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  1. Please make onedrive a cloud and not a backup

    Please, just simply make onedrive a cloud service and not a backup service. I would like to continue using onedrive, but it is pointless to upload gigabytes of photos through my surface to the onedrive app if it just takes up space on my drive. I want it in the cloud so I can free my surface, my sdcards, and be able to pull what I want when I need it. I already have a backup in the sense of my external so having this as a backup is a waste of money and space for me. I also looked…

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      0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow "on demand" online only files to be opened while syncronization is paused

      I frequently work using a metered connection and because of the OneDrive remains paused. If I want to used a file that is not downloaded to my computer (online only) it is not possible until syncing is resumed. A message tells me "Make sure OneDrive is running on your PC, then try again." However, OneDrive is running only synchronisation is paused. The simple solution is to enable syncing but if a large amount of data needs to sync this will consume too much data.

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        0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • I should be able to delete a OneDrive file from a File Explorer Search result

          I realized that I had several large files in a folder that I had synced to my OneDrive and decided to delete them. I opened my OneDrive in Windows File Explorer (Windows 10) and searched for all files of the type *.bak. I then selected all of the file found by the search and clicked the delete button.

          For some reason OneDrive started trying to resync all of the files consuming lots of bandwidth for several hours, and in the end did not delete the files on my system or in the cloud.

          Microsoft support helped me discover that I…

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            0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              File Explorer Toolbar for OneDrive please!

              Since OneDrive is an integral feature in Windows 10, why not add a toolbar for OneDrive features into Windows Explorer? It will give a more comprehensive and stable interface for sync and files-on-demand as compared to the pop-up menu + right-click combination that exists right now.

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                0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow scheduling of One Drive Synching.

                The main problem with One Drive performance occurs when first synching folders. Rather than just having a pause for specified time and option to schedule synching between hours of the day would allow the initial synch to be scheduled overnight and avoid the internet service interruption during the day.

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                  0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • POOR onedrive document auto-save

                  One drive document did not update automatically as i worked on it. Sudden restart of computer due to windows update occured. Restarted and autorecovered my document which i have WORKED ON FOR 3 HOURS. I clicked SAVED, and the OLDER VERSION REPLACED ALL MY 3 HOURS WORK.

                  What is happening!? Why saving your autorecovered work REPLACE it ALLL with the PREVIOUS WORK???? JUST WHY?? i am going to kill myself now. Blood is on your hands.

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                    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Open pictures in external app

                    When using Onedrive desktop app let the pictures be open in external application, I constantly am closing the whole app when only wantingc

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                    • Not delete but stop synchronising SharePoint Library

                      Right now when you click with your right mouse button on a synchronised SharePoint library you have the option to delete.
                      This will result in a deletion of all files from your computer and SharePoint.

                      Can this button delete be replaced for a option to stop synchronise the library. I think this is useful for the end user.

                      15 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Shared external links expiration onedrive

                        I suggest these options :
                        - Add a global shared links expiration time for all external share even with defined target (not only anonymous one)
                        - Configure a global max value that the sender can reduce.
                        - add a tool to audit these shares (sender, target, actions) for the file owner and administrators (auditors)

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                          1 comment  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Pull image metadata

                          I would like to be able to access or at least view the full metadata of my images that are On-Demand.

                          This way I can sort images by date capture date without having to download my entire library.

                          Thanks!

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                            1 comment  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            • 1 vote
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                              • Increase the size of files that can be uploaded to the 10 Gb service to 50Gb, for example...

                                Increase the size of files that can be uploaded to the 10 Gb service to 50Gb, for example. The new formats, resolutions increase exponentially the size of the files.

                                11 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Ver en la aplicación de escritorio del business los archivos y carpetas compartidas

                                  Ver en la aplicación de escritorio del business los archivos y carpetas compartidas

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                                    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create password security protection for OneDrive Office networks to protect again office admin or IT from having access to my OneDrive acct

                                    Create password security protection for OneDrive Office networks to protect again office admin or IT from having access to my OneDrive acct.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Cannot open word/excel files from OneDrive desktop

                                      I just subscribe the Office 365. However, I cannot open the word/excel files directly from desktop OneDrive. I need to copy and paste the files to my local drive on my pc so that I can open them, and copy them back to OneDrive after using. I was using Office 2010 before and didn't find such a problem. Is there any settings so that I can open and editing the word/excel files directly from desktop OneDrive? It is so annoying and looks like a step-back process when users cannot directly open the files from desktop OneDrive app.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please fix converting commas to ^J in filenames

                                        Really disappointed that this fix has not been made. It is very inconvenient that OneDrive will sync files from the PC and convert commas in filenames to ^J. And it's even more disappointing that MS customers have been requesting this fix since 2015!!! Synced filenames should remain as created on the PC.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • With the demise of windows media player, will OneDrive's music feature allow me to burn selected songs to a CD-R disc?

                                          With the demise of windows media player, will OneDrive's music feature allow me to burn selected songs to a CD-R disc?

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