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.
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.
Same problem here. My disk is full and not able to store my OneDrive files. Need to store them in an external SD.
As workaround using other cloud services and a virtual machine to store OneDrive files.
Please solve this fast.
I bought OneDrive specifically for this feature and now I find out I can't use it. I keep my files in encrypted disk images and it won't let me set them as the target folders cause it's says they're external volumes.
Please let me sync sd card as soon as possible. My drive capacity is almost full.
Please improve this function as soon as possible!!!!!!!!!
Anthony Wakefield commented
GET YOUR **** TOGETHER MICROSOFT!
It is pretty ridiculous that the first suggestion is from 2016 and still it is not possible! We pay a premium price to use the service so wouldn't it be nice of you Microsoft to listen to the people that pay for you?
Gino Scarpino commented
MUST have this please!!!! Pretty please!!! Thank you!
Joe Rosemont commented
This needs to be added. MS needs to support their products better and give the users what they need. Every other service can do this except onedrive which a pay a premium for.
This is possible now. You just need to do this, when installing / connecting the account the first time. A feature like in Dropbox or Adobe CC to be able to move the folder would be nice also.
I just bought a 256G flash disk for my MacBook because it's only has a 128G SSD, and I can't install OneDrive folder at the flash disk now, it's a terrible problem, how could i do with it?
This is a much needed feature, since drive space is a premium on apple products. This will definitely drive adoption of 1 drive even higher.
When my MacOS High Sierra external drive containing the OneDrive folder gets disconnected, there is a severe memory leak when the app resynchronises; grows by approximately 1GB for every 20 files, yes thats one Gig for every Twenty files.
As I have about sixty thousand files, this means repeatedly stopping and restarting the app, given it consumes so much memory, and swap that no other application functions
DAVID SOBEL commented
Would like to sync Onedrive selectively with some folders on my MACbook hard drive and some folders on an external drive connected to my MacBook. Can this be done? Apparently not, so I will continue to use Google drive where you can do this.
Alberto Gomez Gil commented
How many more votes in order for it to become a OneDrive feature for Mac? Please advise.
Gregor Beyerle commented
how is it possible that EVERY time my external drive gets disconnected from the computer, i have to scan the ENTIRETY of my OneDrive files again next time I boot up?! This takes 6-7 hours before ANYTHING can get synced from my external drive again! That's seriously unacceptable.
i need so much this function, please!
Hey Jason we don't know if you use MBP but some MBP have low SSD Disk that full at moment to sync with our one drive cloud. I though it's moment to work not?