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  1. Use symbolic links to syncronize folders

    To sync folders that are outside of OneDrive home folder should be nice to create a symbolic link/aliases for the desired folder.

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    6 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Ability to sync OneDrive with more than one hard drive

    I have a laptop with a (small) solid state hard drive, and a couple of large external hard drives. And a ton of photos, videos etc on OneDrive. It would be impossible to sync all OneDrive with my laptop - and because I mainly use that for business I really just need Word, Excel, Powerpoint files etc. But I would like to be able to sync other files (like photos or videos) with an external hard drive. Right now I need to "pick one". But I want to be able to select which hard drive OneDrive is syncing with.

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    3 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Add OneDrive to Windows File Explorer Ribbon

    Add OneDrive share and send-to options to the Windows File Explorer Ribbon. Use the existing Share tab or on add a new dedicated OneDrive tab.

    Include:
    • Share on OneDrive
    • Share on OneDrive Business
    • Share on SharePoint

    • Send to OneDrive
    • Send to OneDrive Business
    • Send to SharePoint

    Also match these options with the right-click context-menu feature recently added to the Windows File Explorer.

    Adding OneDrive to the File Explorer Ribbon will increase end-user awareness and discoverability.

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    1 comment  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Backup Important PC Folders - Additional Options

    "Backup Important PC Folders" should have additional options to include all the primary user profile folders - particularly Contacts, Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Favorites, Music, Pictures and Videos.

    The most important ones would be Favorites and Videos to add to the mix, but realistically it should even include the 3D Objects folder.

    This would not only make IT environments far easier to automatically back up, but also personal use of OneDrive would be far more beneficial to the average user.

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  5. provide uninstall option for OneDrive

    As per description, please provide uninstall option for OneDrive to fully remove the daemon and any possibility of data being moved to a non local storage environment.

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  6. Map onedrive as network drive

    it will be great to have the possibility to map onedrive as network drive to your PC

    Which will help to save time and data in your PC, because as you Sync the files take times and also consumed your memory

    I hope allow this feature ASAP

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    10 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Unlock Personal Vault with Windows Hello

    Please add Windows Hello support to Personal Vaults.

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  8. Multiple Partitions and external devices

    I suggest the possibility to syncronize with one drive differents partition and external devices. For example I have: c for windows, D for data, e for music, f for films, g for pictures and so on.. For personal reasons i prefear to have files in different partitions and I'm not able to syncronize or backup more than one partition on one drive. At the moment I'm syncronizing only drive D, less than 10gb because one drive don't allowed me to do others. The others partions are backup on other cloud providers.

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    1 comment  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Enable users to customize icons of synced folders (ger rid of annoying green check mark)

    I am using Windows 10 enterprise evaluation edition.
    Previously on windows 8.1, there was no green check mark on folders being synced by Onedrive, and there was a blue syncing mark only on folders not yet synced by Onedrive, which was acceptable.

    After upgrading to Windows 10, all icons of folders being synced by Onedrive has ANNOYING green check mark, and I couldn't find an option to manage this.

    I was able to get rid of them by deleting every onedrive-related key in below registry addresses:

    HKLM\Softwares\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers

    HKLM\Softwares\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers

    But after I remove those, Onedrive asks for a permission to install…

    51 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Allow sync to external devices

    Currently, syncing OneDrive to an external device (Such as an external HDD) is unusable. It is impossible to keep synced up, and will constantly prompt for the user to to re-sync their OneDrive, defaulting to C:\Users[User]\OneDrive. After attempting this for a few months, I finally bit the bullet and accepted that syncing OneDrive to an external device is unusable in its current implementation.

    To resolve this, I would suggest the following:

    OneDrive remembers where it was synced - even if the drive is no longer present. So rather than starting the initial setup, the user would receive an error along…

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    3 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Offline Shared Folder Access

    I would like to see files which are shared with me in the same manner I view my own files - within Windows Explorer.

    If you want to get a large file when in a bad signal/wifi area, it becomes an aggravating mess.

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  12. OneDrive consistently duplicates files when using git

    Consistently duplicates FETCH_HEAD when a tool like VSCode, github desktop, etc. has the directory for the repo open.

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  13. add sync exception for folders

    add sync exception for folders so some subfolders of a synced folder will not be synced to the cloud. for example I need to sync the 'my documents' folder, but qq and wechat forcefully store their programd data in this folder so as long as I have these I'm apps open I have to always sync tons of useless data.

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  14. OneDrive Client for Citrix

    Release a OneDrive client for Citrix XenApp which doesn't rely on local cache.

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  15. Allow multiple personal OneDrive Accounts on each Device

    It’s great being able to sync both my personal and business OneDrive accounts on each of my devices. We have several family members that share a single computer, but we are unable to have multiple personal accounts open at once. It would be great if multiple accounts could be open and synced at once.

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  16. KFM - Exclude folders (Desktop) by GPO or registry

    Known Folder Move on a user with multiple devices is a bit buggy. If multiple shortcuts with same name they will get duplicated on both devices etc.

    Please add the ability to exclude folders, like \Desktop, from being included in the Known Folder Move.

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  17. Support SAML (ADFS) Auth on SP2019 OnPrem for OneDrive Windows Client!!

    Why OneDrive doesnt Support SAML on SP2019 On Prem?

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  18. Increase file name character limit

    People who have multiple folder layers and detailed file names are severely penalised by having the 260 / 400 character limit to a file name.

    This is a poor limitation and is leading me to consider leaving the OneDrive service. I'm certain you can come up with a solution to increase this limit, remove it, or make it so that the file path isn't stored in the file name!

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  19. Make OneDrive the default save location for Minecraft worlds

    Makes it easy to load and save Minecraft worlds across devices.

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  20. notifications

    on desktop onedrive can you add notifications for when a file is added or updated in a shared folder, like how dropbox does? thanks!

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