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  1. Mac Time Machine backup to OneDrive

    The massive storage we get for the price we pay is great but I expected to be able to backup my laptops, PC and Macs, to my OneDrive. Currently I have a solution for file storage with OneDrive and a separate solution for disk image backups of my devices. Please figure out a way to backup OS and Windows disk images to OneDrive

    42 votes
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  2. 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…

    38 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    37 votes
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  5. 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)

    36 votes
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  6. 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.

    35 votes
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  7. 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!

    34 votes
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  8. 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…

    33 votes
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  9. 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.

    32 votes
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  10. 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

    32 votes
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  11. Improve energy efficiency

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

    32 votes
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  12. Sync errors shouldn't stop other files from syncing

    If a file is unable to sync due to an unsupported character in the name or some other error, it shouldn't cause all my other files from syncing. Syncing should continue with all files except those with the error.

    30 votes
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  13. 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

    30 votes
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  14. Known folder sync feature request

    We would like to put ~/Documents and ~/Desktop (for example) in MacOS on OneDrive for Business without actually moving these folders elsewhere. We would request you to make this feature as early as possible.

    28 votes
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  15. OneDrive needs to add auto sync customer selected folders in Mac!!!

    I manually drag the folders to my OneDrive to back up my documents in Mac every single day!! It's 2020, everyone else has auto-sync already. Microsoft you'd better hurry up or all loyal customers using Mac will gradually leave your cloud base services!

    28 votes
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  16. OneDrive for Mac Files On-Demand show as using up space on the Mac flash drive

    When looking at my storage usage on my Mac it says "233GB available of 500GB" which is correct, however the visual storage bar says I am using 489GB of storage space within my "Documents" - this is because of OneDrive. Even though Files On-Demand is turned on and the majority of files are not saved locally, the Mac thinks they are. Can this be changed?

    28 votes
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  17. Make it work on a stock MacbookPro

    Currently the OneDrive folder cannot be created on a case-sensitive drive. Well, the stock MacbookPro only has case-sensitive drive, which shuts me out of using OneDrive on it.

    See http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/forum/odstart-odinstall/onedrive-installation-from-apple-app-store-fails/9578a5c6-2eb9-402c-ba8e-c7b3b4eb0016

    27 votes
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  18. Enable Important folder protection on MacOS

    I bought an office package with Office and got 1TB of cloud storage yet I can't use the Important folder protection (sync Desktop, Documents, and photos folders with Onedrive) to backup and free space on my mac.

    We have it on windows and have the 'Free up space Option on Mac already. What's the issue with allowing us to choose what folders to sync outside of the 'Ondrive' folder?

    27 votes
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  19. 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!

    27 votes
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  20. Add link to show list of deleted files on "Remove Files from All Locations" dialog

    When you have deleted more than 200 files, a dialog is presented titled "Remove Files from All Locations" that gives you the option to remove the files from OneDrive or restore them to your device.

    Before taking either of these actions, I would almost always want to see what files will be affected.

    Please add a link/button to open a display with a list of these files.

    27 votes
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