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    I think I speak for all of us when I say we would like a progress report on this feature. Just today a user lost everything on their desktop when their Mac died and their iCloud backup wasn't up to date. Getting Mac or PC users to save their stuff to anywhere other than the desktop is surprisingly difficult to do. We need a solution NOW.

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    Please, Microsoft - stop "thinking" about this, and give us a working product. Preferably this year.

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    How may I find out if this moves out of the "Thinking About It" stage to "Working On It"? This is a long, long requested feature. Really important because we protect our users data by policy - but if it's not in OneDrive, I can't protect it. Then I get users backing up their desktop and documents to iCloud because OneDrive can't do this. They're bumping up against iCloud's meagre 5gb limit, and keeping me awake at night because data leaves our organization this way. I even tried using symlinks to do this, but it appears Microsoft turned off even this capability. Please help us.

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    We're' shopping for an alternative OneDrive client for MacOS. Lots of options out there (MountainDuck, ExpanDrive, GoodSync) but none provide a way of backing up Mac Documents and Desktop. I had one promising suggestion from M6iT Consulting that involved putting a Symbolic Link for the Desktop and Document folders into a subfolder inside OneDrive. However, it appears OneDrive ignores Symbolic Links altogether. Can you help?

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    Richard Brooks commented  · 

    How may I find out if this moves out of the "Thinking About It" stage to "Working On It"? This is a long, long requested feature. Really important because we protect our users data by policy - but if it's not in OneDrive, I can't protect it. Then I get users backing up their desktop and documents to iCloud because OneDrive can't do this. They're bumping up against iCloud's meagre 5gb limit, and keeping me awake at night because data leaves our organization this way. I even tried using symlinks to do this, but it appears Microsoft turned off even this capability. Please help us.

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