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  1. Replace or enhance Upload and Download rate settings in OneDrive for Business with LEDBAT++ to optimize bandwidth usage.

    Replace or enhance Upload and Download rate settings in OneDrive for Business with LEDBAT++. This will significantly optimize OneDrive traffic to save bandwidth when the network is constrained and will allow OneDrive to work more quickly when more bandwidth is available. This would ease initial implementations when large amounts of data are being uploaded and would reduce concerns with ongoing traffic from large files.

    168 votes
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  2. Vault for windows 7

    Please available Vault for windows 7 file explorer

    12 votes
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  3. Make it easier to obtain Excel file path from OneDrive

    When referencing Excel files held on OneDrive with Power Query you need to download the Excel file, open it, copy the path and then remove ?web=1 from the end of it. It would be great if there was a right click or ... option when selecting an Excel file in OneDrive that would give you this path without the ?web=1 on the end.

    105 votes
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  4. OneDrive personal vault timeoout

    OneDrive personal vault should not timeoout while uploading files!

    6 votes
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  5. Please provide an option to hide "Manage onedrive backup"

    Why onedrive does not provide an option to hide "Manage onedrive backup" from the desktop context menu

    13 votes
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  6. Increase file name character limit

    People who have multiple folder layers and detailed file names are severely penalised by having the 260 / 400 character limit to a file name.

    This is a poor limitation and is leading me to consider leaving the OneDrive service. I'm certain you can come up with a solution to increase this limit, remove it, or make it so that the file path isn't stored in the file name!

    28 votes
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  7. Stop counting previous versions, recycle bin, and icons against storage limits

    Things like previous versions, files in the recycle bin, and the icons that are generated in the online portal should not be counted against your total storage size. We enforce a storage limit as we have many PC's in our environment that cannot yet take advantage of files on demand and it's hard to explain to users why they need to clean up their files when if you only counted the size of the file it would be under the limit. OneDrive also creates icons for each file to be viewed in the online portal. It can be 15MB per…

    58 votes
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  8. 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

    6 votes
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  9. 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…

    10 votes
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  10. Shared With Me in File Explorer

    It would be great to have a way to view files "Shared with Me" on the desktop. This could either be done with a link in file Explorer under the OneDrive link or in the desktop sync client down in the systray.

    4 votes
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  11. Please change OneDrive so that it sends files to my computer with their modified date, not their download date

    When I download files from OneDrive cloud, it stores the downloaded date on my computer not the file modified data, although the latter is stored on OD cloud. PLEASE get OD to transmit the file to my computer with its modified date. The current system makes OD TOTALLY USELESS for general file backup as I must (i) know when files were created or modified, and (ii) be able to sort files in a folder by date.

    24 votes
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  12. Pause Syncing with PowerShell

    I would like a way to pause and unpause OneDrive syncing in PowerShell. This would be handy in PowerShell scripts that manipulate files. Sometimes the files get locked if OneDrive is currently syncing them. I would like to be able to script the pause, make my file changes, then unpause when my script is finished.

    83 votes
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  13. Requesting for a feature to recover deleted users’ OneDrive for Business only

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    削除済みユーザーの OneDrive for Business 単体で復元可能な機能を提供してほしい。
    Requesting for a feature to recover deleted users’ OneDrive for Business only
    ***************
    ■Description(内容):
    削除済みユーザーの OneDrive for Business のデータを取り出すためにユーザーを復元すると、当該ユーザーのメールボックスも同時に復元が行われてしまう。
    OneDrive for Business 単体で復元可能な機能を提供してほしい
    If a deleted user gets recovered due to the need to retrieve that users’ OneDrive for Business data, the users’ mailbox will get recovered as well. Thus I hope for a feature that allows for just the recovery of OneDrive for Business.

    5 votes
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  14. we couldn't setup your personal vault. error code 0x8031002c. yours system admin has configured encyption settings that are incomptaible wit

    we couldn't setup your personal vault. error code 0x8031002c. yours system admin has configured encyption settings that are incomptaible wit

    7 votes
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  15. OneDrive for Business - Please Enable Automatic Screenshot Saving. Why only for OneDrive Personal?

    I like the feature where taking screenshots while working goes directly to Onedrive for Business. Currently, this feature is only available in OneDrive Personal. Otherwise, please make obvious on Microsoft OneDrive documents to enable screenshot auto-saving, this feature isn't available for OneDrive for Business!!!

    62 votes
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  16. Map onedrive as network drive

    it will be great to have the possibility to map onedrive as network drive to your PC

    Which will help to save time and data in your PC, because as you Sync the files take times and also consumed your memory

    I hope allow this feature ASAP

    20 votes
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  17. Migrate more folders using Known Folder Move

    A few weeks ago, you released this great feature you named Known Folder Move[1]. I find it awesome.

    I think you should protect more of the user profile using it. Music and Video are great candidates (and already have OneDrive equivalents).

    There are other folders I think would be interesting to move. They already have an OneDrive equivalent, but I don't know if any app uses them:
    * Favorites
    * 3d Objects
    * Saved Games

    [1] https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-OneDrive-Blog/Migrate-Your-Files-to-OneDrive-Easily-with-Known-Folder-Move/ba-p/207076

    281 votes
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  18. OneDrive downloads the whole file when we try to check file properties

    This is a problem of OneDrive in Windows 10.

    So for example I have a 2GB file on my OneDrive storage that I want to check the properties of.
    I right-click and select properties. then OneDrive keeps me waiting because on the taskbar it shows that it's actually downloading the whole file, just to show me its properties. so OneDrive can't only get the metadata but it needs to acquire the whole file to show me its properties.

    This needs to change because it's just waste of Internet bandwidth and is bad for productivity.

    I have Office 365 Business premium…

    6 votes
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  19. Add feature to exclude a folder

    Please add a feature to exclude a folder from syncing up to OneDrive! I use OneDrive for photos but when iTunes creates the stupid iPod cache folder I do not want this to sync to the cloud. Often I remove this folder completely and let it be rebuilt, after making changes to images, and there is no point to continuously upload 5 gig to OneDrive when it is not needed.

    42 votes
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  20. Select More Types of Default Folders When Using The Manage Backup Feature

    Its great that we have a backup feature provided to us. Apparently, there are other default folders that we want to backup and manage as well.

    Additionally, we should be able to select as to what file/folder should be backedup. In that way we can manage the size of the OneDrive storage as well.

    Its about time to have these types of features implemented as this is implemented by other Cloud Storage provider like Google.

    18 votes
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