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  1. 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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    • 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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      • 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.

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        • Implement a OneDrive API SDK in golang

          Golang is growing in popularity (e.g. Docker). And by creating static, cross platform binaries it enables a much simpler day two support model for applications implemented with it.

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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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.

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                • 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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                  • 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.

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                    • 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

                      23 votes
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                      • 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

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                        • 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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                          • .onedriveignore, an ignore file like git

                            gitignore for OneDrive

                            Add a .onedriveignore file to the OneDrive folder (global) in which you can specify files/folder to ignore.

                            Do the same for subfolders.

                            This would allow easy syncing of Visual Studio projects for example, as currently the application just syncs non stop if you open a solution file that has it's data stored with OneDrive.

                            20 votes
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                            • 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,…

                              19 votes
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                              • 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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                                • Color Coded folders

                                  It would be nice if we could change folder color. I use different colors for different clients and projects.

                                  18 votes
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                                  • 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)

                                    18 votes
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                                    • Make it easy to access frequently accessed folders from the browser.

                                      *English follows Japanese

                                      ■Title(件名):共有を受けたフォルダーで、頻繁にアクセスするフォルダーをブラウザー上の画面左側にクイックアクセス機能のように配置したい。

                                      Make it easy to access frequently accessed folders from the browser.
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                                      ■Description(内容):
                                      OneDrive for Business にブラウザーからアクセスした時に、[Share] > [Shared with me] 内に、共有を受けたアイテムが表示されます。
                                      しかしながら、共有を受けたフォルダーの数が増えると、頻繁にアクセスするフォルダーを探すのが困難になります。
                                      そのため、利用頻度の多い共有フォルダーを、OneDrive for Businessの画面左側にピン止めまたはクイックアクセスのような配置できる機能の追加を強く希望します。

                                      When you access OneDrive for Business from the browser, you will see the items that you shared in "Share"> "Shared with me" folder at present. However, the users gradually have a difficulty in finding folders that are frequently accessed as the number of shared folders increases .

                                      For this reason, we strongly hope to add a function that allows you to place shared folders that are frequently accessed as "Quick…

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                                      • 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!

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                                        • Selecting backup folder

                                          It would be nice if we could select the folder we want to put our backup photos and videos into on onedrive. This would allow us to separate and better organise the backup data from multiple devices.

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