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  1. Enable differential sync (only sync parts of the files that changed)

    Today OneDrive implements differential sync only for Office files (that is, syncing only the changes made to the file, instead of the entire file). It would be a significant improvement for this capability to work against any files in OneDrive - so smaller changes to a file would result in less data needing to be transmitted, meaning less time to sync changes back and forth, and more efficient use of network bandwidth.

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      174 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Syncing over LAN

      This would allow multiple PCs / Devices with the same OneDrive account to sync over the local LAN network. This makes a huge difference when setting a new PC (or restoring one) as you can transfer 100's of gigs over the LAN much faster and without impacting your Internet bandwidth cap.

      5,082 votes
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        270 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We’ll consider this in the future. Right now it’s not high on our backlog (just being transparent).

      • Files on demand, automatic cleanup

        When using files on demand over time, OneDrive will start to sync a lot of files which after some time will become inactive. Today the user would have to right-click the OneDrive-folder and select Clean up in order to stop the sync of these files and delete the local files stored on the user's device.

        I propose a new optional feature. When files or folders have been inactive for a period of time (say 30 days) I would like OneDrive to automatically clean up, deleting the locally stored files and folders but still keeping them in the cloud.

        It should…

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          65 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable sync client (NGSC) to allow editable syncing of document libraries with secondary versions turned on

          Comparable to the described problems in this post https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/17864110-enable-sync-client-to-allow-editable-synching-of-t the NGSC is not able to sync libraries (neither SharePoint nor O365-Groups), that have secondary versions turned on. The synced files are write protected and can’t be edited by library owners or other write-permitted users.
          This really restricts the possibilities in scenarios where companies use the secondary-versioning and publishing-to-full-version-feature to secure the presentation of content in document libraries and keep content-producers productive.

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            13 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add support for RDS and Azure RemoteApp

            Please add support for RDS and Azure RemoteApp to the 'Next Gen' client. At least the following scenario's should be supported:

            - RDS Session based Desktops
            - RDS Sessoin based RemoteApps
            - RDS VDI
            - Azure RemoteApp

            Both the User Profile disk and Roaming Profiles should be supported as storage solution within RDS and Azure RemoteApp. Since more customers are migrating to Office 365 the support for this client in RDS became more and more critical.

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              30 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for the suggestion. We’re thinking about it, and our supported scenario available today is to use the Universal app or the website where users can access their data in OneDrive and Sharepoint without sync’ing all the files in advance. Don’t forget that Office natively supports opening and editing these files, too!

            • Allow external OneDrive for Business users to sync folders

              My users frequently want to share folders with external users (customers or partners) and are frustrated to find that these users can't sync the shared folders to their own filesystem. This functionality is widely used in competing solutions, and the limitation is significant enough to keep my users from leveraging OneDrive.

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                68 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow priority settings for files being uploaded

                I'm currently uploading a high amount of data (I selected all the files I wanted and copied them to onedrive folder) and it's taking a lot of time. The problem is that some files are more important to me than others and I need them to be uploaded first. It would be great if I could make certain files/ folders that are being uploaded a priority so that those files with higher priority will be the first uploaded (for example, bittorent has this option when downloading files). It would take me a lot of time to cancel the upload and…

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                  42 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add support for authenticated proxies

                  The OneDrive desktop client currently doesn't work on networks with authenticated proxies. This makes OneDrive useless in these kinds of environments.

                  567 votes
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                    36 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Choose "Sort By" default in OneDrive

                    Being able to change the default option for sorting folders by name, date, etc. yourself. Currently I have to go to each folder and choose how I want to sort the contents but would like to set a default (for example name ascending) and it will always show files within each folder in the same way

                    496 votes
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                    • 227 votes
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                        13 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Option for turn on/off transparent tile.

                        Some of us want transparent tile, but some prefer blue tile, including me. There should be an option to turn transparent tile on/off.

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                        • please Add PIN Code OneDrive Windows Phone 10

                          Please Add PIN Code Protection OneDrive App Windows Phone 10

                          127 votes
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                            Thanks for the suggestion. This is on our radar. We also support Windows Hello today on Windows 10 – please take a look.

                          • Re-raise the storage warning

                            Long time OneDrive user. I love the service, and I fill up my storage space all the time. Normally, with the 40 gig account, I get nag messages when I drop below 2 gigs free. This seemed acceptable. Now - however - I get the nag messages about "Your OneDrive is X% full" even when I have 3 gigs free. One of the last updates changed the limit - can you please put it back where it was? That seemed much more reasonable. Thank you.

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                              0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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