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    Automatically Make OneDrive Files On-Demand Online-only in Windows 10

    Automatically Make OneDrive Files On-Demand Online-only in Windows 10

    How to Automatically Make OneDrive Files On-Demand Online-only in Windows 10
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    05 Jul 2018
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    How to Automatically Make OneDrive Files On-Demand Online-only in Windows 10


    OneDrive Files On-Demand is available starting with Windows 10 build 16215 and OneDrive app build 17.3.7064.1005 or later.

    OneDrive Files On-Demand helps you access all your files in OneDrive without having to download all of them and use storage space on your device.

    When you turn on Files On-Demand, youíll see all your files in File Explorer and get new information about each file. New files created online or on another device appear as online-only files, which donít take up space on your device. When youíre connected to the Internet, youíll be able to use the files like every other file on your device.

    Youíll know that Files On-Demand is turned on if you see the status icons next to your files in File Explorer:

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Size:  3.4 KB Online-only files donít take up space on your computer. You see a cloud icon for each online-only file in File Explorer, but the file doesnít download to your device until you open it. You canít open online-only files when your device isnít 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 theyíre always there for you even when youíre offline.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 17692, Storage Sense picks up a new skill adding the ability to automatically make any downloaded Files On-Demand online-only if you havenít used them in a certain number of days.

    This tutorial will show you how to make any downloaded OneDrive Files On-Demand online-only if you havenít used them in a specified number of days for your account in Windows 10.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: Automatically Make OneDrive Files On-Demand Online-only in Settings
    • Option Two: Automatically Make OneDrive Files On-Demand Online-only in Registry Editor





    Automatically Make OneDrive Files On-Demand Online-only in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Automatically Make OneDrive Files On-Demand Online-only in Windows 10
    Automatically Make OneDrive Files On-Demand Online-only in Settings

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

    2. Click/tap on Storage on the left side, and click/tap on the Change how we free up space automatically link under Storage sense on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Under the Locally available cloud content section, select Never, 1 day, 14 days, 30 days (default), or 60 days in the OneDrive drop menu for what you want. (see screenshot below)

    This setting will only be available if you have OneDrive Files On-Demand turned on.

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    4. You can now close Settings if you like.






    Automatically Make OneDrive Files On-Demand Online-only in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Automatically Make OneDrive Files On-Demand Online-only in Windows 10
    Automatically Make OneDrive Files On-Demand Online-only in Registry Editor

    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\StorageSense\Parameters\StoragePolicy\OneDrive!S-1-5-21-788078031-2691013130-2060433956-1001!Personal|901DDE64673783B7!132

    The part highlighted in red in the key above will be unique for each user. It is the SID of the current user.

    This registry key will only be available if you made a change using Option One at least one time.

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    3. Do step 4 (Never) or step 5 (specify days) below for what you would like to do.


     4. To Never "Make cloud files online-only if you haven't used them"

    A) In the right pane of the OneDrive!SID!Personal|901DDE64673783B7!132 key, double click/tap on the 02 DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot below step 2)

    B) Type 0 (number), and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    C) In the right pane of the OneDrive!SID!Personal|901DDE64673783B7!132 key, double click/tap on the 128 DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot below step 2)

    D) Type 0 (number), click/tap on OK, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

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     5. To "Make cloud files online-only if you haven't used them in" Specified Days

    A) In the right pane of the OneDrive!SID!Personal|901DDE64673783B7!132 key, double click/tap on the 02 DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot below step 2)

    B) Type 1, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    C) In the right pane of the OneDrive!SID!Personal|901DDE64673783B7!132 key, double click/tap on the 128 DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot below step 2)

    D) Select (dot) Decimal, type 1, 14, 30 (default), or 60 for how many days you want, click/tap on OK, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

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    6. You can now close Registry Editor if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1.    20 Aug 2018 #1

    I turned on Files on Demand but my I see no mention of locally available could content under Settings. I'm on v 17134.228.
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       20 Aug 2018 #2

    Hello Steve,

    I'm afraid this feature isn't available until build 17692 and higher.
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  3.    20 Aug 2018 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Steve,

    I'm afraid this feature isn't available until build 17692 and higher.
    Oh I see now - perhaps I should learn to read.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
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       20 Aug 2018 #4

    LOL, what would be the fun in that.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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