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  1. Implement a folder tree like Google Drive. It would make navigating and moving files around much easier.

    I'm surprised this isn't already a feature. Clicking through folder labels to get to where I want to go is irritating. It'd be much better to expand a folder tree and go right where I need to. We need a navigation pane for a more friendly UI experience.

    3,638 votes
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      52 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add the ability to people tag

      I would like the ability to tag faces on pictures that have been uploaded to OneDrive. Currently Windows Live Photo Gallery has this ability and is generally really good at guessing faces. Also, Facebook has facial recognition that is about 97% accurate.

      My request is:
      -add ability to group pictures by people, adding this as an option along the top row, where we currently only see "Photos Albums Tags" right now. Any untagged picture will show in 'untagged'
      -add facial recognition to suggest tags for pictures
      -make this facial recognition at least as good as that in Windows Live Photo…

      3,296 votes
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        81 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide more than 1TB storage...PLEASE!

        1TB is not what it was. 4k videos and SLR photos will fill that up surprisingly quickly.

        I'd like to increase my OneDrive storage by more than 1TB (e.g., 2TB). But, you don't offer paid service for more than 1.05TB?! And the Azure path is too difficult. This is forcing me to look at other non-Microsoft solutions like Odrive. Why would you push me in that direction when I'd rather stay?

        1,456 votes
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          85 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add ability to add metadata tags to files

          Adds the ability to tag documents with metadata tags and to add another function to search in these metadata tags.

          For users it will brings new opportunities how to organize their data. It's a different approach compared to storing files only in a directory structure.

          1,393 votes
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            64 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • increase the file upload limit

            Please increase the file upload limit from 15GB! With ever increasing file sizes from the media workflow, especially with 4K content, the 15GB limit can be quite a bummer at times!

            952 votes
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              71 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • File Download Statistics

              Have an option to view statistics on files eg Number of downloads, Country of Download etc

              724 votes
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                23 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Update: We’re rolling out the ability to see who viewed your files on the File Card on OneDrive for Business. You can hover over a file on the web to get to this. Let us know what you think!

              • Facial recognition

                It'd be great if OneDrive could recognize people's face, and if it could automatically create folders of people and all the photos where they appear. Like Google Photos

                599 votes
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                  21 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 544 votes
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                    64 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow sorting of onedrive photo albums

                    Allow the new OneDrive photo albums to sorted alphabetically and the sort order fixed

                    534 votes
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                      58 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add option to avoid OneDrive from changing Excel references to other files

                      Everytime you link an Excel workbook to other workbook, OneDrive changes the reference to the file, making reference to an online files. However, if one the Owrkbooks are in differente folders inside OneDrive, the link will break, even if you try to open the file in the computer containing them. That is a HUGE problem

                      459 votes
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                        56 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Sorting photos

                        When sorting photos by date, the app seems to sort by date modified as opposed to the date when the photo was taken. When looking at pictures, it is more helpful to sort by the date the picture was taken. It would be helpful if the app could read the meta-data of when the picture was taken and sort that way instead of by when the file was created or modified.

                        429 votes
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                          11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to change date of pictures

                          I uploaded tons of old pictures to OneDrive, and all of them were uploaded with the wrong dates, messing up my "All Photos" view.

                          Please, add the ability for me to change the date of those pictures, with the option to change all pictures inside an album.

                          417 votes
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                            39 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thanks for the suggestion and we’ll take a look. Please make sure any bugs are filed with support (use the cog on the website or shake the mobile app).

                          • Favorite folders and files

                            Can you add a feature to add favourite folders or files for quick access. Not like the recent folder. Like a list of bookmarks that never changes.

                            Thanks

                            Steve Morissette
                            morissettes@cs-soreltracy.qc.ca

                            400 votes
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                              25 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • folder color

                              It would be nice for the user to be able to assign different colors to individual folders to improve their readability. I guess this has probably been requested yet,n but I could not find any previous post dealing with that subject.
                              Thanks.

                              382 votes
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                                37 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve navigation of files/folders in OneDrive.com AND add notion of pinned favorite files/folders

                                The modern-UI influenced File Explorer looks very simplistic and is good if you are on a touchscreen. It would be awesome if the online File Explorer would include similarities to the Windows Explorer with a structured folder layout on the left where you can pin favourites and fastly switch back two folders/create new folders.

                                [note: Title updated by Angus Logan to limit duplicates]

                                356 votes
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                                  24 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hi, I see this as two suggestions:

                                  1) on the web add a tree view similar to Windows Explorer. We aren’t actively looking into creating a tree view, however if switch to the list view you should be able to traverse a deep directory structure pretty quickly.

                                  2) enable pinning of folders/documents so you can get to them quickly. The notion of favorites and being able to get back to folders quickly is something we are looking into. You can do this today using Office by pinning a document to the top of your Recent Docs list.

                                  thanks
                                  Angus

                                • Show captions on photos in shared albums

                                  I have added captions to the photos in a fairly large album, thinking that when I shared it with others they would see them. But the only way that they can see them is by opening the information pane on each photo.

                                  Captions are a vital part of sharing photos. They should be visible:
                                  1) In the slide show
                                  2) On each full screen photo, with an option to turn them off
                                  3) On the thumbnail screen, perhaps as tool tips

                                  331 votes
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                                  • make my photo tags usable for others with whom the folder is shared

                                    Make my photo tags usable by others with whom the folder is shared. No one else sees to be able to search my shared photos by the tags I created.

                                    290 votes
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                                    • Make Search powerful and a 1st class citizen on OneDrive

                                      OneDrive's search does not include tags and leaves out meta data. File names with binding characters like_this_file.docx would not be indexed in a way I could search for it. All in all there is a missed opportunity to allow for advanced search by type, date and analyze the content of digital assets like pictures, music, videos for automated (searchable!) tagging. You have such a powerful Search Service with Azure Search at your disposal, why not use it to make search one of the most powerful capabilities of OneDrive? This could be a true game changer since there is no better…

                                      287 votes
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                                      • onedrive web always stalls/hangs after uploading few files - hangs on "uploading *** items" for ever (win 10 chrome and Edge and IE)

                                        I am trying to upload my photos to onedrive via the web. I don't do it via the windows sync app as I don't want this folder synced as its too big.

                                        I know all the fragile problems with onedrive, and can confirm that:

                                        all my file names are < 8 chars + ".jpg"
                                        None of the filenames nor folders have any chars other than ascii
                                        There is only one level depth (a directory with files in it)
                                        I have 300GB of space left in my 1TB (so its not a space issue).
                                        Files are all < 10MB, so its…

                                        287 votes
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                                        • preview html files inside onedrive

                                          Provide an option to view a basic HTML file preview, right inside the www.OneDrive.com .

                                          Currently when I click a .html inside the onedrive, it gives me the code to edit. Instead of just code, provide an option to preview the basic HTML without any JS or CSS

                                          272 votes
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