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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 

22 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?

Regular Visitor

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

Occasional Visitor

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.

Occasional 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?

Occasional 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.