Properly support the macOS file system (special characters, aliases, symbolic links, case sensativity, etc.)
OneDrive is 99% useless on a Mac because the macOS file system is not properly supported:
1) Files are limited to Windows naming conventions. I't impractical to rename 100's of files to complete a sync
2) Aliases get copied as unusable files and symbolic links are ignored.
3) If the drive is formatted as one of Apple's/unix's case-sensitive formats, they're unusable with OneDrive.
These are the deal killers, items like support for tags, etc. would be nice also.
Gian C. Bozano commented
I fully agree, it is crazy being limited to those old file name rules. I have to look for another solution, of course I will not rename 100s of files.
The fact that MS drives people here to "vote" for this, as if there's even a question about whether they should do it or not, is off-the-charts ridiculous. There is no other cloud service — no other modern technology company, I'd venture — still using 1990s-style file-name rules.
@OneDrive actually answered a tweet about this by providing a link to this page. Really? Go vote on whether or not we should stop using 30-year-old file structure? REALLY?
You are right! Come on MS! It’s 2019
Roy Leban commented
DropBox never complains that the name of a file contains a special character — it just makes it work. I'm trying to move from DropBox to OneDrive and I'm told I have to rename 165 files?!