How to Turn On or Off OneDrive Fetch Files on your PC in Windows 10
InformationOneDrive is a cloud-based storage service where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive.
The OneDrive Fetch files feature allows you to access all your files on a PC from another computer by going to the OneDrive website. You can even access network locations if they're included in the PC's libraries or mapped as drives. When you browse a PC's files remotely, you can download copies of them to work on. You can also stream video and view photos in a slide show.
To access files on your PC remotely, make sure the PC you want to access is turned on and connected to the Internet. OneDrive also needs to be running on that PC, and the Fetch files setting must be turned on.
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off using OneDrive to fetch files on your Windows 10 PC from any other PC.
NoteYou will need to be signed in to Windows 10 with a Microsoft account to be able to use the OneDrive Fetch files feature.
When you go to the OneDrive website on another PC to remotely fetch files on your PC, you will need to sign in to the OneDrive website with the same Microsoft account that you use to sign in to the PC that you want to fetch files from.
When you connect to a PC to fetch its files from the OneDrive website, you might be asked to enter a verification code if the PC you are on has not been added as a trusted device in your Microsoft account.
EXAMPLE: OneDrive Fetch Files on your PC
1. Right click or press and hold on the OneDrive notification area icon on the taskbar, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)
NoteIf you don't have the OneDrive notification area icon available, then open your OneDrive folder from File Explorer or Start menu to have it available afterwards.
2. In the Settings tab, check (turn on) or uncheck (turn off) the Let me use OneDrive to fetch any of my files on this PC box under the top "General" section, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
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