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  1. Option to disable "Virtual Folders" in Azure Storage Explorer

    Azure Blob Storage doesn't really support folders, but Azure Storage Explorer implements "Virtual Folders" by using forward slashes in the name as a delimiter. Sometimes, this is really what we want, but other times it results in too many clicks when navigating a deeply nested folder structure (which is very frequent in Azure logging technologies)

    See attached screenshots and imagine how many click were required to reach this file. This number of clicks could have been reduced to 0 if there had been an option to view blobs as a "flat" list (where "virtual folders" have been disabled)

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      0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Proper error handlong on download in storage explorer

      Right now I get "Failed to Download 'xxxx'".

      1) Provide information on WHY it failed so I might be able to do something about it.
      2) Allow me to easily retry - preferably by selecting one/all-some failed downloads in a download group.

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      • Azure Storage Explorer should be either customizable or open-source (again)

        To build hybrid apps, many 3rd party applications need extensive parts of the storage explorer. Thus, it was great to have it open source (deco), but now the closed source version does not apparently permit extensive UI-configuration (branding, visibility of parts etc.) to enable reasonable 3rd party use.

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          0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • ISSUE - Storage Explorer - Upload Files does not work at all

          It just simply will not upload files. I have tried the latest version, older versions etc. Drag and drop of files as well as using the upload button specifically fails. It just simply will not load. Using the Storage SDK to upload files does work as does az copy, but the storage explorer itself fails. It simply hangs in the state "Uploading Group"

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            5 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • automatically save back to the file share

            since we cannot map to file shares because Comcast blocks 445 it would be nice if when using the storage explorer for opening files they would automatically save back to the file share instead of the local drive. It is not really a file "share" if the changes are only locally stored and the user then has to take another step to upload which they will most likely never do.

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            • Storage Explorer on Linux stopped working

              Hello,
              my Storage Explorer on Linux stopped working. It was working some days, now the following message appears when I want to start it:

              A problem caused Storage Explorer to stop working correctly (the GPU process crashed). Please close and restart the application.

              Reinstalling does not change anything.
              Also I'm not able to emulate the Windows version in Wine.

              I'm wondering how I should access my blob storage now.
              Is there a web interface?

              Kind regards,
              Manuel

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              • Storage Explorer hangs when calculating Directory Statistics on deep folder trees

                When invoking Directory Statistics on deep folder trees - Storage Explorer hangs and has to be killed from process list. The attachment shows the problem.

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                • Storage Explorer display created and lastmodified date as column

                  Please display the created date and last modified date as a column in storage explorer.

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                  • Add a Move button to Storage Explorer

                    Add a Move button to Storage Explorer, especially for File Shares. This functionality could move a file/folder to another location within the same share.

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                      0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ability to filter out Azure system tables (the one that begin "$")

                      At the moment when I view Azure tables I see all the Azure "system" tables, they all appear to begin with "$", e.g. $MetricsCapacityBlob.

                      Personally I've never ever had need to look at those so it would de-clutter the interface if I had a way of removing them from the list. This could be as simple as an option to hide all tables beginning "$" or I guess you could go further for other scenarios.

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                        0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please fix standalone Azure Storage Explorer to not change DateTime fields

                        I'm using the standalone Azure Storage Explorer with a Table Storage database and when I double-click a row to see the fields and then click Update, Azure Storage Explorer changes the DateTime fields even though I didn't make any changes. It's adding 6 hours each time.

                        It's easy to reproduce: open a table with a DateTime field, double-click a row, don't change anything - just click Update. Then open the same row and you'll see the time has changed. Click update again. Open the row again - the time changed again (adding 6 hours each time)!

                        While searching for help…

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                          2 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Start storage explorer as Service Principal (command line)

                          I think it woult be useful to access multiple storage accounts from my subscription as Service Principal, without having to type in my password

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                          • Storage Explorer v0.8.12 breaks if HOMEDRIVE offline

                            V0.8.12 update has broken Storage Explorer for me with an "Unknown Error" when starting. As the error refers to "P:/" I suspect it is something to do with the HOMEDRIVE environment variable that points to that drive. This is a network drive enforced upon my by group policy but which I never use. As I am currently engaged in trial Azure development I generally have to work offline from the corporate network due to proxy server and firewall restrictions we are not yet ready to lift.

                            I am working with our internal support to try and get GP exceptions but…

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                              1 comment  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve Search Performance for exact matches

                              We are currently using Azure Media Services which creates a new blob container for each asset. We currently have 40,000 distinct assets. When attempting to search from the blob container level using the exact container id it can take 10+ minutes. This seams to be searching for content within the containers as well. In contrast if we search Azure Media Services Explorer by id it is instant. It would be good to be able to have more control over how it searches

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                                2 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a Chocolatey package for Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer

                                Chocolatey makes it easy to install and upgrade programs. This should be easy to create with each deployment

                                7 votes
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                                • Remove "Storage accounts" from the navigation tree

                                  Navigation tree in the app can be simplified by removing "Storage Accounts" child of the "Subscription" parent and move all items of the context menu to the subscription parent

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                                  • Fix Storage Explorer to autodetect proxy settings

                                    This messes me up *so* much right now -- I'm alternating between Fiddler use which, depending on how I configure Storage Explorer, will block connections at times (in my case, to the Development emulator).

                                    10 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Storage to have readonly key for blobs

                                      Allow for Storage to have Read only keys that can be used in client tools like Azure Storage explorer or Cloudberry for read only access.
                                      Often times, a client tool needs to be given to customer to access files and it is not feasible to give the shared key which has full access.

                                      Even better would be to allow for a "user" key to be generated with granular permissions on containers that can be set from Azure portal.

                                      15 votes
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