Stop forcing OneDrive folders to Favorites in the Finder Sidebar
Every time I reboot, OneDrive forcefully places a shortcut to it's folder in the Finder Sidebar Favorites section.
I'd like to have the choice of disabling this.
Since weeks I was just as annoyed as most of you here, to put it mildly. So when I came across this thread yesterday at least I knew I wasn't alone.
aaaand *drumroll*, *tatataaa* I came across a working solution. Yes, there is one. And it's working. And simple... and. well. it's one more evidence that M$ made OneDrive behave the way it does by intention. Because, as someone else wrote down there, forcefully overwriting the configvurqtion of the users Favorites is against Apple's style- and UI-guides. An app behaving so bad would not be pass Apple's QA and therefore wouldn't be availabler on the AppStore. but it is. And that's the simple solution: Quit OneDrive which you, me, we all got as a download from MS. Then delete the /Applications/OneDrive in Finder, go to AppStore, install OneDrive from there, re-authorize, wait - done. Now change Finder's Favorite Section to your wishes, reboot and... problem solved.
OneDrive has been recently forced on me by my company. Oh how I wish we didn't have to use OneDrive. Look at this issue, it's over 2 years old and Microsoft hasn't done a thing. If I manually remove the OneDrive directories, it means I DON'T F#@%ING WANT IT THERE
Stoyan Mishinev commented
I do not kindly ask you to remove this annoying behaviour. I INSIST you to remove this violent behaviour from your application. You, Microsoft, do not have the right to forcibly define the look and feel of the applications not made by you and part of my operating system.
Yes please. I can't stand having to remove these items from the Finder sidebar every time I restart the application.
This looks especially out of place, now that iCloud has it's own heading in the Finder in macOS Catalina.
Julie M commented
Can we please remove the finder favourites and can we remove the domain name and just have the OneDrive name as this is confusing my users!!!!
Very intrusive behaviour, indeed.
Please let us disable this in settings like:
[x] Do not add to favorites
[x] Hide menubar icon
[x] Hide dock icon
Or even better: Use positive descriptions instead of negative ones:
[_] Show in Dock
[_] Show in Menubar
[_] Add to Finder favorites
alex v commented
I agree. This also happens every time you simply quit the app and restart it. Very annoying.
Mike Matas commented
+1 It is extreamly annoying that OneDrive forces me to have these folders in my favorites. I only use a few sub folders in my OneDrive and have absolutely no need for these top level folders to be in my sidebar.
Please provide opt-out, its highly annoying!
Every time I restart my mac (or just restart the onedrive app) onedrive adds my onedrive folder to my favourites in the finder window. How do I stop this from happening?
If I remove the folder from the favourites, it just reappears after the reboot.
So please stop making these "microsoft decisions" – mandatory decisions and lets make it our own choice.
D Golding commented
This behavior runs against OS best practices. Highly annoying for maintaining my custom OS environment.
Nik Sauer commented
Yes please, this is horrible, especially as I can't rename my OneDrive for Business resulting in a streched Finder window.