Do you know OneDrive for Mac and how it works?

Users have been frequently asking questions about OneDrive for Mac online, so we’re writing this post to provide answers.

It is an app that gives you free online storage for all your personal files, so you can access them anytime from your Mac and any other devices (including iPhone, iPad, PC, Windows Phone or Android) you use anywhere.

Just so you know, there is an issue with this App not starting for some Mac users, with a pop-up error message saying “OneDrive quit unexpectedly”. You can, in this case, either update your macOS to Mojave 10.14, or get the latest version of OneDrive for Mac from the Mac App Store.

What does the OneDrive folder do?

Once the OneDrive app is installed on your Mac, a copy of it will put in the OneDrive folder, which will be kept in sync with OneDrive. The file or folder will be added, changed, or deleted in this folder as you do the same on the OneDrive website.

To upload files to OneDrive automatically: Copy or Move the files to your OneDrive folder using the Finder.

If you need to rotate photos in OneDrive, just open them in Preview, rotate them, and save them. If you use a lot of storage space in OneDrive, the download of all your files upon your first installation may take a long time.

Do I need OneDrive on all of my computers?

No, if you would like to put all the files in your OneDrive on a computer, by going to the OneDrive website you can still work with your OneDrive on that computer.

How to choose folders in my OneDrive that I don’t want to sync?

When first setting up OneDrive, click Choose folders to sync. In case you have missed this, follow the steps below to set up OneDrive:

1. Click OneDrive in the menu bar.
2. Click Preferences, click the Choose Folders tab, and then click Choose Folders.
Be note that you can neither choose individual files you want to sync nor choose to sync files or folders shared with you.


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