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  1. 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 !

    54 votes
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  2. 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.

    52 votes
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  3. Additional information (apart from name) on sharing

    We have a Problem on sharing documents with others.While entering a name in sharing page, some suggestions comes up.

    The problem is, that some people are named the same. For example some people are called Thomas Müller. On sharing all of them are mentioned and it isn't possible to see, which entry it the right one.

    It would be nice, if a user can see department or something else from Active Directory on sharing suggestion.

    47 votes
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  4. Upload-only shared folder

    In the function or ACL in the box, I heard that "Upload only folder" is more popular as a better point than OneDrive.

    Educational institutions have many requests. It is very nice that when the faculty receives the reports from many students, the submitter is upload without reading other's reports.

    47 votes
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  5. 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.

    45 votes
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  6. Stop further sharing of file/document/folder

    As per my understanding when I share the file/document/folder with one user, that specific user can also further share the same file/document/folder with other users. It would be better if we can have this kind of functionality that when shared with any user, there would be an option that would allow user to restrict any further sharing with other users.

    41 votes
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  7. 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…

    40 votes
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  8. Allow us to set expire date of sharing for any types of links

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    OneDrive for Business の、共有時の有効期限設定について
    Allow us to set expire date of sharing for any types of links


    ■Description(内容):
    すべてのユーザー" で共有した際に有効期限を設定することが可能だが、 "あなたの組織のユーザー" や "特定のユーザー" を選択して、社内のユーザーと共有する際、期限を設定できないため、機能の追加を希望。

    We are able to set expiry date for sharing with “Anyone with the link”, but this setting is not available for “Only people in your organization” or “Specific people” links.

    To improve security for sharing working in OneDrive for Business, please allow us to set expiry date for the sharing links with “Only people in your organization” or “Specific people” also.

    Thank you for your considerations.

    38 votes
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  9. change the order of albums

    I like the various sort order options within OneDrive folders (name, date modified, date created, size, custom). At the time of their introduction (Jan 2015), OneDrive albums do not seem to have these options. Please add them.

    The ability to create custom sort orders is particularly important for photo albums (even more than for folders). Frankly, I just use a different platform for sharing photo albums today due to the gaps like this - it's close, but not close enough :(

    36 votes
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  10. Sharing status in onedrive for business

    Weather we share files with internal or external users, sharing status shows only "Shared". It would be helpful, If it shows sharing type with text or any other visual indicator.

    The same status visual indicator in "shared by me" page and in windows explorer icon would help reviewing all my external access.

    35 votes
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  11. Allow users to change OneDrive for Business sync folder name freely.

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):OneDrive for Business 同期フォルダーの名称変更について

    Allow users to change OneDrive for Business sync folder name freely.

    ■Description_JP (内容):OneDrive for Business 同期クライアントを利用した際に、同期フォルダーの名称が既定で 「OneDrive - 会社名」 となっており、変更できない。「会社名」 部分を変更するためには Office 365 に登録している会社名を変更しなければならず、ユーザーが自由に同期フォルダーの名称を変更できるようにして欲しい。 

    When I use OneDrive for Business sync client, I am unable to change a sync folder due to its default name of "OneDrive - Company".

    I hope users to modify liberally a sync folder name because I need to change the company name registered in Office 365 in order to make a change for the part of "Company".

    35 votes
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  12. 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!

    30 votes
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  13. Prevent shared file to be deleted by other users

    When sharing a file from OneDrive for Business, users with edit permission can delete the file. They can open the document, click the top left breadcrumb to access the user's OneDrive where they can delete the file. I understand that technically, sharing creates a sharepoint permission etc... However from a user point of view, this doesn't make sense. You don't share a document from your OneDrive in the intend to let other people delete it. In an O365 group I understand but from it's personal space ? I have already multiple cases of people deleting someone else file and it…

    29 votes
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  14. Add albums shared with me to my album list

    When someone shares an album with me, it only appears in the "Shared with me" area of OneDrive, among other things this person shared, like folders and files.

    I think those shared albums should stay among my own albums, in the Photos area of OneDrive.

    28 votes
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  15. Display items shared with a group in [Shared with Me]

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    グループ共有を行った場合でも [自分と共有] にアイテムを表示する機能の追加希望

    Display items shared with a group in [Shared with Me]


    ■Description(内容):
    グループで共有設定を行った場合には、[自分と共有] に対象のアイテムが表示されない動作を確認している。
    [自分と共有] に表示させるために各ユーザー毎に共有設定を行うのは、手間と時間がかかり不便に感じます。
    使いやすく、効率よく作業できるよう、グループ共有を行った場合でも [自分と共有] にアイテムを表示する機能の追加して欲しい。

    I have confirmed the behavior that when an item was shared by a group, that item will not be show in [Shared with Me].
    To make sure display that file in [Shared with Me], it will take time and effort because it requires us to share the file with each user.

    For improvement of usability and efficiency of work, it will be nice if items could be displayed in [Shared with Me] even though the…

    28 votes
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  16. Enable uploading over 15GB size files to OneDrive for Business

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    15 GB 以上のファイルをアップロードできるようにしてほしい

    Enable uploading over 15GB size files to OneDrive for Business


    ■Description(内容):
    OneDrive for Business に 15 GB 以上のファイルもアップロードできるようにしてほしい
    (背景)
    ・1ファイル15 GB以上ある大容量の動画ファイルを クラウド上にアップロードしたい。
    ・現在、クラウドへのアップロードの上限が 最大 15 GBとなっているが、動画データの特性上、圧縮を行っても 15 GB 未満へ容量を低減させることが難しい。
    ・1 カットで撮影された動画などの場合、分割し、小分けにしてアップロードすることが現実的ではない。
    ・他の編集ファイルや関連ファイルとのリンクやデータの整合性を保つため、アップロードのために動画データに手を加えることは好ましくない。

    We would like to have the ability to upload over 15 GB size files to OneDrive for Business.

    <Background>
    -We would like to upload large video files over 15 GB to the cloud.
    -Currently uploading limit to the cloud is set to 15 GB. However, it is hard to reduce each video file’s size less than 15 GB even though we…

    27 votes
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  17. Access Request Settings on file or folder level

    A User can configure his OneDrive so items cannot be reshared by the recipients of a file / folder or that Access Requests are being sent to an owner if they Arbe being reshared, see https://www.sharepointusecases.com/2014/11/managing-sharing-access-requests-sharepoint-site/

    Unfortunately, this Setting can only be configured for a user's whole OneDrive, even if only a few files need this extra Level of security. Please make it possible to make this Settings for particular files or Folders.

    26 votes
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  18. Ensure multiple people can read documents without synchronization issues

    Referring ticket # 17174503

    "When two or more people are working on a document at the same time, they might make changes that conflict with each other. Conflicts can occur when one person works offline and then saves the document to the server. Conflicts can also occur when two people work on the same part of a document at exactly the same time. When edits conflict, the file would display a notification the next time that a user tries to save the document. The conflicts must be resolved before you can save the document to the cloud.
    In OneDrive sync…

    24 votes
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  19. 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…

    24 votes
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  20. Enable specifying the external hard disks as the sync destination in OneDrive for Business

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    OneDrive for Business の同期先に外付けハードディスクを指定したい

    Enable specifying the external hard disks as the sync destination in OneDrive for Business


    ■Description(内容):
    現在 OneDrive for Business で指定可能な同期先は PC 内蔵の ハードディスク ドライブのみとなり、外付けハードディスク ドライブおよび、NAS は同期先に指定できない。
    外部のデバイスを同期先に指定できるよう、機能の実装をお願いいたします。
    Currently in OneDrive for Business, the only sync destination we can specify is the PC-built in hard disk drive. We are not allowed to specify the external hard disks or NAS as the location to sync to.

    In order to improve usability, we hope the feature will be implemented to allow us to specify the external devices as the location to sync to.

    Thank you…

    23 votes
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