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How can we improve OneDrive on Mac?

Better support for files

We still use Dropbox as OneDrive doesn't play nicely with the files on the Mac our user experience designers use. We'd love to move off of Dropbox entirely and only use OneDrive, but aren't able to until files are better supported.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    OneDrive doesn't seem to support files in the same way that dropbox does. ---We are having the same problem as Ben (comment: better support for files) has mentioned... we are moving from Dropbox to onedrive, and we are having issues with read/write privileges, syncing, version control & locked for editing... what is the work around until this is solved? (team is international, and we need to find an effecient and secure way to work, without too many work arounds which can result in more human error.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am constantly getting warnings in Sketch:

    "The document "xyz.sketch" could not be autosaved. The file has been changed by another application.
    Click Save Anyway to keep your changes and save the changes made by the other application as a version, or click Revert to keep the changes from the other application and save your changes as a version. You can also click Save As to save your changes to a different file."

    When I quit the OneDrive Sync client the message doesn't pop up anymore.

  • Jordan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Specific Sketch files get caught in a sync loop. They sync, then delete, then sync again... infinitely.

  • Richard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can you explain ‘doesn’t play nicely’, in what way are the files not supported?

    I’ve been using MacOS/ OneDrive together for a while, seemingly without issues...

  • Brian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be great to see OneDrive function as a complete file repository, not just for files directly supported by Office. That is what keeps us from moving over entirely as well.

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