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Welcome to the OneDrive UserVoice. This is your place to suggest the features you’d like to see us add to OneDrive. We have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service and your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy https://onedrive.uservoice.com/tos, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

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While we can’t guarantee any specific features or timelines, we will respond to every suggestion that gets at least 500 votes. Thanks for joining our community and helping improve OneDrive.

  1. Allow syncing of files larger than 10GB (e.g. Photos Library in OS X)!

    Allow syncing of files larger than 10GB (e.g. Photos Library in OS X).

    I was disappointed to learn that the reason my OneDrive never leaves "Scanning Files" in OX X Yosemite is that OneDrive does not support files over 10GB.

    I'm frustrated, because I paid to upgrade my storage amount so I could use OneDrive to backup my Photos Library in OS X, since I use OneDrive for all of my personal backups/syncing.

    This seems like a simple request!!!

    92 votes
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  2. 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?

    71 votes
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  3. Hide menu bar icon Mac

    Option to hide menu bar icon

    67 votes
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  4. 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

    66 votes
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  5. ... enable synchronization of Mac's folder "Desktop" with OneDrive

    While it is possible to sync my Windows folder "Desktop" with OneDrive it is unfortunately not possible to do the same with the Mac folder "Desktop".
    Please make it possible so I always can have the same content on both Desktops.
    Thank you.

    63 votes
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  6. 59 votes
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  7. Allow syncing on case-sensitive file systems

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

    59 votes
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  8. Allow SELECTIVE Folder Selection BEFORE OneDrive Starts up

    OneDrive drives me crazy. If the drive ever stops, or is quit, it wants to setup again. I point it to the folder I have already been using, and then a FULL sync wants to start where I only sync certain folders. When I go to preferences to change to a selective sync, the app tells me that a sync is in progress and I have to wait until all the files sync. I DON'T want to sync everything before I can change the settings. This happens repeatedly on any of my 4 Macs we use in our family. What…

    58 votes
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  9. 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.

    57 votes
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  10. 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.

    55 votes
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  11. Command or plist to report current Sync status

    We need the ability to determine the current sync status of OneDrive on our fleet of macOS clients. Using a client management platform (eg. JAMF, AirWatch etc) we would like to determine the current sync status using a script or reading a plist. We can then notify our in-house support team of OneDrive sync issues, so we can proactively assist users.

    Could the current sync status be written to a local preferences file or accessible via a command line query?

    Command Example:
    /Applications/OneDrive.App/Contents/MacOS/OneDrive /synstatus

    returns on the following:
    Ok
    Syncing
    Paused
    Error

    Preference file Example:
    defaults read com.microsoft.OneDrive.plist CurrentSyncStatus
    returns…

    55 votes
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  12. 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.

    54 votes
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  13. 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.

    54 votes
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  14. 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 ".DSStore" 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 .DSStore 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,…

    46 votes
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  15. 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.

    45 votes
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  16. First class support for macOS AutoSave feature

    Many macOS applications I use as part of my workflows while operating on documents I keep in OneDrive synced folders use the built in macOS Auto Save feature (which includes the ability to revert to previous versions of a file) and OneDrive has some compatibility issues with this feature. I cannot keep "Use Office applications to sync Office files that I open" turned on because otherwise the afore mentioned AutoSAve-ing applications often interrupt my work with modal windows telling that "the document could not be saved. The file has been changed by another application."

    Would be really nice if the…

    44 votes
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  17. Donner accès au coffre-fort OneDrive depuis macOS

    Permettre une utilisation partagée de cette fonctionnalité entre Windows, iOS et macOS.

    41 votes
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  18. OneDrive on OSX should have the option to not launch at startup.

    in OSX, I want OneDrive NOT to launch on startup. I don't want to see the icon in the white menu bar at the top of the screen unless I go into the Application folder and 'manually' launch OneDrive. I don't want Onedrive immediately engaging the cloud on startup. With Dropbox I have this set. The DB icon is in my Dock. Dropbox synchs ONLY when I tell it to. I want Onedrive to allow this same level of control. Its a great product but unless I can prevent auto launch I'll only be using Onedrive for extra STORAGE in…

    40 votes
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  19. Screenshot upload and sharing link to clipboard

    Dropbox has this (optional) functionality: when you take new screenshot (I'm using Mac) - it automatically moves screenshot to Dropbox/Screenshots and copies share link to the clipboard. Then I can easily share schreenshot that was just taken.

    38 votes
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  20. 38 votes
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