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  1. Allow shared folders to be stored within sub folders

    The new feature that allows shared folders to be synced on the desktop is awesome.
    however, shared folders are added to the root of the OneDrive folder and cannot be nested into the file structure. That is an issue : the root folder will soon be full of random shared folder. Allow us to store them where they belong ! Think of project-related stuff, pictures that you want to store in your "summer 2015" folder,...
    Google Drive implementation is fine : you get an overview of all shared folders on the website ("shared with me" tab) and you can nest…

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      306 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We’re looking at two related pieces of this:
      1) For OneDrive for Business, enable shared folders to be added to the root of the OneDrive folder at all (like in OneDrive Personal).
      2) For OneDrive across business and personal, enable shared folders to be placed into subfolders.

      We appreciate your patience; this is significant engineering work given the architecture of the products and our diverse customer base, spanning individuals to small businesses to multi-national enterprises to government agencies. We aim to address this while maintaining our industry-leading security, privacy, and compliance commitments.

      Thank you for the continued feedback.

    • Sharing between OneDrive Personal and OneDrive for Business

      One should be able to share a file from a OneDrive Personal Account to a OneDrive for Business Account.

      Right now, the shared file doesn't appear in the receivers Business Account, but only in the Personal Account. But that is useless for people using Business primarily.

      Example:

      A private person owns a OneDrive Personal Account. He/She wants to share project files to a company, which will then work with these files. Sadly the files don't appear in the OneDrive for Business Account of the employee of the company, but they appear in the employees personal Account and mix up with…

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      • Automatically shorten urls for publicly shared items from OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online

        Automatically shorten the urls for publicly shared items from SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, similar to what is available in OneDrive.

        When the feature is complete the urls generated by Get a Link / Create Link should be shortened automatically (possibly using http://1dr.ms) and a similar feature should be introduced in Sharepoint Online document libraries.

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        • Sharing files/folders to a Group does not show up in users "Shared with me" folder.

          When sharing a file or folder to a SharePoint Group, the users do not receive an invitation email and they can only access the shared files/folders via a URL link. These shares do not show up under their "Shared with Me" folder. This really defeats the purpose of sharing with a group. The idea is to make sharing with large numbers of users easier. Set up a group, then share with them. Please fix this.

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          • Allow the user to set/select the languages for a sharing notification email when sending to the recipient by the setting.

            Currently, I am aware of the behavior that the sharing notification is sent to the user automatically in the language of recipient's settings. I hope the language of the sharing notification email can be selected freely by the user who shared documents or folders.

            349 votes
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            • Create a copy of shared file to own Onedrive for Business

              It should be easy to create a copy of a shared file to own OneDrive for Business.

              For example: teacher creates a Word file and shares it to students. At the moment it is difficult for students to copy the Word file to own OneDrive for Business

              265 votes
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              • Co-authored albums

                The new albums feature is great. But I can share albums only as read only.

                I would like a way to create a "Editable" album, where people I share the album with can add photos.

                232 votes
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                • Add a notification possibility for download links

                  I'm using OneDrive a lot for giving customers a download link for making files available
                  I'm able to configure an expiration date but it would be great to have a notification by email
                  when the file is downloaded so I can remove it.

                  179 votes
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