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.
I read the MS support article saying I can use external drive with APFS so I bought a large USB drive for that purpose only. Now I encounter the same issue as my OneDrive is FOR BUSINESS? The article is totally confusing and MS will need to clarify what users can do and cannot. Really disappointed with the wasted money...
This is not working on OneDrive for Business. Are those that seem to be working using a personal account? I've tried every combination of APFS and Journaled, encrypted and unencrypted etc. No joy just 'make sure it isn't a removable drive". Another poor effort from Microsoft who seem to be trailing way behind Google. Wish I hadn't switched.
We have been asking for this for a long period of time and it is time now for Microsoft to act and provide this feature.
1. Allow onedrive to be installed on a removable disk
2. Allow Symlink support - Symlink on a folder that is outside of onedrive folder (attached disk or removable disk)
I can't believe that it doesn't work on a SD card, APFS formatted as per instructions on the Microsoft "support" center.
The purpose of the SD card (400 GB) was to cope with my limited HD storage space on a MacBook Air. With these illogic flaw, my 1T OneDrive business account is completely useless.
Orkut Orbeyi commented
You can do it now.
Yes please allow us to do that!
I think they've done it: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/install-onedrive-on-an-external-drive-6307e24b-d7a4-493f-bf43-47345b2c11fe
(Note that the drive has to be APFS format)
Also, I use a Time Machine backup disk to not only backup my Mac's internal hard drive but also another external drive (use the exclusion list in the "Options" section of Time Machine). I put all of my files and folders in the the OneDrive sync folder, so all of my files and folders are backed up in the cloud, and I place the OneDrive sync folder on this second (it's a partition) drive. So, Time Machine backs up the OneDrive sync folder, and thus all of my files and folders. Ultimately, I have a computer with very much internal hard drive space; all of my files and folders backed up in the cloud; and all of my files and folders backed up on a physical external drive.
Definitely not working for a USB thumb drive. See my picture.
brian kwon commented
Hi. Please let me use onedrive with an external drive on macos. Thanks.
Guys can we install on external drive for mac or not yet?
I did a lot of tests: OneDrive on a separate drive works perfectly, even if APFS formatted. You can remove the drive and connect it again, OneDrive manages always the situation in the right way.
The only (small) detail is that when you reconnect the drive, the sync does not start automatically: a simple workaround is to pause synchronization and start it again.
My respect to OneDrive developers!
I will keep you informed if I will have further information to share.
I also don't understand... it is possible to set the OneDrive folder where you want (from Users tab).
The problem is that any time I restart my Mac it starts again syncing, some times for hours...
I asked Microsoft support but they simply do not know anything...
I don't know why this is still active, I have OneDrive installed on an external.
I did have to first set it up in the default location then delete the folder and when it asks where it is, set the new one on the external. Hard drive needs to be formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
Michael Doiron commented
Hello ... is anyone listening at Microsoft???? It shouldn't take 3.5 years to think about something. Will you provide a solution or not? Ignoring your constituents is not a great strategy.
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