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  1. One Drive Known Folder Move

    Do not sync shortcuts (.lnk) from Desktop Folder to onedrive when using Known Folder Move This causes duplicate shortcuts if you set up a new device and sync. If you have the same shortcuts on the desktop as your original machine you will then get a "Copy" shortcut from the sync

    136 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Vacation Mode:

    During vacation, I do not want to recieve data from my company (SharePoint libraries, (Team Sites, Groups, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive for Business). I only will sync OneDrive Consumer.

    So I need a button, to switch off /on

    Add: If you have a second tenant, I want to decide this for each tenat seperatly

    Remarks: at this time you only switch On/off all together

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

    134 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Update the OneDrive for Business Client Network Bandwidth Calculator based on how the Next Generation Sync client works

    The OneDrive for Business Client Network Bandwidth Calculator developed by Zach Rosenfield was a great tool for anticipating bandwidth requirements on each site.
    Could you update it to include improvements from the Next Generation Sync Client?

    131 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Automatically convert OneNote notebooks in a compatible format when user migrate to OneDrive

    OneNote notebooks cannot be migrated to OneDrive without going through OneNote and without user action.
    The storage of OneNote notebooks as a folder and files is not supported on OneDrive. But with the Known Folders function, OneDrive move automatically these OneNote files to OneDrive and break the OneNote synchronization.
    Is it possible to obtain an automatic conversion of notebooks when KFM is executed or a way to automate the migration to OneDrive notebooks?

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

    125 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Support IRM libraries on the new sync client

    Now NGSC do not support IRM libraries. It's not critical (for me) because NGSC support only OneDrive for Business library.
    But once NGSC will support SharePoint library, it's necessary to support IRM library due to security and compliance.

    123 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Allow NAS backup into OneDrive

    Allow to back up you network attached storage into OneDrive

    118 votes
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  9. Add basic ignore file / folder / file type functionality.

    It seems like a cloud sync should only do two thing sync some stuff, and not sync others. Why not add that second half of functionality? I see no value in storing TB's of temp files (in my case, 2.5 million files to be exact).

    This already exists and works in the non-Windows clients (ignore_v2.ini). Feature parity means this should have been added a long time ago to Windows.

    I realize there are really poorly thought out responses saying the solution is not to put files into the OneDrive folder. That isn't the way many project based programs work on…

    113 votes
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  10. Provide some information on WHAT is CURRENTLY uploaded and on what the PROGRESS is. This is urgent and so basic!

    Provide some information on WHAT is CURRENTLY uploaded and on what the PROGRESS is. This is urgent and so basic!

    113 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Stop the OneDrive Popups and Messages

    I upgraded to Win 10 a month ago. Since then OneDrive has been on a push for more usage - message appears daily for me to sign-on to OneDrive, File Explorer opens automatically to OneDrive. I use OneDrive minimally, I am retired, I appreciate the convenience of OneDrive - WHEN I NEED IT, but I don't need to be nagged to use it. I have turned off all "Notifications", I have followed the instructions of the OneDrive Team to edit the registry, but the messages still keep coming. This is a problem created by the OneDrive marketing people. Please find…

    111 votes
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  12. Better handling of sync collisions

    Currently, when OneDrive cant sync a file from my PC because both the server version and the local version have been changed, OneDrive creates a duplicate file with the computer name appended.

    OneDrive doesnt notify me at all that there was a sync error. It just creates these duplicates, sometimes for hundreds of files, fills up my storage and I have to sort our manually when I notice that suddenly my storage is low.

    If there is a file collision, the OneDrive sync client should ask me wether to keep the server version or the local version. If there are…

    108 votes
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  13. Make the icon overlays smaller!

    In Windows Explorer the icon overlays when using List view or Details view (anything with small icons) is too big and you cannot see the icon of the file type behind it. Sugarsync and Dropbox have realized this and made their icon overlays smaller. Let's go.

    106 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. sync any folder to onedrive

    so, i am trying to backup itunes to onecloud without screwing up my itunes config - would be soooo much easier if i could just right click a folder, anywhere in Windows, and click to "Send to OneDrive" - for example.... then a blue arrow circle telling me that folder is backed up to onedrive...

    106 votes
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  15. Make it easier to obtain Excel file path from OneDrive

    When referencing Excel files held on OneDrive with Power Query you need to download the Excel file, open it, copy the path and then remove ?web=1 from the end of it. It would be great if there was a right click or ... option when selecting an Excel file in OneDrive that would give you this path without the ?web=1 on the end.

    104 votes
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  16. Sync Scedule Options

    Add an option to set schedule for sync. This way syncing will occur during that time only. This is really a helpful option to have.

    103 votes
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  17. Password change

    Whenever I change my password - and our Company IT policy is to do so every 90 days, OneDrive tells me that the credentials need to be updated which makes sense.

    However there is no easy way to do so with the OneDrive app - clicking on 'view sync issues' and enter credentials does nothing. I am hoping your QA team could take a deep dive on this issue as there are MANY people complaining about this on your support pages and the work around is a lot of hassle every 90 days.

    97 votes
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  18. Progress info for on-demand sync

    It would be more user-friendly to show current progress of on-demand folders sync. Currently it's only shown as "Processing changes" and popping up new files in the OneDrive pane. User doesn't know how fast is it going, how much files are left, when it will end. Having similar info as for classic sync would be nice.

    93 votes
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  19. Enable Proxy setting

    Current We can not set the proxy for onedrive. In some circumstance, the internet is allowed through proxy like http or socks... So it really necessary for enable proxy settings

    92 votes
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  20. Colored File Folders in OneDrive

    Simply allowing users to assign file folders to better organize things in groups or types of files. Simple idea that allows people to see their types of files without having to read a single word.

    84 votes
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