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 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
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.