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  1. 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.

    69 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Option to select folder on local pc to sync

    OneDrive doesn't have the option to select folders on local pc to sync to the cloud, only the default folder it created upon using it for the first time. Please make this option available so users can select the folder of their choice to sync to OneDrive. Regards

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

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

    69 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Unlock Personal Vault with Windows Hello

    Please add Windows Hello support to Personal Vaults.

    69 votes
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  5. tmp files do not sync but are not restricted

    Originally .tmp files were restricted and not allowed to sync from Windows OneDrive client to OneDrive Online.
    However, they lifted this restriction and allow all files types now according to: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/types-of-files-that-cannot-be-added-to-a-list-or-library-30be234d-e551-4c2a-8de8-f8546ffbf5b3
    However, .tmp files on all our Windows machines show that they are syncing but never actually sync. It is an easy test to see that it shows any tmp file will never sync and never attempts to sync, but shows in Windows Explorer that it is in a sync state. This is a bug and the support rep from Microsoft said to add it here.

    66 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Increase the maximum file size

    Please increase the maximum file size that can be uploaded to Office 365 using the OneDrive desktop client, as the current limit of 15 GB is too limiting.

    66 votes
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  7. The ability to sign out and sign in with a different One Drive account (Xbox One)

    To be able to sign out and sign in with different One Drive account as some user's have multiple live accounts for different reason and the account they use shouldn't be predetermined or assumed because of the email address used for gamertag

    65 votes
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  8. Allow multiple OneDrive accounts integrated into Windows Explorer

    Currently, even if you integrated multiple OneDrive accounts, only the one in which you are logged on is integrated into Windows Explorer. Allowing to use as many OneDrive accounts you have integrated into Windows Explore would make OneDrive even more relevant and competitive.

    64 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Backup Important PC Folders - Additional Options

    "Backup Important PC Folders" should have additional options to include all the primary user profile folders - particularly Contacts, Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Favorites, Music, Pictures and Videos.

    The most important ones would be Favorites and Videos to add to the mix, but realistically it should even include the 3D Objects folder.

    This would not only make IT environments far easier to automatically back up, but also personal use of OneDrive would be far more beneficial to the average user.

    60 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Use symbolic links to syncronize folders

    To sync folders that are outside of OneDrive home folder should be nice to create a symbolic link/aliases for the desired folder.

    60 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Allow check in/ Check out when SharePoint document library has been synced to local machine using onedrive

    Allow check in/ Check out when SharePoint document library has been synced to local machine using onedrive. When files are synchronised using onedrive, the check in, check out ribbon is not available. The files are displayed in read only. This makes onedrive useless for a lot of our customers.

    58 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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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  18. 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.

    58 votes
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  19. Create prioritization for files/folders.

    Allow for users to set a prioritization of particular folders so to allow them to sync before everything else. Would be invaluable when using another device to have the files you set as high priority to download/upload before everything else.

    57 votes
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  20. 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.

    56 votes
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