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How can we improve OneDrive on Mac?

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.

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  • Chris Gorle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please implement this option ASAP. If we could do this I'd implement OneDrive for all our staff and students immediately. Without this option it is not feasible to use Onedrive in our school environment.

  • Keiron commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Need to have this feature in a day and age where removable storage is so cheap, yet Apple charge a fortune for additional storage

  • Dean commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would also like to be able have alternate sync locations for shared folders and not the entire package.

    Please guys, can;'t be that difficult!
    All the other major players have it right!

  • Alf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I´m a pro user of OneDrive. Please include this feature. The Ssd of MacBook Air isn't enough!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    OneDrive has some opportunities, now it has the on-demand feature on Mac that is huge for many users, also it has price advantage compare to
    Dropbox's on-demand feature. Now Microsoft really needs to address some issue like this that exist a long time to win more users.

  • Padmini Sundar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It will be good to see MS add this feature.

    It looks like it is a matter of policy for MS - not a technical challenge, when other cloud storage systems can provide this functionality!

  • .... commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Although there might be workarounds, Microsoft should add this functionality without having to format the external SSD as Mac Os Extended (Journaled) .

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    OneDrive really needs to add this functionality. I have two internal drives, and if I try to move my OneDrive directory to the drive with all of my other data, it errors out. That's unacceptable behavior in 2019, so please fix.

  • Ganesh Krupa Daamodaran commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It is sad Microsoft is not considering using the resolving installing OneDrive on removable storage. It would be a win if they can find a way to support removable storage installation. Dropbox managed a workaround for it why not such a tech giant?

  • Athan InStatic commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As mentioned in my previous comments, this works for me with no issue - On my mojave mac, I am using a 2TB toshiba usb3 drive with no issue - the drive is formatted Mac Os Extended (Journaled)
    - I am using Onedrive personal as well as Onedrive business

    - A couple months ago I was also using Onedrive (personal and business) on my laptop which has High Sierra, with an external usb seagate drive (I think this one was formatted exfat, BUT because mac sucks when you accidentally unplug a drive, I got tired of trying to recover files and I purchased an internal SSD for that laptop.

    -Thumb drive is still not possible BUT external hard drive it is.

  • CH commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Easy fix:
    After installation,
    quit OneDrive app,
    copy the OneDrive folder to a external hard drive.

    Delete the original OneDrive folder.

    Start OneDrive app that will say that it can't find the folder and choose to go through the installation procedure again.
    In this situation you can choose another location, point to where you copied the OneDrive folder on th external drive, answer some questions from the installer and, boom.
    Done.
    Double check via the OneDrive app =
    "More.."-> Preferences -> Acount -> Manage -> Choose folders and in the bottom part of the window you will see the path to the OneDrive location which should be too the external drive.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Microsoft, u are a shithouse, unable to solve any mayor problem that ur customers have. just drop dead and leave the cloud business to professionals like dropbox... (well, anybody other than micrsoft does it better)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Microsoft, u are a shithouse, unable to solve any mayor problem that ur customers have. just drop dead and leave the cloud business to professionals like dropbox... (well, anybody other than Microsoft does it better)

  • Craig Weems commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Are we sure that aka Jason Moore still works at MS? Could we be sending comments to an email address that was dead years ago? His LinkedIn profile is still up but it doesn't reflect any fresh info. He has (or had) 500 connections. I don't know any of them but perhaps other commenters might find they share a connection and they can attempt a back channel contact. I found a MS video with someone claiming to be Jason Moore, but who knows? He was being interviewed but it seemed that he was more involved with Office 365 and SharePoint. What I really don't understand is that I expect that it took effort to bar the use of removable media. Allowing removable media use would appear to be the easy way to go. So what does MS gain from denying its use?

  • DMc commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please sort this out! How long can this take? You've done it for PC.

  • James Rogers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    FYI folks .. I read that someone got this to work by having OneDrive not start up automatically with the computer at startup and manually starting up OneDrive instead. Has anyone confirmed this?

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