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  1. 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.

    101 votes
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  2. Allow PC to continue shutting down without any operations when users shut down PCs with “Processing” status of sync.

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    PC のシャットダウン時の同期の進行状況の表示について
    Allow PC to continue shutting down without any operations when users shut down PCs with “Processing” status of sync.


    ■Description(内容):
    同期中の "処理中" の状態で、PC のシャットダウンをしようとすると、進行中のファイル アップロードがユーザーに通知されるように新機能が追加されておりますが、PC のシャットダウン時に操作なしに画面を戻らせることなく、シャットダウンを遂行する機能の追加を要望いたします。
    または、進行中のファイル アップロードをユーザーに通知する機能をオフにする機能の追加を要望いたします。

    In current design, we have new feature to notify uses about on-going file uploading if users shut down PCs with “Processing” status of sync.
    However, we would like to see the feature to allow PC to continue shutting down without any operation or getting back to the previous screen, or the feature to disable notification about on-going file uploading.

    101 votes
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  3. Pause Syncing with PowerShell

    I would like a way to pause and unpause OneDrive syncing in PowerShell. This would be handy in PowerShell scripts that manipulate files. Sometimes the files get locked if OneDrive is currently syncing them. I would like to be able to script the pause, make my file changes, then unpause when my script is finished.

    98 votes
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  4. 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.

    94 votes
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  5. OneDrive for Business - Please Enable Automatic Screenshot Saving. Why only for OneDrive Personal?

    I like the feature where taking screenshots while working goes directly to Onedrive for Business. Currently, this feature is only available in OneDrive Personal. Otherwise, please make obvious on Microsoft OneDrive documents to enable screenshot auto-saving, this feature isn't available for OneDrive for Business!!!

    88 votes
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  6. Stop OneDrive restoring long deleted files

    I know I'm launching into criticism here, but OneDrive has IMO a fundamental design flaw that just doesn't seem to occur with Google Drive or Dropbox. Basically, if you logon to a computer that you haven't logged onto for a long time (like months), OneDrive will restore long deleted files and/or end up with clashes suffixed with the name of the computer.

    As I matter of course, I logon to new laptops for my client using my Office 365 account. I sync OneDrive to get to a whole host of deployment files. The user then takes the laptop away.

    I…

    87 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    84 votes
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  9. Allow subfolder exclusion without changing the default behavior of its parent folder

    I use my OneDrive storage as my Documents library on multiple PCs, because this lets me sync data between apps that don't offer their own cloud storage solution. However, I need to exclude some files (like the graphics configuration files for several games, for example) as their content is specific to the machine I'm accessing them from. The issue is, if I manually exclude the directories where these files are, OneDrive treats the entire Documents folder as 'only sync manually selected folders' and any new folders I create by default are not synced. Please allow users to exclude certain files…

    83 votes
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  10. Clear files on folder after unsynce.

    It really great if it has option to clear all files in folder PC while users unsynce from server.

    82 votes
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  11. Multiple Accounts for OneDrive Personal - Windows 10

    We have a Office 365 Home account which gives us each 1 TB of storage. Why am I unable to use the same home PC (when we do share) for OneDrive to sync her OneDrive and my OneDrive on the same PC?

    Doesnt make much sense to not allow up to 5 accounts for onedrive personal to match Office 365 Home.

    81 votes
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  12. 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).

    77 votes
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  13. Make OneDrive Known Folder Move user based instead of machine based.

    Since OneDrive is user oriented it makes more sense to be able to set certain GPO settings on a user level. One of these settings would be Known Folder Move (KFM). Currently the settings for KFM are set in HKLM\Software\Policies\OneDrive.

    This makes it almost impossible to make this setting apply to users that don't have an existing folder redirection GPO in place (since the setting is set for the machine, and not the user).

    In our environment we want to apply the KFM folder setting to users that don't have an existing folder redirection to their home-drive.

    76 votes
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  14. Save files to OneDrive via a URL

    I wish I were able to copy and/or highlight a URL for a file, and be able to have that file saved to OneDrive (via a right-click option on the menu)...

    76 votes
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  15. Do not show error messages for excluded filetypes

    When I exclude filetypes from syncing (using Admin center or Set-SPOTenantSyncClientRestriction) they are marked as "file could not be synced". This is also shown by a red cross.

    This behavior confuses Users that think that there is a real problem and furthermore makes it impossible for unqualified users to distinguished between this "by design" errors and real problems

    So please do not show error messages for excluded filetypes or deliver an option for disabling these Error messages.

    76 votes
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  16. force sync

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

    75 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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/…

    73 votes
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  19. let me pause syncing

    let me pause syncing

    71 votes
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  20. 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.

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