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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    As previous user, Eduardo, commented, because Office saves changes instantly on any even accidental changes to the file, we at least need a clean way to revert to the prior version, including the original Modified date. The combination of both the change to autosaving everything by default and no way to restore the original Modified date, this is a fatal one-two punch to our file management. Please either change the way Autosave works or AT A MINIMUM, give us a proper version restore including the Modified date.

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    52 comments  ·  OneDrive on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Wanted to provide an update here.

    First of all, if you are running into bugs (like all your photos have the same date) please reach out to support. If you’re on mobile, you can shake your device, if you’re on the web, you can use the settings cog.

    As for the ability to change metadata on photos, that’s not something we currently have on the immediate roadmap.

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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    Microsoft uses "Date Taken" as the core date for when a picture was taken, but OneDrive sorts by "Modified" date. Whenever uploading a file (or moving to a new volume, such as from your local drive to OneDrive), the "Modified" date is set to the current date, but the "Date Taken" field retains the actual date the photo was taken. Unfortunately, this distinction is confusing to many users, and compounded by the fact that OneDrive doesn't even offer an option to sort by "Date Taken" (that's a separate UserVoice suggestion) -- you would have to do it in a Windows Explorer Window, where that is an option.

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    1 comment  ·  OneDrive on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    I know it's been many years since I posted this. We have broadly adopted OneDrive since then due to its wonderful integration with Teams for file sharing, but we are forced to still use DropBox for anonymous file deposits. It remains my hope that MS will add this feature at some point.

    You do provide Forms, which actually achieves a similar effect for information, just not files -- users can anonymously complete a form, like a survey. Just use that same user validation-less model for a "Deposit-only" sharing option.

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    1 comment  ·  OneDrive on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    Note that this has become a huge problem with the newer Office Autosave feature. Before this, needing to restore a prior version of a file was very rare. Now it's a constant need. That default autosave for all OneDrive-based Office files is responsible for hundreds of hours of lost time per year at our organization.

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    1 comment  ·  OneDrive on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    I believe our organization loses hundreds of hours per year with employees trying to restore inadvertent changes due to the thoughtless implementation of AutoSave and dealing with the fallout from those saves, like permanently lost Modified dates.

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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    This appears to be the #1 requested open feature for OneDrive. It's critically important for me, both for work (OneDrive for Business) and for family (personal OneDrive). I use multiple computers at my house, but Internet bandwidth out here is too low to justify wasting it just to upload and then re-download files to multiple computers. If OneDrive would just be smart enough to sync via LAN when two or more computers connected to the same OneDrive account are also connected via LAN and have network access to each other (same workgroup/domain, same user account, etc.), then I could move my files to OneDrive and drop a whole bunch of clumsy manual steps.

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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    As many others have said, missing this is a critical problem, because I have multiple computers and a slow Internet connection. Instead, I use local sync with Offline Files and Sync Center in Windows. That's the only we can rapidly sync multiple computers to a common network share. This one missing feature prevents me from moving myself and my company and clients over to most of the online features of Office 365. We still use O365, but not the cloud storage, because it's just too cumbersome to keep files synced between multiple devices on the same LAN. This is the single biggest hole in OneDrive's features for our team.

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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    Amazing this feature is not included. I use two desktops, a laptop, and a convertible tablet, all running Windows 10, except one running Windows 8.1. We only have 768k DSL, because that's all that's available here (w/o going to satellite with its data caps). With our limited Internet bandwidth, I am effectively prevented from using OneDrive on all but one computer (my main desktop). Otherwise, every change would trigger a cascade of Internet activity to all the other computers as they wastefully attempt to sync over the Internet. It would be great to have a LAN sync so that when I leave the house with the laptop or tablet, I can continue to have access to those files.

    Please implement this!

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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    Doesn't Microsoft already support something like this with the new Windows Update that says it can get parts of updates from local computers, instead of downloading from Microsoft?

    If there are folders or files synced with OneDrive on a computer on the LAN, OBVIOUSLY they should copy from there preferentially over using the relatively tiny WAN pipe, often less than 1Mbps for DSL users. For everyone with a desktop and a laptop computer, both with files on OneDrive, this would be a huge bandwidth and time saver.

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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    Just to add to my original post: our work-around that we discovered after I posted this has been to add non-licensed accounts to our O365 tenant. This doesn't cost anything and gives users full access via the MS account in our tenant. It's not ideal, requires the user to have a second MS account which can be confusing for users compared with just letting them "Sync" and using their existing personal MS account, but it's a viable solution. Good enough that this is no longer our top concern with OneDrive (but would still love to have this feature working).

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    8 comments  ·  OneDrive Sharing & Collaboration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    Yes, this is a must. Note that this function is included even with the free DropBox access. It's in the core list of options on the left navigation, called "File Requests". Please add this capability!

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