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  1. Prevent the ability to delete the location being synced in explorer until syncing has stopped.

    When a user selects the location they are syncing in the explorer navigation pane they should not be able to delete this folder or selecting delete should automatically stop the sync and then remove the folder. Currently pressing delete prompts them that the folder will be permanently removed from their computer but doesn't let them know that the Onedrive sync client will go-ahead and delete all the contents of that folder in SharePoint as well.

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  2. Improve deleted user notice to reporting manager

    The plain-text, single paragraph notice is hard for many users to understand. Consider breaking up into several chunked paragraphs.

    An example of how this might be done is listed here:
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/improving-onedrives-deleted-user-notice-kevin-crossman

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  3. Disable external OneDrive sharing per user

    Disable external OneDrive sharing per user

    When users leave our company, we want to disable external sharing on that user only. In the O365 Admin console there is an option for this. However, the setting is overwritten by the tenant settings.
    We need more granular control on external sharing

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  4. Correct login region accuracy and send activity sign in details on email for every login

    Always accessing the web to search and then see the sign-in details and activity log is cumbersome. Thereby it would be better if Microsoft OneDrive itself send the login details like Date and time of logging in, Device details used for signing in, IP Address of the device and location of sign in and login session details at sign out.

    I have also noticed that the location of logging in is not that accurate for example if a user of a particular country say India logs in to his account from a particular place of a particular city of a…

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  5. Add the option to exclude file types from being backed up instead of blocking

    We need the ability to exclude files from being synced. Blocking them generates errors and warnings for the end users which freak them out. We either need the ability to silently block file types or just exclude them from syncing. We have this issue specifically with Microsoft Teams generating shortcuts that then get synchronised everywhere else.

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  6. Option for OneDrive to Skip Backup of Select Folders, without deleting them from our computers.

    Folders like ".git", "tmp", "cache" should never be backed up. They are easily regenerated and there is no logical reason to backup these folders ever. These folders need to be skipped.

    Currently we have the option to not backup certain folders but they will be deleted from our computers if we do. How about allow us to keep the folder on our computers and OneDrive...simply ignores it.

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  7. Enable Passcode using iOS Files

    Tried accessing OneDrive from iOS Files and it appears a message stating "Files cannot be accessed in this app with passcode enabled" and asked to disable it. I have to cancel the passcode and compromise the security because the iOS files cannot access OneDrive App as well as WhatsApp.

    We need to add the authentication to access OneDrive with passcode enabled.

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  8. Please introduce unlimited storage for personal accounts or introduce at least 2TB, 4TB Please

    Please introduce unlimited storage for personal accounts or introduce at least 2TB, 4TB Please

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  9. Adjust the notification message generated when multiple files are moved or deleted.

    Ability to adjust the message "Heads up! We noticed that you recently deleted a large number of files from a site". Also the ability to set a minimum number of files before the alert is triggered.

    The message is causing confusion when users move files as they are get picked up as being deleted.

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  10. 15 votes
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  11. Storage allocation on Folder Level

    Hello All,

    How about having the folder level storage allocation in SharePoint Online / OneDrive for Business / OneDrive Personal.
    Let me try and explain my requirement I am a professional photographer I use OneDrive for sharing my Photographs with my clients with "view only" permission I also share my OneDrive with my Team (with Edit / Full Control Permission) so that they can upload the pics from the location since my team has the "Edit / Full Control" they can upload as many pics they want so basically I want to have better control with regards to the storage…

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  12. Add extra storage to OneDrive user

    Using a Office 365 Home subscription, you get 1 TB OneDrive space for each user - currently 6 users in total. I suggest making it possible to increase the storage for each user, surely for an extra fee or montly cost or similar. As it is now, users has no chance adding extra TB and therefore they are stock at 1 TB.

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  13. Allow administrators to force users setting password when they share items via sharing links

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    共有リンクのパスワードの設定を必須とする機能について
    Allow administrators to force users setting password when they share items via sharing links


    ■Description(内容):
    管理者側の制御により、各ユーザーのアイテム共有時にパスワードの設定を必須とすることができるようにしてほしい。

    I would like to see the feature for administrators to force users setting password when they share items via sharing links.

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  14. Please stop showing survey of initial access for OneDrive for Business multiple time

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    OneDrive for Business に初回アクセスする際にアンケート画面が何度も表示される
    Please stop showing survey of initial access for OneDrive for Business multiple time


    ■Description(内容):
    Office 365 ポータル サイト (portal.office.com) から OneDrive for Business に ユーザーが初回アクセスする際に、事前準備 (プロビジョニング処理) が行われますが、この際に表示されるアンケート画面が、アンケートに答えても [スキップ] をクリックしても何度も表示されるため、2 回目以降は表示されないよう早期修正をお願いします。
    ※ 既に OneDrive for Business 個人用サイトが作成されたユーザーには表示されないことを確認しています。

    When users have initial access to OneDrive for Business from Office 365 portal site (portal.office.com), the survey which is shown only in provisioning process keeps popping up even users answer or click [skip] button.
    I would like you to show this survey only one time.

    *users who already have their OneDrive for Business site don’t see…

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  15. Regarding external sharing settings for specified domains in the Admin Center

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    OneDrive 管理センターにて設定するドメインを指定した外部共有設定について
    Regarding external sharing settings for specified domains in the Admin Center


    ■Description(内容):
    OneDrive 管理センターにて設定するドメインを指定した外部共有設定にて、SharePoint Online とは連動せずに独立して設定が可能となる機能をお願いします。
    When setting sharing settings for specified domains in the OneDrive Admin Center, I would request a way to specify these settings such that they are independent of SharePoint Online.

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  16. Limit or disable versioning based on file type

    We would like to use OneDrive to allow users to backup their local PST files from their workstation. We don't want users to import these large files into their OST file in Outlook so it is more of an archive solution.

    The issue is that if users connect their PST file to Outlook it starts creating versions. We can block sync of PST files but that is not the desired behaviour.

    It would be nice if we could limit or disable versioning based on file types at an admin level.

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  17. Provide us the feature to change syncing files status as [Free up space] automatically

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    同期しているファイルを自動的に 「空き領域を増やす」 状態に変える機能を追加してほしい。
    Provide us the feature to change syncing files status as [Free up space] automatically


    ■Description(内容):
    OneDrive for Business ファイルオンデマンドを利用して同期しているファイルに対して、PCのユーザー切り替えや PC のシャットダウンのタイミングですべての同期ファイルを「空き領域を増やす」 状態に変える機能を追加してほしい。

    When user account was switched on the PC or shutdown PCs, I would like to see the feature to change the status as [Free up space] for all files which are synced by OneDrive for Business Files On-Demand.

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  18. Allow as to restrict access by IP address

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    IP アドレスでのアクセス制御について
    Allow as to restrict access by IP address


    ■Description(内容):
    IP アドレスでのアクセス制御について、Office 365 標準機能においても、ファイル単位やユーザー単位での制御が可能となるよう機能の追加を希望。

    We would like you to expand the connectivity limitation feature by IP address as enable administrator controlling access by files or users as default function for Office 365.

    Thank you for your considerations.

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  19. Linking multiple accounts

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    複数アカウントの紐づきについて
    Linking multiple accounts


    ■Description(内容):
    OneDrive のモバイル アプリに複数のアカウントでサインインをすると、アカウント同士が紐づく。PC など別の端末でも同じアカウントでサインインをすると紐づいたアカウントまで表示されるが、これを解消するためには一旦すべての端末からすべてのアカウントをサインアウトする必要があり、非常に手間なので、紐づきを解除する機能を用意して欲しい。
    When signing in to OneDrive mobile app using multiple accounts, those accounts will get linked to each other. If the same accounts are used to sign in into other devices like PC, accounts that were linked will be displayed, but if this is to be resolved all accounts will need to sign out from every device. This takes up lots of time, so we hope that a feature to remove the links will be provided.

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  20. Fix the behavior of creating new Excel file with [View in File Explorer]

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    [エクスプローラーで表示] より Excel ファイルを新規作成した場合の動作について
    Fix the behavior of creating new Excel file with [View in File Explorer]


    ■Description(内容):
    OneDrive for Business にて [エクスプローラーで表示] 機能を利用した際に、エクスプローラー上で Excel ファイルを新規作成すると、作成したファイルが一定期間、自分の名前でロックされてしまう制限について修正を要望します。
    上記事象はローカル上で作成したファイルをエクスプローラー上にドラッグ アンド ドロップすることで回避できますが、Excel ファイル以外では発生しないために混乱が生じます。
    同期クライアントでも本事象が発生しないため、同期ができない環境においても同様の手順で利用ができるよう機能の早期修正を要望します。

    When we work with files with [View in File Explorer] at OneDrive for Business, we are facing the restriction that when new Excel file is created on the explorer, the file is locked with the author name for a certain period.

    We can avoid this restriction with creating the file on the computer and drag and drop it on the explorer. However, we don’t see…

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