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  1. The latest Onedrive on OS X El Capitan keeps processing files forever after the system is woken up from sleep

    In OS X El Capitan, Version 17.3.6204 of OneDrive keeps showing "processing files" forever after the system is woken from sleep. I have to quit OneDrive and reopen it. The network is good. Everything else is normal.

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    • OneDrive folder location

      Please re-add the ability to put the OneDrive folder on a different HDD on the mac. I use a Mac Pro with 4 internal HDDs and i no longer can do so.

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      • Disable macOS Sidebar Icons

        Give users the option to disable the automatic addition of icons to the macOS Finder sidebar from within OneDrive options. If I remove the icons from the sidebar manually, they're readded every time OneDrive for macOS restarts.

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        • OneDrive should support nap on Mac in order to conserve battery

          Nap is not enabled. Moreover the app is using too much battery, while seemingly doing nothing.

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          • connection

            My connection dropped (it happens). After one minute it got back again.
            Check the difference between Dropbox icon and OneDrive on the attached image.
            Dropbox felt the connection dropping, but also realised that it got back together and continued working. After I'm disconnected OneDrive just gives up, It never even bothers checking if my connection is back. I have to close and restar the software.

            COME-ON! It should SYNC, so that means it should keep actively looking for my files and for my connection. This is not someone I hired and that needed a break because it got tired, THIS…

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            • Mac it work on a mac properly ! - filename restrictions file size issues - too many files in a folder - its a flawed product

              Mac it work on a mac properly ! - filename restrictions file size issues - too many files in a folder - its a flawed product

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              • Just make it possible, to sync specific and different folders from your mac into the drive.

                I want to sync different folders from my mac into the onedrive and not only sync one specific folder, where all data from the rootfolder will be saved.

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                • Remove duplicate "OneDrive Almost Full" warning notifications

                  Remove the duplicate alerts for when you receive a "OneDrive is X% full" notification. It pops up every time OneDrive Syncs and is very irritating to have to clear every few minutes. It should only have to be done once.

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                  • Ignore files/folder

                    There's certain folders I never want synced/backed up. I'm a developer and a lot of my projects are synced with OneDrive. They're some folders (ex: node_modules) that I don't want synced.

                    The other reason this is important is I sync all my documents, downloads, pictures, etc. This adds up to a lot of files. I've found that OneDrive uses a lot of CPU to monitor these files. If they're sets of files/folders that I never want monitored it can help CPU performance. I have tested this theory by archiving a lot of old directories and also removing folders with lots…

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                    • sdk mac

                      provide OneDrive SDK for mac

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                      • Excel files are unexpectedly corrupted while using the Excel files on OneDrive for Business with Excel 2016 for Mac devices.

                        *English follows Japanese

                        ■Title(件名):
                        Excel 2016 for Mac で Excel ファイルを利用中に、ファイルが破損して修復することができない

                        Excel files are unexpectedly corrupted while using the Excel files on OneDrive for Business with Excel 2016 for Mac devices.
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                        ■Description(内容):
                        Excel 2016 for Mac で OneDrive for Business 上の Excel ファイルを利用中に、ファイルが破損して修復することができない場合がある。Excel 2016 for Mac のバージョンを、16.13.1 (180523) に更新したところ、修復をして開くことができるようになったが、別の端末では引き続き修復ができず、開くことができない。OneDrive for Business のバージョン履歴を利用しても 1.0 まで戻さなければ開けない状態で、開けていた時のバージョンには戻せない状況。

                        なお、端末によってはバージョンの更新によって動作が変わったこと、および、下記の Microsoft コミュニティに今回の事象と類似した投稿 (日本語のみ) があったことから、Office クライアントに起因する可能性がある。

                        <参考情報>
                        タイトル : Office 2016 for mac で「'XXXX.xlsx' の一部の内容に問題が見つかりました。」エラー
                        アドレス : http://answers.microsoft.com/thread/6c6eaedf-4c6b-4fd7-83e5-e98ba6232fd9

                        現在はローカル PC 内にファイルを保存するとファイルが開けるため、そちらで対処するが、大変不便であるため、改善してほしい。​

                        Currently, We are concerned that the Excel file may be unexpectedly corrupted then it cannot be repaired in some cases while using the Excel…

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                        • Allow syncing of "forbidden" file types (ex. *.swf) from OneDrive for Business on Mac to Office 365 Small Business Premium

                          Allow syncing of "forbidden" file types (ex. *.swf) from OneDrive for Business on Mac to Office 365 Small Business Premium

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                          • Accounts block

                            Please update how can I reactivate my account??

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                            • Synce Documents, Desktop and Downloads folder on OneDrive on a Mac

                              I would like to be able to map the Documents, Documents and Downloads folders to automatically sync with OneDrive similar to how it work on Windows 10.

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                              • Selective Sync on Mac needs to continue even if it cannot sync a particular file (.DS_Store file was culprit).

                                I installed the new version of OneDrive for Business (MacOS), with selective sync.
                                Whenever it got to a ".DS_Store" file, though, it would get "hung up", and would stop syncing. I contacted MS Tech Support and was directed to an article which appeared to be helpful in that it clearly addressed the issue I was experiencing, and eventually was able to get the Mac to complete the sync by deleting the .DS_Store files (which was a bit of a challenge, but I figured it out).

                                The issue is not just that the Mac won’t sync the “.ds_store” files, but that…

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                                • Make it possible for Mac users to put their OneDrive folder on a SD card.

                                  Right now, when I put my OneDrive folder on a SD card (or try to do it), I get an error saying that it is not possible to put OneDrive on an external disk. This would be really nice, since I purchased a flash memory card which goes in the SD card slot (in order to increase the capacity of my computer).

                                  Now the problem is that it is quite useless for me, as I cannot synchronise my data from this disk.

                                  Thank you!

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                                  • Mac OS OneDrive App updated on 8 May 2018 Keeps Crashing

                                    I have been running OneDrive App on Mac OS El Capitan (10.11.6) for a couple of years without issue. It was last automatically updated on 8 May 2018 via Apple's Mac OS App Store. Today 20 May 2018 when I booted my MacBook, OneDrive app kept on crashing on loading. I uninstalled the app and then reinstalled via the Appstore, and same problem. I used CleanMyMac app to uninstall and remove all associated fiIes, deleted the OneDrive folded and reinstalled, and OneDrive sill crashes immediately after opening. I even downloaded the app via the Microsoft website and reinstalled, and still…

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                                    • OneDive Folder Protection for Mac

                                      Please add the same Folder Protection option for Mac as is currently available for PC. The feature on PC works great, and is much needed on Mac, as many of us use both systems. Thanks in advance.

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                                      • 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

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                                        • 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.

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