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  1. allow file or folder name containing special characters in OneDrive for Business

    OneDrive for Business syncing from local drive to web: just "Too many sync errors" without pertinent suggestions or reasons, and my findings is it don't allow file or folder name containing special characters, e.g. % or # which are now allowed in Windows 7 or 8 and OneDrive for PERSONAL syncing from local drive to web

    132 votes
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      10 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      • 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.

        127 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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?

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

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

                114 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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!

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

                    109 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • To enable folders from different hard drives.

                      If you have more than one hard drive in your system. I'd like to option to add that folder to the sync process instead of coping it over to the OneDrive folder. That way, every added file to that folder on separate hard drive will be synced.

                      103 votes
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                        10 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve the upload speed

                        Upload speed so we can upload large size fie easily and quickly and things are going to be consuming soo Fast improve for the uploading speed

                        100 votes
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                        • Let us sync all albumes

                          Currently only saved pictures and camera role are synced.
                          But whats about the favorites and also the album which is created from WhatsApp?

                          98 votes
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                          • 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…

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

                              Allow to back up you network attached storage into OneDrive

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

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

                                  84 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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.

                                    82 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Set custom background

                                      Give us a way to set the background in Xbox One using a picture from OneDrive.

                                      76 votes
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                                      • 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.

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