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    Turn On or Off OneDrive Files On-Demand in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off OneDrive Files On-Demand in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off OneDrive Files On-Demand in Windows 10
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    How to Turn On or Off OneDrive Files On-Demand in Windows 10

    information   Information
    At Build 2017, Joe Belfiore announced that the new OneDrive Files On-Demand feature will be delivered with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

    OneDrive Files On-Demand is rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring who are on Windows 10 build 16215. The updated OneDrive client will be rolling out over the next few days but can also be installed from here.

    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.




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    For more information about OneDrive Files On-Demand, see:

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off OneDrive Files On-Demand for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    Starting with Windows 10 build 16226, Microsoft wanted to make sure that you are in control of all file downloads from the cloud. When you use OneDrive Files On-Demand (or another cloud provider), and an app (like a photo editor) tries to download files that you have stored only in the cloud, it’ll show a message displaying: what’s being downloaded, which app is requesting the download, and options to dismiss the message, cancel the download, or block the app from downloading. (Microsoft also added a way to unblock apps in Settings > Privacy > App-requested downloads, in case you change your mind.)
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    Why don’t I see the Files On-Demand options in OneDrive settings?

    If you aren't seeing the Files On-Demand options, the latest version of OneDrive hasn't rolled out to you yet. Here's how to get the latest version of OneDrive.
    1. Make sure you're running Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 16299.15 or later).
    2. Download and install the latest version of OneDrive that's rolling out with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
    3. Restart your computer.
    4. After your computer restarts, select the Start button, search for “OneDrive”, and then select the OneDrive desktop app.
    5. When OneDrive Setup starts, enter your personal account, or your work or school account, and then select Sign in.
    6. Follow the instructions below to Turn on Files On-Demand.


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    Turn On or Off OneDrive Files On-Demand in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off OneDrive Files On-Demand in Windows 10
    To Turn On OneDrive Files On-Demand

    1. Click/tap on the OneDrive Name:  OneDrive_icon.jpg
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Size:  927 Bytes icon in the taskbar notification area and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshots below)

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    2. In the Settings tab, check the Save space and download files as you use them box under Files On-Demand, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    If you are not currently signed in to OneDrive with your Microsoft account, the Files On-Demand settings will not be available.
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    Turn On or Off OneDrive Files On-Demand in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off OneDrive Files On-Demand in Windows 10
    To Turn Off OneDrive Files On-Demand

    1. Click/tap on the OneDrive Name:  OneDrive_icon.jpg
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Size:  927 Bytes icon in the taskbar notification area and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshots below)

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    2. In the Settings tab, uncheck the Save space and download files as you use them box under Files On-Demand, click/tap on OK in the confirmation prompt, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)
    Note   Note
    If you are not currently signed in to OneDrive with your Microsoft account, the Files On-Demand settings will not be available.
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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    22 Jun 2017 #1

    My settings screen is different. This machine is on latest insider build.


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  2.    22 Jun 2017 #2
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
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    Hey Nick,

    It looks like you'll need to download and install it first then. It still hasn't automatically rolled out to everyone yet.

    The updated OneDrive client will be rolling out over the next few days but can also be installed from here.
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  3.    22 Jun 2017 #3

    Thanks Shawn, installing now.
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  4.    22 Jul 2017 #4
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    Turku
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    Windows 10 Pro IP Build 16299.19 (Branch: RS3 Release)

    Thanks a lot for this quick tutorial! Will be very useful for many!
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  5.    22 Jul 2017 #5
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  6.    24 Jul 2017 #6
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    How do I block apps from doing App-Requested Downloads??? It's driving me mad!
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  7.    24 Jul 2017 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,287
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
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    Hello Doctor Clutch, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Turning off OneDrive files on demand will stop the App-requested downloads messages since they will automatically just download.
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  8.    24 Jul 2017 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts : 448
    Win10 Home x64 - 1709

    I updated One Drive with the link provided here, but still missing the new On Demand features .... so is this new One Drive (On Demand) working on Non Insider Preview ?
    Win10 Home x64
    Version 1703 (Build 15063.483)
    One Drive
    Version 2016 (Build 17.3.6944.0627)
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  9.    24 Jul 2017 #9
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    Posts : 25,287
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
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    Hello Eagle51,

    I'm afraid the OneDrive Files On-demand feature is not available until build 16215 instead. Even if you downloaded and installed the newer OneDrive file.
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