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Save to specified OneDrive folder with option to rename upon save

Save to specified OneDrive folder with option to rename upon save

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Fix bug that changes "/" to "_" when you save to OneNote
    For example "6/30/18" appears in OneNote as "6_30_18"

  • AdminYukiko Shinozuka (Program Manager, Office Lens Team, Office Lens) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @OL223 - You can find "My Files" inside Office Lens app itself where all your captured scans are present in one place. Please click on the 3 dots on top right in capture screen and click on My Files. Also, within your device storage, you can find find the files in this path: Internal storage->Pictures->Office Lens folder. Hope that helps

  • OL223 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The pdf files are used to be saved locally in the Android phone that I can locate. The recent update saves the pdf in a location called My Files which I cannot find in my phone. I can view the files offline. So it must be somewhere in the phone. But the search using the File Manager or Es Explorer cannot find the files. Would somebody know where the pdf files are. Would the files be "boxed" within a database.

  • Kenya-West commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Windows Phone's app is sending all file to OneDrive/Apps/Office Lens folders, and I'm totally OK with this. Please, let this be the default location!

  • Mr. C. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would also be great having the option after each finnischen scan to choose a sharepoint Dokument Library and/or a OneDrive Folder where the File can be saved, renamed, etc.

  • Gary commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is ridiculous. Here we are in July 2018 and still there is no way to, not only specify a default location for Lens, but to find out where it is putting the pictures without performing a whole drive search?!?, let alone specifying a preferred location for each scan!
    What is Microsoft doing? This is nonsensical

  • L M commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm looking for a scanner app and was happy to see that Microsoft had one that could upload to OneDrive. I was shocked to see that there was no auto-upload feature, and more shocked that you couldn't specify the folder you want to save to. How in the world is this not a standard feature? Especially since people have apparently been asking for this feature for over three years! I'll be using a different scanner app until this is implemented, although if they haven't implemented it after this long I guess there isn't much hope.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Doesn't this problem apply to OneDrive generally? At least from my iPhone, when I upload anything to Onedrive, I can choose a folder but I can't modify the filename upon saving.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree with the previous feedback. Office lens needs to be able to target a certain file, other than the default office lens file, in onedrive.

  • [Deleted User] commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would really save time. It is tedious having to save to the phone Gallery, then share it to One Drive afterward. Also, no default folder is remembered so we have to browse the folder hierarchy each time. Lastly, we then have to go into Gallery and delete the file we never wanted to save there in the first place. Please implement, thanks.

  • Valery commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I often use Office Lens, but the way where the files are saved in OneDrive is very confused.
    Please add an option to select the target OneDrive folder at save time.


  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with the feedback. I've used TurboScan and Dropbox before and it gives the option of which folder to save into. And then it can default there but you can always change your mind. I also don't like that the file stays visible in the Lens app and you can download it from OneDrive.

    I was tryign to switch from Turboscan / dropbox to Lens/Onedrive for security reasons. But there is a significant loss in control and capability in Lens.

  • Binu Alex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can't find any Office Lens scanned pdfs on OneDrive anymore. Completely broke my workflow. Now i spend 15 minutes to find each scanned pdf saved into OneDrive. a physical document scanner is starting to look like the better option again unless i can specify the folder to save and find my Office Lens PDFs

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please, this is a very requested issue.
    I had a flow running from a folder, now this just doesn't work anymore...

  • Nils commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd settle for just being able to assign a folder like I could in earlier version. Todays version is a disaster. It is so typical of Microsoft to destroy applications and completely ignore user aspects.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Being able to choose locations where files are saved for all scenarios. At best this app is very confusing and wastes at lot of people's time. I am looking for an alternative until you fix it.

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