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.
Google has solved this problem already. The "Google backup and Sync" service can sync to a folder on a removable disc. If the disk has been ejected, the service will just pause until the disk is available again.
If I try the same with OneDrive (it is possible, if the removable disk is formatted as an APFS volume), it works as long as the removable disk is connected, but if I accidentally eject the disc, I must set up OneDrive from scratch again.
Hmmm, you already can....well in 21.046.0307.001 and the two releases before this one. I have my OneDrive home on usb-c ssd. Just wish they would get on top of its memory usage on M1. Heaps better now but still uses a lot for a cloud client. Seems better behaved on Intel
Have we moved forward from thinking about it to actually implementing this feature. At this rate, I am considering switching to another service that can support my needs as a Mac user.
Tushar Pednekar commented
Come on Microsoft, allow One Drive installation on removable storage on MAC. We so very much need it !
Any updates on this thread?
Mike Harwood commented
I'm not surprised Microsoft has not taken the time to fix the problem of not being able to sync from an external drive - it's MICROSOFT! It should be an easy thing to fix after all, even a low level coder could probably sort it out but no, us Mac users are ignored as irrelevant!
JUST PULL YOUR FINGER OUT MICROSOFT!
M. Badr commented
Its really frustrating, while Google Drive can give you this service for free, OneDrive subscribers can not have this option!
Truly urging Microsoft add such option.
Incredible. 5 years and nothing. Microsoft very bad company, I wish will be like Apple...
5 years, still notjing
please!!!!!!! help I can't believe I can not set a micro SD on my Macbook for my Onedrive aaaaaa!!!!!!! help!!!!
Still no reply from Microsoft
Sedat Kilinc commented
On my MacBook I've moved all my Cloud Drives (Dropbox, GDrive etc.) onto my SD-Card but with OneDrive it wasn't possible.
I've just found it out after I've moved my entire folder to the SD-Card.
Since then I'm not using OneDrive anymore
because I don't want to move the entire folder back on my internal SSD-Drive.
Mohamed Malik commented
I use a mac with 120GB internal storage. Living in a remote location with slow internet, so files on demand is not an option. I have an external Transcend Jetdrive Connected to my memory card slot which houses Dropbox and GoogleDrive. Still don't understand why Microsoft can't do this.
Chris Kraus commented
I have large number of files that I need to sync. Even with "on demand" sync of files it is large. I would like to Sync to my external USB-C SSD.
Implement it and TAKE MY MONEY. Without it, I can't get behind One Drive for Mac :(
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!