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Voice commands in OneDrive for Windows 10

You can now use your voice to interact with your files in the OneDrive app for Windows 10. Starting with version 17.23, the number of voice commands you can use is limited, but we'll be adding more commands in the coming months.

Turn on voice commands

The voice commands setting is turned on for HoloLens. On other devices, you may have to turn on the setting first.

  1. In the OneDrive app, select Menu OneDrive Menu > Settings OneDrive settings > Voice commands.

  2. Under Voice commands, turn the switch On.

  3. When OneDrive asks for access to the microphone, select OK.

Supported voice commands

Here are the voice commands that you can use now.

Navigation commands

To do this

Say this

What happens

Open a menu

menu / open menu / show menu

Opens the main menu

Close a menu

close / close menu

Closes the main menu

Open properties to see more details

details / show details / open details

Opens the properties pane

Close properties to hide details

close details / hide details

Closes the properties pane



Opens the search pane or opens the search page on small screens

Enter selection mode

selection mode / enter selection mode

Sets the app in selection mode

Exit selection mode

go back / exit selection mode

Exits selection mode

See All files

all files / go to all files / navigate to all files

Shows the All files view

See Photos

photos / go to photos / navigate to photos

Shows the Photos view

See Recent documents

recent documents / go to recent documents / navigate to recent documents

Shows the Recent documents view

See Shared files

shared pivot / go to shared / navigate to shared

Shows the Shared view

See Offline files 

offline pivot / go to offline / navigate to offline

Shows the Offline view

See files in the Recycle bin

recycle bin / go to recycle bin / navigate to recycle bin

Shows the Recycle bin view

See files on SharePoint sites

sites / go to sites / navigate to sites

Shows the Sites view

Go to the Progress page

progress page / go to progress page

Goes to the Progress page

Go to Settings page

settings / go to settings 

Goes to the Settings page

Open Account settings 

account settings / go to account settings

Opens the Account settings where you can add or remove accounts

Go back in the app

go back

Goes back to the previous page, like selecting the Back button

See your albums

albums / go to albums

Shows the Albums view

See your photos

photos / go to photos

Shows the Photos view

Go to previews photo (in the photos viewer)


Goes to the previews photo or video in the photo viewer

Go to next photo (in the photos viewer)


Goes to the next photo or video in the photo viewer

Play video (in the photos viewer)


Plays the video in the photo viewer

Action commands

To do this

Say this

What happens

Create an album 

new album / create album / create new album

Opens the page where you create a new album

Create a folder 

new folder / create folder / create new folder

Opens the dialog box that you use to create a new folder

Refresh the page

Refresh / refresh page

Refreshes the page

Delete the selected items


Deletes the selected items, or permanently deletes the selected items when you're in the recycle bin

Rename the selected items


Renames the selected items

Upload a file 


Opens the dialog box that you use to browse to a file to upload



Opens the dialog box that you use to browse to file to download

Pin to start 

pin to start

Pins the selected file to start

Supported languages for voice commands

Voice commands are supported in the following language locales:

  • Catalan (Català)

  • Dansk (Danmark)

  • Deutsch (Deutschland)

  • English (Australia)

  • English (Canada)

  • English (India)

  • English (United Kingdom)

  • English (United States)

  • Español (España)

  • Español (México)

  • Français (Canada)

  • Français (France)

  • Italiano (Italia)

  • Nederlands (Nederland)

  • Norsk (Norge)

  • Polski (Polska)

  • Português (Brasil)

  • Português (Portugal)

  • Suomi (Suomi)

  • Svenska (Sverige)

  • Русский (Россия)

  • 한국어 (대한민국)

  • 中文(中国)

  • 日本語 (日本)

  • 繁體中文 (台灣)

  • 繁體中文 (香港特別行政區)

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