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  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!!!

    53 votes
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    • OneDrive App on Mac - multiple accounts sync

      Well the App on Mac OS allows only one account to by sync. Funny enough the same app on iOS allows to sync multiple Office 365 accounts. It should be a no-brainer we need the same functionality on Mac OS...

      51 votes
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      • KFM Known Folder Move for MAC

        Why not KFM Known Folder Move for MAC?

        49 votes
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        • Stop forcing OneDrive folders to Favorites in the Finder Sidebar

          Every time I reboot, OneDrive forcefully places a shortcut to it's folder in the Finder Sidebar Favorites section.
          I'd like to have the choice of disabling this.

          39 votes
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          • 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?

            38 votes
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            • auto save

              Bring the Auto Save feature from Windows 10 to the macOS client, so we can sync the Desktop and Documents folders:

              https://support.office.com/en-us/article/files-save-to-onedrive-by-default-in-windows-10-33da0077-770c-4bda-b61e-8c8e8ca70ac7

              37 votes
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              • 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)

                33 votes
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                • 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.

                  31 votes
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                  • Properly support the macOS file system (special characters, aliases, symbolic links, case sensativity, etc.)

                    OneDrive is 99% useless on a Mac because the macOS file system is not properly supported:

                    1) Files are limited to Windows naming conventions. I't impractical to rename 100's of files to complete a sync

                    2) Aliases get copied as unusable files and symbolic links are ignored.

                    3) If the drive is formatted as one of Apple's/unix's case-sensitive formats, they're unusable with OneDrive.

                    These are the deal killers, items like support for tags, etc. would be nice also.

                    31 votes
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                    • Hide menu bar icon Mac

                      Option to hide menu bar icon

                      31 votes
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                      • 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.

                        30 votes
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                        • 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…

                          29 votes
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                          • 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.

                            29 votes
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                            • 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

                              29 votes
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                              • 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

                                28 votes
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                                • 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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                                  • 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.

                                    26 votes
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                                    • 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.

                                        24 votes
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                                        • Fix the memory leak in the macOS OneDrive client!

                                          There has been a serious memory leak in the OneDrive client for macOS for over a year. There are multiple posts on the OneDrive support forum about this, and I've made multiple support requests all of which have come to naught.

                                          The symptoms are quite simple - on machines running Sierra and High Sierra the OneDrive client's memory foot print grows without ceasing over time, eventually causing the host machine to run out of memory. See attached image for memory footprint on a High Sierra running MacPro after 7 hours 39 minutes from a cold boot ,with OneDrive (latest version)…

                                          24 votes
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