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  1. Reduce CPU Usage

    I have encountered a problem with OneDrive for Mac since at least February of 2020. The problem manifests where Activity Monitor reports >90% CPU utilization. If you click on the OneDrive icon on the menu bar, the status area of the pop-up panel will repeat the same series of messages:

    Processing 4 changes
    Processing 13 changes
    Processing 20 changes
    Processing 4 changes
    Processing 15 changes
    Processing 23 changes
    Processing 5 changes
    Processing 13 changes
    Processing 18 changes

    And then it repeats. The program is obviously stuck in a loop and it would likely be very easy to determine why if…

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  2. Improve

    OneDrive for Business on Mac is HORRIBLE. I have syncing issues every single day of my life. Please improve this product. I need it, but I hate it.

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  3. .tt extension for fonts

    add extension " .tt " this format for fonts its not compatible when upload files to one drive ...

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  4. Ability to Backup and Restore Macbook

    I cannot find the ability to backup and restore Macbook using its Time Machine app to OneDrive storage online. Hope this can be done ASAP. For backup and restore.

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  5. macOS: Return to native UI interface look and feel

    On the mac OneDrive app, the interface for picking folders to sync (for example) used to be very native looking and is like the Preference panel. Now it's this ugly and slow black interface that doesn't look like macOS. Please return to a more native UI look!

    Attached is a screenshot of the native interface and the current one

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  7. Make default directory for "save as" for autosave-enabled file same as the original file

    When saving a new version of an autosave-enabled file in Office + OneDrive on a Mac, the file ends up on random locations. The standard behaviour should be in the same folder as the current file, but instead some kind of cached value for recent folder is used.

    Example:
    Save as for a new version of "filename 1" in folder "A" may result in "filename 2" being stored in folder X somewhere else. (Apparently because I have earlier worked on another file in folder X.)

    If you search for this problem, you will find that numerous people have reported this…

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  8. save a copy folder

    WHY can't "save a copy" save to the folder of the orginal file? WHY does it go to the previous folder? totally crazy that this has changed after decades of "save as" being in the same folder as the original. TERRIBLE FEATURE.

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  9. Correzione Bug grafico Mac

    Su Mac Onedrive ha dei problemi che sono principalmente grafici.
    Problemi
    1) non vengono visualizzate nella cartella Onedrive le icone sui file ( Sync, flag verde, ecc )
    Correzione urgente perchè non si capisce quando i file sono sincronizzati

    2)Il Mac fa vedere non lo spazio che occupa in quel momento la cartella di Onedrive ma lo spazio che occuperebbe se fosse tutto sincronizzato in locale!
    Anche qui correzione URGENTE

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  10. OneDrive for Business should respect last modified dates

    When a file is copied to OneDrive for Business it affects the last modified date of the file. Whereas Google Drive maintains the prior last modified date because a copy isn't a modification.

    This is helpful for tracking when someone last updated something they were working on. If a file hasn't been changed in 3 years, the last modified date should respect that when copied to OneDrive.

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  11. Sincronizzare documenti e scrivania su mac

    Quando sarà possibile sincronizzare anche la cartella scrivania e documenti in automatico come avviene già con google drive e Dropbox e iCloud??

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  12. PLEASE SHOW SHARED FKNG FOLDER IN THE ONEDRIVE for MAC ! HOW AM I SUPPOSE TO EDIT TXT FILE ? Its 2021.

    ^ Above written clearly whats my issue. I cant edit txt file, this is really frustrating. I have to go web onedrive and download it. BUT IF I DOWNLOAD, HOW THE **** DO I COLLAB>???????

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  13. Block Download while sharing

    Currently when I share a folder or file, the recipient can download the file. I share very important data and I would like the recipient only to view and NOT DOWNLOAD. I believe this feature is available for business and college account. Can this be added to individual users as well?

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  15. Single status icon with multiple accounts

    When using onedrive with multiple accounts only show one cloud-symbol in the statusbar. Best would be a dropdown to access the desired account.

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  16. Better integration of OneDrive with Mac, and Teams with Mac

    Having OneDrive on all the time is not possible since it consumes ~100% CPU time. Having OneDrive on during a Teams meeting is close to impossible.

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  17. File on Demand Storage Counter/Prompt


    1. Be able to set an upper limit for the amount of file on demand data to be kept on the device ie. 40GB

    2. Show a progress bar or "storage' disk icon with the amount of data that has been stored locally ie. 22GB of 40GB used.

    3. Prompt user to free up space.

    I have a lot of data saved locally and only have about 300GB free. Every second month after a lot of file downloads, uploads and created content I notice the whole system slowing down. System starts crashing and I forget to check how much space is left locally.…

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  18. Sync folder option after reset set up

    Currently, I am not able to select specific folders to sync during the setup process after I performed a reset of OneDrive, but rather I have to wait for the whole OneDrive folder to sync and then unselect the folders I do not want to sync locally. This takes too much time and space on my Mac is no near the one I have available online. It would be more sensible to be able to select the folders you want to sync during the setup process.

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  20. Do not automatically sync every folder and file on first installation. This applies to Windows as well.

    When the OneDrive client is first installed, it defaults assuming to download every file and folder. Yes, they are symbolic links, but as a user it's incredibly frustrating that I have to wait for this sync to finish before I can tell the client not to do this.

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