OneDrive


Feedback by UserVoice

OneDrive on Windows

Update: Microsoft will be moving away from UserVoice sites on a product-by-product basis throughout the 2021 calendar year. We will leverage 1st party solutions for customer feedback. Learn more

Welcome to the OneDrive UserVoice. This is your place to suggest the features you’d like to see us add to OneDrive. We have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service and your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy https://onedrive.uservoice.com/tos, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

For support or issues with your account please submit your issue directly within the product.

While we can’t guarantee any specific features or timelines, we will respond to every suggestion that gets at least 500 votes. Thanks for joining our community and helping improve OneDrive.


  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. default explorer

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

    5 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 10 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    2 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 5 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. For SP library sync: Use the SharePoint icon in the tray

    EIther use the organisation icon used by Win10 on the quick launch, or use the SP icon m.. but the tray icon should not all be just different coloured clouds :)

    6 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Click OneDrive icon on taskbar to close when it is already open

    Seems counter-intuitive that when OneDrive is already open, clicking on the OneDrive icon makes the window pop up again instead of close like with regular applications.

    4 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Please fix "Processing changes" bug when folder has moved.

    I archive files which I won't need frequently by pausing synchronizations, moving one drive files to another folder (not present on the PC), and also moving the local files elsewhere. This used to work but now this does not anymore: onedrive stays forever in "Processing Changed".
    The moved folder appears in the "settings" dialog but I cannot change its status because "One drive is still updating files in this folder", except that the folder has been removed both locally and online and the update should just take a fraction of second.

    4 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. there should be a manual sync button because it doesn't sync immediate even though there is net

    There should be a quick update as soon as a new file is updated in the one drive folder (As soon as internet connection exist) . But this thing doesn't work sometimes , so a manual sync should be available.

    6 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Please do not create empty folders

    Please do not create empty folders in one drive like "Documents" and other, all folders that i need i can make by my self

    7 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Stop bulliing clients to use OneDrive

    I simply do not want to use OneDrive. Please remove all those useless links and popping windows that urge me to use it. That's rubbish and a big offence to every user!

    5 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Give back the one drive storage.

    Give back the one drive sotrage options or slash prices of storage. Google offers 100 GB for 1.99$. Also Google is faster. 5GB cloud storage is just useless. You're losing customers Microsoft.

    5 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base