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  1. Message is "Processing nnnn changes" after opening a single file

    The message, "Processing nnnn changes" is, to me, confusing where nnnn is upwards of 3,000 and happens after no activity for 17 hours when I open a single Excel file residing on OneDrive. I have not seen that message on Windows 10 when doing something similar, on the same OneDrive. I am not sure the message is necessary, though I can imagine all those changes being made, but perhaps I do not need to know that. Without some background, or a White Paper describing what happens, I wonder if the number of changes are caused by something I have done…

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    • Show me which files are processing when I see OneDrive processing

      Show me which files are processing when I see OneDrive processing.

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      • For god's sake add a feature which folders to keep on server and which to sync with PC

        For god's sake add a feature which folders to keep on server and which to sync with PC

        DropBox has that feature

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        • Sync from 2 discs or 2 and more folders than just one folder which is onedrive folder

          Sync from 2 discs or 2 and more folders than just one folder which is onedrive folder

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          • Sync from 2 discs or 2 and more folders than just one folder which is onedrive folder

            Sync from 2 discs or 2 and more folders than just one folder which is onedrive folder

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            • Remove preinstalled Documents and Attachments folders

              Remove preinstalled Documents and Attachments folders. Not all People need them preinstalled! I'm fed up deleting them every single time!

              Plus I have some other documents structure I don't like MS decide for me what is good for me!!

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              • MAC版的onedrive上傳與下載速度都非常的慢,另外大於50Mb的檔案在上傳與下載時都常出現問題,希望能改進

                MAC版的onedrive上傳與下載速度都非常的慢,另外大於50Mb的檔案在上傳與下載時都常出現問題,希望能改進

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                • Add more protection against OD missing local files to be sychronized

                  Every time I need to do a total reset of the OD client on my computer (due to the many times this https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/913525-onedrive-on-mac/suggestions/32803531-cpu-usage-too-high-in-high-sierra?page=8&per_page=20 has happened, I always preserve my local content and set a new location for the OD folder. Once it has downloaded all of what OD has, I compare old vs new and always find hundreds of files which OD has missed (either not deleted or created). You have to beef up your monitoring for anything that was missed.

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                  • Fix visibility for Choose folders to sync – when other app is fullscreen

                    Make Choose folders to sync visible (on top of other windows), when selecting this with other app in fullscreen. Now – regrardless onedrive window in foreground – it is not possible. I can see OneDrive preferences pane and when try to Choose folder, I must minimize app in the background. Or make choose folder easier to access. Now it its terrible – 5 steps to reach basic function.

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                    • Increase the size of files that can be uploaded to the 10 Gb service to 50Gb, for example.

                      Increase the size of files that can be uploaded to the 10 Gb service to 50Gb, for example. The new formats, resolutions increase exponentially the size of the files.

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                      • STOP advertising for extended use at every corner.

                        Makes me want to stick with the other free cloud sites I have. I know MS is all about the money, but come on. Try to hide it just a little.

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                        • Mac 上で作成したエイリアスを OneDrive 上でも使用可能にしてほしい。Please make alias created on Mac available on OneDrive.

                          -English is below-

                          二つのフォルダーにそれぞれ元ファイルとエイリアスを置いて使用しているが、該当フォルダーを同期すると、OneDrive for Business 上でエイリアスが認識されず使用できない。

                          さらにもう一台の Mac を同期しており、そちらでは該当のエイリアスが "UNIX 実行ファイル" と認識されてしまう。

                          業務上使用するうえで、エイリアスが使えないのは大変不便なので、動作改善を希望します。
                          よろしくお願いします。

                          I use an original file and an alias in two folders, but when I synchronize the folders, an alias is not recognized on OneDrive for Business and can not be used.

                          Furthermore, another Mac is synchronized, and the corresponding alias is recognized as "UNIX executable file" there.

                          It is very inconvenient that I can not use alias for business use, so we hope to improve the behavior.
                          Thank you.

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                          • Pleas note that I am NOT able to get the assistance I need with OneDrive.

                            I am having an issue with OneDrive for Mac. I was able to log in with one account (my "work" account), but when I try to log in with a second account (my "personal." - acutally a different "work" account) it wont let me. I have tried deleting and re-downloading the OneDrive app (both from the Mac App Store and directly from the MS page), with no luck. When I try to log into the second account, it asks me for my email twice, and then when I choose a folder and click "next" it gets locked up. I am…

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                            • Create a new document from the OneDrive app

                              Create a new document from the OneDrive app. For example, I want to collaborate with a coworker on a new topic. I need a quick way to start up a Word document and get going...

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                              • The error message at File On-Demand for iWork apps

                                *English follows Japanese

                                ■Title(件名):
                                Files On-Demand 利用時の、iWork (Pages , Numbers , Keynote) アプリケーションのエラー表示について
                                An error message at File On-Demand for iWork apps

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                                ■Description(内容):
                                Mac OS X にて Files On-Demand を使用して OneDrive for Business へ iWork (Pages , Numbers , Keynote) のファイルをアップロード後に編集 /保存 すると [<ファイル名> を自動保存できませんでした。このファイルは、別のアプリケーションによって変更されました。 予期しない変更が起きたため、Keynoteでは変更内容を保存出来ない可能性があります。] という警告が表示される。
                                iWork のバージョン管理機能と Files On-Demand 機能の親和性の問題と考えられるが、可能である場合にはエラーが出ないように改善してほしい。

                                I saw the error message [<file name>Could not be saved automatically. This file has been modified by another application. Due to unexpected changes, keynote may not be able to save changes.] when I tried to edit/save the iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) files after those files are uploaded…

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                                • add the option to exclude certain folders.

                                  there should be an option to exclude certain folders that you may want to store in the one drive folder locally but not to sync them online. like a file that is over 15 gb that way it wont give an error.

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                                  • sleep mode crashes OneDrive

                                    While editing MS Word/Excel documents, OneDrive app on my Macbook Pro crashes when my laptop goes into sleep mode. Not all the time, but quite frequently.

                                    I was informed by the Microsft OneDrive Support group that this is an inevitable issue regarding OneDrive; OneDrive cannot sync the file when laptop goes into sleep mode with the file being open in MS office.

                                    However, because laptop goes into sleep mode automatically and it is quite risky and inconvenient to keep it on, I would like to keep OneDrive from crashing even when I keep the MS office applications open.

                                    I would…

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                                      • smb

                                        Could you please provide SMB2 or equivalent for OneDrive for Business for macOS users. FilesOnDemand is not a solution for it because you still have to sync files to your SSD.

                                        Such network protocols have the unique advantage that I can browse files and folders while keep them remote. I have to download only the files that I need.

                                        SMB2 or WebDAV would be a helpful alternative for FilesOnDemand.

                                        NAS support such mechanism so it make sense also for OneDrive for Business.

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                                        • Include functionality to upload from other folders

                                          We have a use case where our internal hard drives are small (256-512Gb) and relatively full. External drives were used for additional storage for a while and many users have over 1Tb used. We are now deprecating the use of external drives in favor of OneDrive for Business for many good reasons, but the transition is proving extremely difficult. Our users are unable to upload much less sync that data because their internal drives are unable to hold that full amount of data.
                                          Need some mechanism (can/should be a one-time user-initiated thing) that can upload directly to OneDrive from a…

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