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.
Thanks for the suggestion.
Josh Daley commented
Yep. Try to catch up with DropBox on this one! It's vital for anyone who travels and works on the go. :)
This is nonsensical. I'll actually have to change cloud services merely because the large external drive I use is 'ejectable'? Many of us are using actual drives to keep Time Machine backups and other giant files. I can't burn internal space for my large library, and download on demand is a lousy compromise.
This feature was available as I had my OneDrive folder on an external USB drive at one time.
I have just tried to re-implement it only to discover it no longer works.
Why would you remove functionality like that... it makes no sense.
Please bring back the ability to put the OneDrive folder on an external drive. Pretty please! With a cherry on top.
Sacha Goodwin commented
Yes please, very much needed now!
Hellooooooooooooooo! Anybody listening?
Ricardo Castillo commented
This is really frustrating, this feature is basic and should have been included by default from the first version of Onedrive for mac. It has no sense it is missing.
While, it's 2020 and I am stilling waiting for the update. Please please please, it's not that difficult.
How long have you been thinking about it? This would be very vary useful.
Here is what is weird.. I have a OneDrive personal account. I have a 2TB external SSD connected to my IMac. The OneDrive sync folder works perfectly on that external drive. I also have a Macbook Pro with a 128GB Mini Flash Drive. OneDrive will NOT sync to the Flash Drive. Both drives are are formatted exactly the same. It is a shame Microsoft has not addressed this issue for Mac users. :(
Thinking about it? Come on Microsoft! I want to drop Dropbox and use OneDrive, but not if I can't use an external drive! Dropbox allows for external drive use! Step up!
Can we please get an update from the product team?
The latest response from Microsoft I can see dates back to mid 2016.
Either the feature is going ahead, or it's not (and perhaps the rationale). I can't give this feature enough votes, this and of course the leaky Mac implementation).
Why ask for your users' feedback if you don't listen and respond.
i currently have my onedrive folder synced to a 1TB SSD and it works fine if the SSD file format is APFS
Microsoft Does Not Care for MAC Users commented
Hi everyone! As to this day we still have Microsoft having clearly NO interest in developing any software solution for Macintosh.
There are software solutions to our problem though!
The best applications I could find which are compatible with Onedrive(minds-his-own)Business are as following:
SynchMate (Paid) - Perfectly syncs specific folders from an external, internal, network or whatever drive you like, it has no limits, you can configure any possible sync scenario.
Mountain Duck (Paid) - Syncs your ondrive service (or any other service for that matter) to any folder you'd like.
Cyberduck (Free) - enables you to mount the onedrive cloud as a drive to your mac, hence using it as an "external drive", which can also be used for time machine purposes (creating a sparse bundle file -within that mounted drive- which can be mounted thus separately and to which time machine can save a backup) all while eating none of your local space
ExpanDrive (Paid) - same as Cyberduck while adding an offline function, meaning all data you want to add to the mounted cloud service will be saved on a local temp folder until internet connection is established and the files can be uploaded - especially useful for people with non-constant internet connection.
It is 20 May 2020 and I am still waiting for it. Microsoft should listen to customer wants.
Rares Folea commented
Mike B. commented
There are posters on here who are allegedly able to do it. I've followed all the tips and variations of the same tips to no avail. This is really ridiculous.
Mike B. commented
What's the update on this? As of May 2020 I still do not think this is possible. I have a 2015 Mac Book Pro with very limited space. This something taht woule be SUPER helpful.
Denis Ferraro commented
I use a macbook with 512Gb SSD and it crashed (almost irretrievably) because it was syncing 300Gb to my Onedrive folder which I couldn't stop and then froze/crashed. I took it to my technician who had to wipe the entire computer. If I'm paying for 1Tb of storage on OneDrive, how can I possibly make use of it with only 500Gb on my computer? .... and I dont think there's that many peoole with 1Tb+ computers out there.
I haven't bothered to put OneDrive on my computer again since it was wiped.
Please fix this issue. We need to be able to sync to an external drive.
I have been in extensive contact with MS customer support for the past weeks. They were extremely friendly. But after many trials, reinstalls and updates, they just did not manage to find a solution. The truth is: for now it can't be done and that is really problematic, especially when many are tied to this software by their employer.
I can only hope that MS keeps an eye on this page and decides to implement the necessary changes. I really need this feature.
it just doesn't work