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  1. 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…

    72 votes
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  2. 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.

    60 votes
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  3. 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).

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  4. 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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  5. 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".

    47 votes
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  6. 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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  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…

    46 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.

    44 votes
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  9. 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.

    42 votes
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  10. 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…

    39 votes
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  11. 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 :(

    37 votes
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  12. 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.

    36 votes
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  13. 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!

    36 votes
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  14. 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.

    36 votes
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  15. 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'

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  16. 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.

    35 votes
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  17. Request files requirement for "Anyone Links" folder edit rights

    Request files not shaping up as previewed

    For security reasons our company has limited "anyone" links to view for files and folders. Unfortunately to use Request Files requires "anyone" links have edit rights on folders. Why can't the feature work with "specific people"? Why does this feature require changing a global security setting to use?

    Your preview materials state that uploaders would not see anything but would just see the area where they can upload. But making a security change that would impact more than just this type of link (request files) is not what we had hoped to see.

    32 votes
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  18. 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.

    30 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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