OneDrive Files On-Demand for Mac
When will OneDrive Files On-Demand be available on Mac
Happy to announce the availability of this feature earlier this year. Please continue to send feedback and suggestions our way.
Matt V. commented
I don't see the options in Finder to set a file as on demand.
Lorenzo Cattaneo commented
I can't find anywhere to report bugs properly, so I'll try to list what I found here:
-At the moment I found that even with files on demand active, space is still being eaten up. In fact, I found myself with 100GB occupied by onedrive, which is what would have been if I normally synced everything in my folder.
-even with the space occupied files behave as if they have not been downloaded, so when I open something it gets downloaded again.
-files preview does not work, I have to double-click them and fully open files.
- sync seems to stop after a while and does not continue until I restart onedrive
- the finder icon often does not appear without restarting the finder
- do I really have to manually download updates?!?!
Hopefuly this thread is still being read by microsoft..
OneDrive has always had the highest CPU usage of all apps on my MacBook Pro, even before the OnDemand version. Mine regularly sits at 160% (not sure how this is possible?!). The whole shortfall and complication is pushing me towards Dropbox....
A few major bugs with this "files on demand" build. What is the BEST way to report them?
Surely there is something more technical (i.e. sends system logs) than just the "happy" or "sad" face feedback options?
Number 1 issue is at startup you need to relaunch the Finder for it to show the OneDrive sync icons next to files. I have this scripted in my startup by hand. Seeing high CPU usage when idle sometimes that is killing my battery and I have to quit out of OneDrive.
It seems that overall Microsoft could be doing a much better job of making us Mac users feel like we are part of the development cycle. It seems that the OneDrive app will not be updating itself automatically and we need to keep checking by hand for new builds. Just sad guys, so much effort because you guys aren't organizing stuff for us. Get it together...
In answer to my own question and for the benefit of others:
LOCATING THE .JSON FILE
1. Open Finder
2. In the finder menu bar choose 'Go'
3. At the bottom of the menu choose "Go to Folder"
4. An entry field pops up in the finder window, enter the address "~/Library/Caches/OneDrive" and click enter
5. The .json in question file will be evident - delete this.
Where do I locate ~/Library/Caches/OneDrive to delete the .json files?
I can find two locations for Library/Caches on my system but neither contain any reference to OneDrive as noted above?
Seems I am not the only one with this problem?
I can't seem to make this work. I went through the steps and I don't seem to have this thread either ( ~/Library/Caches/OneDrive). Also the .json that I searched for 'on my mac' file all have a safari icon and i am hesitant to delete those, especially since they are not in the above path. CAn anyone help?
Working, thank you Microsoft, you are great!
Edgar Felix commented
Will this be available for both personal and business accounts?
Aldyth Maharsha commented
Finally!!!!, It working fine so far I can free up almost 100GB on my macbook, thank you very much!
I have no folder ~/Library/Caches/OneDrive. It was a problem to even launch it, and now it's a problem to explain users what they should do to even try it. Ridiculous.
Brilliant. So far, so good - it is working well. This kind of feature parity between platforms is makes OneDrive much more competitive with Google and Dropbox.
So good to see this come to the Mac. Assume the delay was due to the requirement of APFS. Either way, the wait was worth it!
Thanks Aaron, that worked for me too
This is great. However I am having an issue. How do you provide feedback or get support? It is successfully syncing my files from online. However, if I add a new file through finder it never uploads it just sits with the double sync arrows. The on drive client interface shows all files in sync.
Finally Thanks Ryan
Fredrik Forsell commented
This is great news to see this in motion with a preview version. What would you guess is a normal time frame estimate before this update is available in the Mac App Store for download, 3-6 months? Thanks
WIll Files On-Demand also come for High Sierra?
Thomas Allen commented
Thanks for the update, Ryan!