Shared folder sync on Mac
I am missing this , my collegues who use windows can use onedrive like a dropbox to share files but as a Mac user I have to use the browser to view update etc.
You can sync shared folders that others have made editable to you. If you go to the website, you can click “Add to OneDrive” on those folders and they will show up to sync.
As far as I can tell I can sync a folder shared with me to my Mac computer but I cannot select the location or name of this folder. When OneDrive selects where to sync a folder that is shared with me it selects OUTSIDE of my own one drive folder (i.e. outside of the folder where all my other OneDrive data is). Why!?! And why can't I choose the name!!? I want all of my OneDrive documents/folder in a single folder on my computer. That way I only have to ensure that one folder is synced to all of my devices and I only have to do this on one occasion (think dropbox functionality), and anything I add will be universally synched. As well, given all the problems I have had with OneDrive it makes me nervous to have two separate folders, will they both be synching? I have not dared to test this, especially since when I have deleted the local shared folder OneDrive created (i.e. because it is not in the same folder as all my other onedrive documents) that resulted in OneDrive shutting down and requiring that I since all of my documents again.
Does not work for me. I do not see an "Add to OneDrive" option. Help!!
This was supposed to be rolled out in the latest update, and this is STILL not working.
Implementation of this is really poor. You shouldn't need to log into the website, navigate to the folder, then click add to my onedrive. It finally then will show up on the Mac.
Problem is this is a terrible and unintuitive user journey (especially compared to Dropbox where the folder just shows up automatically). I assumed it wasn't possible, and Microsoft's own support pages say it isn't. Only realised there was a workaround when I came here to vote for the feature.
Does anyone know if this will work for Onedrive for Business or just in Personal Onedrive?
BOOM! IT's not done.
No such menu!
Still not a feature for mac users?
Florencio Lugo commented
I'm sorry but this is not working yet. I can't get to sync shared folders on my mac. The "Add to OneDrive" is not showing as an option - using either Chrome or Firefox
Only a "Sync" is present, but nothing happens.
When trying the same from Safari, an error occurs says "No application defined to open URL grvopen://https_50_47_47..."
So... still pending
I actually think this feature is mis-titled, and that's perhaps why there are not more votes. Should be something like:
Mac - share link from Finder files
Jason, this is not what either of us are talking about.
With Dropbox, you can right-click any file that's in your Dropbox (from the finder) and get a shareable link. You can then email, text, or paste that link anywhere you want... without having to go to the browser.
If this is done, please let all of us know because OneDrive is never going to get Mac users to switch without this. (speaking for the group here).
Here's an example of what you can do with Finder integration of Dropbox:
onedrive is almost useless without this feature. i can't switch from Dropbox until this happens.
Florencio Lugo commented
I can't believe there are no more votes for this request!