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  1. Automatic backup on Windows

    Now that Onedrive haves 1 TB for Office 360 holders, give us the option to make a automatic onedrive back up, and of course that may need to increase the file limit more that only 2 GB.

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      6 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • add passcode protection back for Windows 10 Mobile

      add passcode protection back for Windows 10 Mobile. Everyone can see my files. thanks

      48 votes
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      • Lock Screen

        Integrate OneDrive to the Lock Screen.

        I like the option to show random photos or collages of the instagram and facebook app. But the majority of my photos are in OneDrive.

        You could/should add a similar option, where I select some folders and the app show random photos in those folders in my lock screen, or create a collage with them.

        48 votes
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        • Allow one drive to sync to Windows Phones.

          Give us the option Allowing one drive to sync to Windows Phones like it does on a desktop. You gave us the ability put a 256 GB sd card in our phone let us use it. Also give option to allow Onenote to sync everything onto Windows Phone, instead of having to open every notebook section and wait for it to download. Some of us don't live in a big ol city with gigibit connection.

          47 votes
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          • 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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              0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Dark mode for OneDrive flyout menu

              Windows 10 slowly implements system-wide dark mode in RS5, maybe OneDrive should sync with the theme

              46 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • OPTIONAL Automatically Pause Sync on Metered Connection

                At the time of this writing, 06/19/2018, OneDrive sync will always pause automatically if a metered connection is detected. I understand the intention of this feature and how it can be helpful, but please make this feature optional by adding a checkbox in the settings menu that controls this feature. I think the community would like the ability to decide whether or not OneDrive automatically syncs on a metered connection.

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

                  45 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Better handle invalid characters

                      When OneDrive fails to sync files because of unsupported characters, instead of just telling us to delete the files, it should
                      1. Inform us of which characters are responsaible for the failure
                      2. Offer to rename the files, and (optionnally) all the future ones with the same problem, by either deleting the unsupported characters or replacing them by the characters at the user's choice.

                      44 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Let user customize the folder icon

                        Let user change the folder icon as it used to be in Win 8.

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

                          43 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Export/Import Sharepoint Document Libraries List for computer replacements or store setting online

                            Export/Import SharePoint Document Libraries List for computer replacements or store setting online. In case of a planned client replacement, end-user will not find synchronized SharePoint Libraries on the new computer (less than ideal user experience)

                            43 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • add better geo tagging to photos

                              On ios moments, geo tagging is amazing... Rather than just London for rxampe it will say St pauls Cathedral, London. OneDrive and windows phone just shows city location.

                              43 votes
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                              • 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.

                                42 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please alllow us to rename onedrive root folder name from "onedrive" to other name.

                                  Currently when you add a link folder to the onedrive apps, it will create a subfolder call "onedrive" and start to sync the file in there.
                                  If only it just use the folder we put as the link folder and start to sync there.

                                  42 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Save xbox game progress to OneDrive

                                    Game progress on OneDrive would allow the continuation of the game on another console with different disc of same game just by signing into the users OnedDrive account

                                    40 votes
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                                    • 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…

                                      39 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please give me the ability to unshare from the right click menu.

                                        Please give us the ability to unshare a shared file. Please add this feature to the Windows Desktop OneDrive right click menu, the OneDrive mobile apps (Android/Apple), and the OneDrive web site file list.

                                        Idealy we should also be able to see if a file has been shared or not shared in the Windows Explorer's detail view so we don't have to right click to find out which files are shared or not. But if it is shared we should be able to unshare it by right clicking and selecting Unshare.

                                        38 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Display File Previews when Files and Demand is active and the file is on the local machine.

                                          Currently, when Files on Demand is active, no previews are displayed for pictures. I can understand why this would be difficult if the file is Online Only, but it should be possible to display previews for files that are on the local workstation. Please consider adding this.

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