Allow installation on case-sensitive file systems, especially on Case-sensitive Journaled HFS+
It should be possible to use any valid MacOS drive to store OneDrive synchronization folder. I know, this may cause issues with distinguishing files and folders having equal names regardless chars' cases. But it may be solved by application settings (e.g., if a new file or folder having a name different in symbol cases is created, then it may be not synchronized and shown in special 'attention required' list; and then user can decide, whether he/she would like to merge these folders, delete or rename). Users may accept some compromises to make coming from Windows case-insensitive files system background, but these specific cases will not prevent them from using OneDrive at all. For now this issue makes me really disappointed and forces to look for another solutions, though I already have Office/OneDrive subscription.
Thanks for the suggestion. Just being transparent that we’re unlikely to get to this in the near future.
It is 7 October 2020 and I am trying to install OneDrive on my iMac to evaluate suitability to replace iCloud and move away from the Apple ecosystem. As a github user for my work the file system on my Mac is case sensitive and because of this I cannot use OneDrive. The workaround for another file system is not suitable as I never want a case insensitive file system EVER again! They say money talks well perhaps MS will listen when I say I'm taking my money elsewhere! Note: There is a onedrive client for Android which is case sensitive so it's not that hard and why does MS care that much anyway? Sheesh!
Zak Mc Kracken commented
Those suggesting to create a case-insensitive volume are totally missing the point: I DO NOT WANT to go back to the FAT times! Damn it! We're in 2020, decent file systems ARE CASE SENSITIVE! I can't turn my hard disk case-insensitive just because the OndeDrive client is so stupid and their developers refuse to fix it! For it is a problem with their client only, if I use OneDrive with rclone, it works with the same CS filesystem without a problem. FIX THIS STUPID BUG!!!
It is longtime with not support case sensitive!!!
Leland Dean commented
One thing I don't fully comprehend is that other office apps like Outlook, etc work on a case sensitive APFS file system, there is even support documents for issues. However, when it comes to OneDrive it is not supported. Therefore, it seems there is a disconnect between the two development teams for these products.
Jun Li commented
Wow, the issue has been lasting for more than 3 years without a fix! I can't use One Drive app on my Mac with a case-sensitive drive, either as of year 2020. But I don't like to create another volume just for oneDrive. It really doesn't make sense to have another volume just for accommodating a single application!
create separate volume make no sense. it was easier to move onedrive to something what has support on macos
Mauro Giusti commented
Need to create a non-CaseSensitive partition to make this work - see instructions from Vinicius - unfortunately the app fails without any additional information and this article is not easy to find - please add a check and a message. thx
Greg EVA commented
@Doulas Pearce - any update on this seemingly obvious improvement? You mentioned not in the near future, but it is not 2 years later and effectively this is basic stuff these days across OSes.
Vinícius de Ávila Jorge commented
That is an old thread but there is an easy workaround that it is worth mention.
Just create a non-case sensitive volume to OneDrive in Disk Utility and map OneDrive location to that volume. No extra partition necessary anymore.
Open Disk Utility > click +Volume > Give a name and format to APFS > Click in "Size Options" > Define disk size (I chose 8 GB) > Click Ok > Click Add > Mount the Volume
It will appear in Finder as a drive mapped to /Volumes/name
Set OneDrive application to map this drive and voilà! Now you can access and sync OneDrive folders to macOS without either giving up case sensitive options in the entire file system or having to format the disk.
Worked on macOS Mojave (not sure if there is these options in Disk Utility in High Sierra or previous versions)
Arn von Swedén commented
Here is the solution: Set up a new partition on your drive with which is not case sensitive (I chose ExFat). And then it works! Here is where I found the solution:
Tommy Voss commented
Worked before last update, please fix you BUG !
Jan Høydahl commented
+1 This is just another Microsoft product for non-Windows platforms that show that they do not understand cross platform. Another example is Skype for Business on macOS - it simply don't work!
Sergei Nikitin commented
This is typical Microsoft and this is why I've switched to Dropbox
Why not now ? What part of the upper/lower case concept you don't understand !
Bryan I commented
+1, app is pretty useless without this
Michel Chouinard commented
+1 me too since votes are disabled.
I'll see if my company really need Office Products since it's for them that I have a OneDrive account. If not, may cancel.
It is absurd that you would expect a user to change their file system to work with OneDrive. Dropbox, Box, Google Sync -- none of these services have this problem.
Oh well I will have to stick with DropBox then. That is so stupid that this is not supported. You basically cannot use this on a mac without reformatting your HD and let's be honest that is not worth it just to use OneDrive. Come on MS sort it out!
It is absolutely insane that case sensitive filesystems are not supported.