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  1. Stop bypassing EFS encryption and upload Encrypted files as encrypted

    When OneDrive uploads a file that has been encrypted with EFS (Encrypted File System), it uploads the unencrypted version of the file. It is obviously inappropriate to upload encrypted files in plaintext ESPECIALLY for a cloud provider.

    A simple fix is to respect the EFS encryption of files and use the existing APIs to upload the RAW encrypted data, allowing users to encrypt sensitive files that are still encrypted in transit and at rest on OneDrive servers.

    For example, you can use these API calls to get access to the encrypted contents:

    The way you open an encrypted file in…

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  2. Sync with WD MyCloud NAS

    I'd love to see an app for the WD MyCloud NAS to sync my OneDrive like there is for Dropbox already.

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  3. Provide the functionality to playback the videos smoothly regardless of the interfaces.

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):OneDrive for Business にて再生可能な動画について

    Provide the functionality to playback the videos smoothly regardless of the interfaces.
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    ■Description(内容):
    現在、アンドロイドで撮影した動画を OneDrive for Business にアップロードしているが、モダン UI で​再生ができない。ブラウザーは Internet Explorer を利用している。また、従来の UI では再生ができる。
    特殊なコーディングをした動画ではなく、一般的な端末で撮影した動画となるため、モダン UI でも再生できるようにしてほしい。

    Recently, I am uploading the videos shooted by the Android devices and use them in OneDrive for Business. However, I feel inconvenient that the users cannot playback the videos in the Modern UI so far. Incidentally, all videos will be able to playback by switching to the Classic UI on a browser in the Internet Explorer.

    There is no such video as configured with…

    28 votes
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  4. file lock or checkout (REST) api to prevent overwriting and deletion

    people can make one drive file editor
    by using download/upload api
    or file picker
    or file handler addin.

    but there is no way to lock/unlock or checkout/checkin files.
    so concurrent modification of user A can be overwrited by user B right after.

    26 votes
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  5. Onedrive Sync scheduler

    The program syncs every time I make a change to a file internet is not always available or fast so it makes it difficult to use the program in a productive mannor.

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  6. File appending/concatenation

    It would be nice to be able to upload multiple files to OneDrive and then, once they're uploaded, join them together into one file.

    On Windows, this can be achieved through the following command:

    copy /b 1.txt + 2.txt + 3.txt all.txt

    It would be great for this functionality to be available on OneDrive too. Amongst other uses, this could be useful for working around issues with uploading large files.

    As there isn't a method for extending the expiry date of an upload session, the user is given a deadline by which they must complete the uploading of their file.

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  7. Webhook support for (non-root) Drive Items Microsoft Graph API

    I'm wondering if Webhook subscriptions for non-root Drive Items will be added. Specifically I'm asking of subscriptions to Group Drive items, so that functionality like SharePoint's 'Alert me' when file changes can be implemented.

    25 votes
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  8. OneDrive client for Linux, please!

    Hi! When will Microsoft create a OneDrive client for Linux? It would be so very useful for millions of people all over the World - and to pupils, students and teachers in particular. #OneDriveforLinux #MicrosoftLovesLinux

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  9. OneDrive for Business and OneDrive for Consumers should share a hashing algorithm

    Currently ODB supports QuickXorHash, while ODC supports SHA1 and CRC32. There should be at least one hash that is common across both of the services.

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  10. Allow a file to be streamed to the cloud without requiring the file's size to be known in advance.

    We develop backup/restore software. Our technology is able, with FTP, DropBox, GoogleDrive, and other cloud storage providers, to stream a backup directly to an archive file in the cloud - without needing to write any data locally. We consider this "backup-directly-to-the-cloud". Unfortunately, OneDrive falls short of capability for this feature. The upload REST APIs (upload sessions) appear to require that a file size must be specified. We would require that the API allow us to begin streaming data to a file before we know the total amount of data that will be included.

    24 votes
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  11. Enable One Drive API to get file version information

    Would you add the function to get file version information?
    Now I can't get file version with One Drive API, but I want to do it.
    https://dev.onedrive.com/resources/item.htm

    24 votes
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  12. Show path of file in details section

    When I'm searching for an file and I found it, I'm missing the functionality to get the current positon of the file. It would be nice if the filepath will also be displayed in the details page.

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  13. Document how file attributes are used by OneDrive Files On Demand

    People developing applications and scripts that interact with files stored on OneDrive would benefit from understanding how to get/set the OneDrive status (online-only, locally available, always available) from code. This is currently almost completely undocumented. Reverse-engineering (see for instance https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/375f3933-fcab-450c-bb9c-da54155549e2/how-do-i-getset-onedrive-files-on-demand-status-from-powershell?forum=ITCG or https://superuser.com/questions/1214542/what-do-new-windows-8-10-attributes-mean-no-scrub-file-x-integrity-v-pinn/1287315) is not the way to go!

    23 votes
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  14. music

    it would be nice to have the app go to the next song in order so you don't have to keep selecting the next song after the last song finishers.

    23 votes
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  15. upload speed when using api absolutely crawls soon after starting

    the speed of the upload using onedrive for business goes REALLY SLOW basically a standstill when using the api - i was using a third party client Syncovery and was wanting to use it for backup not just syncronizing files but after less than an hour it came to a complete standstill

    21 votes
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  16. Enable webhooks for app-only scenarios for SharePoint and Teams folder

    I would like to be able to register a webhook on a SharePoint/Teams folder to perform some specific actions whenever a file is created or updated. Currently, that feature is disabled (error message: "Cannot create app-only subscriptions for OneDrive resources"). The idea is to automatically create a repository of meta data, images in documents, et cetera based on these notifications

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  17. Password protection for files/ folder shared on OneDrive account

    Sir,
    Is there any option for using password protection for files/ folders shared on OneDrive account as the system/ Desktop is being used by number of persons?
    Thanking you
    (Sunil Chaliya)

    21 votes
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  18. Copy - Paste files

    Hey MS ON Team,

    Tonight I had the necessity to copy some files from one folder to another... Unfortunately is just possible to move them.

    Don't you think the ability to move, copy, paste, rename, delete or even create files/folders (manageability), should be a MUST by now in your app (OneDrive in this case)?

    Also an efficient and reliable way to share, more easy to manage view or edit permissions to certain content!!! Check your actual options and functionality, PLEASE DO IT.

    I hope soon you make it possible... Really.

    Thanks and best x all.

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  19. Prevent modified date change when uploading a custom thumbnail

    Our "Xara Online Designer" web application implements its own filepicker that presents a unified interface to the cloud providers we have integrated with our app (Google Drive, Dropbox and soon OneDrive).

    Our servers generate thumbnails for our custom (.xar) file format, ensuring our picker can display thumbnails for our custom file-type. However we want to send those thumbnail images back to OneDrive, so they appear within the OneDrive web application (https://onedrive.live.com). To do this we make use of OneDrive's REST thumbnail operations ("Upload a custom thumbnail on an item" i.e. the "PUT /drive/items/{item-id}/thumbnails/0/source/content" operation).

    Whilst this works correctly,…

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  20. Delete a DriveItem permanently

    Add an option to graph api to dele files permanently.
    Or to list items in recycle bin and delete them from there permanently.

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