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Setup OneDrive for Business (Mac Client)

If you install OneDrive from the Mac App store, it assumes that you will be signing in with a (personal) Microsoft account. However, we need to log in with a St Stephen's account to setup OneDrive for Business.

At the time of writing, there are a couple of steps one needs to do which will allow the OneDrive App to work with OneDrive for Business accounts.


1. Install OneDrive from the Mac App store

2. Use spotlight (Cmd + Space) to open the Terminal application

3. Paste in the following 2 lines of code and press enter at the end of each line:

  • defaults write DefaultToBusinessFRE -bool True
  • defaults write EnableAddAccounts -bool True

4. Open OneDrive and the welcome screen should display the Office 365 logo. You are now able to sign in with your St Stephen's School email address and password to setup OneDrive for Business. Follow the prompts to complete the setup of OneDrive for Business.


Optional - Turn on Finder Integration

The following setting will make OneDrive behave more like Dropbox in having the green dot for synced files/folders and the grey folder to indicate syncing files and folders (requires OSX 10.10 or higher)

1. Click the Apple logo in the top left corner of your Mac Desktop and select System Preferences.

2. Click Extensions 

3. Tick the OneDrive > Finder Integration to enable Finder overlays.


Source: Microsoft

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