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  1. make onedrive compatible with icloud drive

    when the onedrive folder is installed on macos in the iclouddrive folder, the files and folders within onedrive are not synchronized with icloud drive. remarkably it does sync onedrve for business.
    can this behaviour of onedrive for business be extended to ondrive personal? thanks

    19 votes
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  2. to open the files in "collaborative mode" when using the synced folder to open a file.

    I'm using OneDrive to collaborate with my colleagues on the same document.

    In windows when opening a file from the synced folder of OneDrive, it automatically enables the "Collaborative mode" (with the circle arrows in the save icon), on Mac it doesn't!

    Every time I want to open a file and collaborate (often) we have to search for the file from the navigation tool of the application instead of Finder, which is inconvenient!

    27 votes
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  3. folder

    When I click the OneDrive folder on the application, this folder is not opened. It opens the folder that contains OneDrive folder

    4 votes
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  4. 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.

    2,494 votes
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  5. Make Finder Integration compatible with folder and file names containing special characters, like "á", "é",...

    Folders or files that have in the name one of this characters never shows the synced green icon. Here in Spain we have a lot of names with such characters and this provoques miss function in Onedrive. And Onedrive itself create when installed one folder named "Imágenes" and "Álbum de cámara" that shows this incorrect behavior.

    22 votes
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  6. Allow to sync folders outside the OneDrive Folder

    Allow to sync folders outside the OneDrive Folder. Would be very useful to be able to choose any folder in my computer to have a backup in the cloud or at least use a symlink to back them up.

    10 votes
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  7. 15 votes
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    tell us more  ·  Casey 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.

  8. Prevent folder name change

    The top-level OneDrive folder name on a Mac must be protected. If a user changes the folder name, the connection with OneDrive is silently broken - no warning. If a user continues to save and organize files, nothing is saved back to OneDrive.

    6 votes
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  9. Add the Sharepoint icon in the sidebar

    The OneDrive icon looks great in the Finder sidebar. But the Sharepoint folder just has a regular folder icon. Add the office building icon like on Windows. It would look awesome and would stand out from the rest of my favorites.

    14 votes
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  10. OneDrive not working on macOS Catalina

    Since Apple introduced macOS 10.15 Catalina, OneDrive Mac app stopped working. It could be a privacy issue, because the app doesn't found OneDrive folder on Mac.

    21 votes
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  11. Sync shared files to OneDrive on Mac

    It would be awesome if files and folders shared with us by other users would be directly synced to a locally shared folder (shared with me folder) on the Mac. At present we can't directly open any file that is shared. We have to go to OneDrive on the web to access them.

    This feature is already present on OneDrive for iOS. Would love something just like the shared tab in OneDrive for iOS.

    21 votes
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  12. Allow changing name of the local top-level folder to something other than \OneDrive.

    OneDrive creates a /Users/alias/OneDrive folder as it's root. Allow changing ti to something more consistent with the other user folder names, like /Users/alias/Drive.

    11 votes
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  13. Folder Color

    Could you add color to the folders? Currently, they are a boring gray. Box uses yellow folders

    4 votes
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  14. Initial Sync of >1000 file folder

    There appears to be an issue where if you post >1000 files to a folder in OneDrive it gets stuck and becomes unresponsive while it works on the folder.. then eventually catches up and starts the sync process. Can this be improved?

    7 votes
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  15. Umlauts [äöü]

    Hello,
    unfortunately OneDrive for Mac is not supporting umlauts like (äöü). In Finder all documents and folder with umlauts in it show all the time the sync symbol. As soon as I remove all umlauts the sync process is going well.
    It would be nice, if you change this.
    Thanks!

    33 votes
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  16. CPU Usage too high in High Sierra

    MacOs 10.13.2
    CPU Usage is too high while using one drive.
    Please correct!

    2,644 votes
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  17. 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.

    23 votes
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  18. Make it work on a stock MacbookPro

    Currently the OneDrive folder cannot be created on a case-sensitive drive. Well, the stock MacbookPro only has case-sensitive drive, which shuts me out of using OneDrive on it.

    See http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/forum/odstart-odinstall/onedrive-installation-from-apple-app-store-fails/9578a5c6-2eb9-402c-ba8e-c7b3b4eb0016

    27 votes
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  19. Support for MacOS 10.15 - Catalina

    Due to Apple's new privacy and security measures in the Mac OS file system in their upcoming version 10.15 Catalina. OneDrive can no longer function properly due to no longer having full access the the drive despite enabling full disk access in System Preferences. OneDrive will not be able to locate the main folder due to the 10.15 now having two separate volumes by default. One is for the MacOS system files and the other is your data drive. I'm not sure what other problems are causing OneDrive to not work but I hope it is fixed before 10.15 is…

    116 votes
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  20. Bring the Choose folders option back in the OneDrive syncing setup

    I am referring to this MS site where it says that choosing the folders before the setup process is done is available (and it used to be!): https://support.office.com/en-us/article/sync-files-with-onedrive-on-mac-os-x-d11b9f29-00bb-4172-be39-997da46f913f

    Even when using Files on Demand, it takes a long time to setup OneDrive when you have a 160 GB folder. Choosing what folders to sync was a helpful step in this process.

    47 votes
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