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OneDrive Files On-Demand

Allow an online sync only for OneDrive, like Windows 8.1 file explorer did.
Most of PC don't have enough storage to keep files on HDD.
That will really improve productivity !

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    Simonrdz shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m proud to announce that OneDrive Files On-Demand is now rolling out with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (https://twitter.com/onedrive/status/920288442965164033). Whether you use a personal OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint Online, you can now browse all your files without filling up your disk and take advantage of the rich features of File Explorer. Read more about how you can start using OneDrive Files On-Demand & skip ahead if it hasn’t been rolled out to you yet (https://t.co/YFxsqB3JNb). Learn more about deploying Files On-Demand in your organization (https://t.co/zjAQJnbQlo). Thanks to all of you for the emphatic support, and a special thanks to our incredible self-hosters in the Windows Insider Program!

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ok OneDrive I now have one more request sometime recently you updated and now on iPhone in OneDrive you see folders but can’t read the full file names making it impossible to utilize effectively and secondly when viewing photos from the file folder you made them so small compared to before you can’t see them to go through them in folders for organizing purposes. I’m forced to go to my laptop or pc because it’s been made so much less viewable in OneDrive for iPhone iPad

      • Ray Piller (VertigoRay) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why is it restricted to 1709?

        I would like to get Files-on-Demand going in our VDI environment; for obvious reasons. However, the latest OneDrive for Business client (v2018 b18.044.0301.006) only gives you Files On Demand on build 1709 of Windows. No problem, right? Just install upgrade Win 2016 to 1709 ... ROFL ... no GUI in 1709.

        This is a huge problem because this feature is crucial for not syncing all of OneDrive (up to 1TB for our users) to a VDI instance that has a 100GB VHD. We could pay for a third-party app to map the drive (or come up with an alternate solution), but Files-on-Demand solves the problem ... it just needs to be made available to the version of Win 2016 that has a GUI. Additionally Files-on-Demand allows us to offer our users a consistent usage of OneDrive regardless of what they may or may not be currently syncing.

        I've submitted feedback to Microsoft to please back-port the Files On Demand feature to Windows 2016 1607.

      • Clive White commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Have laptop with very small hard drive - no room for pictures stored on onedrive to sync to it but would really like to be able to view them on laptop without having to access via web,

      • shelby pereira commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be really nice if as part of this feature we could label the folder as online only directyle in OneDrive (online). This would have the effect of allowing us to push files to the directly but not have them downloaded to computers automatically. I currently hae my IPhone setup to backup photos to oneDrive, however the photos are being automatically downloaded to my computer.

      • Fabrice Avaux commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Crazy to update windows 10 in enterprise !
        One drive must be an std application (like google drive, ...) and not an OS application !
        The onsite's file server win some more time to live ;)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The most important target for this functionality VDI environments. I really dont understand why this is made a 1709 only feature:-(

      • A анонимный commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        (And yes, you could use this feature weeks before Fall Creators was out, just by opting in to fast-ring. I used the feature, it's great, worked great in my experience. But since my machine always became unstable on fast/slow-rings, I am now waiting for it to trickle down to the normal stable Windows 10.)

      • A анонимный commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Guys, there is NO On-Demand for Build 1709 (Fall Creators update)!!!

        Mr. Jason Moore is correct, just his information is incomplete. The feature is there IF you use "Windows Insider" with the Fast-Ring feature. It's probably in the Slow-Ring now too. But it's not in the stable build yet.

        So if you want to use the feature, activate Windows Insider - or wait until it's 100% complete and we get it by a normal update. Just don't look for it on the final 1709 build because it's not there yet.

      • Steve Zynda commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The new status icons for OneDrive Files On-Demand are flawed/inconsistent. The OneDrive Sync history confirms "You are All Set All Files Up to Date", yet I have many folders and sub folders with the spinner icon that when selected, File Explorer's bottom status bar will state "Sync Pending". When I drill into those folders and/or sub-folders, everything is show as a green checkmark or cloud icon. Basically confirming that this is not to sync. Why?

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