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  1. 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.

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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

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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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          • 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…

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            • 16 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                tell us more  ·  Casey Penk responded

                Hi, can you tell us more about what you’re looking for? Have you seen the suggestion for shared / co-owned folders? Is that what you’re looking for? Thank you.

              • High Sierra Beta - Onedrive isn't working anymore

                I installed the High Sierra public beta and now my one drive connections aren't working. Just wonder if anyone else had the same thing happen. Any suggestions on how to fix the problem?

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                  OneDrive really need a tool for monitoring what is happening on folders. I mean which folder are sync and which not, which is syncing and, maybe, what files.

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                  • Allow uploading Mac OS X Photos Library without the fat

                    Currently I keep my Photos Library inside the OneDrive folder. It gets synchronized just "fine", but as an exact file sync (expected! duh!).

                    However, the Mac Photos app keeps a DB file which gets updated apparently everyday, so everyday OneDrive is pushing ~300MB to the cloud. Worst, when viewing the photos online in OneDrive, it's showing me "doubles" cause it's showing the original and the thumbnails (not to mention face thumbnails from face recognition).

                    I like using the Photos app locally, but would like to ONLY sync the original photos to OneDrive. Feels like it's something the "OneDrive for Mac"…

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                    • OneDrive

                      The OpenDrive app for mac should have the option to choose the path after initial setup was done. If you decide to move somewhere else in the Mac, this is not possible.
                      Make the effort and let us to decide where will be located the folder.

                      I am a 365 user using all the best from Microsoft and Mac.

                      Thanks

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                      • Change Menulet Icon Color for Sync Errors

                        When sync errors occur, nothing is indicated on the icon that a something is wrong. The user has to click on the icon to see the sync errors. I propose that we make the icon entirely red when a sync error occurs, to get the user to pay attention and hopefully click on the icon to see the sync errors.

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                        • ... 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.

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                          • Reduce the number of steps to get to "Choose Folders" screen

                            I am constantly dipping in and out of the "Choose Folders" to sync screen. I think there are too many steps to get to it in my opinion. It would be great if we could reduce the number of clicks and menus required.

                            When working on certain projects, or if I need to reference an old project I use the "Choose Files" window to download only that folder from my OneDrive. It would greatly speed up my workflow if getting hold of project files could be simpler.

                            14 votes
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                            • 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.

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                              • Sync Onedrive to external harddrive on Mac

                                I need to be able to sync OneDriver with an external harddrive on Mac! This should be easy for you to fix.

                                13 votes
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                                • Sync Documents, Desktop etc folders to OneDrive Option

                                  Just like OneDrive for Windows has with the Auto Save tab 'Protect your important folders' that would allow you to automatically back up anything saved to Documents, Desktop and Pictures folder, I'd love for it to be an option for Mac. Even a step further where additional folders could be selected by the user.

                                  As an admin that manages a number of users on mac, it's been a bit of a push to get users across and some of them are never going to do it the 'right' way and save into their OneDrive. By having this option, it can…

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                                  • Continue to improve sync speeds, they make the product unusable

                                    I signed up for Office 365, thinking I could use it to replace my Google Drive. However, after a couple days of uploading data to One Drive, I have come to the conclusion that I won't be able to use it since it is so slow in uploading files. I uploaded a batch of files from my Mac to Google Drive last week, and it took one evening to finish. I am now trying to upload the same batch of files from my Mac to One Drive, and I'm 24 hours in and less than 25% done. It also appears…

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                                    • Metered connection functionality on macOS

                                      It would be great to have some sort of metered connection functionality on macOS like Windows. I know that Windows 10 has this native in the OS, but I think there are other ways to implement on Mac:

                                      1) Being able to select a network adapter (ex: Novatel U620L LTE modem)
                                      2) Being able to whitelist and blacklist ESSIDs for syncing
                                      3) Ability to manually turn on a "limited mode"

                                      Honestly, I'd love the option to have all 3 of those.

                                      12 votes
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                                      • Add password security to access onedrive folder in Mac desktop app

                                        Please add passcode for onedrive mac desktop app just like there is one for iphone app of onedrive. Not everyone in this world has personal laptops and onedrive is my favorite app which i use daily and and getting it on my desktop with password security would make my work very easy and quick.

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                                        • Mac client to enable sync of only selected folders

                                          The Mac client currently lets you to sync all the files that you have on your onedrive with the onedrive folder. I have 1TB on my onedrive and only 500GB on my mac, so when i want to transfer files to the onedrive in order to free space i am not able to use the client anymore.

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