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You can use the navigation pane to browse locations such as Quick access, OneDrive, Libraries, This PC, Network, and Homegroup. You can also move or copy items directly to a destination in the navigation pane.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17063, Microsoft has added a state icon to use in File Explorer's Navigation Pane in an effort to further keep you informed about the availability status of your OneDrive files and folders on demand.

With Files On-Demand, you can access all your files in the cloud without having to download them and use storage space on your device. All your files—even online-only files—can be seen in File Explorer and work just like every other file on your device. You’ll be able to open online-only files from within any desktop or Windows Store apps using the Windows file picker. And you’re covered in both your home and professional life since it works with your personal and work OneDrive, as well as your SharePoint Online team sites.

Your files will have these statuses in File Explorer:
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Size:  3.4 KB Online-only files don’t take up space on your computer. You see a cloud icon for each online-only file in File Explorer, but the file doesn’t download to your device until you open it. You can’t open online-only files when your device isn’t connected to the Internet.
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Size:  2.6 KB When you open an online-only file, it downloads to your device and becomes a locally available file. You can open a locally available file anytime, even without Internet access. If you need more space, you can change the file back to online. Just right-click the file and select Free up space.
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Size:  3.0 KB Only files that you mark as Always keep on this device have the green circle with the white check mark. These files download to your device and take up space, but they’re always there for you even when you’re offline.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off always show availability status of your OneDrive files on-demand in the navigation pane of File Explorer for your account in Windows 10.
Note   Note
To see OneDrive Cloud states in the navigation pane:

1) OneDrive app must be running.
2) You must be signed in to OneDrive.
3) You must have Files On-Demand turned on.
4) Turn on "Always show availability status" using an option in this tutorial below.

CONTENTS:
  • Option One: Turn On or Off Show OneDrive Cloud States in Navigation Pane from Folder Options
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Show OneDrive Cloud States in Navigation Pane using a REG file


EXAMPLE: "Always show availability status" On and Off in File Explorer navigation pane for OneDrive Cloud States
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Turn On or Off OneDrive Cloud States for Navigation Pane in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off OneDrive Cloud States for Navigation Pane in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Show OneDrive Cloud States in Navigation Pane from Folder Options

1. Open Folder Options.

2 Click/tap on the View tab, check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Always show availability status for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Turn On or Off OneDrive Cloud States for Navigation Pane in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off OneDrive Cloud States for Navigation Pane in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Show OneDrive Cloud States in Navigation Pane using a REG file

Note   Note
The .reg files below will change the registry key and value below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

NavPaneShowAllCloudStates DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On

1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Show OneDrive Cloud States in Navigation Pane

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_ON_show_Cloud_states_in_navigation_pane.reg

download

 3. To Turn Off Show OneDrive Cloud States in Navigation Pane

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_OFF_show_Cloud_states_in_navigation_pane.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

8. If open, close and reopen File Explorer to apply.


That's it,
Shawn