Turn On or Off OneDrive Fetch Files in Windows 10  

    Turn On or Off OneDrive Fetch Files in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off OneDrive Fetch Files in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off OneDrive Fetch Files on your PC in Windows 10
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    14 Jul 2020
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    How to Turn On or Off OneDrive Fetch Files on your PC in Windows 10


    OneDrive 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.

    See also: Use OneDrive to fetch files on a PC | Microsoft Support

    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.

    You 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.


    After July 31, 2020, you will no longer be able to fetch files from your PC. However, you can sync files and folders to OneDrive and then access those files from your web browser or your phone. To automatically sync the Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders on your PC, you can turn on OneDrive PC folder backup.



    EXAMPLE: OneDrive Fetch Files on your PC

    Turn On or Off OneDrive Fetch Files in Windows 10-onedrive_fetch_files.jpg
    Turn On or Off OneDrive Fetch Files in Windows 10-onedrive_fetch_files-off.jpg


    Here's How:

    1 Right click or press and hold on the OneDrive Turn On or Off OneDrive Fetch Files in Windows 10-onedrive_icon.jpg notification area icon on the taskbar, click/tap on the menu (3 dots) button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    If OneDrive is currently not running to show this icon, then run: %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe

    Turn On or Off OneDrive Fetch Files in Windows 10-onedrive_settings.jpg

    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)

    Turn On or Off OneDrive Fetch Files in Windows 10-onedrive_fetch_files.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. tracit99's Avatar
    Posts : 569
    Windows 10 Pro 19042.622
       #1

    Anyone have fetch my files working today? I have spent almost all day and I just cannot get it to work. I always get "OneDrive can't connect to "xxxxxx"" message. It is like my PC is not even on even though it is. I have gone as far as to do a clean install of 15063 and I did all the updates to 15063.540 and then setup OneDrive with fetch my files and still no dice. So I by passed my router and connected directly to my cable modem still same old message. Next I created a totally new MSA and setup Onedrive with fetch my files and the results are the same. Finally I left my PC on and went to the public library and I got the same results. I do not know what else to try. I got this to work years ago, but have not used it lately. It is not supposed to be rocket science, but today I think I might give rocket science a try. I think I would be more successful at that.
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  2. Stigg's Avatar
    Posts : 418
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    I just found out that Microsoft is dropping the OneDrive Fetch feature on July 31, 2020.
    I wonder why.

    Note:

    After July 31, 2020, you will no longer be able to fetch files from your PC. However, you can sync files and folders to OneDrive and then access those files from your web browser or your phone. To automatically sync the Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders on your PC, you can turn on OneDrive PC folder backup.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,864
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21376
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Stigg said:
    I just found out that Microsoft is dropping the OneDrive Fetch feature on July 31, 2020.
    I wonder why.
    Thank you for the heads up. Warning about this added to tutorial.
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  4. ThrashZone's Avatar
    Posts : 7,123
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       #4

    Hi,
    Depends on how many times it does it and how many files are involved
    Resource issues bandwidth would be a main issues just checking file matches.... repeatedly
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  5. Stigg's Avatar
    Posts : 418
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    Depends on how many times it does it and how many files are involved
    Resource issues bandwidth would be a main issues just checking file matches.... repeatedly
    Does it use a fair amount of resources just checking?
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  6. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,035
    Windows10
       #6

    Brink said:
    Thank you for the heads up. Warning about this added to tutorial.
    This has to go down as the shortest lived tutorial in history :-(.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,864
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21376
    Thread Starter
       #7

    cereberus said:
    This has to go down as the shortest lived tutorial in history :-(.
    Nar, there are some much much shorter.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,864
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21376
    Thread Starter
       #8

    After July 31, 2020, you will no longer be able to fetch files from your PC. However, you can sync files and folders to OneDrive and then access those files from your web browser or your phone. To automatically sync the Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders on your PC, you can turn on OneDrive PC folder backup.

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