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  1. Enable sync client to allow user decide when to sync and sync frequency

    Every time when I start my Surface Pro6, OneDrive start sync immediately, Take up too much memory and consumption seriously affects battery life. I hope that you can enable sync client to allow users to decide when to sync and sync frequency.

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  2. McAfee Encryption Will Affect Onedrive Sync

    Most companies implement their security encryption software to prevent copying into portable drive and I noticed that it will affect one drive. The software i encountered is Mcafee, which will encrypt whatever files that are copied out but at times, we do received encrypted files from others and we do not check each and every files of it. So we simply dump into one drive. Upon data migration into another laptop, the new laptop will not be able to sync all the files from one drive and will keep looping. This is due to encrypted files are converted into .frpenc

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  3. Access to OneDrive files even if the synchronization is paused

    I like that OneDrive pauses the synchronization while I'm on battery to save energy, but that doesn't mean I don't need to access my files. So, often I need to re-enable the synchronization in order to open a file which isn't stored offline. I'd appreciate if OneDrive could automatically download a file on-demand whenever I need it, even if the synchronization is currently paused.

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  4. Need have Statics for how many times my shared file have been downloaded.

    When I shared my files with my friends, I want to know whether the shared files have been downloaded. Also how many times it has been downloaded, for example when I shared my new painting file with 10 friends, I want to check whether it was downloaded 10 times or not to decide whether to stop the shared link. If this feature can be added, I will be super happy.

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  5. About thumbnails of image folders within synced folders

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    同期フォルダー内の画像が保存されているフォルダーのサムネイルについて
    About thumbnails of image folders within synced folders


    ■Description(内容):
    同期フォルダー内の画像が保存されているフォルダーのサムネイルが正しく表示されないことがある。
    同期クライアント側でフォルダーのサムネイル表示を制御する設定機能の追加を希望します。
    Thumbnails of image folders within synced folders do not display correctly sometimes.
    Therefore, I would request the addition of settings on the sync client side to set the thumbnails of these folders.

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  6. 1 vote
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  7. OneDrive连接不上升级服务器,获取更多存储空间的服务器也连接不上

    OneDrive连接不上升级服务器,获取更多存储空间的服务器也连接不上

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  8. File Deduplication

    I'd like an easy way to check my files for duplicates. Ultimately, I still want to decide which file to use, but it would be nice if you had a feature where I could press a button, and it would scan my folder and find all the duplicates so I can clear some space.

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  9. 1 vote
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  10. Tune the OneDrive Windows client 'sync' process for better enterprise performance

    We just implemented OneDrive at our company, and our policy no longer allows us to use USB-based storage devices for backups. I moved 160GB of project files to a OneDrive folder a week ago, and it looks like it is going to take a month or two for OneDrive to finally sync to the cloud.

    Meanwhile, one of my CPUs is always pegged with OneDrive scanning for changes. Why not stop the scan while syncs are pending? It is a waste of resources to continue scanning when you have not yet sync'd the files you already found in the previous…

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  11. Simplified file conflict resolutions

    Create a series of simple options to more easily and quickly chose which file to work with. These options should be present in the right-click context and in the OneDrive app.

    There should be an option to use the version on the current computer or to use the version on the cloud as the legitimate version, or to open both documents to do a side by side compare.

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  12. Pouvoir spécifier des fichiers à ne pas sauvegarder (*.ink par exemple)

    Pouvoir supprimer l'erreur "Aucune autorisation d'accès à l'élément"

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  13. 1 vote
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  14. add black Outline on OneDrive tray icon/원드라이브 트레이 아이콘 아웃라인 추가 건의

    As you can see in the attached (image)file, i cannot see OneDrive icon in hided tray icon list.
    so... is it possible to add gray~black outline on Onedrive's tray icon?

    만약 한국쪽 마소 직원분께서 보신다면, 한국어가 전달하기 쉬우니 한국어로 의견 작성하겠습니다.

    첨부 파일을 보시면 윈도우7의 숨겨진 트레이 아이콘 모음에서는 원드라이브의 아이콘이 흰색 배경과 같은 색이라 아이콘이 보이질 않습니다.

    비록 윈도우7의 지원이 2020년에 끝나고, 원드라이브의 아이콘이 윈도우10에 맞게 만들어졌지만... 혹시라도 윈도우7에 설치되는 윈드라이브는 트레이 아이콘에 회색 외곽선이라도 넣어서 분별이 가능하게 만들어 주시면, 하는 마음으로 작성합니다.

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  15. A OneDrive client which only works with your files in the cloud. Onefiledemand still downloads your files what is sometimes not needed.

    Some users don’t like the onedrive online web version and prefer the windows explorer integration but have no need for local syncing. Ondemand is an option but dowload the files what is not always needed. So an always in the cloud version of onedrive with explorer integration.

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  16. update a specific directory immediately

    I have create an pdf file for example using office lens but want to send the file via outlook on my computer. I have to wait for OneDrive to determine that that directory needs to be updated.
    Should be able to go into windows explorer and right click a directory and say update or sync this directory immediately

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  17. Hi, do it as an application, not as a folder.

    Hi, do it as an application, not as a folder. Because it interferes and annoys when working with photos. And make the parameters more convenient and understandable. I don’t need him to download pictures from the cloud to the computer, I don’t need the files from the computer to be sent to the cloud.

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  18. Allow approved users to force sync changed offline files to the online OneDrive.

    Users don't always have access to the online OneDrive files. Currently Onedrive errors out when trying to upload changed offline files. Having to go and delete each online file version in order to upload the offline file leads to issues. Would be more useful if OneDrive provided an option to force the upload of the offline version when syncing. There should not be a concern about this being allowed if the files are not being shared.

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  19. SAVE MY WORK INSTEAD OF MAKING ME DO IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND WASTE MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!! I ******* HATE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SAVE MY WORK INSTEAD OF MAKING ME DO IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND WASTE MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!! I ******* HATE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. Automatically pause sync when on Skype for Business or Teams calls

    Automatically pause sync when on Skype for Business or Teams calls. Onedrive and Onedrive for business syncing substantially impact on call quality. It would be great if Onedrive paused syncing during online calls

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