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  1. 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.

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

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  3. 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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  4. Do not show error messages for excluded filetypes

    When I exclude filetypes from syncing (using Admin center or Set-SPOTenantSyncClientRestriction) they are marked as "file could not be synced". This is also shown by a red cross.

    This behavior confuses Users that think that there is a real problem and furthermore makes it impossible for unqualified users to distinguished between this "by design" errors and real problems

    So please do not show error messages for excluded filetypes or deliver an option for disabling these Error messages.

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

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

    75 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Fix "Free Up Space" greyed out for Files On-Demand

    With the "File On-Demand" settings activated, the option "Free up space" from the Windows Explorer contextual menu is grayed out on parent directories.
    However, it is available for individual files.

    This happens if the "Free up space" has been already clicked once on a given directory. After adding files (locally available), the option is grayed out on this directory, although some children files are available locally (thus space not "freed up").

    Steps to reproduce the error:

    1/ Create a directory, e.g. OneDrive/test

    2/ In this directory, create a file, e.g. OneDrive/test/file1.txt

    3/ Wait for the OneDrive sync to end.

    4/…

    73 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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

    70 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

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  11. 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

    69 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. let me pause syncing

    let me pause syncing

    68 votes
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  13. Use simple cache size limit slider for OneDrive

    Instead of selective sync in OneDrive, why not just use a simple cache size limit slider. "Store X GB of the most recent accessed files. My Space Monkey works this way and it works great. 10GB of the most recent files are cached locally, everything else in the cloud, pulled down on access, and then cached locally. Manual local cache override by file (pinned) as needed.

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    3 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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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    9 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Let user customize the folder icon

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

    66 votes
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  16. 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…

    65 votes
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  17. 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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  18. please allow to unzip files inside the drive

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

    62 votes
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  19. Send links that open in explorer

    When you try to copy and paste a shared OneDrive file path to someone it will not work as the path references your local profile.

    When you right click and share a file from windows explorer it gives you a HTTP link which only opens on the web

    Add the ability to share a link that will open in Windows explorer

    61 votes
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  20. 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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