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    13 comments  ·  OneDrive on Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    TGBX commented  · 

    This isn't as simple as people are making it out to be. Okay, OneDrive syncs up a file with wacky characters, symlinks, etc. What happens on other devices? What happens on a Windows computer when the file doesn't sync down because Windows doesn't support the character? What happens to symlinks on Windows? What happens to symlinks on a Mac when the target doesn't exist on the other computer? OneDrive could support all the characters in the world. But what are you going to do with the file on destination computers/devices that don't?

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    29 comments  ·  OneDrive on Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    No, no, no, no, no. DON"T do symbolic links. Just give it the capability of targeting native, default folders. Syncplicity, for example, can do this. Symbolic links can be a problem. If they become invalid, the OS gets into a panic and you end up jamming up login and other processes, applications generate errors and so on. Users shouldn't have to know how to create a symbolic link to use capability like this.

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    131 comments  ·  OneDrive on Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    TGBX commented  · 

    Also allow users to do so through the GUI. Similar to the Choose Folders UI in the Accounts tab.

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    TGBX commented  · 

    Enable Mac system administrators to define native Mac folders that are to be synced automatically. e.g. ~/Documents, ~/Desktop, ~/Pictures, etc.
    This functionality is already available in Windows, and should be made available for Mac to be truly cross-platform.

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    249 comments  ·  OneDrive on Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    TGBX commented  · 

    What they're actually asking for is better handling of low disk space scenarios.
    Better to fix that - the actual underlying problem - rather than put in a workaround ("solution") that randos on the internet came up with.

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    TGBX commented  · 

    If you do this, you need to allow system administrators to override and block it. I can't have corporate data being synced to unmanaged storage (i.e. not protected by FileVault).
    This is really a dumb request, because at it's core, it's asking to make cloud data portable on an external drive.
    Why not just sync specific folders, if you're worried about filling up the drive?

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