How to Downgrade OneDrive on Mac

In this guide, we will show you the detailed steps through which you could downgrade the OneDrive app on your Mac. This file-hosting service from the Redmond giant has been extensively used by numerous organizations and individuals alike. Moreover, it is also responsible for storing all the files of Microsoft Office web versions, so it occupies an important position in the pecking order.

So it goes without saying that even a minor blip in its performance could have a drastic impact on productivity and workflow. And that has indeed been the case this time around. As surprising as it may sound, Microsoft had recently inadvertently pushed out a few buggy updates to its app [from v23.061.0319 to v23.076.0409].

While the tech giant did roll out a fix a couple of weeks later, however, by then the damage was already done. So in such instances, your best bet is to downgrade the OneDrive app to its earlier stable version on your Mac and stay on that version until Microsoft rolls out a new patch. And in this guide, we will show you how to do just that. So without further ado, let’s get started.

How to Downgrade OneDrive on Mac

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  1. Open Finder > Go to Applications and drag and drop OneDrive to the bin. This will uninstall OneDrive from your Mac.
  2. Then download and install an older version of OneDrive from here.
  3. Once installed, do not launch it. Rather, turn off the WiFi otherwise OneDrive will auto update to the latest build. downgrade onedrive mac
  4. Next up, you’ll now have to disable the auto-update of OneDrive.
  5. So go to Launchpad > Others > Terminal and execute the below command
    sudo nano /etc/hosts

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  6. Type in your password, scroll to the end of the file, and hit Enter to create a new line.
  7. Now type in the below code and save it via Command+S
    0.0.0.0 oneclient.sfx.ms
  8. Finally, type the below command in the terminal to flush the DNS cache
    sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

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  9. That’s it. You could now launch OneDrive and use its older version without any issues.
  10. Moroever, if you ever want to re-enable auto-update, then just delete 0.0.0.0 oneclient.sfx.ms from the host file and save the changes.

So these were the steps to downgrade the OneDrive app on your Mac. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.


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