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  1. Move or Copy file with Version History between Shared folder and Own private folder even between sharepoint folder and normal account folder

    Move or Copy file with Version History between Shared folder and Own private folder even between sharepoint folder and normal account folder
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    Show shared folder (accessible folder from other user) in same tree list separated by types [Sharepoint, Free, ...]

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  2. Generate SHARE LINK in advance ahead of time like DropBox!

    I hate the fact that oneDrive has to wait for the file to be uploaded before a link is ready to share. This forces people like me to WAIT till that upload is finish in order to generate a share link.

    In many other Cloud Sharing solutions like DropBox, the flow is much better.

    As soon as you add a file in the ShareFolder, a share link is ready to be copy-pasted right away and if the other party visits that link and the file isn't done uploaded yet, it simply tells the user that the file is still uploading.…

    3 votes
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  3. Share Links that Open Directly Into Office Desktop

    Create a feature to allow users to share OneDrive links that open directly in Office Desktop rather than Office Online

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  4. Have a Read only pop up for PDF Forms already in use

    I currently share our many PDF forms and multiple people edit them on mobile devices. If two people have one file open, there’s no warning that data could be compromised. Whoever closes out the file last will have their edits saved. I would love to see a Read only notification when trying to access the form so that there’s no confusion. Much like how Excel will give you that same type of warning so you don’t end up with lost data.

    Thanks for your consideration.

    3 votes
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  5. Possibility to preset the view-option for shared folders (e.g. "Photo" for Picture Galeries)

    It would be great, if you could preset the view-option for shared folders.
    So far, "List view" is automatically preset. But not only for photographers it would be great, if they could preset folders that only contain pictures to"Photo view".
    It would be sufficient, if the folder would "memorise" the last view that the owner has used.

    3 votes
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  6. More control sharing a folder

    I've been working on shared folders with different teams on my company, but only my account can control permissions on the files uploaded in that shared folder even if the file was uploaded by another person. I think they would control if someone has permissions to edit or view a file if they want to, not depending from my account permissions.

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  7. Provide the ability to synchronise from PC's on local LAN before traversing to internet

    If I have a PC that has all the OneDrive content synced (especially Documents and Pictures), and I want to have the same files available (with or without taking space on that PC), to another PC(s) the sync should occur through my local LAN, not over the internet connection. This will save Megabytes or Gigabytes of WAN traffic, thus decreasing the time required to sync, plus also make files available to devices that may normally need to sync through a metered connection.

    3 votes
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  8. See who viewed a shared file

    I shared a file I have stored in OneDrive with a select set of users. I would like the ability to see who has viewed/opened these documents. Right now, i can only see if someone has edited the document.

    It would be great if it could show something like a # views, and would be even better if it gave them an option to rate the file (star ratings).

    3 votes
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  9. Allow different levels of access to different files in a shared folder

    If I share a folder, it would be nice to not have to give full edit access to every file or only view only to every file.

    I want to be able to have the shared person to have edit access to some files and view only to the rest.

    Trying to put view only on one file in the shared folder puts them to view only for every file.

    3 votes
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  10. Make it possible to change the sharing settings on Local PC by using Batch file or .ps1 file

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    バッチ ファイルやスクリプトを使用してローカル PC 上で共有設定を変更できるようにしたい

    Make it possible to change the sharing settings on Local PC by using Batch file or .ps1 file
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    ■Description(内容):
    WEB の OneDrive for Business から共有を実施するのは手間がかかるため、ローカルにてバッチ ファイルや PS 1 ファイルを作成し、共有状態の解除や変更ができるようにして欲しい

    As it takes time and effort to share items from OneDrive for Business on the web, for improvement of usability and manageability, please allow us to stop/change sharing by using Batch file or .ps1 file created locally.

    Thank you for your consideration.

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  11. 2 votes
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  12. Password Protect Folders

    Allow the administrator the option to password protect certain folders in OneDrive to increase security.

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  13. Allow synchronizing folders on different devices

    Link a folder on your desktop to a folder within OneDrive using 'mklink /j'
    So any changes within the folder on your HDD is synced with the OneDrive folder.

    Now, I would like to have a folder on my laptop HDD synced with the OneDrive folder, so whatever I change on either device, it will be synced to the other thru OneDrive.

    Probably not (yet) possible. That's to say, I haven't found a way to get this done.

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  14. Correct the behavior when editing the same file with multiple users in off-line environment.

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    共同編集しているユーザーがオフライン中に更新した変更内容がオンライン時に上書きされる動作について

    Correct the behavior when editing the same file with multiple users in off-line environment.
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    ■Description(内容):
    OneDrive for Business 同期クライアントを利用して、Excel 2016 で共同編集をしている。
    この時、共同編集中の複数のユーザーがオフライン環境で編集した内容がオンラインに切り替わった際にファイルに上書き保存されるが、後からオンラインになったユーザーの変更内容が上書き保存されてしまう。
    同一のセルを編集していた場合にも "マージされませんでした" といった競合に関するエラーが表示されず、そのまま上書きされてしまう。
    他の変更内容を上書きしないよう、共同編集時にもエラーが表示されるようにしてほしい。

    Currently, we perform co-authoring in Excel 2016 by using OneDrive for Business sync client.
    At this time, when contents edited in an offline environment by multiple users under co-authoring are switched to online, they are overwritten and saved in the file. However, the problem we recognize is that the edited contents of the user who became online later will always overwrite the file. It will be overwritten without…

    2 votes
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  15. External Sharing more permissive than SharePoint

    We would really like to enable external sharing on OneDrive only but not SharePoint however OneDrive cannot be more permissive than SharePoint.

    2 votes
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  16. OneDrive Personal Shared Folder Email Digest Summary

    SUB-FOLDERS and FILES added by OTHER USERS in a FOLDER THAT I SHARED does not reflect in the notification email - only changes to existing files reflects in the summary.

    Even though other users owner of the files - I am still the owner of the folder - and this qualifies as changes to this folder surely.

    If anyone has a workaround in the interim then please inform - support says feature not supported.

    ANOTHER ISSUE:

    the subject of email says "... and 10 others edited your shared files"

    the number appears to be the number of edits - not…

    2 votes
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  17. Sharing with External Users

    Sharing with External Users
    Share a file with 2 external people in OneDrive, a person with a guest account (A) and a person without a guest account (B)
    Message saying both user A and B are outside of your organization (good)
    Click copy link - shows error message: "You cannot create a secure link containing both people inside and outside of your organization." => hard to understand for a user
    Ideally, the OneDrive link should work, with a guest account for A and a guest account proposal for B.

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  18. Manage Office 365 Home OnedDive Storage

    Would be nice to manage the Manage Office 365 Home OnedDive Storage between accounts using the full available storage of 6 TB.

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  19. Include 'Shared With Me' folder in Office Apps 'Open' file menu.

    When using the 'Open' feature of the file menu in all Office apps it would be very useful to be able to see the 'Shared With Me' folder as well as my personal OneDrive for Business 'Files' folder.

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  20. 2 votes
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