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  1. password protection

    There's a four digit password on my OneDrive app that secured access to my personal files. But I just came across the online album option in Photos that doesn't require the password to access my OneDrive photos folder by folder. That kills the privacy. Also, the password on OneDrive stays on Windows Phone app. Written synced with laptop, there's no password there. My files are free to view. No logout either. Please fix asap. Privacy is always the top concern.

    70 votes
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  2. Allow filtering of files/types when using known folder redirection.

    Allow filtering of files/types when using known folder redirection.

    Know folder redirection currently syncs everything in the users desktop (as expected), including user specific application shortcuts...

    Now that Microsoft is moving a lot of their productivity applications to user based installed (VS Code, Teams, Yammer) those shortcuts are sync'd between systems even if the apps are not installed. This makes for a bad user experience with lots of orphaned shortcuts on the desktop. Any shortcuts deployed via a GPO also get sync'd and start causing duplication conflicts. At this point I would just filter out .lnk files entirely....

    Thanks!

    Dewayne

    67 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. let me pause syncing

    let me pause syncing

    66 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    66 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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).

    64 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Need onedrive run as a service in windows server so that it would run even though you are sign out from the server

    Need onedrive run as a service in windows server so that it would run even though you are sign out from the server

    63 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Podcast - Add OneDrive support to Windows Phone Podcast App

    Add OneDrive support to Windows Phone Podcast app to provide synchronization across devices.


    In Windows Phone Podcast app, add an option to:

    • Change the default local folders for saved podcasts from Phone\Audio\Podcasts and Phone\Video\Podcasts to corresponding OneDrive folders

    • Select Playback for saved podcasts to 'Download to local storage' or 'Stream from OneDrive'

    63 votes
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  8. 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…

    61 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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.

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

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

    60 votes
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  11. Onedrive geteilte Ordner lokal synchronisieren

    Bitte nehmt euch ein Beispiel an Dropbox oder Google Drive und lasst geteilte Ordner innerhalb der lokalen Ordnerstruktur synchronisieren. Dieses fehlende Feature ist derzeit DER Grund, weshalb ich (als absolut überzeugter Windows-Nutzer) lieber Dropbox zum Teilen von Dateien und Ordnern benutze.

    60 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Pause syncing directly from metered network notification

    The notification that comes up when on a metered network should include a button to pause syncing directly. Currently you have to dismiss the notification, hunt in the system tray for the app icon and go through the menu to choose the pause duration. This is necessary for every account that is synced - I have a OneDrive for Business account as well as a personal OneDrive one and it's painful having to do this twice every time I'm on a metered network.

    59 votes
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  13. Dark mode for OneDrive flyout menu

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

    59 votes
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  14. think about the integration with Skype, WhatsApp ,Contacts ,and other apps.

    We know that Onedrive is seamless integration with Office ,Windows 8.1, Photo,Outlook,Calender...

    but what about other Microsoft products and other apps in windows store for example:

    1-are we need more integrity with Skype ?
    2-are we need more integrity with internet explorer to save the history and favorite ? becouse maybe the system down or hacked how can we backup the pages from internet explorer ?
    3-are we need more integrity with WhatsApp ? of course we need like the integrity between WhatsApp and Icloud in IOS.
    4-are we need to backup the contacts from IOS and Android to help…

    59 votes
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  15. Enable Selective Sync when first installed.

    I am being forced to download GBs of files right now because OneDrive will not allow me to Selective Sync Folders on first install. When I Choose Folders, I get the error message "Sorry, your changes couldn't be saved. Some of the items you tried to stop syncing aren't in OneDrive yet. Please wait for them to finish uploading and fix and sync problems, and then try making changes again later." I have no local files, it is downloading files from the cloud. Also when installed, it did not give me an option to Selective Folders. I just noticed a…

    59 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Stop counting previous versions, recycle bin, and icons against storage limits

    Things like previous versions, files in the recycle bin, and the icons that are generated in the online portal should not be counted against your total storage size. We enforce a storage limit as we have many PC's in our environment that cannot yet take advantage of files on demand and it's hard to explain to users why they need to clean up their files when if you only counted the size of the file it would be under the limit. OneDrive also creates icons for each file to be viewed in the online portal. It can be 15MB per…

    58 votes
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  17. please allow to unzip files inside the drive

    please provide an option to unzip the folders inside the OneDrive.

    56 votes
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  18. Better video streaming on xbox one

    I love to play my videos recorded with Windows phone on my Xbox One, I really think it's a great and usefull feature but there's no buffering for video and it's really hard watch videos on this way. Please solve it.

    55 votes
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  19. 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.

    54 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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.

    54 votes
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