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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 !

    4,222 votes
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  2. OPen file explorer instead of Online Shareponit

    When sharing documents from desktop, the link opens up the online sharepoint folder. We would like the option to open the link to file or folder in file explorer on desktop instead

    51 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.

    930 votes
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  4. 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

    244 votes
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  5. block downloading shared videos

    Block downloading shared videos or any other file

    81 votes
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  6. Network bandwidth required for sync client updates

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    同期クライアントの更新に必要とするネットワーク帯域幅について
    Network bandwidth required for sync client updates


    ■Description(内容):
    OneDrive for Business のネットワーク帯域幅は、現在同期に必要とされるネットワーク負荷についてのみ想定されている状況ですが、同期クライアント アプリの更新に伴うネットワーク負荷を下げるような機能については提供には至っていない状況です。

    利用環境によっては、ネットワークの逼迫を回避するために計画的な OneDrive 同期クライアント アプリのアップデートを実行しているが、重要な更新プログラムのリリースが必要とされる場合は 60 日間の猶予期間が省略されることがあるため、想定外のネットワークの逼迫が発生してしまい、広範囲での影響を及ぼします。
    そのため、ネットワーク帯域幅については同期利用時のみではなく、同期クライアントの更新に関してもネットワーク負荷を下げるような機能を早急に用意してほしいです。​

    The network bandwidth of OneDrive for Business is currently based only on the network load required for synchronization, but the feature to reduce the network load due to update of the sync client application has not yet been provided.

    According to the usage environment, we have been executing updates for the OneDrive sync client app in order to avoid an overstrained network, if an important update program needs to be released sometimes the grace period…

    84 votes
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  7. Make it so that 2 “OneDrive” folders don’t appear in Explorer after using the sync client

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    同期クライアントを利用したあと、エクスプローラー上に "OneDrive" フォルダが 2 つ表示されないようにしてほしい。
    Make it so that 2 “OneDrive” folders don’t appear in Explorer after using the sync client


    ■Description(内容):
    同期クライアントを利用したあと、エクスプローラー上に "OneDrive" フォルダが 2 つ表示されないようにしてほしい。
    ・ OneDrive
    ・ OneDrive for Business
    のフォルダが表示される場合があるが、利用中のサービスのみの表示にしてほしい。

    Make it so that 2 “OneDrive” folders don’t appear in Explorer after using the sync client.
    ・ OneDrive
    ・ OneDrive for Business
    There are times when both of these appear, so please make it so only the service in use’s folder appears.

    21 votes
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  8. Backup Important PC Folders - Additional Options

    "Backup Important PC Folders" should have additional options to include all the primary user profile folders - particularly Contacts, Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Favorites, Music, Pictures and Videos.

    The most important ones would be Favorites and Videos to add to the mix, but realistically it should even include the 3D Objects folder.

    This would not only make IT environments far easier to automatically back up, but also personal use of OneDrive would be far more beneficial to the average user.

    61 votes
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  9. Have the option of disabling ransomware detection for a specific (encrypted) folder

    While ransomware protection is a great thing to have, uploading a folder that only has encrypted folders/files inside it trips this ransomware detection. So far, after uploading that folder, I've already gotten 3 separate "suspected ransomware" notifications in regards to files from that folder.
    One way it to protect against it accidentally being turned off could be something similar to how an anti-virus is set up - when it detects something wrong, it prompts the user for an action, one of which is to ignore that file/folder and exclude it from further checks. That way, the option to disable ransomware…

    57 votes
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  10. We want to automatically save screenshots taken with a PC device to OneDrive for Business

    ■Title(件名):
    PC 端末で撮影したスクリーンショットを自動的に OneDrive for Business に保存したい

    We want to automatically save screenshots taken with a PC device to OneDrive for Business

    ■Description(内容):
    個人用 OneDriveではスクリーンショットを自動的に OneDrive 内に保存する機能が提供されています。
    しかし、現在の OneDrive for Business では上記機能の提供がないため、機能の実装を希望します。

    Personal OneDrive provides the ability to automatically save screenshots within OneDrive.
    However, these functions do not exist in OneDrive for Business, so please add them.

    19 votes
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  11. Automatically sync files in a shared library from the OneDrive sync client

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    OneDrive 同期クライアント から、共有ライブラリのファイルを自動で同期する機能が欲しい
    Automatically sync files in a shared library from the OneDrive sync client


    ■Description(内容):
    ブラウザー アプリの OneDrive for Business のように共有ライブラリをローカル PC の OneDrive for Business 同期クライアントにも自動で同期される機能を追加してほしい

    Please make it possible to automatically sync shared libraries with a local PC using the OneDrive for Business sync client, like you can with the browser version of OneDrive for Business.

    15 votes
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  12. Data migration between OneDrive for Business accounts

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    OneDrive for Business のアカウント間でデータ移行を行う機能について
    Data migration between OneDrive for Business accounts


    ■Description(内容):
    現在、OneDrive for Business のアカウント間でデータ移行を行う場合は、2 つのユーザーでそれぞれ OneDrive 同期クライアントにサインインし、手動でファイルを移行する必要がありますが、簡易的な移行方法として 2 つのユーザーで OneDrive 同期クライアントにサインインすると、各アカウントのデータを自動で統合しデータ移行が可能などのデータ移行機能の拡充を希望いたします。

    Currently, if you carry out data migration between OneDrive for Business accounts, you need to sign in to both users’ OneDrive sync clients and manually move files over. Please add a data migration function to automatically move data between two logged in accounts in the OneDrive sync client.

    17 votes
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  13. Allow external non-Office 365 Business users to sync OneDrive Shares

    Please allow external users who don't have a OneDrive for Business account (i.e., users with a personal OneDrive account only) to sync shared folders to their local computers. We can already grant edit access to external, personal users, which works fine through a web browser. Also, external users with O365 business accounts can sync our shares. But the combination is not possible: external personal users can't sync. This is FORCING us to drop OneDrive and go back to DropBox, which supports this seamlessly even in their free service.

    While better not to constrain the size/amount of syncable files based on…

    85 votes
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  14. 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…

    659 votes
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  15. Allow use of the OneDrive for Business sync client with Windows Storage Server

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    Windows Storage Server で、OneDrive for Business の同期クライアントを使用できるようにして欲しい
    Allow use of the OneDrive for Business sync client with Windows Storage Server


    ■Description(内容):
    現在、OneDrive for Business の同期クライアントのシステム要件では、要件を満たすオペレーティング システムに Windows Storage Server が、含まれていません。Windows Storage Server にて利用可能となることで、ユーザーの利便性はさらに向上するため、Windows Storage Server で OneDrive for Business の同期クライアントを使用可能となることを希望します。

    At present, the Windows Storage Server does not meet the listed system requirements as an operating system for the OneDrive for Business sync client. It would improve usability if people could use OneDrive for Business with Windows Storage Server, so please make changes to allow its use.

    38 votes
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  16. For synchronized SharePoint libraries where folders have been disabled, don't allow creating folders in the synced folder

    Sometimes we have carefully crafted libraries with metadata, documentsets etc. where we disabled the new folder button because the metadata is leading.
    If these libraries are synchronized users can easily add new folders. Can the creation or syncing of locally created folders be disabled when the sharepoint library is set to not allow the creation of new folder?

    16 votes
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  17. 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…

    237 votes
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  18. I want to backup files to a separate location when syncing the local PC using the OneDrive for Business sync client

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    OneDrive for Business 同期クライアントでローカル PC と同期し、別の保存先へ自動的にバックアップしたい。
    I want to backup files to a separate location when syncing the local PC using the OneDrive for Business sync client


    ■Description(内容):
    OneDrive for Business 同期クライアントでローカル PC と同期し、同期フォルダーに保存されたデータをバックアップとして保存するため、別の保存先へ自動的にコピーする機能の拡充を要望します。

    In order to save files to a separate location as a backup when syncing the local PC using the OneDrive for Business sync client, please add a function that automatically copies files to another location.

    21 votes
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  19. About changing the name of the sync folder displayed in Explorer when syncing a folder shared with the OneDrive sync app

    ■Title(件名):
    OneDrive 同期アプリにて共有されたフォルダーを同期した場合に、エクスプローラー上に表示される同期フォルダー名の変更について

    About changing the name of the sync folder displayed in Explorer when syncing a folder shared with the OneDrive sync app

    ■Description(内容):
    現在の OneDrive 同期アプリでは、共有されたフォルダーを同期した場合に、同期フォルダーの名前を変更できない。
    そのため、エクスプローラー画面左側の [ビルのアイコン - 組織名] を展開し、デフォルトで作成される "共有元ユーザー アカウント名 - フォルダー名" 形式のフォルダー名から、 "-" 部分を含めたフォルダー名の変更ができる機能を提供してほしい。

    The current OneDrive sync app doesn't allow you to rename a sync folder when syncing a shared folder.
    Therefore, expand [Building icon-Organization name] on the left side of the Explorer screen, and change the folder name including the "-" part from the folder name in the "Shared user account name-Folder name" format created by default. We want you to provide…

    15 votes
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  20. Block the download of any file type (including folders)

    Block the download of any file type (including folders).

    It is possible to only block the download of certain file types. Also when sharing a folder it is not possible to block the download of the contents of that folder. This is problematic when trying to share a folder that contains multiple files. Make it possible to block the download of the contents of a folder and of any file type.

    22 votes
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