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  1. No Search Bars

    This new view does not have the search bars. We have spent a lot of time teaching our staff to use the search bars. (There used to be two: one to search for files within current folder and one to search the entire site.) Please give them back!!!

    48 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Merge Folders and Subfolders

    Please allow merging of folders within sharepoint. Have folders that occasionally get duplicated from user computers and I can't merge the contents back together in the web interface as is possible within the Windows File Explorer view dealing with locally sync'd copies.

    47 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Nested Document Sets

    Allow the ability to create nested Document Sets. To invest on power users to continually use document sets with metadata as oppose to folders.

    47 votes
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  4. Copy - Move files : allow Site search

    The copy or move function in modern document libraries is not usable if there are many site collections or libraries. we should have a search allowing us to select quickly a site (such as the Sharepoint Search returning sites) and a Library

    46 votes
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  5. Delete files

    Please provide clear delete button for deleting files from Outlook 365 Groups.

    I want to delete a file that I accidentally uploaded and cannot find how, it is very frustrating.

    46 votes
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  6. 46 votes
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  7. Default Copy Link option should be Those who already have access

    Default Copy Link option should be "Those who already have access" so that the link we get is the pure one and we don't uselessly create a new URL

    45 votes
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  8. The default "Copy Link" should end with file extension, not with ?csf=1

    The default link created using the "Copy Link" feature adds "?csf=1" after the file extension. This causes issues when trying to open the link directly in user applications. The link should end with the file extension, such as .pdf or .docx. It should be the file path so that authenticated users can use it however they want and not have to open the link in the browser, which doesn't support all file types.

    45 votes
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  9. File Search

    A file search on every folder screen would be extremely helpful. Especially considering you've added virtual scrolling when the folder contains several files; it can be a little tedious if the file is at the bottom and you have to wait on virtual scrolling to load more than once.

    44 votes
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  10. SharePoint connector for mac

    A connection for mac to SharePoint Libraries similar to OneDrive for Business link in Finder

    44 votes
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  11. Enable Download Alerts in SharePoint & OneDrive for Business

    Would be great to get notification alerts when a file or files are downloaded from SharePoint or OneDrive for Business. Alerts work well for uploading or adding a file or files, deleting a file or folder etc. I understand it may be able to happen via PowerShell?.. but not sure. Have opened ticket for same and will follow up.

    Download notifications for all... all for one and one for all !

    43 votes
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  12. Download Multiples

    'Copy To' feature should allow user to select and save multiples to desktop or any computer location. Why can I only download one at a time, but I can upload multiples? It should allow drag/drop of multiples either direction, especially since Open with Explorer option is no longer available.

    43 votes
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  13. Keep Infopath alive ! We need rich forms in SharePoint.

    We have the tool for that, it just needs a few improvements to become userfriendly (such as automatic name for infopath documents in a Library, easy retrieving for current user properties,...)

    43 votes
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  14. Multiple files Check In/Check Out with new look

    With the new SharePoint document libraries "New look", I can not do the multiple check Out/check in. It would be nice to have that option handy.

    42 votes
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  15. Direct link to document

    Give the ability to retrieve a direct link to a file like was shown in the callout. If you want to use a html/txt file as source in a Content Editor webpart, you have to manually type the url because the generated links using Get a Link won't work.

    42 votes
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  16. Add Calculated columns to Group By Totals

    Calculated columns are groovy but they are useless when used in combination of Group By Totals. The value in the row is not available to any of the Total calculations (Sum, Standard Deviation, etc.). The user is forced to calculate items in a workflow.

    40 votes
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  17. restore the behavior that is a display mode by default when opening the files from a document library.

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名): ドキュメント ライブラリからファイル開く際の動作について

    Regarding the behavior when opening the files from a document library.

    ■Description_ JP (内容):この度、ドキュメント ライブラリから Word と PowerPoint のファイルを開くと規定で編集モードで開くように動作が変っている。編集モードで開かれることで、誤った操作により編集が上書きされるなど、意図しない編集がされる可能性がある。既定で表示モードで開くようにもとの動作に戻すことを希望します。

    I am aware that the behavior has changed into the default edit mode when opening Word and PowerPoint files from a document library. I would say there might be a possibility that some unintentional editing such as overridden details caused by some mistaken operations would be executed. Therefore, I hope the behavior of edit mode to revert.

    39 votes
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  18. Sticky Headers

    It would be great if the headings of a document library or list scroll down the page when you are scrolling down the list/library (sticky headings).
    I currently use Jquery in the old experience to do this but the new experience does not allow Jquery and does not have a built in sticky header feature.

    39 votes
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  19. Getting back Connecting with Office

    I would like to get the functionality back in Office 2016 to be able to upload document templates connected to the library you are connecting. If its not planned the button in the ribbon for connecting to office don't have a meaning.

    39 votes
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  20. Bulk approve/reject documents

    Ability to bulk 'approve/reject' documents.

    39 votes
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