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.
Jon Rønsholt commented
Joining the crowd of folks who need this feature. In my perspective, there are two solutions. 1. The problem is being fixed. 2. I am buing my self an Apple Time Capsul and do my backup myself, instead of buying space at onedrive. and since this request is close to 2 years old, I feel it is time to buy myself a christmas present.
Just to add another voice to this request. I've been using DropBox on a permanently installed SDXC card in my MacBook for years. Unfortunately DropBox has become too unreliable, but I can't move to OneDrive because my internal SSD is full.
I've been using OneDrive for years. Don't have enough space on my SSD to store all of my files, so I bought an external--only to find that OneDrive doesn't let me sync my files to an external hard drive. I am now looking at moving to Dropbox or Google Drive.
Fernando, that works perfect with a "real" USB hard disk (Seagate 500GB).
But did not work with my Lexar USB "flash" drive (128GB) with same format as the Seagate drive. OneDrive does not allow to chose the flash drive.
Do you have any suggestions to get this working - maybe with a workaround to "fake" a hard-drive to OS-X?
Fernando Dagostini commented
Got it working on a external drive. This is what I've done: I closed
OneDrive, moved OneDrive's folder to my external drive and started OneDrive
again. It complained about it's folder and asked to locate it. I just pointed to the
new location. I needed to turn off auto start on login because my external drive is
not always connected. It's all working perfectly. I just need to remember to open OneDrive after connecting my external drive and closing it before unmounting my drive. I have mac book pro 2015, using high sierra and a 2 TB seagate usb drive formated as expanded mac os fs (journaling), case insensitive. OneDrive complained about it when it was case sensitive.
Need this feature, other wise it makes no sense to use Onedrive on my laptop.
Please add this feature.
WE NEED IT!!
Ben D. Hu commented
For all of your wonders the latest response from Anonymous below was just verified untrue by myself on Macbook air OS X El Capitan installed with a Transcend JetDrive 128GB which is formatted to ExtFat.
This is already working? I have just installed OneDrive on MAC and I selected an external HDD which is permanently connected to my MAC. Everything works perfectly fine.
Max Kuzkin commented
Had to switch to Dropbox because of this - sad, because i loved OneDrive. Purchased extension disk for my MacBook - have too many files now to store them on the primary drive. Found no workarounds, so here we go - thanks god there is competition and Dropbox works just fine with external drives.
Tom Steele commented
Still a massive issue for me. Won't be renewing at the end of the year
This is a serious problem. You have to buy a beast of a Mac to have more than 1 TB internal, so you're bound to use external drives. Onedrive responds by just stop syncing rendering it useless. MS is the only vendor with this problem I know of. So how long will you keep thinking about it, it's not a comfort problem, it's basic functionality.
Without this and/or files on demand it makes it pretty impossible to use OneDrive on a newer mac where the drive cannot be upgraded. I'm having to stop sycing so many folders it's becoming a pointless exercise.
Come on MS, your competitors do it so you should be able to. Stop doing this half baked
Icarus Chan commented
To everyone who's still following this:
OneDrive – if not Microsoft – is not worth your time. They politely said “thanks for the suggestion” – which means “no, please go elsewhere”. It’s time for you to let go. They don’t care about us/you.
I am going to switch to Google Drive which allows me to do this (I'm using a sparsebundle).
This is such a simple task for OneDrive to do and is essential
please do it!!!
Iqbal Bhatti commented
One drive for mac has a lot of problems. Please fix or pull product line.
- I couldnt use it since a year because of having a case sensitive file system
- Yesterday I got an idea of getting a JetDrive for my SD reader and using it just for this use case. That does not work either.
Kenneth Troldal Balslev commented
Why exactly is it that you don't prioritise this?
Dropbox does it. Google Drive does it. I don't see why it should be so difficult. I only have 256GB on the SSD, so each GB counts. Putting the OneDrive folder on an external disk is really important to me...and a lot of other people...
guys, this should be for yesterday
"Thinking about it" A backup software that "needs" to think if it needs to "talk" with backup devices? usb/external drives? And why only one sync folder? this is a joke...thinking on it...
My favorite part of this is contacting support about it...they tell you it works. FAIL. This is ridiculous. Just remove the check and let us sync where we want to (removable, USB, Thunderbolt, SD, symlink, whatever). If you want to give a warning about removable drives, fine--I leave mine attached all the time so it's not a concern.