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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 !

    4,038 votes
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  2. 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.

    722 votes
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  3. 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.

    60 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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…

    78 votes
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  6. 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…

    229 votes
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  7. 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.

    34 votes
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  8. Enable OneDrive to use Delivery Optimization

    All MS patches and also Office have moved to DO. OneDrive could leverage this to improve caching and transfers, especially in organizations where onedrive files are cached locally across the network by the corporate users.

    26 votes
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  9. Change Location Path name for OneDrive

    I need to rename or change the Location path name for my OneDrive for business. This consumes part of the Path limit for the 260 Characters.

    Example:

    Original path name: C:\Users\User profile\OneDrive - ODB Name

    Rename path name: C:\Users\User profile\ODB Name

    31 votes
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  10. ADMX template option to allow Important Folders to always keep on this device

    Create a GPO allow Important Folders to always keep on this device. That way Desktop, Documents, and Pictures will always retain a local copy and can be accessed without an internet connection.

    23 votes
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  11. 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

    70 votes
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  12. 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

    432 votes
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  13. Prevent One Drive from overwriting actual files with Online only files

    I had this OneDrive account synced on a microSD card in my Surface. I wanted to format this card, so I copied the files on to another drive, formatted the card, and then replaced the files on the microSD card.
    I think what happened next was that because the modified dates weren't preserved during the copy process, the OneDrive client uploaded the symbolic links it uses to represent online-only files and replaced the actual files.

    If this assumption is correct, it might be a good idea to prevent the OneDrive client from overwriting the original files if it can detect…

    18 votes
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  14. Provide option to backup files periodically

    Allow periodic files backup similar to a hard drive where files can be recovered from when required.

    18 votes
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  15. Inserting images stored in OneDrive for Business into the Excel application installed from Office 365

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    Office 365 からインストールした Excel アプリケーションに、OneDrive for Business に保存している画像を挿入する機能
    Inserting images stored in OneDrive for Business into the Excel application installed from Office 365


    ■Description(内容):
    現時点の Excel アプリケーションでは、「挿入-図-オンライン画像」の機能を利用すると、個人用 OneDrive でのサインアップが必要な状況であり、オンライン画像の引用先として、個人用 OneDrive しか指定できず、OneDrive for Business から画像の引用ができない動作を確認しております。機能の拡充要望として、「オンライン画像」で OneDrive for Business も選択できるような機能の実装を要望します。
    At the current time, in the Excel application, in order to use the “Insert – Pictures– Online pictures” function, you need to be signed in to a personal OneDrive, and when using this you can only specify images in the personal OneDrive, and are unable to use those on OneDrive for Business. Please improve this function so that…

    13 votes
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  16. Updating to the latest version of the OneDrive syncing app

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    OneDrive 同期アプリの最新化について
    Updating to the latest version of the OneDrive syncing app


    ■Description(内容):
    OneDrive 同期アプリを利用するにあたり、全ユーザーおなじ最新のバージョンで利用させたい。
    Windows 10 には初めから OneDrive 同期アプリはインストールされており、ユーザーによってはアプリのバージョンが異なります。
    OneDrive 同期アプリを立ち上げた際に、自動で最新バージョンにアップデートされます。
    しかしながら、ユーザーごとにバージョンが異なる事あり、統一したい際はアンインストールして最新のバージョンの OneDrive 同期アプリをインストールしなくてはいけません。
    最新のバージョンに統一して全ユーザーに利用できるにパフォーマンスの向上を希望します。

    We would like all of our users to be on the same up-to-date version of the OneDrive app.
    However, the app is installed from the start on Windows 10, and the version varies by user.
    The app automatically updates to the latest version when it is run.
    However, there are instances where each user ends up on a different version, so in order to get everyone onto the same version,…

    13 votes
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  17. 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…

    21 votes
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  18. 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.

    89 votes
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  19. 18 votes
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  20. add guest users in the people picker

    When I share a document or a folder from my PC I cannot find the guest users in the people picker, but I see only inside the organization user
    Insetead I believe that it should be usefull that I can share easly to users not in the organization without that I need to open the folder online in the browser and then share it by using sharepoint online.
    thanks a lot

    31 votes
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