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Using Sharepoint on Mac

There are a variety of good ways to access Sharepoint document libraries from your mac. Some, such as plain access via the web, don’t offer much in the way of native integration. While others provide a full native filesystem interface that lets you access Sharepoint as a mapped drive.

Sharepoint via the Web

The easiest starting point is simply accessing Sharepoint via the web through the Office 365 portal. In order to get the richest experience via the web you’ll want to make sure you have a modern version of your browser. Microsoft keeps this list of supported browsers.

Mapping a Drive via WebDAV

While mounting Sharepoint as a network Drive using WebDAV mostly works in a Windows environment, it doesn’t function correctly on Mac when connecting to Office 365.

Microsoft Document Connection

In versions of Office previous to 2016 Microsoft included an app called Document Connection to move data in and out of Sharepoint, but it has been since discontinued in favor of more direct integration inside the office 365 apps.

Mapping a Network Drive

Third-party tools like ExpanDrive integrate directly with the Sharepoint API building in native access to any Mac. A user authenticates one time using the same login flow a they access Office 365 via the web, including MFA and SAML configurations. They can then access their entire Sharepoint setup as a fast, aggressively cached network drive that provides advanced features like smart-sync offline mode, integrated link sharing, and more.

OneDrive sync client

Another option is to use the OneDrive sync client to access Sharepoint on your mac. It provides reasonable integration and speed and is available from Microsoft. However, it doesn’t make managing a configuration with fine grained permissions and many different sites particularly. easy.

ExpanDrive v6.3

ExpanDrive v6.3 is out via the auto-updater and on our main download page. It supports macOS 10.9 and newer and Windows 7 through Windows 10. This release improves SFTP support with better background reconnect login as well as remote refresh. It also adds support for Backblaze B2 API keys and adds support for mojave dark mode.

  • NEW  [mac] Added support for macOS 10.14 Mojave Dark mode
  • NEW  Added support for B2 application-specific keys
  • FIXED  Improved SFTP/S3 refresh on remote files
  • FIXED  Improved SFTP background reconnect

ExpanDrive v6.2

ExpanDrive v6.2 is out for macOS and Windows. It add support for macOS 10.14 as well as provides a number of performance improvement an bug fixes for both Mac and Windows. You can get it via the auto updater or directly from our front page.

ExpanDrive v6.1.15

ExpanDrive v6.1.15 is out which adds an updated icon overlay shell extension for Windows that fixes an issue on some systems where ephemeral TCP ports could become temporarily exhausted. The shell extension is also a good bit faster and should improve the speed of browsing in Explorer. You can get this update from our download page or via the auto-updater. Detailed release notes are available on our support page.

ExpanDrive v6.1.13

ExpanDrive v6.1.13 is out fixing a variety of small issues and improving overall performance and stability. You can get this update from our download page or via the auto-updater. Detailed release notes are available on our support page.

ExpanDrive v6.1.11

ExpanDrive v6.1.11 is out! You can get the update from our download page or via the auto-updater.

  • FIXED The copy link functionality is working again on Windows
  • FIXED Fixed an SFTP issue that could cause multiple SSH sessions to spin up
  • FIXED Fixed an issue that could prevent folder listing on Sharepoint
  • FIXED Fixed an issue where SMB/AFP drives wouldn’t mount if the path contained spaces on Mac
  • FIXED WebDAV Parsing improvements
  • FIXED Lots of important fixes for Google Cloud Storage
  • CHANGED Faster SFTP flush threshold
  • CHANGED Larger re-ahead buffers to increase throughput
  • ExpanDrive 6.1.8

    ExpanDrive v6.1.8 is out fixing a variety of small issues and improving overall performance and stability. You can get this update from our download page or via the auto-updater. Detailed release notes are available on our support page.

    ExpanDrive 6.1.6

    ExpanDrive v6.1.6 is out with improvements for the context menus on Mac and Windows – sync state will now be noted in the sub menu. There are also a variety of small improvements for SFTP support merged in. You can get this update from our download page or via the auto-updater.

    ExpanDrive 6.1.5

    ExpanDrive v6.1.5 is out with improvements for large uploads in Dropbox, non-ascii character handling in Dropbox on Window, improvements to the Shared with Me folder on OneDrive for business, fixes for the dock visibility toggle in Windows, improved uploading on hubiC and a variety of other small fixes. You can get it from our download page or via the auto-updater.

    ExpanDrive 6.1.3

    Today we’re excited to launch ExpanDrive v6.1.3 which is primary a bug-fix release. It improves support for editing office files on Sharepoint as well as has some small improvements to the WebDAV connector. In addition, OneDrive for Business now has a “Shared with Me” folder where a user can view their shared files.

    Download Now or grab it on the auto-updater