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  1. allow shared files to be synced. Brilliant, eh?

    allow shared files to be synced. Brilliant, eh?

    349 votes
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    34 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Sync overlay icons "ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers" limit

    There is a limit of 15 overlay icons in windows 10. Installing dropbox or google drive causes problems with sync overlay icons not appearing in onedrive (or vice versa). Why not make developers use the existing, microsoft sync overlay icons, rather than bringing their own? The 15 sync icons in "ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers" would be sufficient if Microsoft required that any third party sync application such as dropbox or google drive used the same icons. After all, onedrive and dropbox both show exactly the same information in the icon overlays - synced, not synced, sync in progress and sync error.

    291 votes
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    28 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Move the OneDriveTemp folder

    A hidden folder called 'OneDriveTemp' forces itself on the Root of the user's hard drive. Usually on (C:), but when OneDrive is moved to another drive manually the folder moves with it. Though always to the Root of the drive even if OneDrive's main folder is not.

    This is really messy and seems utterly unnecessary. Why does OneDrive get this special attention rather than placing it in AppData/Local or ProgramData folders for example? Or simply inside OneDrive's main folder itself.

    Worst of all, I spend a great deal of time keeping my data drive neat and organized. So you can…

    281 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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

    267 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. OneDrive for Ubuntu

    I wonder if you have plans developing OneDrive client software for Linux/Ubuntu?

    257 votes
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  6. 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.

    237 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Choose to Sync any folder from any location on my PC

    Instead of forcing me to move files/folders into a master OneDrive folder, I should be able to choose to sync any folder from any location on my PC's storage.

    227 votes
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  8. 227 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. API for OneDrive for Business Sync Client

    Please provide an API for the Sync Client of OneDrive for Business. We should have the possibility to programmatically automate the sync of a SharePoint library (for example, from an External Application which already takes offline some DB data we'd like to automatically take offline a related SharePoint Document Library). This for us is very, very crucial.

    223 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. OneDrive の同期クライアントで クラウド上 (オンライン) だけにデータを保存したい

    データをクラウドだけ (オンライン) だけに保存できるようにして欲しい。
    それをグループポリシーなどで強制できるようにしたい。

    つまり、ローカルにデータを残さないで PC 端末紛失時などの対策にしたい。
    これは日本の企業で良く求められる機能です。

    203 votes
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  11. Password Protection

    can you please add password protection option on onedrive folder in explorer, so i can only access all my personal data y myself and if someone login to my pc than still he willl not access my onedrive.

    204 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Sync the "Shared With Me" folder from One Drive for Business to the desktop version

    So users can access files shared with them in the desktop version of OneDrive for Business, not just the website.

    199 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. one-way sync

    Imagine a user with a smallish Surface Pro (say, 32GB) and/or Windows Phone and another device with a lot of storage (say, 1 TB) . Over time, the user accumulates a lot of files, photos, documents, and music. All this data could be automatically uploaded (if desired) to OneDrive. But, if the user desires to clear away these files from their device, they should remain in OneDrive (online).

    Imagine further, this user would like to (from all of their devices) save all of their documents to a single Documents folder (tree) and all of their photos to a single Photos…

    192 votes
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  14. OneDrive CSP for MDM management

    With SilentConfig coming (https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/OneDrive-Blog/Previews-for-Silent-Sync-Account-Configuration-and-Bandwidth/bc-p/120993#M252) we need the ability to configure clients through MDM (Intune). A OneDrive CSP would help us achieve this.

    182 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Allow OneDrive on a disk with the ExFAT file system

    The restrictions on allowed file systems makes a Mac/PC dual boot virtually impossible.

    Windows forces the use of the NTFS file system, which doesn't play nicely with OS X. It's possible to redirect the Mac app to use the NTFS file system, but it never actually syncs.

    The only universally supported file system between both operating systems is ExFAT. Dropbox works wherever you place it. Please remove this restriction.

    180 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Right clik sync now

    It will be cool if you can force update of the file if there are a lot of thing to sync. Just right click on this file and push the button Sync now, for fast update of certain files, that you need right now.

    180 votes
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  17. Permission user folders

    Good work!
    We are testing the synchronization between different dividends in SharePoint linked to user accounts.
    We have encountered an unnecessary problem.
    When a user has no permissions for a folder, it appears with a red cross and sync message appears.

    In the mobile app, the folders for which the user is not authorized does not appear, so it should be.
    When do you plan to fix this?

    177 votes
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  18. 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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  19. Office files OneDrive sync issues since latest update of Windows

    Since the last Windows update, I have seen inconsistent OneDrive behavior with Office files:
    - Even though "Use Office 2016 to sync office files" is turned off, Office still tries to directly upload files to OneDrive when closing a file
    - Much frequent occurrences of the "You now have two copies of a file" when saving office files, which force to waste time in cleaning up the duplicated files.

    For the first issue, I temporarily changed the "Use Office 2016 to sync office files" to on, then back to off. That seemed to have stopped the upload to OneDrive while…

    157 votes
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  20. Don't force to reconfigure OneDrive every time it crashes

    When OneDrive crashes it forces me to:
    1) Reboot (WHY???)
    2) sign in into my MS account while I am aready signed into it in Windows 10. I use it to log into my PC! Why sign in again?
    3) Chose where to store files. I already have 200 Gb of OneDrive files on my PC in non default location. How hard can it be to memorize it and don't force me to pick it again?

    155 votes
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