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.
It's been 4 years, please solve this issue soon! What's the point of having a cloud data storage if it's just going to take space on my Mac...??!? SMH.
Michele Beltrame commented
This feature is FUNDAMENTAL to me, otherwise I'll need to switch to a different service. Which is bad, as I love OneDrive.
Einte Visser commented
Definitely need this feature. MacBook air with 128 and OneDrive for Business with 1TB is useless now...!
make the **** use of external ssd for onedrive
Shove off commented
Dropbox allows it, why would you use OneDrive?
PLEASE do this
I just bought a Mac with 128gb hard drive
this is REALLY important to me
the workaround is going to get old quickly
SSD drives are laptop standard. Fast but small. My data sync needs are significantly but not massively larger than my internal drive. Currently OneDrive is useless.
Selective sync? No good.
I can not use OneDrive with a external disk, I will move to another solution
Shankara Dash Shivagana commented
"Thanks for the suggestion" = "we've already decided not to do this." Time to move on to another solution.
Would be great, would let me use the app on my case-sensitive Mac !
After reading through the comments, I have come to the conclusion that MS is not capable of implementing this change. They do not have the competent programmers the Box, Google, iCloud or what ever has.
MS does not have to do anything in the suggestions, businesses still pay them no matter what and the end-users don't matter.
The Fact that this problem still exists for the last four years shows the apathy MS has for their customers, they closed the original comments sections and started a new one (this one) how long until this one goes away so they can ignore it as well.
@Jason Moore probably is long gone from MS so that is why he is thinking of it in 2016 and this is 3 yrs later and still nothing.
No ability to use Symbolic links or have a removable drive be a OneDrive folder is so 1999.
The fact that there are probably a 100 different posts on file names ( I know not this post) is another issue. read through the various links and you will see a bunch out there for this issue (one dive install locations / links, and hundreds more file names.
Common MS get with Y2k and make this more like your competitors products. A product that works. If I wasn't forced by my company to use this product I wouldn't.
That said, if this was a GOOD product maybe I would spend my own money on it and get a subscription instead of Box, or use my FREE google drive space.
Jason Moore- you still out there - MS anybody home????
Eric Stone commented
Show the Mac Office users some love, implement this ASAP please!
Phil Shenton commented
Please fix this ASAP. Mac disk prices are rediculous! We need to keep one drive on external storage
M K commented
They give you 1 TB and you can't make any use of it because of this feature lacking. This makes the 1 TB of OneDrive that you pay for totally fake! With Dropbox and Google Drive you get what you pay for, because you can actually use it.
M K commented
Google drive and dropbox allow it. Only OneDrive doesn't!
The only reason preventing me from upgrading so far is this feature. I waited for it for 2 years being a OneDrive customer, but no one did it.
Guys come on, resolve this now..
I have my one drive setup on an external SSD. its permanently connected as I don't take it with me anywhere. It wouldn't let me set it up on a NAS setup however.
Professor Steve Molyneux commented
I fully agree with all the comments. If Microsoft are serious about supporting Mac users this needs to be sorted. Apple have now moved ahead with another OS whilst the team is still 'Thinking about it' and have been since 2016. Maybe Microsoft needs fewer philosophers and more programmers/software engineers.
This is a major flaw in OneDrive and worse as customers find the failing for themselves AFTER purchasing the service.
I run a small business and cannot afford such failings. As such I am seriously considering moving to another cloud provider. Nothing works on External Drives - Not uploading amended files nor Files on Demand. Download is fine but that means I have to store in Onedrive folder and then upload via the web. Nonsense.
Can someone at Microsoft please at least have the courtesy to give us some form of technical roadmap so that customers can make informed decisions as to wether to stay with Onedrive or move to Google drive. I seriously have been looking at ways of integrating Google Drive or Amazon into my Office365 for Business environment.
I am trying to emailed Steven Bailey who is Director of Engineering of the OneDrive and SharePoint Group. Maybe he can shed some light on the situation.
Same issue here. Please resolve.
Sarah Cooper commented
I thought that when I uploaded my files to OneDrive that they would be off my computer and buy me the extra storage that I need for my computer. Not so. I don't quite understand but why does it use storage on my computer to put it on OneDrive? What is the purpose to put it on OneDrive if it is not going to give me space? Now I have to try to figure how to get rid of this OneDrive. I will just use my external hard drive. Much easier to understand than this.