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  1. 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.

    326 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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…

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

    295 votes
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    29 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Bug: Explorer reselects entire filename when editing the name of a newly synced file

    What's the Bug:
    This bug causes File Explorer to select all the text of a filename you are editing while you editing it, which causes a single keystroke to erase the text of the filename if you are not paying attention.

    When It Happens:
    It happens when you immediately try to rename a file after performing a file operation but before the OneDrive client syncs it. For example, it happens if you copy a file and quickly rename it, or if you save a file and then quickly rename it. It appears as though Explorer incorrectly reselects the entire filename…

    259 votes
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    28 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 245 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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.

    244 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    244 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. more OneDrive Personal Vault lock options - 20mins is too low

    OneDrive Personal Vault is a great OneDrive feature 'though in order to make it more usable, I wish it had more locking options - namely, whenever I unlock it, it'll lock itself automatically in 20mins.

    I am of the opinion that 20mins is too few - I wish I could unlock it upon login and have it locked at logout.

    This is because if you have a Personal Vault file opened & it then locks 20mins later, you can't save the changes without unlocking the Personal Vault again (with the subsequent risk of data loss).

    So please consider either allowing…

    229 votes
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    36 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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.

    219 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Admin report of One Drive status across a network

    There needs to be an admin console that will report on the status of One Drive for Business sync status across a network. Use case example:

    "I installed the “new” OneDrive Sync Client to about 1,000 systems today and enabled Known Folder Move. I want to be able to report on the sync status of those system" Currently there is only a PowerShell command but it doesn't work across the network to report on the status -- https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/rodneyviana/2017/06/06/powershell-cmdlet-to-check-onedrive-for-business-or-onedrive-personal-status/ The Office 365 reports in the admin center also don't report on the status.

    212 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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…

    213 votes
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  12. 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.

    208 votes
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  13. add the ability to shutdown PC once syncing has completed.

    as syncing can take a while, adding the ability to shutdown pc once syncing has finished would mean users don't have to start the sync and hang around till it finishes just to be able to shutdown pc.

    207 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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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  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.

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

    186 votes
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  17. In OneDrive there is a limit of file path which allows only 260 characters. This killing our file storage structure. It should support more

    In OneDrive there is a limit of file path which allows only 260 characters. This killing our file storage structure. It should support more character or count file name as path not all folders.

    185 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.

    184 votes
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  19. Extend support of KFM to Net Share location/File Server Share/

    KFM was been introduced in the end of June.
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-OneDrive-Blog/Migrate-Your-Files-to-OneDrive-Easily-with-Known-Folder-Move/ba-p/207076

    It's a great idea to helping enterprise to dealing with migration user's data into OneDrive. however, in case it's enterprise, tons of company already protected their user's data via redirect user's known folder like document(mainly) or desktop to file server share\nas devide. but so far KFM is saying that not support network location. think about that how many company are using file share/nas solution to managing user's known folder in tradition way(similar to romaing profile), support moving user' known folder from UNC/Network location will help tons of "us like" to…

    163 votes
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  20. 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…

    159 votes
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