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  1. Office apps Word, Excel slow saving when File Collaboration setting is ON in OneDrive

    Office apps Word and Excel are very slow the first time you save a document when the File Collaboration setting is ON in OneDrive. This is because Office saves the file to the cloud even if the file has not yet been shared. A better method would be to only save the file to the cloud first if the file has been shared, otherwise save the file to the local OneDrive folder and allow OneDrive to sync the file to the cloud.

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  2. Hide, Remove, or Disable Shared Libraries in OneDrive

    I have hidden a SharePoint Library, however it can be viewed on the Shared Libraries section of OneDrive. How do I disable this? The hidden library should not be viewed by users at all. Ale so, the default SharePoint view set to show no items in the library is not what shows when the library is accessed from OneDrive. All files can be viewed in OneDrive which should not be the case. I will accept any workaround anyone may have, but there should be uniformity in how files and data are configured across applications.

    126 votes
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  3. Integrating SharePoint and OneDrive with Autodesk Revit

    We are construction company and I'm extremely happy to see one step in the right direction that Microsoft Office 365 is integrating with DWG.. but both MS and Autodesk already knows that AEC industry is moving towards BIM and they should go ahead and attach A360 viewer like thing with SharePoint. As a large partner of MS as a construction company we will really like to see that MS is doing thing in this direction which will increase our usage of platform which in turn benefits all of us.

    125 votes
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  4. Prevent shared PDF files from being downloaded

    Blocking the Download for Office Documents works great.
    But it is still possible to download PDF Files

    This would be great !

    113 votes
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  5. Share OneDrive files with anonymous links

    Hi

    It has been suggested that I put this feature request here (see https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeonedrivefb-msoother-mso_o365b/share-onedrive-files-with-anonymous-links/79927f8c-3fae-4f85-a148-aec5de4122bc?tm=1534884711990)

    I have not been able to find a solution to anonymously share files we store on our company's OneDrive with the rest of the world.

    I find it very problematic that the generated links always contain a reference to the user who is sharing the file.

    This is problematic as, if we know who we share the file with in first instance, we haven't got the slightest clue who the file might be shared with further on...

    I would expect a similar behavior…

    105 votes
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  6. Public (without logging in) upload to a shared folder

    Make it possible to create a share forlder with Bill, send the link to him at bill@gates.com and let Bill just click on the link and upload/create files to that folder without signing. Folders could also be password protected so that Bill needs to know that to access the share.

    90 votes
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  7. Don't display path to shared folder (all parent folders are visible)

    When sharing a folder, anyone can see the whole file path to that shared folder.
    E.g. Files/Shared/.../.../SharedFolder

    There is no privacy if every user with the link can see my drive structure.
    I know that they cannot access or see the other files or folders but I am very concerned about all people clicking through my folder tree.

    In Google Drive for example, only the Name of the shared folder and the tree for the sub folders of said shared folder is displayed, not all the parent folders like in OneDrive.

    This is a huge no-go!

    80 votes
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  8. Adding Shared Files/Folders to OneDrive for Business

    We would like to have the ability to "add to OneDrive" for shared files on OneDrive for Business accounts, not just OneDrive personal.

    77 votes
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  9. "Add to My OneDrive" option for folders shared between OneDrive for Business and OneDrive Personal

    When a folder is shared from a OneDrive Business Account to a OneDrive for Personal Account, there should be an option to add the folder to the OneDrive folder.

    Right now, the shared folder can only be accessed using the sharing link which is highly uncomfortable for collaboration.

    Example:

    A person X, who owns a OneDrive Business Account, wants to share documents and collaborate with his partners who have OneDrive Personal.
    Now, those partners can access the shared files only on the OneDrive website using the sharing link provided by the person X. Since it is more difficult to use…

    76 votes
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  10. Share links dangerously default to view and edit

    Copied wholesale from another link as it appears to be archived:
    https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive-archive/suggestions/15445719-share-links-dangerously-default-to-view-and-edit

    File sharing currently defaults to creating a link with both view AND edit permissions. This link is retained, without any indication to the user, even when the user deselects the allow edit permissions box.

    This is a VERY dangerous security flaw because some search engines are capable of discovering these links by brute force. I had one of my excel files completely nuked by an anonymous rando that had found the view+edit link that I never knew had been created (even though I only ever explicitly shared a…

    76 votes
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  11. Add default sharing option - People with existing access

    Currently we can not set a default sharing option to be People with exisiting access. Please enable this (sharepoint/onedrive).

    73 votes
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  12. Do not force recipients of shared OneDrive Personal resources to sign-in!

    I wanted to share a photo album with friends and family but most were redirected away from the album to a sign-up/sign-in page for OneDrive. Not everyone has a Microsoft account and not everyone wants one!

    72 votes
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  13. Office/Onedrive path length limit problems

    Path length limit in OneDrive (business) in filesystem does not match the limits in Office in collaboration mode

    When working on OneDrive for business in Office (Word in the example), you sometimes cannot save a file right next to an existing file, using the same number of characters (when path length is long). The reason seems to be that is that path length check does not take URL expansions into account (spaces in path becomes %20 and then count as three chars).

    See examples here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeword-msowin10-mso_o365b/use-onedrive-for-business-as-ordinary-filesystem/e5ca4e00-eec8-4a60-9cef-37e82be5fe46

    I ended up disabling collaboration features, forcing Word to use Windows file…

    68 votes
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  14. 68 votes
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  15. Allow setting the expiration date when creating shared links

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    有効期限を設定して共有リンクを作成する機能について

    Allow setting the expiration date when creating shared links


    ■Description(内容):
    現在、ファイルやフォルダーに対して外部ユーザーがアクセス可能な共有リンクを作成する場合、誰でもアクセス可能な匿名の共有リンクを作成した場合のみ、有効期限を設定することができる。
    特定のユーザーのみ利用可能な共有リンクには有効期限を設定することができないため、期間を指定して共有リンクを作成できるよう機能を追加して欲しい。

    Currently, if we want to set the expiration date for sharing links that external users can access, the sharing links need to be anonymous links, accessible from anyone know the links.
    It means that it is not possible to set the expiration date for shared links which can be accessed from only specific users.
    To solve this problem, allow us to create shared links with specifying the time duration to be shared.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    65 votes
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  16. Allow NOT to share a subfolder from a general shared folder

    I want to share a general company folder that has 30 subfolders within it. But I DO NOT want to share 1 of the 30 subfolders within the shared subfolder, please allow this. Google drive has this option, but Onedrive doesn't.

    60 votes
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  17. Implement the feature to enable next sync client to share with external users.

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):次世代同期クライアントでの外部ユーザーとの同期機能について

    Implement the feature to enable next sync client to share with external users.

    ■Description_JP (内容):次世代同期クライアントでの外部ユーザーとの同期機能について、実装を希望。 

    I hope that OneDrive for Business's feature will enable the next generation sync client to synchronize with external users.

    55 votes
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  18. 55 votes
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  19. Allow External Users to Upload File within Forms

    After trying to talk to the MS Forms Team since the start of COVID-19, many users have been requesting the ability to allow external users to upload files within an MS Forms context. From my understanding that this is a technical issue with how access works within OneDrive/SharePoint that limits the ability to allow external users to upload files. This request has been in the works since April of 2017. An update in December of 2019 released the ability for internal users only. There has been no update since phase one of the feature.

    I would like to ask the…

    52 votes
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  20. Allow Sharing of large Folders without Error

    Allow Sharing of large folders without the error

    'Sharing Failed: the attempted operation is prohibited because it exceeds the list view threshold enforced by the administrator'

    51 votes
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