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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.

    3,629 votes
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      51 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…

      3,293 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?

        1,447 votes
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          84 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.

          1,381 votes
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            62 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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              57 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.

              422 votes
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              • 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).

                • 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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                      41 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          27 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Slack integration

                          Slack has stellar support for Google Docs. It has no support for OneDrive. Obviously Slack isn't a Microsoft product, but it'd be awesome if y'all could work with the Slack team to make this happen.

                          266 votes
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                            18 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow others to upload & create files in shared folders without needing a Microsoft Account

                            Not everyone uses Microsoft stuff. In order for OneDrive to truely be a place for collaboration, people without Microsoft accounts need to be able to access, edit and upload files to the folders that are shared.

                            There is already a setting to not require a Microsoft account for viewing or editing. This should be extended to creating and uploading. Especially when the collaboration project requires large files.

                            248 votes
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                            • Enable customisable slideshow speed on onedrive.com

                              The only way to see photos full screen on onedrive.com is to use the slideshow. But this automatically scrolls through the photos way too quickly.

                              Please add a customisable speed, preferably with a manual option that only scrolls to the next photo with a key press.

                              (Being able to view a photo full screen without using slideshow would also help)

                              247 votes
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                                30 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Sort by file type

                                There should be an option to sort by file type so you can order things more quickly if you are looking for say a word document that you have deleted by accident.

                                214 votes
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                                  17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Give the ability to copy and rename files / folder through web portal

                                  I currently see no way of copying a file or folder in the same directory (making a copy of it). I would love and option like "Copy and Rename." This would allow me to have folder structure templates that I can easily make a copy of instead of having this template in its own folder and copying it a level up.

                                  176 votes
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                                  • Make OneDrive web app much faster at scrolling through photos

                                    I have thousands of photos on OneDrive.com, and scrolling through the "base" photos view (click on Photos on left nav, all photos show up) is far too slow.

                                    Please make rendering of the photo "thumbnails" in folders and albums much, much faster.

                                    A few other possible ways to accomplish this:
                                    1) Put in fast filters (like file types, or date ranges)
                                    2) Have a very fast date scroller (jump to 2010 for example)

                                    142 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thanks for the suggestion. If you don’t mind sharing in the comments, could you let us know how large your photo library is?

                                    • Lift 1000 files upload limit.

                                      Many a time I get better speed of uploading or at least immediate upload starting. The 1000 file limit really hurts there. Also suppose I am on a computer without admin access and want to upload my project folder having many short sized files.... I get stuck. When you have a big house, make the roads wide too!!

                                      99 votes
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                                        12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        We looked at increasing the file upload limit via the browser to OneDrive.com. The reason we chose 1000 was because we wanted a number that worked well in most browsers.

                                        I’d recommend if you are uploading thousands of files, it is easier to do it via the desktop sync client.

                                        Will leave this open but likely won’t get to it for a while as it is dependent on browser tech.

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