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Bisou
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Power Automate Desktop - Mac?

Hi,

I am new to this and am having problems with finding the Power Automate Desktop application to use on a Mac with a Mac OS.  I have Microsoft apps on my Mac (Word, PPT, Outlook, etc) that I'd like to automate with.  Is there not a desktop option of Power Automate for this?  Thank you so much!!

 

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I have the same question. Did you ever receive out a response?

Hello @Bisou and @atrevino !

Currently, Power Automate Desktop can be used in a machine that runs Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows Server 2016, or Windows Server 2019. 

More information on the prerequisites for Power Automate Desktop can be found at: Power Automate Desktop prerequisites & limitations - Power Automate | Microsoft Docs

Anonymous
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Hi,

Will Power Automate be made available to use on Mac OS without Windows Machine? & If yes, when could we expect this? 

Anonymous
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Good Morning,

I have the same question as @Anonymous 

Currently I am searching for the right RPA tool, but as in our company (>4.000 employees) there are Windows but also MAC users I am not sure if MS Power Automate is able to meet our requirements.

So please @NikosMoutzou  let me know if there are any plans to make the Power Automate Desktop application available to use on a Mac

Thanks very much!

Mac users pay for Office 365 like everyone else, the option to Install the Desktop version of Power Automator is presented, we can download the .exe, but when we attempt to run the .exe to install, error window appears: "Safari can’t open the file “Setup.Microsoft.PowerAutomate.exe” because no available application can open it." This should NOT require Windows in Bootcamp to install.  #ShameOnYou Microsoft should do the needful to make this available for Mac, especially since all the options to install are presented as if it is available. 

Do not expect Power Automate Desktop to become (properly) available for MacOS, ever.

Will it support windows with arm architecture in the future?

s1sims
New Member

macOS has had an application called "Automater" where you can build RPA workflows. This application has been available for years.

Automator ! not Automater !...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automator_(macOS)

If you download Parellels on a Mac, you could more than likely download the desktop executable since you're running Windows in Parallels. 

bwtwma
Frequent Visitor

Mindblowing this isn't supported.

 

be sure to upvote this idea:

 

https://ideas.powerautomate.com/d365community/idea/ac4c6902-8c11-4616-8d3a-a8293bb7d641#comments

Unfortunately, there is no official version of Power Automate Desktop available for macOS at this time. Microsoft currently only offers Power Automate Desktop for Windows.

You can Power automate cloud and can create a Flows.

If you need to use Power Automate Desktop on a Mac, one workaround is to run a Windows virtual machine.

 

(Note:- if you got your solution you can mark as solution and gives kudos)

 

Thanks & Regards

Vishnu Reddy

arodriguez107
Frequent Visitor

I'm using Parallels to run the desktop version on my Mac, but I'm surprised that there is no MacOS version for this.  The Parallels experience, although useful, kinda sucks due to lag.

@arodriguez107 did you have to do any special tricks to get it working, and what's your windows version? I'm trying to do the same and got the app running but gets stuck on login spinner on startup

I'm running it on Windows 11 Pro (in Parallels), but I didn't have to do anything special to get it up and running.

Okay thank you, i have the same setup with mac m1 so there is still hope

arodriguez107
Frequent Visitor

No problem.  Worst case scenario you can uninstall and reinstall.  I'm also using a mac m1. Hope it works for you.

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