Allow OneDrive on a disk with the ExFAT file system
The restrictions on allowed file systems makes a Mac/PC dual boot virtually impossible.
Windows forces the use of the NTFS file system, which doesn't play nicely with OS X. It's possible to redirect the Mac app to use the NTFS file system, but it never actually syncs.
The only universally supported file system between both operating systems is ExFAT. Dropbox works wherever you place it. Please remove this restriction.
This is not a technical issue... but it is a good reason to leave MS and move to a competitor. Deadline is in may, 2020.
Edwin Michael Rodriguez-Duplesis commented
WTF Microsoft!!! I've been syncing my OneDrive to my exFAT formatted SD card. Recently replaced it and now get a warning that the drive has to be NTFS. Very annoyed.
Rafael Bayareh Mancilla commented
3 years after, and still this is an issue...
Bill Rose commented
Silly restriction, not sure why you would not support exFAT....
Come on MSFT! Really! Really makes me want to unsubscribe!!
please free our exFat drives !!! downgrade this silly change in last update !!
Loosing sync of external photo drive sync between w10/MacOS. Do I need to migrate and buy another NTFS drive for the price of the subscription, and sync on w10 only? Is OneDrive really a multi-platform, multi device solution?
One drive now useless with MacOS, how come?
Thinking about revoking my office subscription :)
Ronnie CHANG commented
I am a paying customer!!!
Please remove NTFS file system restriction and allow onedrive syn with folder which are stored in high speed External memory card for windows 10 installed laptop.
I am using 64GB EMMC equipped laptop with 128GB memory card installed.
The onedrive syn folder was stored in external 128GB High Speed memory card, and I have no problem and function well with that before new update makes restriction forces the use of the NTFS file system.
L. Forestier commented
This latest "update" has broken my OneDrive. As the Hard Drive on which I have it set up is also used by other apps, I cannot easily change the formatting from exFAT to NTFS. If you are going to require this, please send me a free tool to change the formatting non-destructively. If you can't do so, please undo this requirement.
Joe Jansen commented
Been using OneDrive personally as a paying customer for over a year. Put my reputation on the line at work by championing Office365 over Google for Business (also paying customers there).
How in the #*!! does Microsoft break *forward* compatibility? I could almost understand if the problem was dropping support for old file systems. But why in the name of all that is good would you drop support for new file systems? NTFS is over 20 years old for crying out loud.
Paul Cappa commented
Same thing here. When I ran out of space on my system, I put in a 2TB drive and formatted it with an ExFat so I can share between MacOSX and Windows. That's now where my OneDrive drive resides.
MS must have put it in their latest update. I have been using OnDrive with ExFAT for nearly a year, and suddenly it all stopped working.
This is not going to be fun given all of my data on a drive no longer accepted, and there's no room on the NTFS drive.
Boyan Vassilev commented
I have the same problem as the people above.
OneDrive worked with my exFat SD card on my tablet for months. As of now, it wants me to either format the SD to NTFS (I will lose all of my apps and OneDrive synced data). I can't afford to lose more time for fixing something that is obviously not caused by user interaction! Please be adequate!
Georg Sauer commented
I have the same issue is "OneDrive Files On-Demand" the reason for that?
I have this issue today
Suddenly cannot support exFAT?
One drive set up is all screwy. For 18 months synced with my exFAT internal hardrive and now, no syncing - One drive is saying I need to reformat to NTFS. Not as issue (for me as it is a 1Tb drive) as I can partition the drive but why the hassle. Why change now!
Schliesse mich an, habe das Problem mit OneDrive ebenfalls seit Update von Win10: SD ExFat soll jetzt NTFS formatiert werden. Bitte rasch beheben!
Auch bei mir hat exFat bisher für One drive ausgereicht. Nun soll ich die SD Karte auf NFTS formatrieren. Liebe Mitarbeiter von MS probiert die tollen Neuerungen die ihr programmiert doch bitte vorher aus! Oder habt Ihr kein Testsystem?
Please Fix It!!! commented
OneDrive syncing on extFAT was working without any problem. Today it starts to complain that the syncing folder must be on NTFS. Please fix this! This problem is making my Surface 3 unusable without syncing my files to the microSD!