Requesting Update re OneDrive Running on M1 Apple Silicon

I’ve just recently transitioned from Win 10 Pro to MacOS. At first I thought everything “OneDrive” was running just fine on the new MacBook Air (M1 – Apple silicon), but then discovered various troubles.

How would I know if Rosetta is facilitating OneDrive operation on my new laptop? I have never installed Rosetta or received any notifications from or about Rosetta.

I have always made OneDrive a big part of my data management and storage schemes and am hoping Microsoft quickly makes changes to accommodate the new chip(s).

Conversation 7 comments

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    07 September, 2021 - 12:39 pm

    <p>I’ve had major performance issues with OneDrive on M1-based Macs. I believe an M1-native version of OneDrive is due by the end of 2021.</p>

  • lvthunder

    Premium Member
    07 September, 2021 - 1:38 pm

    <p>Rosetta is built into the OS. It’s not something that is installed. There is a way to see which apps are using it and which aren’t. I don’t have my Mac with me, but I’m sure if you Google how to tell if an app is using Rosetta you can find instructions.</p>

    • christophercollins

      Premium Member
      07 September, 2021 - 7:09 pm

      <p>That’s not quite right. Rosetta 2 installs when you try to run your first x86 app. </p><p><br></p><p>After that, you never see anything about Rosetta 2 again.</p>

  • rob_segal

    Premium Member
    07 September, 2021 - 5:35 pm

    <p>If OneDrive is running on your M1 Mac, it’s using Rosetta. If you didn’t have Rosetta, OneDrive wouldn’t run.</p>

  • christophercollins

    Premium Member
    07 September, 2021 - 7:11 pm

    <p>OP, open Activity Monitor, and you can see if any Intel apps are running. </p><p><br></p><p>Look for the Kind column. It will show Apple if it’s ARM or Intel if it’s x86.</p><p><br></p><p>That’s an easy way to see if you have any apps running via Rosetta 2.</p>

  • phil_adcock

    08 September, 2021 - 11:24 am

    <p>About the only thing that I use onedrive for on my Mac is for a few office documents I produce. I usually keep a local copy on my hard drive and then manually upload it to onedrive.</p><p><br></p><p>That being said, I have a weird system I use for saving my files take for example my resume. If I were to update it this month I’d save the resume as "Adcock.Phillip.Resume.September.2021" Like I said very strange format but tells me when I’m looking into my files which is the most recent. I will usually keep the updates for the last 6 months before purging them. </p>

    • roundaboutskid

      10 September, 2021 - 5:27 am

      <p>This is where ISO 8601 comes in so handy. Files sorted by good and proper date formats, like so:</p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Adcock.Phillip.Resume.2020-12-01</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Adcock.Phillip.Resume.2021-04-23</span></p><p>Adcock.Phillip.Resume.2021-09-10</p>

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