allow network mapping of OneDrive for mac users (and eventual Time Machine support!)
Allowing users to mount OneDrive as a networked disk would make life immeasurably easier for users. (Similar to Expandrive http://www.expandrive.com/expandrive , but with native support). Current efforts in Finder-->Connect to Server fail on Macs.
Pie in the sky dream would be to use OneDrive as a Time Machine drive for Mac.
Just being transparent that this isn’t something we think we’ll get to in the near future
Need this badly. Macs have small hardrives. hardrives sticking off the sides of macs fall of, especially with designers with kids. Need this to work on a network share. NAS
Michael Burdett commented
Google drive now has ability with Google Drive File Stream.
Well it looks like I have no choice but to switch to iCloud. Thanks for making this decision so easy, Microsoft.
OneDrive use Windows and Mac commented
Nobody wants cloud to local syncing on all their devices. MS even understands this because the next Win 10 version will allow selective syncing. Everyone on Windows and Mac just wants a mapped drive. End of story, do not pass go. Nobody has room for the 400GB of photos and video they have taken over the last decade on their MS Surface or MacBook Air. Having to use the Official client and then say "no don't sync these 500 folders to my machine" and then having to jump on the Internet to your Onedrive website to actually see said folder is ridiculous.
administration answer is unfortunate.
If you don't allow if, at least you should make the OneDrive on-line UI more intuitive and easy to use! It really sucks right now!
Niels Teekens commented
Mounting onedrive would be really good. Especially as there is no alternative: Syncmate only works with onedrive personal and not, despite their claim, with onedrive for business. Expandrive is buggy and crashes randomly
Stephen Kaufman commented
Is it true, then, that I cannot attach a file in OneDrive to an email I am sending with my Mac Outlook/Office 365 account. That seems like quite a functional gap. I have been able to do this with DropBox, GoogleDrive, iCloud and others for years.
OneDrive needs to allow Mac users to use OneDrive storage as a Time Machine backup.
Greg Moore commented
There should be native drive mapping to one drive in both Windows and Mac, especially as most newer systems have SSD drives that are small than traditional SATA drives. So it's more of a practical matter than a "pretty please". Should make it happen Perhaps some underlying caching could take place to remove bandwidth issues that I can see might be a concern. But it is a practical need in this day and age until drives become more cost effective to be able to upgrade.
Try SyncMate, it can mount cloud storages as additional disks, without duplicating files all over you hard drive. And it works with 1 TB OneDrive storage too.
Just Google it.
Carlos Santos commented
It might sound ridiculous, because it is but, that is also missing for all windows users except for windows 8, even new windows 10 users lack this feature, go figure.
For backup issues you can actually try using "Cloudbacko home" i am basically using this software from long time and really satisfied using this software. If you want to have backup for windows and MAC then cloudbacko home is the perfect solution for you.
Richard Giles commented
+1 time machine back up support.
Hey Jason I'm not affiliated but you may be interested in this great Mac software which can now backup to OneDrive thanks to its new API.
Because this option is not avaibale we currently dont sell any office 365 to mac users. Why is this default feature not in Onedrive for business??