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  1. 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…

    90 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Make it easier to obtain Excel file path from OneDrive

    When referencing Excel files held on OneDrive with Power Query you need to download the Excel file, open it, copy the path and then remove ?web=1 from the end of it. It would be great if there was a right click or ... option when selecting an Excel file in OneDrive that would give you this path without the ?web=1 on the end.

    87 votes
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  3. Enable Proxy setting

    Current We can not set the proxy for onedrive. In some circumstance, the internet is allowed through proxy like http or socks... So it really necessary for enable proxy settings

    86 votes
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  4. Password change

    Whenever I change my password - and our Company IT policy is to do so every 90 days, OneDrive tells me that the credentials need to be updated which makes sense.

    However there is no easy way to do so with the OneDrive app - clicking on 'view sync issues' and enter credentials does nothing. I am hoping your QA team could take a deep dive on this issue as there are MANY people complaining about this on your support pages and the work around is a lot of hassle every 90 days.

    85 votes
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  5. 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.

    84 votes
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  6. Stop OneDrive restoring long deleted files

    I know I'm launching into criticism here, but OneDrive has IMO a fundamental design flaw that just doesn't seem to occur with Google Drive or Dropbox. Basically, if you logon to a computer that you haven't logged onto for a long time (like months), OneDrive will restore long deleted files and/or end up with clashes suffixed with the name of the computer.

    As I matter of course, I logon to new laptops for my client using my Office 365 account. I sync OneDrive to get to a whole host of deployment files. The user then takes the laptop away.

    I…

    78 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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).

    73 votes
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  9. force sync

    force sync. WTF is taking so long to do this?

    72 votes
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  10. Pause Syncing with PowerShell

    I would like a way to pause and unpause OneDrive syncing in PowerShell. This would be handy in PowerShell scripts that manipulate files. Sometimes the files get locked if OneDrive is currently syncing them. I would like to be able to script the pause, make my file changes, then unpause when my script is finished.

    72 votes
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  11. Application design

    I am sorry to say but the new design has not improved the experience as it should have. The hamburger menus is still there which is annoying. I should not have to explain this to a design team. But here is the thing. Android does not have any menu other than the hamburger menu where all options are stacked. Windows phone has the '3 dots' menu already. Adding the hamburger menu makes it confusing and more importantly look like an android knock off. We windows phone users are disappointed. Please fix it fast!

    71 votes
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  12. Save files to OneDrive via a URL

    I wish I were able to copy and/or highlight a URL for a file, and be able to have that file saved to OneDrive (via a right-click option on the menu)...

    70 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Make OneDrive Known Folder Move user based instead of machine based.

    Since OneDrive is user oriented it makes more sense to be able to set certain GPO settings on a user level. One of these settings would be Known Folder Move (KFM). Currently the settings for KFM are set in HKLM\Software\Policies\OneDrive.

    This makes it almost impossible to make this setting apply to users that don't have an existing folder redirection GPO in place (since the setting is set for the machine, and not the user).

    In our environment we want to apply the KFM folder setting to users that don't have an existing folder redirection to their home-drive.

    68 votes
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  15. 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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  16. let me pause syncing

    let me pause syncing

    66 votes
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  17. Desktop Icon Duplication

    In a shared computer environment, an admin may choose to install the Team Machine Wide Installer MSI.

    Teams is then installed at every user logon if it doesn't exist in the users profile

    "%ProgramFiles%\Teams Installer\Teams.exe --checkInstall --source=default"

    Is put in the following key

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    This presents an issue when using OneDrive Known Folder Move. When a new user logs on to a PC, OneDrive has its own installation and update process. The Teams installer will start and finish before OneDrive has installed, updated and initiated Known Folder Move for the new user profile.

    Teams will create a desktop icon in…

    66 votes
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  18. more then 1 TB per user

    i want to be able to buy more then 1 TB

    64 votes
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  19. Podcast - Add OneDrive support to Windows Phone Podcast App

    Add OneDrive support to Windows Phone Podcast app to provide synchronization across devices.
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    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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  20. 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).

    63 votes
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