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  1. 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.

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    7 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Feature: Sync metadata - file attributes

    // Redirected from: https://github.com/OneDrive/onedrive-explorer-win/issues/1

    Would be really useful if OneDrive sync the associated file attributes such as; hidden and read-only flags (at least these basic ones), and expose it to the API as well.

    Currently, if you have a read-only or hidden file on a device, after syncing it loses those attributes on the other (except for the timestamp).

    74 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Offer a Powershell Module

    I would like to be able to do common tasks like moving the OneDrive directory and "Make available offline" via powershell as part of automating my machine setup.

    This would also involve a way to determine whether a file is still syncing or is already available offline (again, the gui (Explorer) can do this already).

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

    force sync. WTF is taking so long to do this?

    72 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Application design

    I am sorry to say but the new design has not improved the experience as it should have. The hamburger menus is still there which is annoying. I should not have to explain this to a design team. But here is the thing. Android does not have any menu other than the hamburger menu where all options are stacked. Windows phone has the '3 dots' menu already. Adding the hamburger menu makes it confusing and more importantly look like an android knock off. We windows phone users are disappointed. Please fix it fast!

    71 votes
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  6. password protection

    There's a four digit password on my OneDrive app that secured access to my personal files. But I just came across the online album option in Photos that doesn't require the password to access my OneDrive photos folder by folder. That kills the privacy. Also, the password on OneDrive stays on Windows Phone app. Written synced with laptop, there's no password there. My files are free to view. No logout either. Please fix asap. Privacy is always the top concern.

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  7. Allow filtering of files/types when using known folder redirection.

    Allow filtering of files/types when using known folder redirection.

    Know folder redirection currently syncs everything in the users desktop (as expected), including user specific application shortcuts...

    Now that Microsoft is moving a lot of their productivity applications to user based installed (VS Code, Teams, Yammer) those shortcuts are sync'd between systems even if the apps are not installed. This makes for a bad user experience with lots of orphaned shortcuts on the desktop. Any shortcuts deployed via a GPO also get sync'd and start causing duplication conflicts. At this point I would just filter out .lnk files entirely....

    Thanks!

    Dewayne

    67 votes
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  8. let me pause syncing

    let me pause syncing

    66 votes
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  9. Better handle invalid characters

    When OneDrive fails to sync files because of unsupported characters, instead of just telling us to delete the files, it should
    1. Inform us of which characters are responsaible for the failure
    2. Offer to rename the files, and (optionnally) all the future ones with the same problem, by either deleting the unsupported characters or replacing them by the characters at the user's choice.

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    8 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Use simple cache size limit slider for OneDrive

    Instead of selective sync in OneDrive, why not just use a simple cache size limit slider. "Store X GB of the most recent accessed files. My Space Monkey works this way and it works great. 10GB of the most recent files are cached locally, everything else in the cloud, pulled down on access, and then cached locally. Manual local cache override by file (pinned) as needed.

    65 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Need onedrive run as a service in windows server so that it would run even though you are sign out from the server

    Need onedrive run as a service in windows server so that it would run even though you are sign out from the server

    63 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Podcast - Add OneDrive support to Windows Phone Podcast App

    Add OneDrive support to Windows Phone Podcast app to provide synchronization across devices.


    In Windows Phone Podcast app, add an option to:

    • Change the default local folders for saved podcasts from Phone\Audio\Podcasts and Phone\Video\Podcasts to corresponding OneDrive folders

    • Select Playback for saved podcasts to 'Download to local storage' or 'Stream from OneDrive'

    63 votes
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  13. please allow to unzip files inside the drive

    please provide an option to unzip the folders inside the OneDrive.

    62 votes
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  14. Let user customize the folder icon

    Let user change the folder icon as it used to be in Win 8.

    60 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Onedrive geteilte Ordner lokal synchronisieren

    Bitte nehmt euch ein Beispiel an Dropbox oder Google Drive und lasst geteilte Ordner innerhalb der lokalen Ordnerstruktur synchronisieren. Dieses fehlende Feature ist derzeit DER Grund, weshalb ich (als absolut überzeugter Windows-Nutzer) lieber Dropbox zum Teilen von Dateien und Ordnern benutze.

    60 votes
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  16. Pause syncing directly from metered network notification

    The notification that comes up when on a metered network should include a button to pause syncing directly. Currently you have to dismiss the notification, hunt in the system tray for the app icon and go through the menu to choose the pause duration. This is necessary for every account that is synced - I have a OneDrive for Business account as well as a personal OneDrive one and it's painful having to do this twice every time I'm on a metered network.

    59 votes
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  17. Dark mode for OneDrive flyout menu

    Windows 10 slowly implements system-wide dark mode in RS5, maybe OneDrive should sync with the theme

    59 votes
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  18. think about the integration with Skype, WhatsApp ,Contacts ,and other apps.

    We know that Onedrive is seamless integration with Office ,Windows 8.1, Photo,Outlook,Calender...

    but what about other Microsoft products and other apps in windows store for example:

    1-are we need more integrity with Skype ?
    2-are we need more integrity with internet explorer to save the history and favorite ? becouse maybe the system down or hacked how can we backup the pages from internet explorer ?
    3-are we need more integrity with WhatsApp ? of course we need like the integrity between WhatsApp and Icloud in IOS.
    4-are we need to backup the contacts from IOS and Android to help…

    59 votes
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  19. Enable Selective Sync when first installed.

    I am being forced to download GBs of files right now because OneDrive will not allow me to Selective Sync Folders on first install. When I Choose Folders, I get the error message "Sorry, your changes couldn't be saved. Some of the items you tried to stop syncing aren't in OneDrive yet. Please wait for them to finish uploading and fix and sync problems, and then try making changes again later." I have no local files, it is downloading files from the cloud. Also when installed, it did not give me an option to Selective Folders. I just noticed a…

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  20. Fix "Free Up Space" greyed out for Files On-Demand

    With the "File On-Demand" settings activated, the option "Free up space" from the Windows Explorer contextual menu is grayed out on parent directories.
    However, it is available for individual files.

    This happens if the "Free up space" has been already clicked once on a given directory. After adding files (locally available), the option is grayed out on this directory, although some children files are available locally (thus space not "freed up").

    Steps to reproduce the error:

    1/ Create a directory, e.g. OneDrive/test

    2/ In this directory, create a file, e.g. OneDrive/test/file1.txt

    3/ Wait for the OneDrive sync to end.

    4/…

    58 votes
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