1.    4 Weeks Ago #1
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    OneDrive's Files On-Demand not working?


    Hello,

    So I just clean installed the Fall Creators Update without any problems. I wanted to try out the OneDrive's File On-Demand feature. I noticed that I had to update OneDrive manually for that feature option to appear in OneDrive's Settings so I got the update from Microsoft's official tutorial.

    After that, the option appeared and I checked the feature box that says "Save space and download files as you use them". I expected to then see all my online files in the explorer window under OneDrive but it's still empty. Restarting doesn't fix this either. I'm succesfully logged into OneDrive. I don't have the OneDrive App that you get from the Windows Store.

    Why can't I see my online files in the OneDrive category of explorer despite me updating OneDrive and selecting the necessary checkbox?
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #2
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    Hi there, @JohnnyGui. It may take awhile for servers to catch up. Also, did you check to make sure all the settings in the other tabs are what you want?
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Hi there, @JohnnyGui. It may take awhile for servers to catch up. Also, did you check to make sure all the settings in the other tabs are what you want?
    Hey, thanks for the reply. Yes I checked the other settings, but I take it that only the option "Save space and download files as you use them" is needed to view the files in explorer? This is what I mean:

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    How long does it take until it shows the files?
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  4.    4 Weeks Ago #4

    I think you have to right click on the files you want to go to the cloud and click free up space.
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #5
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    The solution.Right click on the OneDrive icon in your taskbar.Then choose account and then choose maps.Check all the maps that you see and you will see your files appear.
    Last edited by Ivan4you; 4 Weeks Ago at 04:44.
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  6.    4 Weeks Ago #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyGui View Post
    Hey, thanks for the reply. Yes I checked the other settings, but I take it that only the option "Save space and download files as you use them" is needed to view the files in explorer? This is what I mean:

    How long does it take until it shows the files?
    The OneDrive app may be different as Ivan4you has introduced as seen below. That's new to me.

    Do you have OneDrive > Settings tab > Choose folders > set to what you want?

    Learn about OneDrive Files On-Demand - OneDrive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan4you View Post
    The solution.Right click on the OneDrive icon in your taskbar.Then choose acount and then choose maps.Check all the maps that you see and you will see you files appear.
    Maps may be a regional or European option? I don't have that here in the US as seen in the snip above.

    FYI > OneDrive app is actually a MS-tailored open source app as seen in OneDrive Settings > About tab > "Third party notices" link.
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  7.    4 Weeks Ago #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    The OneDrive app may be different as Ivan4you has introduced as seen below. That's new to me.

    Do you have OneDrive > Settings tab > Choose folders > set to what you want?

    Learn about OneDrive Files On-Demand - OneDrive

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    Maps may be a regional or European option? I don't have that here in the US as seen in the snip above.

    FYI > OneDrive app is actually a MS-tailored open source app as seen in OneDrive Settings > About tab > "Third party notices" link.
    Ah, I think that's the cause, I haven't chosen any folders yet. But one question before I do that, will it literally download ALL of those folder onto my PC or will there merely be placeholders (they won't get downloaded)?
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  8.    4 Weeks Ago #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyGui View Post
    Ah, I think that's the cause, I haven't chosen any folders yet. But one question before I do that, will it literally download ALL of those folder onto my PC or will there merely be placeholders (they won't get downloaded)?
    This actually changes the settings in/for File Explorer. It will show any folder in it you choose. And yes, they are placeholders if you have "Files on demand" chosen. If not, then it will download the files to the folders you choose.

    Although OneDrive is a program because it fetches files from and uploads to folders in the cloud (server), think of it as a advanced subfolder of the cloud. It would be like saving in two places. If you change a file on a device and save it, it upload the changes to the cloud. If your changing files, let's say Office files online and save it, the next time you turn on a device OneDrive will update the file on that device or any other device.

    Heck, they have it now in Office where two people could be working on a file at the same time. Kind of like remote desktop in a sense, but only one file. Like a triangle of a server and two devices.

    Did you watch the video I posted? Learn about OneDrive Files On-Demand - OneDrive
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  9.    4 Weeks Ago #9
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    None of the above posts really describe how FOD works.

    First, the default setting is to sync files as always.

    Second, you have to specifically choose to use FOD by clicking on right clicking on icon, and choosing setting menu, then select settings tab and select FOD.

    Then choose which folders are visible to
    accordingly.
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