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  1. Enable users to customize icons of synced folders (ger rid of annoying green check mark)

    I am using Windows 10 enterprise evaluation edition.
    Previously on windows 8.1, there was no green check mark on folders being synced by Onedrive, and there was a blue syncing mark only on folders not yet synced by Onedrive, which was acceptable.

    After upgrading to Windows 10, all icons of folders being synced by Onedrive has ANNOYING green check mark, and I couldn't find an option to manage this.

    I was able to get rid of them by deleting every onedrive-related key in below registry addresses:

    HKLM\Softwares\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers

    HKLM\Softwares\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers

    But after I remove those, Onedrive asks for a permission to install…

    48 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Export/Import Sharepoint Document Libraries List for computer replacements or store setting online

    Export/Import SharePoint Document Libraries List for computer replacements or store setting online. In case of a planned client replacement, end-user will not find synchronized SharePoint Libraries on the new computer (less than ideal user experience)

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    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. add passcode protection back for Windows 10 Mobile

    add passcode protection back for Windows 10 Mobile. Everyone can see my files. thanks

    48 votes
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  4. Lock Screen

    Integrate OneDrive to the Lock Screen.

    I like the option to show random photos or collages of the instagram and facebook app. But the majority of my photos are in OneDrive.

    You could/should add a similar option, where I select some folders and the app show random photos in those folders in my lock screen, or create a collage with them.

    48 votes
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  5. 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

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

    46 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. add better geo tagging to photos

    On ios moments, geo tagging is amazing... Rather than just London for rxampe it will say St pauls Cathedral, London. OneDrive and windows phone just shows city location.

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  8. Please alllow us to rename onedrive root folder name from "onedrive" to other name.

    Currently when you add a link folder to the onedrive apps, it will create a subfolder call "onedrive" and start to sync the file in there.
    If only it just use the folder we put as the link folder and start to sync there.

    45 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Auto Check-Out / Check-In file types that don't support Co-Authoring

    It would be great if the OneDrive Sync Client could be instructed to Check-Out any file type that doesn't support native co-authoring (i.e. DWG). At the moment, checking out a file is a manual process that must be performed on the web. while this does prevent file conflicts as any other user is restricted to opening the file as Read Only, it becomes an untenable option when someone is opening up a large number of files simultaneously (i.e a CAD drawing with a bunch of xrefs).

    This doesn't only impact AutoCAD of course, it would be a good option to…

    44 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. OneDrive Client for Citrix

    Release a OneDrive client for Citrix XenApp which doesn't rely on local cache.

    44 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Ability to sync OneDrive with more than one hard drive

    I have a laptop with a (small) solid state hard drive, and a couple of large external hard drives. And a ton of photos, videos etc on OneDrive. It would be impossible to sync all OneDrive with my laptop - and because I mainly use that for business I really just need Word, Excel, Powerpoint files etc. But I would like to be able to sync other files (like photos or videos) with an external hard drive. Right now I need to "pick one". But I want to be able to select which hard drive OneDrive is syncing with.

    44 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Make OneDrive the default save location for Minecraft worlds

    Makes it easy to load and save Minecraft worlds across devices.

    43 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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.

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    1 comment  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. LET ME DELETE ONEDRIVE BECAUSE I HATE IT

    Omg do I hate onedrive. I have NO CLUE how to get rid of it but all of my Microsoft Office programs defer to it. It's the worst. When I want to back things up online I use Google Drive. Not Onedrive. Mainly because Google isn't always in my effing face about it's cloud program. I JUST WANT TO UNINSTALL THIS and still be able to use the Office programs for work. I want to press ctrl + S and be able to easily choose the file on my computer in which to save documents. Whatever your little system is…

    42 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. notifications

    on desktop onedrive can you add notifications for when a file is added or updated in a shared folder, like how dropbox does? thanks!

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    4 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. disable onedrive

    allow the system admin to completely disable onedrive and cortana...they are annoying!

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    1 comment  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Save xbox game progress to OneDrive

    Game progress on OneDrive would allow the continuation of the game on another console with different disc of same game just by signing into the users OnedDrive account

    41 votes
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  18. OneDrive consistently duplicates files when using git

    Consistently duplicates FETCH_HEAD when a tool like VSCode, github desktop, etc. has the directory for the repo open.

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    0 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Move to OneDrive

    Please, remove the "Move to OneDrive" context menu for each file.
    Keep clicking that stupid entry and not having a clue where my files did go >.<
    Undo doesn't work.

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    7 comments  ·  Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. slow,china,slow,

    slow,china,slow,

    up-20-30k
    down-100k
    my lan 20m

    40 votes
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