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  1. Ability to set a schedule for network usage

    It would be great to set a schedule for network settings, I work on a very limited network. During the night I want to maximise sync, but during the day I want to pause sync so I can work effectively. Current controls needed to amended multiple times per day

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  2. Autosave - open Office files in Protected View by default (to avoid unintentional edits)

    SharePoint on prem and OneDrive used to open Office files documents in Protected View by default, until 2018(ish). The switch to opening in Edit mode by default (with Autosave ON) means users can end up saving unintentional changes to a document when they simply wanted to read only. This includes accidental changes (tap of a keyboard), or e.g. someone makes a quick filter in Excel worksheet to copy data.

    This causes not only user confusion, but also overhead in having to identify and rollback the file to correct version.

    Having Autosave ON by default is highly desired for obvious reasons,…

    11 votes
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  3. Staggered Update

    I have a pst archived file of size 20GB. Since upload is the slow process, one drive uploads about 5 GB in a day and gives up. Next day onedrive starts upload from 0 instead of continuing from 5GB. Because of this I could not upload my file also it is waste of bandwidth since it starts from 0.

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  4. Support .HMT sync

    Let .HMT files sync

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  5. Read only file property is ignored

    If a file is in the onedrive folder and you set it to read only, that property is overridden. You can change that file from onedrive web.

    SUGGESTION
    Shouldn't read only property in windows and protected document talk to each other? and have similar behaviours?
    Protections should show somehow on both sides.
    May be three states: open, protected, pure readonly

    eg, if unprotecting ask if you want to work in a copy, or force to work in a copy.
    Some kind of protection should be in place for other types of files. Because read only would be overridden as well,…

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  6. 1 vote
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  7. concept is wrong

    Because our network is not great Office 365 is hated here. Surely posting to the cloud should be in the background mirror of the local drive. The whole concept of 365 is wrong

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  8. Add the "Saved Games" folder to the backup options

    While we already have a options to backup/sync our Desktop, Documents and Pictures folders, still a lot of games place their savegames into the "Saved Games" folder under our userprofile. These get lost when the system crashes. Can you please add the Saved Games folder in the same way the other three are backed up?

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  9. OneDrive Shouldn't delete the files on my computer, ever

    My OneDrive was full, so I unchecked the Sync with lots of my folders. After unchecking the Sync, I deleted the files in One Drive. Even though they were unsynced, OneDrive deleted all the same files on my own computer. It shouldn't do that. It should just do one way backups from the computer to the cloud.

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  10. Rename the "OneDrive" utility to something all-encompassing that makes more sense

    Pretend you have to deal with end-users for a moment:

    User: "My OneDrive is my personal files right? When I go into OneDrive settings, why do I see my SharePoint sites that I've synced? I thought OneDrive was private. Can other people see my OneDrive files?"

    Me: "Yes, your OneDrive is your own private file store. However, the OneDrive utility also is responsible for synchronizing other libraries that other users also have access to. The two are not connected, and people can't see your personal files. Your OneDrive is your OneDrive but "OneDrive" also handles SharePoint file sync."

    For the…

    2 votes
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  11. Backup directory (like c:\USers\MyUSEr\) WITHOUT subdirectories.

    I'm trying to backup my files that were saved in my user account directly.

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  12. How about having it work properly. It doesn't sync with phone and desktop equally and I am not able to pull up files from the other.

    Have it work as advertised. I can never seem to find the files from my phone on my desktop or on my desktop from my phone without having to do a manual sync and/or pull up from the app as opposed to the hard drive.

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  13. 1 vote
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  14. where I can se if my computer is interchanging the folders with OneDrive?

    Why 500 votes? All customers are important, where is your power?
    I do not understand to you.

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  15. Allow autosave, backup and syncing from any local folder

    There needs to be an option to select any folder on a user's system for backup and sync.

    One major limitations that caused me to use Google Drive over OneDrive and all its useful features is it inability to sync to any other folder excepts its own. The way a user decides to organize their files and folders should be their choice. Currently, onedrive dictates how you will organize your PC if you chose to use it's autosave and sync functions.

    The user is confined to the bounds of one ondrive folder and its subfolders. This often becomes an organizational…

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  16. Allow search of activity log to find past (accidental) deletions

    I want to be able to search the activity log to find if I accidentally deleted, for example, an entire directory, so I can recover it from my backup. That search should allow me to look, in this case, only for deletions - over, say, a period of the past 3 months.

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  17. Apagar com mais facilidade uma captura de tela

    Olá! Gostaria que vocês deixassem a forma de apagar uma captura de tela mais fácil, eu queria muito apagar alguns prints que eu fiz pelo computador e quando eu vou na galeria do mesmo e apago, a imagem fica preta com a "nuvenzinha" do OneDrive e aparece uma mensagem que eu estou impossibilitada de apagar aquele print, que eu estou offline que é para eu conectar meu OneDrive, que o arquivo não pode ser aberto, sendo que meu OneDrive está atualizado e sempre conectado, afinal, é quase impossivel realizar ações no notebook sem Wifi. Fico muito incomodada de deixar coisas…

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  18. 我在手机上已经安装了OneDrive,Windows上能不能不要再推送了呀

    我在手机上已经安装了OneDrive,Windows上能不能不要再推送了呀

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  19. Please RETAIN Folder modification dates when syncing to a new device!

    Great job on the desktop app - it works well and synchronizes file modification dates.

    HOWEVER, this does not extend to the folders! PLEASE extend this capability so the folder creation / modification dates are preserved as well. This is INCREDIBLY helpful when sorting folders.

    The only workaround is cut/paste or using Robocopy to copy the timestamps - but this isn't a real viable solution if no longer have access to the original files (broken hard drive, etc).

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