A guide on how to set it up and use it OneDrive on the Mac

Microsoft OneDrive plays an important role in the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. Of the Cloud-Storage is closely tied to all Microsoft services including OneNote, Word, Power Point, Excel, and more. That is why it is available on all platforms. Like Windows, it’s optimized for Mac users too.

Using OneDrive On the Mac, you can enjoy the Cloud-Memory the same level of integration as Windows users. First you need to download OneDrive from the Mac App Store. Go through the usual installation process and you will see a small one OneDrive Icon in the Mac menu bar.

Adjust OneDrive for Mac

After installing the OneDrive, You will notice a separate one OneDrive Space in the Finder menu. Go to the menu and you will see them all OneDrive Folders and files that are synced with Mac.

To customize yours OneDrive Experience, tap that OneDrive Icon in the menu bar and go to Help & Settings. Select Settings from the following pop-up menu. Let’s understand the main options of the OneDrive Settings menu.

Put up OneDrive folder

You can go to Settings> Account> Select Folder and select the option OneDrive Folders you want to sync with Mac. Most of the time people skip personal folders during setup and keep the work OneDrive Folder to sync with Mac.

You can always go to the same menu in OneDrive and select or remove folders from Mac.

Limit the upload and download rates

OneDrive continues to run in the Mac background. If you didn’t enable the Files-on-Demand option, your Mac will continue to download OneDrive Files on the device. If you have limited bandwidth to work with, the process slows down other tasks as well OneDrive uses most of the available bandwidth.

Limit upload rate

To slow things down, you have the option of setting the bandwidth limit for the download and upload rate. OneDrive. Open that OneDrive Settings menu and go to Network. By default, the upload rate and download rate are set to no limits. You can select the Limit to option and set the bandwidth speed.

Deactivate OneDrive Open at login

As already mentioned, OneDrive runs in the background all the time, and when you start your Mac the app will automatically start the syncing process. If too many apps open during Mac startup, you’ll need to turn the behavior off. There are two ways to turn OneDrive during Mac startup.

Open that OneDrive Settings menu and go to General> Uncheck Open at login option.

Onedrive opened when you log in

Alternatively, you can open the System Preferences menu on the Mac and navigate to Users & Groups> Admin> Login Items and the OneDrive Opportunity. From now on, OneDrive does not start synchronization automatically.

Deactivate one-drive registration

Use OneDrive Files on demand

By default, all are OneDrive Folders stay in the Cloud. You will notice a small cloud icon next to each one OneDrive Folder and file in the Finder menu. It suggests that the files in the Cloud and are not available on the device.

One-drive files on Mac when needed

You can right click on a file or folder and select “Always keep on this device” and OneDrive downloads the file for you. When you’re done with the media or document, you can right-click the file and select Free Up Space from the context menu.

Pause synchronization

OneDrive works in the background. As soon as you make changes to a file or folder, it is synchronized with the service. You can pause at any time OneDrive Synchronization via the settings menu.

Pause one-drive syncing

Just click on the OneDrive Icon in the menu bar and go to Help & settings> Stop syncing and select from the time interval.

delete link OneDrive to Mac

You can unlink the existing ones at any time OneDrive Account on the Mac and sign in with a different account. To deactivate the current account, tap the OneDrive Icon in the menu bar and go to Help & Settings> Settings> Account> OneDrive > Unlink this Mac.

Unlink the Mac

Use OneDrive Like a pro

OneDrive is a preferred choice for Microsoft 365 subscribers. If you prefer macOS over Windows 10 then go ahead and set it up OneDrive on the Mac and start syncing all files and folders.

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