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  1. 1 vote
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  3. 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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    5 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Give a sync error if a file being saved (or synced) has an older timestamp than the most recent version of the file

    e.g.

    Saved a file on Computer A
    Modified it on Computer B before it could be updated
    Saved on Computer B (work from Computer A erased)

    During syncing on Computer B, give sync error if the previous timestamp on the file is not >= than that stored on OneDrive. Allow user to override in "View sync problems" screen.

    7 votes
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. Don't make me download my whole onedrive to my windows 10 surface - I haven't the space!

    Keep onedrive as windows 8.1 or allow it as an advanced option.

    1 vote
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  7. If I can't use placeholders, allow the creation of a folder with the same name to merge into cloud

    I need a way to merge things into onedrive folders that are too large to move in the browser.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. I suggest that you seriously consider these issues within OneDrive Desktop App


    • fixing the feedback link in the OneDrive Desktop App.

    • add more settings to choose which folders are to be synced.

    • allow Shared Folders to be synced or not (depending on the user's needs)

    • enhance notification settings and allow more ease of access and control.
      Thank you.

    5 votes
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  9. Duplicate/Mirror Folders

    Can you add an option where we can make any windows folder sync with OneDrive? Something like automatic backup. Where an existing windows folder will be always backed up to SkyDrive.

    I this feature enters OneDrive then it will be the top leading online drive services.

    Thank you,

    21 votes
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  10. Eliminar onedrive

    quisiera eliminar la entrada de onedrive de mi explorador en windows 10, ya que no me es de utilidad y no quisiera verla cada que abro el explorer. ya desactive onedrive en gpedit.msc, pero la entrada sigue apareciendo.

    4 votes
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. File syncing needs to be more transparent

    I don't want to sync every folder I have with OneDrive, since I'm using a small SSD for Windows. In 8.1 it was much easier to tell OneDrive "Make all my folders online-only". There needs to be this option in 10. By default when Win 110 loads, everything syncs over, unless you uncheck each box. Then you get an ugly icon with a giant red X. This is such a bad experience for SSD users with limited space

    2 votes
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  13. 1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Integrate folder redirection... don't require users to "save-as"

    I've tried using OS folder redirection with the OneDrive sync folder, but it carries its own set of issues and don't think its manageable as-is.

    If the folder redirection was somehow integrated into the app as opposed to the OS, it may work a lot smoother.

    Ideally I'd like a way to allow users to save data to the local locations they are comfortable with but still sync that data to OneDrive. That would make our vision complete for decoupling the user's data from a particular machine. User gets new PC, all data syncs properly and user has all they…

    20 votes
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  15. Add "Unshare" or "Remove link" for Windows 8.1 App version

    Using the OneDrive App for Windows 8.1, I can easily share my files and folders, but unlike the web version (OneDrive.live.com), I can't find the option to unshare or remove the link of my shared files and folders.

    Please add this feature.

    6 votes
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  16. I'd like the ability to change the thumbnail on videos that I have uploaded to OneDrive instead of OneDrive using a random image from the vi

    When viewing videos in Xbox video app on Windows 8 the thumbnail that is shown is a random thumbnail from the video and not the thumbnail that has been defined in the metadata.

    5 votes
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  17. business and personal onedrive accounts on same pc

    I access files on my work Office 365 / onedrive account plus have my own onedrive account for personal files. I find that when I access the work one, I have to log in over and over again (with 2 step verification this is tedious).

    Is there a fix for this?

    6 votes
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  18. 3 votes
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  19. I need to set upload and download bandwidth on desktop onedrive

    i get large file at any time into my shared onedrive, so I need to set upload and download bandwidth.

    6 votes
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  20. Make uploading mass amount of files easy

    I have a very large music collection. Nearly lost all of it last time I hard a hard drive failure. The obvious answer is to upload it all to one drive. But one drive seem to struggle uploading large quantity of files. 9/10 times I have to restart the pc and hope it uploads. I started with 10000 files averaging 10mb each. It's been a few weeks now. I'm down to 3000. My internet upload speed is 12mbps. Uploading mass files on Google drive takes less then half the time and that's using Internet explorer.

    2 votes
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