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  1. 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.

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      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Folder Badges

      It would be really helpful to see which files and folders have already been synced by seeing those folder badges like dropbox and box.com have. Can OneDrive implement a feature like this please?

      24 votes
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      • 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.

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        • 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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          • 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

            22 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

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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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                  • 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.

                      19 votes
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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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                        • 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.

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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.

                              19 votes
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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. …

                                19 votes
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                                • 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.

                                  19 votes
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                                  • 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.

                                    19 votes
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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.

                                      18 votes
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                                      • Make OneDrive MacOS FileName compatible

                                        Sync all your files anywhere, anytime across PC and Mac? Hardly!! OneDrive still has legacy Windows filename limitations and refuses to deal with files/file names that are fully legal names on the MacOS. This has been an issue for YEARS that Microsoft has continually ignored. Until Microsoft can be bothered to fix this, OneDrive will continue to be nothing but an "also ran", trailing far behind competing products/service what do not have such issues (which would be just about every other product/service out there). Until Microsoft can be bothered to fix this, I will have no other choice but to…

                                        18 votes
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                                        • should accept special characters for file names

                                          Synchronizing with OneDrive for Apple Computers is otherwise nearly impossible, as Apple accept Special characters e.g. / for file names!!!

                                          17 votes
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