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    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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    27 Nov 2018
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    How to Turn On or Off OneDrive Files On-Demand in Windows 10


    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 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.




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    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, itíll show a message displaying: whatís 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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    Starting with Windows 10 build 17093, Microsoft updated the OneDrive Files-on-Demand state icon in File Explorerís navigation pane so they now display closer to the file icon.

    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.



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

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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)

    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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    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)

    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


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  1.    22 Jun 2017 #1

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


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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
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       22 Jun 2017 #2

    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. slicendice's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1809 Build 17763.134 (Branch: RS5 Release Preview)
       22 Jul 2017 #4

    Thanks a lot for this quick tutorial! Will be very useful for many!
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 34,463
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
    Thread Starter
       22 Jul 2017 #5

      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6.    24 Jul 2017 #6

    How do I block apps from doing App-Requested Downloads??? It's driving me mad!
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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 34,463
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
    Thread Starter
       24 Jul 2017 #7

    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

    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. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 34,463
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
    Thread Starter
       24 Jul 2017 #9

    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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