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  1. Allow integrated file sharing from OneDrive folder on Mac (like Dropbox)

    When on Dropbox folder, right click allows direct link share. It would be nice if OneDrive could do the same. So far, OneDrive as very limited functionalities. Thanks!

    1,396 votes
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      124 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow the mac version to install OneDrive folder at removable disk

      A lot of macs have expensive and limited SSDs and it would be convenient to be able to put the OneDrive folder at a external drive.

      578 votes
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        47 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Pause / resume button on Mac

        OneDrive needs a pause button! Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. all have a way to stop syncing temporarily, like when you're on a Hotel WiFi or transit WiFi and don't really want to have OneDrive using all your bandwidth. OneDrive sync client doesn't have a pause button, which means I have to quit the app, which always seems to cause problems.

        426 votes
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          24 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Mirror folders on local pc/mac to OneDrive

          Mirror or backup folder from local pc/mac to OneDrive, like on Bitcasa.

          84 votes
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            8 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Implement Onedrive for mac Like win 8 version

            Implement onedrive for Mac like its windows 8 version with online only options allowing us to work with a network type folder.

            73 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Sync via symbolic links

              In Dropbox I just create bunch of symbolic links to my Downloads, Documents & Desktop folders so that my stuffs will be safe with me always.

              Looking for the similar treatment from OneDrive too :p

              Cheers

              68 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Sharing files with Mac users

                My business has both Windows and Mac users and the Mac users are unable to sync locally the shared business files - only their own personal files. It's made collaboration using OneDrive almost unusable. It seems the same thing happens with OneDrive for business on the iPhone - my users can't see the shared folders. Nightmare. Please fix these issues.

                63 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Syncing with OneDrive for Business on mac app NOT available?!

                  The fact that our business is now going to be paying hundreds of dollars to Microsoft and not being able to have a syncing ability for shared folders/files is UNREASONABLE! Macs are a business targeted computer option and being that the Business option for OneDrive does not have a full functionality is ridiculous. We are in the process of moving over from DropBox and this set-back is really making me want to let our CEO know that moving over to OneDrive may be a grave mistake. Knowing that people and businesses have been addressing this concern for months now and…

                  60 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Preserving Mac OS X (file system) tags and extended attributes (xattr)

                    Unless I am missing something, it appears as if OneDrive is not honoring and preserving file system tags (see [1]) or even extended attributes (see [2]).
                    Granted, these features are difficult to maintain over different OS and file system types. But if files and folders are synchronized within the same environment, it is very disturbing, to say the very least, to see this (meta) data simply discarded by OneDrive.

                    Thank you.

                    [1] https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/releasenotes/MacOSX/WhatsNewInOSX/Articles/MacOSX10_9.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40013207-SW11
                    [2] https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/mac/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man1/xattr.1.html

                    52 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • OneDrive for business sync client for MAC should work with sharepoint too

                      OneDrive for business sync client for MAC should work with sharepoint too

                      49 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Icon for sidebar in finder

                        Dropbox and iCloud have dedicated icons for when they are placed in the finder sidebar. When the one drive folder is placed there, though it has a custom folder icon inside the finder window, it reverts back to a standard folder icon. I suggest that you find a way to make this be the actual one drive icon.

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                          2 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • external drive

                          OneDrive For Business
                          Sync an external drive

                          39 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Sync Shared Folders on New Mac app cleint

                            The new Mac app client states that shared folders will not sync. However, in the UserVoice, Jason Moore says that they will sync. What is the status of this?

                            31 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Sync Finder metadata and permissions (OS X)

                              On Mac OS X, documents can have color labels and tags. These are currently not synced across devices using Onedrive. Same for file permissions.

                              26 votes
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                              • Support direct federated single sign on (SSO) on the Mac client

                                The Mac client currently is capturing my password, and Office 365 is serving as a proxy to authenticate my to our on-premise ADFS/Shibboleth federated SSO solution. This is not permissible according to the rules of our Information Security Office. This product (and all other Office 365 clients) need to support direct authentication against ADFS (or other SAML authenticators) before we can use it on our campus.

                                24 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Folder Badges

                                  It would be really helpful to see which files and folders have already been synced by seeing those folder badges like dropbox and box.com have. Can OneDrive implement a feature like this please?

                                  22 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow syncing of files larger than 10GB (e.g. Photos Library in OS X)!

                                    Allow syncing of files larger than 10GB (e.g. Photos Library in OS X).

                                    I was disappointed to learn that the reason my OneDrive never leaves "Scanning Files" in OX X Yosemite is that OneDrive does not support files over 10GB.

                                    I'm frustrated, because I paid to upgrade my storage amount so I could use OneDrive to backup my Photos Library in OS X, since I use OneDrive for all of my personal backups/syncing.

                                    This seems like a simple request!!!

                                    21 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable sync priority

                                      I would really like the option to prioritise syncing for specific files or folders within the OneDrive folder during large bulk syncs. For example, I recently added ~25GB of music. During that time, I made a change to an important document on my Mac, but I couldn't access it on my W10M phone (where I needed it) because it was stuck in the syncing backlog. My workplace uses Carbonite cloud backup, and I know that you can right-click certain files/folders that haven't synced yet and force them to the front of the queue ahead of any others.

                                      19 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Fix the accent characters on OneDrive Next Gent Client

                                        Hello,
                                        Can you please fix an inconvenient issue with accent characters on OneDrive Next Gent Client for Mac. My name contains accents characters - Jiří (Czech Republic, Europe), and my sync folder and information in client "translate" this to: Ji\u0159\u00ed (Jiří). I think the problem is clear, there is an issues with character mapping. Can you please fix it in next version? Thanks a lot.
                                        Jiri (George)

                                        18 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 16 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            tell us more  ·  Casey PenkCasey Penk responded

                                            Hi, can you tell us more about what you’re looking for? Have you seen the suggestion for shared / co-owned folders? Is that what you’re looking for? Thank you.

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