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MC445742: OneDrive: Folder Backup for macOS

Folder Backup enables an admin and/or end-user to redirect the local macOS Desktop and Documents folder to OneDrive. This allows the end user to keep using those folders to save their content while delivering the protection and access anywhere promise that OneDrive offers. The feature and relative list entries are very similar to the Folder Backup experience that has been on Windows for a while.

Note: If your organization does not use macOS you can safely disregard this message.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82032.

You’ll be able to roll out Known Folder Move (KFM) for your macOS users and redirect their Desktop, Documents and Pictures folders to OneDrive.

MC445742: OneDrive: Folder Backup for macOS

When this will happen

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out mid-October and expect to complete by mid-November.

How this will affect your organization

As the feature is rolled out, end users will be able to access this feature via OneDrive Sync Settings. As end-users enroll in this feature all of their files within Desktop and Documents will be uploaded to their OneDrive for Business root folder.

What you need to do to prepare

  • Ensure that the Standalone OneDrive Sync client version 22.191 is rolled out within your workplace
  • Ensure that macOS 12.1 Monterey or later version of macOS is rolled out within your workplace
  • Enable the best plist entries for your workspace once the feature has rolled out (KFMOptInWithWizard, KFMSilentOptIn, KFMBlockOptIn, KFMBlockOptOut)

Learn more

Message ID: MC445742
Published: 2022-10-13
Updated: 2022-10-13
Cloud instance(s): GCC, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC High, DoD
Platform(s): Mac, US Instances, Web, Windows Desktop, World tenant

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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