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  1. 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.

    5,870 votes
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    305 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).

  2. 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.

    1,122 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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…

    1,048 votes
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    60 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Allow OneDrive for Business folder to be renamed

    The main OneDrive for Business folder cannot be renamed, apparently because the path for syncing would break.

    This is limiting and becomes very confusing for employees when sharing files with colleagues, as SharePoint creates folders with the same name in the computers. People don't remember which is theirs and which is shared.

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

    637 votes
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    39 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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

    615 votes
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  7. 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.

    152 votes
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  8. 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.

  9. 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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