drive C: is getting full. you guys should let users to change it

    6 votes
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  6. Allow online only parent folder

    All files under an online only folder will automatically be set to online only. This instead of setting this on a file to file basis after the file has been synced.

    1 vote
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  7. OneDrive should have a feature to allow files to download at maximum connection speed.

    For example, when downloading large amounts of data, it'd be useful if I could download at 200 Mbps, rather than the 20 Mbps OneDrive is seemingly limiting me to.

    9 votes
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  8. default explorer

    Allow OneDrive to be the default within Windows File Explorer.
    eg: File Explorer | Options | General | Open File Explorer to: = OneDrive

    5 votes
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  9. Stop Notifications for Office 365 Subscription

    OneDrive is giving me notifications in Windows saying that I should switch to an annual Office 365 plan and save money that way. The problem is that I'm already subscribed to Office 365 Home with a yearly subscription. So these notifications are just an annoyance and need to stop.

    8 votes
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  10. security code

    there are no security in laptop anyone open can open my laptop & can easily open one drive so plz provide security code feature while accessing one drive thorugh laptop

    5 votes
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  11. 10 votes
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  12. Please don't delete the local folder immediately when I uncheck it in the syncing list.

    U can use the syncing status icon to distinguish the files in sync and out of sync.

    9 votes
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  13. Please add an option to resync data

    Recently was working on a project. However, after working on one computer, I could not get the new file to show as update on my other computers unless I removed the file and replace the file in onedrive. I need to be able to push new changes to skydrive and have them be reflected without needing to do this.

    10 votes
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  14. TO FIX THE SYNCHRONIZATION WITH WINDOWS APP!!!

    TO FIX THE SYNCHRONIZATION WITH WINDOWS APP!!! Synchronization with online portal of OneDrive works fine and it syncs a pictures taken be my Lumia after few seconds only, but Windows folder syncs after hours!!!

    10 votes
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  15. O/d Is Still Processing Changes. Here I am with 17.3.6301.0127 and every few seconds O/d goes 'Looking for changes'.

    [so that's what that lonely entry field above is for..]
    I suggest you keep upgrading the O/d client so that it's less sensitive and more reliable.
    This repeated running of my disk is really dragging my machine down.
    Now - let's see what happens with this strange interaction page...

    8 votes
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  16. Upload to online-only folders on Onedrive

    Allow users to see online only folders in the file explorer. Now to load files in those folders I need to go through the website, and this process cannot be done in background. I would find it more convenient to see everything I have in Onedrive, instead of only those files and folders stored on my pc. Maybe you could have a different icon for online only stuff (so that users won't be confused on what they can or cannot use offline)? I prefered the the Windows 8.1 Onedrive configuration, to be honest

    10 votes
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  17. Allow all Ondrive folders to appear in File explorer whether or not it is synced to the local drive

    If people find it confusing, you could color code the file names... different colors for ones that are local versus ones that are in the cloud. Alternatively, you could make the Onedrive file tree such that local files are shown in the 'local' tree while cloud files are located under the "cloud' tree. Whatever...just please bring back explorer viewing of both files.

    8 votes
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  18. Search all my OneDrive files even if they’re not on my PC - Windows 10

    It worked in Windows 8.1 well, why did it go away??? I want OneDrive to be a single place to see all my files in any implementation of OneDrive be it an app on my pc or on the web. Also, just because the icon is there representing a file structure on my PC doesn't mean it has to be occupying space, simply retrieve it from the server if I attempt to access. I was able to see my whole onedrive file structure in Windows 8.1 and select what I wanted stored on the PC and what could stay in…

    6 votes
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  19. 5 votes
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  20. persist pause syncing when reboot

    I set the OneDrive client to pause syncing for 24 hours, reboot my machine within the 24 hours period and the client will start syncing again. I would expect the pause syncing state to persist across reboots.

    4 votes
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