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  1. Linux support

    Hi, I am a linux user and I use Onedrive a lot between my devices, but I am switching to linux and I'd love to have the Onedrive App On linux (ubuntu) So, will you create a Onedrive app for Linux ? This would be great !

    2,441 votes
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  2. ファイルを表示したユーザー名を所有者に表示する機能の拡張について (About extending the ability to display the user name of a file to the owner)

    [OneDrive 管理センター] - [ファイルを表示したユーザー名を所有者に表示する] の設定をオンにした状態で、OneDrive 上にあるファイルにマウス カーソルを合わせると "閲覧者名" が表示されるが、サイト コレクションの管理者設定にて所有者を追加し、追加した所有者で OneDrive 上のファイルにマウス カーソルを合わせても閲覧者名が表示されません。​
    追加した所有者でも、OneDrive 上のファイルにマウス カーソルを合わせた際に "閲覧者名" を表示できる機能の追加をお願いします。​

    ※本機能は、ユーザーがどのファイルに興味を持っているかなどの確認が簡単にできるため、非常に便利な機能のため拡張を期待します。​

    When you hover over a file on OneDrive with the <a0> OneDrive Admin Center </a0>-[show user name on file as owner] setting selected, the "viewer name " is displayed, but the site
    You add an owner in the collection's administrator settings, and the owner you add does not display the viewer name when you hover over the file on OneDrive.
    If you added the owner, please add the ability to display the "viewer name " When hovering over the file…

    658 votes
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  3. Allow users to change the OneDrive folder directory (long company name issue)

    The default folder for OneDrive (by design) creates a problem that it conflicts with the maximum 255 character path length issue.

    For a persons business OneDrive area
    C:\user\FirstnameLastname\OneDrive - LongCompanyName

    For a Company Group/Team site
    C:|users\FirstnameLastname\LongCompanyName\LongCompanyName - LibraryName

    It means that you are massively restricted on how you can use OneDrive to avoid reaching the 255 character path length limit.

    I contacted support and i am told this is "by design", it isn't really fit for the purpose, other cloud storage providers dont have this issue and allow you to change it, it is such a simple feature.

    347 votes
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  4. more OneDrive Personal Vault lock options - 20mins is too low

    OneDrive Personal Vault is a great OneDrive feature 'though in order to make it more usable, I wish it had more locking options - namely, whenever I unlock it, it'll lock itself automatically in 20mins.

    I am of the opinion that 20mins is too few - I wish I could unlock it upon login and have it locked at logout.

    This is because if you have a Personal Vault file opened & it then locks 20mins later, you can't save the changes without unlocking the Personal Vault again (with the subsequent risk of data loss).

    So please consider either allowing…

    212 votes
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  5. One Drive Known Folder Move

    Do not sync shortcuts (.lnk) from Desktop Folder to onedrive when using Known Folder Move This causes duplicate shortcuts if you set up a new device and sync. If you have the same shortcuts on the desktop as your original machine you will then get a "Copy" shortcut from the sync

    233 votes
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  6. OneDrive の同期クライアントで クラウド上 (オンライン) だけにデータを保存したい

    データをクラウドだけ (オンライン) だけに保存できるようにして欲しい。
    それをグループポリシーなどで強制できるようにしたい。

    つまり、ローカルにデータを残さないで PC 端末紛失時などの対策にしたい。
    これは日本の企業で良く求められる機能です。

    203 votes
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  7. The new manage access section has recently changed and not in a good way

    The Manage access section has recently changed (last week or so) and now you can’t edit user rights individually. You can only remove the user from a sharing rights group (like view only) and then you have to add them back if you want to elevate their rights to edit.

    This is a horrible design change. If you have multiple users in a sharing category (like “people you specify can view”) that you want to elevate or downgrade several from edit to view, removing & re-adding one at a time is cumbersome at best. There needs to be, as there…

    19 votes
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  8. Do not show error messages for excluded filetypes

    When I exclude filetypes from syncing (using Admin center or Set-SPOTenantSyncClientRestriction) they are marked as "file could not be synced". This is also shown by a red cross.

    This behavior confuses Users that think that there is a real problem and furthermore makes it impossible for unqualified users to distinguished between this "by design" errors and real problems

    So please do not show error messages for excluded filetypes or deliver an option for disabling these Error messages.

    46 votes
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  9. Allow PC to continue shutting down without any operations when users shut down PCs with “Processing” status of sync.

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    PC のシャットダウン時の同期の進行状況の表示について
    Allow PC to continue shutting down without any operations when users shut down PCs with “Processing” status of sync.


    ■Description(内容):
    同期中の "処理中" の状態で、PC のシャットダウンをしようとすると、進行中のファイル アップロードがユーザーに通知されるように新機能が追加されておりますが、PC のシャットダウン時に操作なしに画面を戻らせることなく、シャットダウンを遂行する機能の追加を要望いたします。
    または、進行中のファイル アップロードをユーザーに通知する機能をオフにする機能の追加を要望いたします。

    In current design, we have new feature to notify uses about on-going file uploading if users shut down PCs with “Processing” status of sync.
    However, we would like to see the feature to allow PC to continue shutting down without any operation or getting back to the previous screen, or the feature to disable notification about on-going file uploading.

    101 votes
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  10. Unlock Personal Vault with Windows Hello

    Please add Windows Hello support to Personal Vaults.

    35 votes
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  11. Personal vault needs to sync while locked

    Personal vault needs to background sync while locked. Moved 2.5GB of data into personal vault, 20 minutes later it locked in the middle of first sync, then wouldn't let me unlock it ("something went wrong try again"). I had to completely disconnect my pc and reconnect to OneDrive to get it to start syncing again... and then none of my folders were in the vault because the folder hadn't finished the initial sync! Bad design Microsoft. Personal vault HAS to be able to sync while locked, otherwise it's pretty much useless. Oh and by the way, after disconnect/reconnect, I did…

    31 votes
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  12. OneDrive Client Sync Status Monitoring

    We need to be able to programatically check the Sync Status. If a client has sync issues, this could lead to data loss. This is also voiced here:
    https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273493-office-365-admin/suggestions/15879783-reporting-and-or-monitoring-for-onedrive-client-sy?page=1&per_page=20

    And a custom script made is not working for Files On Demand:
    https://github.com/rodneyviana/ODSyncService

    We manage thousands of Windows PC and would like to know when a OneDrive client has been out of sync for a long period of time, receive an alert and remediate.

    This could be done via a powershell command

    21 votes
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  13. Desktop Icon Duplication

    In a shared computer environment, an admin may choose to install the Team Machine Wide Installer MSI.

    Teams is then installed at every user logon if it doesn't exist in the users profile

    "%ProgramFiles%\Teams Installer\Teams.exe --checkInstall --source=default"

    Is put in the following key

    HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    This presents an issue when using OneDrive Known Folder Move. When a new user logs on to a PC, OneDrive has its own installation and update process. The Teams installer will start and finish before OneDrive has installed, updated and initiated Known Folder Move for the new user profile.

    Teams will create a desktop…

    93 votes
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  14. OneDrive personal vault timeoout

    OneDrive personal vault should not timeoout while uploading files!

    18 votes
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  15. Automatically convert OneNote notebooks in a compatible format when user migrate to OneDrive

    OneNote notebooks cannot be migrated to OneDrive without going through OneNote and without user action.
    The storage of OneNote notebooks as a folder and files is not supported on OneDrive. But with the Known Folders function, OneDrive move automatically these OneNote files to OneDrive and break the OneNote synchronization.
    Is it possible to obtain an automatic conversion of notebooks when KFM is executed or a way to automate the migration to OneDrive notebooks?

    135 votes
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  16. Personal Vault

    More way to unlock Personal Vault

    I suggest we have more convenient to unlock Personal Vault like Windows Hello, Fingerprint, PV 's Password (less secure depend on users choice).

    Please give option for user to choose. Each time need to unlock by sms, gmail, authenticator make me annoy and need to disable Personal Vault.

    22 votes
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  17. choose folder to backup

    Going to be blunt here, can you guys introduce option to select any folders user want to backup to OneDrive (instead of just 3 Documents, Desktop & Pictures folders) if not introduce "Backup entire PC" to OneDrive??? Like what Google is doing with its Backup and Sync app?

    I have 1TB for OneDrive however it lacks the option to backup my entire PC. My personal files are separate from the normal User folder as it is located in D: drive instead of C:\User\xxxx

    14 votes
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  18. In OneDrive there is a limit of file path which allows only 260 characters. This killing our file storage structure. It should support more

    In OneDrive there is a limit of file path which allows only 260 characters. This killing our file storage structure. It should support more character or count file name as path not all folders.

    122 votes
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  19. Exclude files/folders by right-clicking on a particular files or folders

    It would be great if you can add a feature in the OneDrive so that we can remove the file/folder by just right-clicking on a particular file or a folder. Right now this feature is not available. For example - In Syncplicity, we have an option to exclude the files/folders by right-clicking on the file or folder, see attached.

    We have excluded some file types in the OneDrive admin center but the desktop client keeps showing "red cross" (saying some files are not synced). I was looking to exclude those files from backup/sync, but apart from moving those files to…

    22 votes
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  20. Regarding OneNote Notebook in OneDrive for Business when changing UPN

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    UPN 変更時の OneDrive for Business 上の OneNote ノートブックについて
    Regarding OneNote Notebook in OneDrive for Business when changing UPN


    ■Description(内容):
    OneNote クライアントで OneDrive for Business 上の OneNote ノートブックを開いていると、UPN を変更した際、OneDrive for Business の URL も変更されるため、ノートブックをそれぞれいったん閉じて開き直す必要があるが、多数のノートブックがあるとすべて開き直すのに大変手間がかかる。このため、1 回の作業ですべてのノートブックが正常に同期できるようにする、もしくは、UPN 変更後も自動的に OneNote クライアントが UPN 変更を認識して正常に同期できるようにしてほしい。
    When opening OneNote Notebook in OneDrive for Business on an OneNote client and the UPN is changed, due to the URL for OneDrive for Business being changed all the Notebooks need to be close and reopened again, and this closing and reopening takes up a lot of time when there are lots of Notebooks opened. Thus I…

    13 votes
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