Windows 10: OneDrive Files On-Demand now available for Windows Insiders Insider


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       13 Jun 2017 #1

    OneDrive Files On-Demand now available for Windows Insiders




    Hello Windows Insiders!

    At Build 2017, Joe Belfiore announced that the new OneDrive Files On-Demand feature will be delivered with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. And today, we are excited to announce that OneDrive Files On-Demand is rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring who are on 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.

    After enabling Files On-Demand in OneDrive, your files will have these statuses in File Explorer:

    Online-only files


    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 only open online-only files when your device is connected to the internet. However, you online files will always be visible in File Explorer even if you are offline.

    Locally available files



    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-only. Just right-click the file and select “Free up space.”

    Always available files



    Only files that you mark as “Always keep on this device” have the green circle with the white check mark. These files will always be available even when you’re offline. They are downloaded to your device and take up space.

    To read up on everything you need to know about OneDrive Files On-Demand, click here.

    And here are a few things we recommend you try out!

    • Setup your personal MSA and Office 365 accounts with OneDrive Files On-Demand.
    • Right-click on a file or folder in OneDrive and select “Free up space” or “Always keep on this device”.
    • Double click an online-only file with a cloud on it. It will download on-demand.
    • Navigate into a folder in OneDrive that is full of pictures, and you can watch the thumbnails populate.
    • Access an online-only file through your favorite apps.
    • Mount a SharePoint Online team site.
    • Work with all your files as you normally do!

    This has been the #1 requested feature for OneDrive on UserVoice, so we’re excited to get this out to Windows Insiders. Tell us what you think!


    Source: OneDrive Files On-Demand now available for Windows Insiders - Windows Experience Blog


    Last edited by Brink; 15 Jun 2017 at 16:11.
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  2.    13 Jun 2017 #1

    Still not as good as placeholders, but at least no need to set up onedrive as a network share.
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  3.    13 Jun 2017 #2

    cereberus said: View Post
    Still not as good as placeholders, but at least no need to set up onedrive as a network share.
    Sorry, but what makes this not as good as placeholders? Seems like it's the same thing, and maybe a little better because there is more control.

    As an aside, I got this notification today, and i'm quite thrilled I have refused to enable OneDrive folder sync on most of my devices because of lacking this, and now I can do so
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  4.    13 Jun 2017 #3

    OneDrive has a couple more icons as well.

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  5.    14 Jun 2017 #4

    Mystere said: View Post
    Sorry, but what makes this not as good as placeholders? Seems like it's the same thing, and maybe a little better because there is more control.

    As an aside, I got this notification today, and i'm quite thrilled I have refused to enable OneDrive folder sync on most of my devices because of lacking this, and now I can do so
    It is similar but not the same. With placeholders, you got metadata eg thumbnails of photos on local pc as well. See link below.

    This new method is basically same as setting onedrive up as a network drive which you could do anyway. Still it is easier and slicker than that though.

    Microsoft adds and offline access to SkyDrive in Windows 8.1 | VentureBeat | Cloud | by Sean Ludwig
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  6.    14 Jun 2017 #5

    And what do you get with Files on demand in thumbnail view? Not being sarcastic, just asking.

    cereberus said: View Post
    It is similar but not the same. With placeholders, you got metadata eg thumbnails of photos on local pc as well. See link below.

    This new method is basically same as setting onedrive up as a network drive which you could do anyway. Still it is easier and slicker than that though.

    Microsoft adds and offline access to SkyDrive in Windows 8.1 | VentureBeat | Cloud | by Sean Ludwig
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