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New File Viewers for OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams

OneDrive's vision is to enable you to share and work together on all your files in a simple and secure way, inclusive of your personal files as well as the files you create and manage in shared spaces like SharePoint and Microsoft Teams.  A foundational element to this is providing users with quick and easy access to those files across devices regardless of the file type.

 

To support this, we’ve continued to invest in and improve our file viewing technology and currently support over 300 file types. This enables users to get high-fidelity previews and thumbnail images for Adobe formats, like Photoshop and Illustrator, 3D files or DICOM medical images without actually installing the native application.

 

1.pngOneDrive provides thumbnails for Files On-Demand

For customers running Files On-Demand in Windows 10, these thumbnails allow you to quickly scan through files and find what you are looking for without needing to download and open files.

 

2.pngOneDrive thumbnails and preview via the browser

 

With the OneDrive web client, if I share an Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator file with someone, all someone needs to do is open the file in any browser. That user will then get a full-screen preview of the file without requiring the actual Adobe application to be installed on that device.

3.pngFull screen video viewing in OneDrive

What’s great is we offer this experience for over 300 of the most commonly used file types. We have even added the ability to listen to audio tracks or watch videos stored in OneDrive, right from your browser or the OneDrive mobile app.

 

Here’s the full list of file types currently supported for web previewing and thumbnails via Files On-Demand.

 

3-D Modeling/Printing: 3MF, COOL, GLB, GLTF, OBJ, STL

Apple: MOVIE, PAGES, PICT, SKETCH

Adobe: AI, PDF, PSB, PSD

Audio/Video Media Files: 3G2, 3GP, ASF, BMP, M2TS, M4V, MOV, MP3, MP4, MP4V, MTS, TS, WMV

AutoCAD: DWG

AutoDesk: FBX

BioWare Game Engine: ERF

Compressed File: ZIP

Compressed File (Unix): Z

DICOM Medical Images: DCM, DCM30, DICM, DICOM

Finale: PLY

HydroCAD: HCP

Image Formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG. JPE, MEF, MRW, NEF, NRW, ORF, PANO, PEF, PNG, SPM, TIF, TIFF, XBM, XCF

License Key: KEY

Log Files: LOG

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel): CSV, DIC, DOC, DOCM, DOCX, DOTM, DOTX, POT, POTM, POTX, PPS, PPSM, PPSX, PPT, PPTM, PPTX, XD, XLS, XLSB, XLSX, SLTX

Microsoft Outlook: EML, MSG

Microsoft Visio: VSD, VSDX

Microsoft Windows: CUR, ICO, ICON

Open eBook: EPUB

OpenOffice: ODP, ODS, ODT,

Photo: ARW, CR2, CRW, DNG

Rich Text Format: RTF

Text and Code: ABAP, ADA, ADP, AHK, AS, AS3, ASC, ASCX, ASM, ASP, AWK, BAS, BASH, BASH_LOGIN, BASH_LOGOUT, BASH_PROFILE, BASHRC, BAT, BIB, BSH, BUILD, BUILDER, C, C++, CAPFILE, CBK, CC, CFC, CFM, CFML, CL, CLJ, CMAKE, CMD, COFFEE, CPP, CPT, CPY, CS, CSHTML, CSON, CSPROJ, CSS, CTP, CXX, D, DDL, DI. DIF, DIFF, DISCO, DML, DTD, DTML, EL, EMAKE, ERB, ERL, F90, F95, FS, FSI, FSSCRIPT, FSX, GEMFILE, GEMSPEC, GITCONFIG, GO, GROOVY, GVY, H, H++, HAML, HANDLEBARS, HBS, HRL, HS, HTC, HTML, HXX, IDL, IIM, INC, INF, INI, INL, IPP, IRBRC, JADE, JAV, JAVA, JS, JSON, JSP, JSX, L, LESS, LHS, LISP, LOG, LST, LTX, LUA, M, MAKE, MARKDN, MARKDOWN, MD, MDOWN, MKDN, ML, MLI, MLL, MLY, MM, MUD, NFO, OPML, OSASCRIPT, OUT, P, PAS, PATCH, PHP, PHP2, PHP3, PHP4, PHP5, PL, PLIST, PM, POD, PP, PROFILE, PROPERTIES, PS, PS1, PT, PY, PYW, R, RAKE, RB, RBX, RC, RE, README, REG, REST, RESW, RESX, RHTML, RJS, RPROFILE, RPY, RSS, RST, RXML, S, SASS, SCALA, SCM, SCONSCRIPT, SCONSTRUCT, SCRIPT, SCSS, SGML, SH, SHTML, SML, SQL, STY, TCL, TEX, TEXT, TEXTILE, TLD, TLI, TMPL, TPL, TXT, VB, VI, VIM, WSDL, XAML, XHTML, XOML, XML, XSD, XSL, XSLT, YAML, YAWS, YML, ZSH

Web/Hypertext: HTM, HTML, Markdown, MD, URL

 

To learn more about Files On-Demand, make sure to check out the Office Blog here. An up to date list of all the supported file previewers and thumbnail formats can be found here.

 

If there is a file format you’d like us to focus on next, make sure to visit https://onedrive.uservoice.com and add or upvote the requested format

 

-The OneDrive Team 

37 Comments
Frequent Contributor

Hi Stephen. I will go to uservoice any check in but are we missing mp3? 

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Phillip,

 

It's there under Audio :)

Great summary! I don't have a lot of files in my ODFB but I have plenty in my personal OneDrive. Can you share what kind of performance improvements you've made lately?
Senior Member

Microsoct project files?

Frequent Contributor

I have a Document Library with .dwg files. I configure the library to open documents in the browser, but when I click on the .dwg file it asks me to download it.

 

How can I view a .dwg file in a document library from within the browser?

New Contributor

Stephen, it's great that the new file viewers have been released, but it would be better if the existing ones were made to work first. Previews of EML or MSG files are still not supported for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Arabic languages. In fact, even when email content does not contain any characters from the above languages, if it was sent by a user whose Office or Windows is installed in any of the above languages, the preview will fail because the PDF converter will reject it. EML or MSG files are the types of files that can be displayed in a browser natively, and users would be very happy to look at it this way instead of seeing the "looks like this file doesn't have the a preview we can show you" message. They also don't understand why they get this error message after being able to see the mini preview of the file in its details pane.
 
 

Occasional Contributor

@Stephen Rose any indication on Autodesk Revit and Bentley Systems file support?

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John,

 

We are continually working with third parties to get permissions to support their file types. Please add your requests to UserVoice so we can track them as it helps us when we are talking to these partners.

Contributor

Excellent

I would like to put in a request for FLAC.

I see a lot of people on a number of different forums make this request.

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@Ian Robertson, thanks for your feedback! Microsoft Project files are definitely on the backlog!

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@Russell Gove, we currently support only thumbnails for dwg files, but full file previews are on the roadmap! Stay tuned. :)

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@Elena Nakhmanson, thanks for the feedback and sorry that you are running into issues with viewing files containing special characters. This is a real pain point and is on our radar as we continue to make investments in improving the viewer usability. 

Contributor

Does this only apply to Teams in a broswer or does it work with the Teams desktop application?

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Both the web and the desktop applications for Teams have viewer support. This feature is currently broken though and the engineering team is working to fix it in Production. It is expected to start working again in a few weeks.

Occasional Visitor

I have .ARW phot files saved in OneDrive but still today, they can´t be seen or open within the app or in web app.

Regular Visitor

This is all good, a step forward, but what about onedrive personal? It's a paid service too, why not implement these features as well? 

"Onedrive.com supports 
RAW photo files, but the Onedrive for Business photo gallery doesn't...."

This is partially true, onedrive.com used to supports older NEF files, like the ones produced by a Nikon D3100 but the newer models don't, like a D7000, the funnier thing is at some point in time those older files had a preview, I remember watching them online, but at this moment not even the older ones work. Any thoughts? Thank You!



Contributor

I agree this is all good however after suggesting to our users to use this feature and to find out that it is not working is a bit embarrassing. 

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Scott Preston,

 

What do you mean that it's not working? Can you be more specific?

 

Are you using SharePoint Online or OneDrive? The desktop view does require Windows 10 for the thumbnails but you should be able to leverage the previews via the web client unless you're using OneDrive on Prem.

 

Let me know what issues you are seeing as we'd like to help.


 

Contributor

@Stephen Rose When I am using Teams Desktop application the File Preview does not work. See a few comments up where @Ketaki Sheode Tells me that the feature is currently broken. 

 

Works fine in Sharepoint Online but I was looking for it to work in Teams application. PDF's function as expected in Teams but not CR2 files.

New Contributor

@Ketaki Sheode @Russell Gove I would like my users to open and edit DWG files directly online, is this possible somehow?

Regular Visitor

@Stephen Rose wrote:

 


 With the OneDrive web client, if I share an Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator file with someone, all someone needs to do is open the file in any browser. That user will then get a full-screen preview of the file without requiring the actual Adobe application to be installed on that device.

3.pngFull screen video viewing in OneDrive

What’s great is we offer this experience for over 300 of the most commonly used file types. We have even added the ability to listen to audio tracks or watch videos stored in OneDrive, right from your browser or the OneDrive mobile app.

 

Here’s the full list of file types currently supported for web previewing and thumbnails via Files On-Demand.

 

3-D Modeling/Printing: 3MF, COOL, GLB, GLTF, OBJ, STL

Apple: MOVIE, PAGES, PICT, SKETCH

Adobe: AI, PDF, PSB, PSD

Audio/Video Media Files: 3G2, 3GP, ASF, BMP, M2TS, M4V, MOV, MP3, MP4, MP4V, MTS, TS, WMV

AutoCAD: DWG

AutoDesk: FBX

BioWare Game Engine: ERF

Compressed File: ZIP

Compressed File (Unix): Z

DICOM Medical Images: DCM, DCM30, DICM, DICOM

Finale: PLY

HydroCAD: HCP

Image Formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG. JPE, MEF, MRW, NEF, NRW, ORF, PANO, PEF, PNG, SPM, TIF, TIFF, XBM, XCF

License Key: KEY

Log Files: LOG

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel): CSV, DIC, DOC, DOCM, DOCX, DOTM, DOTX, POT, POTM, POTX, PPS, PPSM, PPSX, PPT, PPTM, PPTX, XD, XLS, XLSB, XLSX, SLTX

Microsoft Outlook: EML, MSG

Microsoft Visio: VSD, VSDX

Microsoft Windows: CUR, ICO, ICON

Open eBook: EPUB

OpenOffice: ODP, ODS, ODT,

Photo: ARW, CR2, CRW, DNG

Rich Text Format: RTF

Text and Code: ABAP, ADA, ADP, AHK, AS, AS3, ASC, ASCX, ASM, ASP, AWK, BAS, BASH, BASH_LOGIN, BASH_LOGOUT, BASH_PROFILE, BASHRC, BAT, BIB, BSH, BUILD, BUILDER, C, C++, CAPFILE, CBK, CC, CFC, CFM, CFML, CL, CLJ, CMAKE, CMD, COFFEE, CPP, CPT, CPY, CS, CSHTML, CSON, CSPROJ, CSS, CTP, CXX, D, DDL, DI. DIF, DIFF, DISCO, DML, DTD, DTML, EL, EMAKE, ERB, ERL, F90, F95, FS, FSI, FSSCRIPT, FSX, GEMFILE, GEMSPEC, GITCONFIG, GO, GROOVY, GVY, H, H++, HAML, HANDLEBARS, HBS, HRL, HS, HTC, HTML, HXX, IDL, IIM, INC, INF, INI, INL, IPP, IRBRC, JADE, JAV, JAVA, JS, JSON, JSP, JSX, L, LESS, LHS, LISP, LOG, LST, LTX, LUA, M, MAKE, MARKDN, MARKDOWN, MD, MDOWN, MKDN, ML, MLI, MLL, MLY, MM, MUD, NFO, OPML, OSASCRIPT, OUT, P, PAS, PATCH, PHP, PHP2, PHP3, PHP4, PHP5, PL, PLIST, PM, POD, PP, PROFILE, PROPERTIES, PS, PS1, PT, PY, PYW, R, RAKE, RB, RBX, RC, RE, README, REG, REST, RESW, RESX, RHTML, RJS, RPROFILE, RPY, RSS, RST, RXML, S, SASS, SCALA, SCM, SCONSCRIPT, SCONSTRUCT, SCRIPT, SCSS, SGML, SH, SHTML, SML, SQL, STY, TCL, TEX, TEXT, TEXTILE, TLD, TLI, TMPL, TPL, TXT, VB, VI, VIM, WSDL, XAML, XHTML, XOML, XML, XSD, XSL, XSLT, YAML, YAWS, YML, ZSH

Web/Hypertext: HTM, HTML, Markdown, MD, URL

 

To learn more about Files On-Demand, make sure to check out the Office Blog here. An up to date list of all the supported file previewers and thumbnail formats can be found here.

 

If there is a file format you’d like us to focus on next, make sure to visit https://onedrive.uservoice.com and add or upvote the requested format

 

-The OneDrive Team 


@Stephen Rose so all of this is just for onedrive for business? If so why though, it makes no sense to me as a customer.

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@Riccardo Amadi, editing DWG files directly from OneDrive/SharePoint and saving back is currently not supported. 

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@Adriano Santos, file previews for most of the files on this list are also supported on OneDrive Consumer. If there is a specific format you are interested in and is not already supported, please add or upvote the request at  https://onedrive.uservoice.com.

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@Edgar Villalobos, ARW file previews are supported. Could you share details about the issue you are seeing? Are you using OneDrive for Business/SharePoint Online or OneDrive Consumer?

Contributor

@Ketaki Sheode

Do you have any indication as to when the feature of file previews in Microsoft Teams Desktop will be fixed? Been asked by many users now if it will be available.

 

@Stephen Rose

Are you able to help? Other file types appear to be able to preview fine in Microsoft Teams Desktop which is a good thing however the added support for the other files (particularly CR2) would be brilliant if it worked.

 

Regular Visitor

@Ketaki Sheode , I posted this a couple of days ago:


This is all good, a step forward, but what about onedrive personal? It's a paid service too, why not implement these features as well? 

"Onedrive.com supports 
RAW photo files, but the Onedrive for Business photo gallery doesn't...."

This is partially true, onedrive.com used to supports older NEF files, like the ones produced by a Nikon D3100 but the newer models don't, like a D7000, the funnier thing is at some point in time those older files had a preview, I remember watching them online, but at this moment not even the older ones work. Any thoughts? Thank You!

As soon as I got an email saying a problem has been solved I went straight to my consumer onedrive and tried to preview my NEFs (RAW) and nothing worked, using the same browser I went to my professional onedrive and it worked there. I tried this at 2 different computers with the same result; I have shared folders with friends at my consumer account and for the last 2 or 3 years they can only see the JPEG files I produce. Regarding upvoting, well unfortunately my 10 votes are all out there, I opened a suggestion and theres nothing more I can do unless try to reach out here, but since you say almost every format is available at both consumer and professional why not try it out just for the fun of it, maybe im having some sort of malfunction or my account has a problem and I never noticed until now. 

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@Scott Preston, the fixes for viewers in Teams are rolling out and it should be available again in a few weeks. I'll share an update when it is back on.

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Hi @Adriano Santos, I just tried opening NEF files in OneDrive Business and Consumer and they worked fine in both places. Would you mind opening a support ticket with details on the issue you are facing so we can help investigate? Thanks!

Regular Visitor

Hi @Ketaki Sheode, well that seems odd cause I tried doing that with a friends account and he can't see them either, at this point I don't know, maybe I have some kind of problem with my account so to clear that out I shared a random nef image from my storage , he uploaded it to his storage and he can't see it too. Another thing, the forum for onedrive is locked so no technical help there.... Am I doing something wrong cause doesn't feel like it, it seems to me for some reason only some nef files work at the consumer account and only the business account has full support.

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Hi @Adriano Santos, I checked with the engineering team and for raw files, we only support certain formats. For example, for NEF, we support only certain camera models, depending on how they emit the file. I will work with Marketing to make the messaging more clear around this. Thanks for your feedback!

Regular Visitor

 Hi @Ketaki Sheode, thanks for your reply, well yes it would be nice for users to know that kind of information. Regarding my case it seems it's not related that, the same files on different accounts have diferent behaviours, l tested this on 4 onedrive consumer accounts, lets say A B C and D, I shared my photos with 4 persons and they uploaded them to their cloud and shared their folders with me, coming up to the following results;

 

A is able to preview all files no problem at all.

B and C can preview some files, lets imagine B can preview file 123 but C doesn't although B previews file 124 and C doesn't, you get the ideia.

 

D (my account) shows no preview at all.

So with this logic, since all 4 accounts are onedrive consumer all should work the same, but they don't. I have opened a ticket and im waiting for an answer from the support team, wish me luck! Thanks again! 

Contributor

For anyone interested. I was unable to preview .CR2 files direct in Microsoft Teams but since the update to version 1.1.00.14359 (64 bit) of the Teams client I am now able to preview my CR2 files direct in the desktop client. Maybe worth a check to see if any other issues commented about have been fixed.

 

Occasional Contributor

Would it be possible to get previews of *.xps and *.oxps files in OneDrive for Business?

That is sadly still missing :(.

 

A.Salon

Occasional Contributor

Central european letters (slavic) within *.msg files are not being displayed properly when viewing in OneDrive for Business. Any chance to get it fixed?

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@Afghan Salon, thanks for your feedback! Would you mind adding the request for XPS and OXPS to uservoice? I will reach out to our engineering team to figure out why Slavic characters are not being displayed properly in MSG files. 

New Contributor

@Ketaki Sheode, is there any progress made on previewing EML and MSG files? I need to stress the urgency of making it work in our part of the world (Asia). Our users still get "looks like this file doesn't have the a preview we can show you" error message even if email content is in English only.