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  1. Allow syncing on case-sensitive file systems

    Really not understandable that this is a "not right now". This would possibly make me use it.

    56 votes
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  2. File names, special characters

    There are way too many restrictions on special characters in file names which prevent upload to OneDrive of files from Apple OS 10.13.

    50 votes
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  3. Sync Shared Folders on New Mac app cleint

    The new Mac app client states that shared folders will not sync. However, in the UserVoice, Jason Moore says that they will sync. What is the status of this?

    44 votes
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  4. Hide menu bar icon Mac

    Option to hide menu bar icon

    44 votes
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  5. File name restrictions

    The file name restrictions are still in place. There shouldn't be any special character, symbol, space before or after file. It is very disappointing especially when you are uploading hundreds of GBs and with 460 file name errors. That makes you stop the whole process. Please allow any type of file names like dropbox/google drive etc.

    Thank you.

    41 votes
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  6. Support certificate based authentication for OneDrive in an enterprise environment.

    Support certificate based authentication for OneDrive in an enterprise environment for ADFS authentication similar to all other Office products on Mac.

    39 votes
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  7. Support for MacOS 10.15 - Catalina

    Due to Apple's new privacy and security measures in the Mac OS file system in their upcoming version 10.15 Catalina. OneDrive can no longer function properly due to no longer having full access the the drive despite enabling full disk access in System Preferences. OneDrive will not be able to locate the main folder due to the 10.15 now having two separate volumes by default. One is for the MacOS system files and the other is your data drive. I'm not sure what other problems are causing OneDrive to not work but I hope it is fixed before 10.15 is…

    38 votes
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  8. Block Level Synchronisation (Differential Sync)

    Split any files into blocks and sync only parts of the file that were updated instead of the whole file. Very popular request for Windows, but should be implemented in the core itself, also available vor macOS and anyone else: https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/913522-onedrive-on-windows/suggestions/6369855-enable-differential-sync-only-sync-parts-of-the-f

    38 votes
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  9. Merge OneDrive and OneDrive for Business Menu Bar Icons on OS X

    When you configure both a personal OneDrive account and a OneDrive for Business account on OS X, you end up with two identical icons in the menu bar.

    Additionally, two icons just adds clutter to a already crowded area in OS X. Both icons should be merged, and the drop down menu should show details from both accounts.

    37 votes
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  10. Fix the accent characters on OneDrive Next Gent Client

    Hello,
    Can you please fix an inconvenient issue with accent characters on OneDrive Next Gent Client for Mac. My name contains accents characters - Jiří (Czech Republic, Europe), and my sync folder and information in client "translate" this to: Ji\u0159\u00ed (Jiří). I think the problem is clear, there is an issues with character mapping. Can you please fix it in next version? Thanks a lot.
    Jiri (George)

    35 votes
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  11. Manual Sync Now Button for Mac

    For the love of all that is good and holy, please add a manual "Sync Now" option for Macs. When I open my laptop to work on a project that I had begun earlier on a different computer, then I click on the OneDrive icon that tells me that it is "up to date" and that my files "last updated 23 hours ago," the app ceases to be useful. A "Sync Now" button would fix that problem in a hurry. As it is, I have to close the program and reopen it in order to get it to sync.

    34 votes
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  12. Finder tag syncing across Macs

    Hello. I have recently started using finder tags on my iMac. I keep nearly all May data on OneDrive now—it’s great! But all the tags I’ve applied to my documents on the iMac don’t sync to my MacBook. That stinks!

    Apparently Dropbox does support finder tag syncing. So it’s possible. Please add this feature to OneDrive! Thanks.

    34 votes
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  13. Support direct federated single sign on (SSO) on the Mac client

    The Mac client currently is capturing my password, and Office 365 is serving as a proxy to authenticate my to our on-premise ADFS/Shibboleth federated SSO solution. This is not permissible according to the rules of our Information Security Office. This product (and all other Office 365 clients) need to support direct authentication against ADFS (or other SAML authenticators) before we can use it on our campus.

    33 votes
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  14. Please add online-only for mac users

    I have 2 subscriptions for Office365 this means i have 2048 GB of online storage but my MacBook Pro has only 256 GB of local storage why not i cant choose which files to keep on the SSD and which Files to keep online only like what i used to do with my windows laptop... selective syncing isn't really helpful because I will have to to open the browser every time i need to access my non-local storage and re-download what i need after then re-upload it again and this is just a pain... i am moving to iCloud next…

    32 votes
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  15. OneDive Folder Protection for Mac

    Please add the same Folder Protection option for Mac as is currently available for PC. The feature on PC works great, and is much needed on Mac, as many of us use both systems. Thanks in advance.

    31 votes
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  16. allow MACs to have external-drive OneDrives like Windows PCs and Surface tablets

    Why are windows and surface tablets allowed to have externally located OneDrives? Macs should too.

    Your competitors allow it as well.

    31 votes
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  17. Selective Sync on Mac needs to continue even if it cannot sync a particular file (.DS_Store file was culprit).

    I installed the new version of OneDrive for Business (MacOS), with selective sync.
    Whenever it got to a ".DS_Store" file, though, it would get "hung up", and would stop syncing. I contacted MS Tech Support and was directed to an article which appeared to be helpful in that it clearly addressed the issue I was experiencing, and eventually was able to get the Mac to complete the sync by deleting the .DS_Store files (which was a bit of a challenge, but I figured it out).

    The issue is not just that the Mac won’t sync the “.ds_store” files, but that…

    31 votes
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  18. Allow OneDrive to sync to removable media on MacOS OSX.

    Enable the feature/option to Sync OneDrive on Removable media on OSX.
    Many Mac's have limited HDD space, it is very importanto to allow sync OneDrive to external drive

    29 votes
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  19. Scheduling

    Hi
    Is it possible to schedule when syncing occurs with the onedrive client on MacOs. I find the computer slows dramatically when uploading a lot of files

    Thanks
    Matt

    29 votes
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  20. On Battery Pause Sync By Default (Parity with Windows)

    Currently on Mac, OneDrive chews A LOT of power. One thing I have noted in testing on Virtual Machines with Windows is that the Windows version pauses sync by default on battery which would be ideal.

    Please look at adding this (in addition to other battery saving optimisations). As it would at least bridge the gap until other power saving optimisations could be employed.

    29 votes
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