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  1. 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.

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  2. 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…

    49 votes
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  3. 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".

    48 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Send email to all shared with

    I would like to have option to select all users that I have shared file with and send them email notification.
    This can be very usefull when you hfor example restore file from previous version due to something and you want to notify everbyody that they can work with it or the have to refill their data into such file.
    Currently it is not possible, users has to be picked one by one.
    Thank you

    45 votes
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  6. 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…

    44 votes
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  7. Office 365 Home: Request File Feature for OneDrive

    This feature is inaccessible for 365 Home users. It is only available for 365 Business users for reasons never explained. Please make it available for both.

    The existence of this feature and its nonexistence within the OneDrive for a Home subscription is not stated during the purchase of the plan and is missing from the plan details. Whatsmore, Home users pay more for additional utilities (sway, skype, etc) with their 365 than the base business plan or business plan 1), but are still not afforded this feature. That leaves you with the option of paying more for what you don't…

    43 votes
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  8. 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.

    41 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 :(

    40 votes
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  10. 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…

    40 votes
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  11. Add a system to automatically update sharing links when UPNs or mail addresses are changed

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    UPN やメール アドレスを変更した際に、共有リンクの更新作業を自動で行うシステムの導入
    Add a system to automatically update sharing links when UPNs or mail addresses are changed


    ■Description(内容):
    UPN やメール アドレスを変更した際に、今まで共有リンクとして利用していた OneDrive for Business の URL が利用不可となるため、共有を受けたリンクからアクセスできなくなる。
    UPN 変更に伴い、OneDrive for Business のURL が変更された場合、 共有リンクの更新作業を自動で行うシステムの導入を希望します。

    If UPNs or mail addresses are changed, then sharing links from OneDrive for Business become unusable, and the users those items are shared with can no longer access them.
    Please add a system that automatically updates sharing links when OneDrive for Business URLs are changed due to UPN changes.

    38 votes
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  12. Behavior when sharing with personal OneDrive

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    個人用 OneDrive に共有した際の動作
    Behavior when sharing with personal OneDrive


    ■Description(内容):
    利用するアカウントに共有されたファイルは、[共有] よりアクセスが可能可です。
    しかしながら、法人用アカウントにて作成し共有されたファイルは、個人用の [共有] には表示されません。
    さらなる製品の利便性向上のため、法人 => 個人、もしくは個人 => 法人の場合でも、[共有] に表示されるよう機能の拡張を要望します。

    You can access files that have been shared with the account in use using “Shared”.
    However, files created and shared on a business account do not show in the “Shared” area of the personal account.
    In order to improve the usability of these products, please make it so that files show up in “Shared” for both business -> personal and personal -> business sharing cases.

    38 votes
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  13. Link Expiration for all sharing types

    Creating a link that expires for all the different sharing types (Specific People, People with existing access or People in ORG with the link) instead of just "Anyone Links".

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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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  16. 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…

    34 votes
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  17. Direct download links

    As a publishing company using Onedrive, we often send zip files to our clients via Wetransfer because it offers direct download links.

    Ideally we'd like to send our own personalised, branded emails containing direct download links generated from Onedrive.

    We could send out emails with a link to access Onedrive that doesn't require login but find that users are put off by the often unfamiliar screen presented to them via Onedrive to download their files.

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  18. implement the feature enabling to restrict internal file share

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    内部ユーザー同士の共有を制限したい
    implement the feature enabling to restrict internal file share


    ■Description(内容):
    OneDrive for Business において、テナント内のユーザー間のファイルの共有を制限したい。社内のユーザー間であっても、安易に共有が行われてしまうことによって漏洩のリスクが高まります。管理者によって制御ができるよう、テナント内のユーザー同士のファイル共有を制限する機能を要望します。

    I am thinking of sharing the files among the users of OneDrive for Business's tenant.

    At this moment, there is a possibility that the data leak might be caused by a simple share even within company user, and therefore I hope the feature to be available that could enable to make a limit on the file share among the users of a tenant so that an admin could execute the restriction for shared files.

    33 votes
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  19. 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).

    33 votes
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  20. 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.

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