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Welcome to the OneDrive UserVoice. This is your place to suggest the features you’d like to see us add to OneDrive. We have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service and your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy https://onedrive.uservoice.com/tos, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

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  1. choose folder to backup

    Going to be blunt here, can you guys introduce option to select any folders user want to backup to OneDrive (instead of just 3 Documents, Desktop & Pictures folders) if not introduce "Backup entire PC" to OneDrive??? Like what Google is doing with its Backup and Sync app?

    I have 1TB for OneDrive however it lacks the option to backup my entire PC. My personal files are separate from the normal User folder as it is located in D: drive instead of C:\User\xxxx

    609 votes
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  2. Migrate more folders using Known Folder Move

    A few weeks ago, you released this great feature you named Known Folder Move[1]. I find it awesome.

    I think you should protect more of the user profile using it. Music and Video are great candidates (and already have OneDrive equivalents).

    There are other folders I think would be interesting to move. They already have an OneDrive equivalent, but I don't know if any app uses them:
    * Favorites
    * 3d Objects
    * Saved Games

    [1] https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-OneDrive-Blog/Migrate-Your-Files-to-OneDrive-Easily-with-Known-Folder-Move/ba-p/207076

    539 votes
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  3. In OneDrive there is a limit of file path which allows only 260 characters. This killing our file storage structure. It should support more

    In OneDrive there is a limit of file path which allows only 260 characters. This killing our file storage structure. It should support more character or count file name as path not all folders.

    479 votes
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  4. 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.

    430 votes
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  5. Move the OneDriveTemp folder

    A hidden folder called 'OneDriveTemp' forces itself on the Root of the user's hard drive. Usually on (C:), but when OneDrive is moved to another drive manually the folder moves with it. Though always to the Root of the drive even if OneDrive's main folder is not.

    This is really messy and seems utterly unnecessary. Why does OneDrive get this special attention rather than placing it in AppData/Local or ProgramData folders for example? Or simply inside OneDrive's main folder itself.

    Worst of all, I spend a great deal of time keeping my data drive neat and organized. So you can…

    371 votes
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  6. cancel sync of one file during the sync

    untill onedrive syncs the files, I cannot stop the sync of one or more files. I have to sync before files and cancel files I don't interest later.
    I think is no good and lose a lot of time.You must put a buttom (like cancel or x) to cancel the sync of singular files

    345 votes
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  7. Sync overlay icons "ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers" limit

    There is a limit of 15 overlay icons in windows 10. Installing dropbox or google drive causes problems with sync overlay icons not appearing in onedrive (or vice versa). Why not make developers use the existing, microsoft sync overlay icons, rather than bringing their own? The 15 sync icons in "ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers" would be sufficient if Microsoft required that any third party sync application such as dropbox or google drive used the same icons. After all, onedrive and dropbox both show exactly the same information in the icon overlays - synced, not synced, sync in progress and sync error.

    304 votes
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  8. 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.

    299 votes
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  9. API for OneDrive for Business Sync Client

    Please provide an API for the Sync Client of OneDrive for Business. We should have the possibility to programmatically automate the sync of a SharePoint library (for example, from an External Application which already takes offline some DB data we'd like to automatically take offline a related SharePoint Document Library). This for us is very, very crucial.

    270 votes
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  10. Sync the "Shared With Me" folder from One Drive for Business to the desktop version

    So users can access files shared with them in the desktop version of OneDrive for Business, not just the website.

    269 votes
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  11. 263 votes
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  12. Admin report of One Drive status across a network

    There needs to be an admin console that will report on the status of One Drive for Business sync status across a network. Use case example:

    "I installed the “new” OneDrive Sync Client to about 1,000 systems today and enabled Known Folder Move. I want to be able to report on the sync status of those system" Currently there is only a PowerShell command but it doesn't work across the network to report on the status -- https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/rodneyviana/2017/06/06/powershell-cmdlet-to-check-onedrive-for-business-or-onedrive-personal-status/ The Office 365 reports in the admin center also don't report on the status.

    250 votes
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  13. more OneDrive Personal Vault lock options - 20mins is too low

    OneDrive Personal Vault is a great OneDrive feature 'though in order to make it more usable, I wish it had more locking options - namely, whenever I unlock it, it'll lock itself automatically in 20mins.

    I am of the opinion that 20mins is too few - I wish I could unlock it upon login and have it locked at logout.

    This is because if you have a Personal Vault file opened & it then locks 20mins later, you can't save the changes without unlocking the Personal Vault again (with the subsequent risk of data loss).

    So please consider either allowing…

    248 votes
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  14. 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

    245 votes
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  15. Cutomize the share link

    Make it possible to customize the link when sharing the folder, for example, with user's name or any business name included, making the link easy to recognize and more professional.

    242 votes
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  16. 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.

    239 votes
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  17. Password Protection

    can you please add password protection option on onedrive folder in explorer, so i can only access all my personal data y myself and if someone login to my pc than still he willl not access my onedrive.

    232 votes
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  18. Right clik sync now

    It will be cool if you can force update of the file if there are a lot of thing to sync. Just right click on this file and push the button Sync now, for fast update of certain files, that you need right now.

    225 votes
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  19. one-way sync

    Imagine a user with a smallish Surface Pro (say, 32GB) and/or Windows Phone and another device with a lot of storage (say, 1 TB) . Over time, the user accumulates a lot of files, photos, documents, and music. All this data could be automatically uploaded (if desired) to OneDrive. But, if the user desires to clear away these files from their device, they should remain in OneDrive (online).

    Imagine further, this user would like to (from all of their devices) save all of their documents to a single Documents folder (tree) and all of their photos to a single Photos…

    218 votes
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  20. 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…

    216 votes
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