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  1. Umlauts [äöü]

    Hello,
    unfortunately OneDrive for Mac is not supporting umlauts like (äöü). In Finder all documents and folder with umlauts in it show all the time the sync symbol. As soon as I remove all umlauts the sync process is going well.
    It would be nice, if you change this.
    Thanks!

    23 votes
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    • 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.

      21 votes
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      • to open the files in "collaborative mode" when using the synced folder to open a file.

        I'm using OneDrive to collaborate with my colleagues on the same document.

        In windows when opening a file from the synced folder of OneDrive, it automatically enables the "Collaborative mode" (with the circle arrows in the save icon), on Mac it doesn't!

        Every time I want to open a file and collaborate (often) we have to search for the file from the navigation tool of the application instead of Finder, which is inconvenient!

        21 votes
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        • Synch of the OneDrive folder to the SD-Card

          For OneDrive for MacOS: we miss the ability to move the synch of the OneDrive folder to the SD-Card.

          It would be great if you can implement such a function for the mac users.

          Best regards

          20 votes
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          • MAC OS X : Create a upload bandwidth limit so we can use the internet while one drive uploads. QoS !!!

            MAC OS X : Create a upload bandwidth limit so we can use the internet while one drive uploads. QoS !!!
            One drive manage to consume all upload bandwidth which means you do not have enough bandwidth to request to view another site or use another service at the same time.

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            • Improve energy efficiency

              The energy efficiency of the OneDrive app on the Mac appears to be quite poor. It eats the battery pretty quickly.

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              • 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.

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                • Share option

                  Would be nice if the new update for MacOS would have a share immediately with the system in OneDrive

                  For example, when you click to see more details the *Share* button you can choose OneDrive

                  Thanks

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                  • Make OneDrive look more like an OSX application

                    The OSX version of OneDrive looks like a 'tacked-on' application and not a native OSX app, the GUI is totally alien and looks out of place from everything else. Can we please get this polished up and make it less like a Windows10 application and more of a OSX application.

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                    • Offline files MacOS

                      The MacOS app should be similar to the iOS app. You should be able to see all files within OneDrive (name and folders) only with some sort of icon (or grayed out) to show they are not available locally. Once double clicked, they are downloaded and opened.
                      There should be a cache amount on settings. Say, 50GB. OneDrive auto keeps the last 50GB downloaded or accessed on my Mac locally. As the 50GB is reached, the files that have not been acessed for the longest time gets deleted locally (available on the cloud) and the new one requested is downloaded. …

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                      • OneDrive installation on AFPS

                        Hi, I recently subscribed to O365, but cannot install OneDrive on my MacBook. The install goes fine until it needs to create a local folder to sync with, then I get the error that it cannot install because my file system is case sensitive, which it is. My research so far could not assist at all, and as I understand AFPS is designed to be case sensitive, and this is the way my machine was bought. Can you please investigate the possibility to allow OneDrive to install on a case sensitive volume, as I can do with DropBox and ownCloud?

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                        • Sync native Mac folders to OneDrive

                          Enable Mac system administrators to define native Mac folders that are to be synced automatically. e.g. ~/Documents, ~/Desktop, ~/Pictures, etc.
                          This functionality is already available in Windows, and should be made available for Mac to be truly cross-platform.

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                          • Add a "Launch OneDrive Web" option to the OneDrive Mac option menu

                            Being able to share files on the Mac directly from a context menu in Finder would be ideal. As a workaround it would be nice to have an option in the OneDrive client dropdown to launch directly to OneDrive web so that we can share from the website.

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                            • Only one suggestion that everyone will agree with... Feature parity with the Windows version. That should be the baseline.

                              Only one suggestion that everyone will agree with... The Mac version should always have feature parity with the Windows version. That should be the baseline. We shouldn't have to ask for this. We should simply expect it.

                              17 votes
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                              • Be aware of the inappropriate behavior for OneDrive application via Mac.

                                *English follows Japanese

                                ■Title(件名):Mac 版 OneDrive アプリの動作について

                                Be aware of the inappropriate behavior for OneDrive application via Mac.
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                                ■Description(内容): Mac 版 OneDrive アプリでの同期時、同期自体は正常に動作しているが、"変更を処理しています"の 画面から同期完了状態の表示に切り替わらない事象が起きている。本事象について早急な改善を希望します。

                                We would inform you the event occurs that the displays is not switching from the "Processing your change..." screen to the "Sync complete" state while synchronizing with OneDrive application via iOS (Mac devices).

                                For this event, the users may confuse about this inappropriate behavior even though the synchronizing operation has been done successfully. We hope this event will be corrected as soon as possible.

                                Thank you for your continued support.
                                ***************

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                                • on demand for mac

                                  Available for PCs but not for Macs

                                  17 votes
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                                  • Delete or Keep on OneDrive

                                    once you delete a folder or file on your one drive on a mac the file is deleted as well on the one drive cloud storage, this is not handy and it should have an option to decide what to do, because the benefit to have a cloud storage is to keep the files remotely and not locally, I suggest to give us the option to decide if:
                                    Delete and keep (Mac - OneDrive)
                                    Completely delete (Both sides)
                                    keep and delete (OneDrive -Mac)

                                    The only way that i had to do to accomplish this was quoting one drive (shutting down)…

                                    16 votes
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                                    • Make Finder Integration compatible with folder and file names containing special characters, like "á", "é",...

                                      Folders or files that have in the name one of this characters never shows the synced green icon. Here in Spain we have a lot of names with such characters and this provoques miss function in Onedrive. And Onedrive itself create when installed one folder named "Imágenes" and "Álbum de cámara" that shows this incorrect behavior.

                                      16 votes
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                                      • Add Finder integration to OneDrive for Mac

                                        I would love to use OneDrive more but it lacks one important feature for Macintosh users - i.e. Finder integration. Dropbox has had it forever and it now seems to have sprung up in Google Drive. It is available in Windows (except, of course, it is not called "Finder" integration). I just find it such a pain that when I upload files for clients I have to wait for them to upload, then find them in OneDrive in a browser to either get a shareable link or send an email to the client with a link. It is so much…

                                        16 votes
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                                        • 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

                                          16 votes
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