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  1. Set an entire folder as available as locally available

    Currently the recommended way to set an online-only file as locally available is to open it and have it downloaded to the PC storage. It is cumbersome to open files individually to achieve this especially with a large number of files. We need to add an option to download a whole folder without making them "Always available on device".

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  2. its not safe

    why microsoft onedrive start backup my desktop, documents and pictures folders without my permission?

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  3. Make my OneDrive even better!

    Hi, Microsoft! OneDrive has a problem syncing my apps, such as Wondershare Filmora X, VMware Workstation, Pushbullet, Notepad++, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Free XLSX Viewer and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC!

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  4. Allow syncing of MULTIPLE computers to SEPARATE Documents/Desktop/Pictures folders

    I have 5 PC's.

    I'm using OneDrive on each one of them.

    I like the feature to sync Desktop, Documents and Pictures folders automatically. BUT if I would enable this on all my PC's it will create a mess. I need to have option of backing up MULTIPLE, individual desktops to individual, separate folders, so they don't mix up :)

    I was reading questions and requests - many people are asking about this!

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  5. Right click menu integration

    I want OneDrive to be integrated into folder right click menu so that i can choose to upload and use the file online directly without having to copy the file to Onedrive folder and choose to have it available online, it's a waste of time. Thanks.

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  6. Add the ability to ignore individual files

    The itunes file: iTunes Music Library.xml is changed every time a song plays which for me is 54 MBs every few minutes and each time because the Music folder is synced with OneDrive it keeps syncing this file all day long. It would be great to be able to turn off individual files instead of whole folders. And I could save a huge amount of churn each day.

    I would turn off the creation of the .xml file if I could but I need it to sync to Sonos.

    Thanks.

    3 votes
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  7. About backups

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    バックアップについて
    About backups


    ■Description(内容):
    OneDrive 同期クライアントにてファイルの同期やバックアップを行う際に、ファイルに優先順位を設定して、優先度の高いファイルから同期やバックアップを行える機能の拡充を希望いたします。

    Please add a way to set priorities for use when syncing files or backing up using the OneDrive client, so that syncing/backing up starts with high-priority files.

    14 votes
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  8. how about you unistal 1 drives from everyones computer. That way I won't have to disable it on every new computer.

    1 Drive program is trashy. It's really annoying. And doesn't need to be installed with windows. Ever.

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  9. Better file protection, like Sharepoint and dGoogle Drive need to be able to prevent shared ppl from downloading shared files

    Better file protection, like Sharepoint and Google Drive need to be able to prevent shared ppl from downloading shared files.

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  11. Folder names when they are synced using the OneDrive client

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    OneDrive 同期クライアントでの同期した際のフォルダー名称について
    Folder names when they are synced using the OneDrive client


    ■Description(内容):
    OneDrive 同期クライアントで同期すると、"OneDrive - <組織名>" という名前で自動表示される。
    "OneDrive" と "<組織名>" の間に "スペース" と "ハイフン" が入る事でバッチ処理の際に困っているので、この名前を自由に変更できるようにしてほしい。
    または、スペースや半角を排除できるようにしてほしい。

    Syncing with the OneDrive client automatically creates folders shown as “OneDrive - <organization name>”.
    Since the presence of the space and hyphen between the “OneDrive” and the organization name makes it difficult to use batch files, we would like to be able to change these names freely.
    Alternatively, we would the space and hyphen to be removed.

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  12. Please don't reset my Save settings with Updates

    Updated Windows this week, and now my Office files AutoSave on open, destroying the info of their prior save date needed to find proper files. Needed to go to OneDrive settings and turn off "sync Office files on Open option under Office tab. Took two hours and chat with two MS Support staffers to fix this. Like being caught in a drive-by shooting.

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  13. Let me choose the main folder

    When I complete a fresh installation of Windows or a fresh installation of OneDrive, the ONEDRIVE app should always ask for the name of the folder to use. Now it often automatically uses the "OneDrive" folder in the "User" folder on drive (c :) where Windows is installed. This behavior is very dangerous for users who normally use a different folder.

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  14. Allow us to upload new files while keeping the same shared link

    Whenever I make changes to an image or file and upload the new file to One Drive, I have to get a new shared link. Other file sharing services (Box, Google Drive, etc.) allow me to manage versions so I can keep the same shared link. I would really like a way to do this in One Drive so those who have the old shared link don't get messed up. Thanks!

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  15. Turn off after syncronization completed

    I would like suggest an option "Turn off computer after syncronization completed"

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  16. When we disable oneDrive make it so it does not auto start again in the task bar.

    When I disable OneDrive it restarts at some point in the task bar and slows my computer down. I do not use it at all. Everything I save, is saved to an external hard drive so I do not need OneDrive nor do I even want it on my computer. Let us remove it and make it so we do not have to have it.

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  17. Enable OneDrive Personal users to set default share settings, make these share settings obvious

    Hi,

    I would like the option to set sharing defaults on OneDrive Personal.

    i.e. a global setting that says: any file I share should -


    1. contain an expiration date of 30 days

    2. be view only

    I think it is a huge oversight that this functionality is not included in OneDrive personal, where people are FAR more likely than businesses to fall foul of security issues.

    I'll add that it's quite hard to gauge within Windows who a file was shared with, how and for how long. You have to log into the OneDrive dashboard on a browser to see this.

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  18. Folder names in OneDrive are aligned to the left.

    Hello! I previously had my personal folders (user folders) in my OneDrive folder. I put them there by changing the location in the properties of each one (Music, Images, Documents, etc. In some system update or OneDrive I received the option to make backup copies of Desktop, Images and Documents, and I gave it to accept After a few months, I had to reinstall Windows and when setting OneDrive to download the files back to the PC, it turns out that practically all the folders appeared with the name aligned to the left, which is aesthetically horrible. I disabled backups…

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  19. "Add to onedrive"; allows to move shortcut away from root-directory

    Onedrive for business; "Add shortcut to ondrive".
    Please allow that the shortcut can be moved away from the root-directory.
    This allows a clean order and sorting of own and external content. In this way, projects can be mapped consistently and up to date in your own Onedrive without having to create copies and update them again and again afterwards.
    The current implementation where all shortcuts are in the root directory is useless.

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  20. SYNC BUTTON ON ALL PLATFORMS

    it badly needs a sync button. Sick of having to shut down and re start just to sync something from my phone to my laptop. Its unusable

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