How to mount "OneDrive" on my Mac

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by sponch, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. sponch macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2011
    after MS' announcement to give Office 365 users up to 1 TB of cloud storage, it seems quite useful to me, to use it as backup storage of some of my mac files.
    What I'd like to do:
    1) mount onedrive as a network drive
    2) use chornosync to do sync on the mounted drive (as of an upload of 40Mbits speed shouldn't be the problem)

    How can I set up Onedrive as a network drive? The information I found do work under Windows but not on my mac (

    Any ideas?
  2. wuush macrumors member

    May 4, 2014
    I'm not sure if this will help, because i don't use onedrive, but try this
  3. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    I don't have experience with network drives, but there's a OneDrive application in the mac app store that creates a OneDrive folder on your Mac's hard drive and automatically syncs your OneDrive files. It's just like DropBox for Mac.
  4. Mac.User macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2013
    Step 1, Install the Application.
    Step 2, Get a beer.
  5. sponch thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2011
    I know (and) have the app but that makes no sense for backups as I had all the files duplicated locally on the Mac.
  6. lungbutter macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2014
    My thoughts exactly. I don't want a copy of the files locally twice so the drives can sync across the Interweb. I want to use OneDrive as storage only as if it were another 1TB drive.
  7. tutis macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2014

    Expand rive does exactly what you need. Not free though; $50
  8. lederermc macrumors 6502


    Sep 30, 2014
    Actually that just mirrors a local directory to the one dive.
  9. sponch thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2011
    Actually found a good solution called Arqbackup
    It can use quite a lot cloud services for incremental, encrypted backups.
    Love it.
  10. allantodd8 macrumors regular


    Oct 24, 2011
    You should definitely try SyncMate, just Google it. It can mount cloud storages as additional disks, without duplicating files all over you hard drive. And it works with 1 TB OneDrive storage too.

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