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Make OneDrive Offline Files on Android accessible by other Android apps

Make OneDrive Offline Files on Android accessible by other Android apps.

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  • Richard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes please make ik work as on the PC where offile files are stored in a normal filesystem folder that is accessible by all apps!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is mandatory for me to be able to listen to my music stored on Onedrive, please add that feature!

  • Joe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Welcome to 2019.

    This needs to be fixed. As the person below me stated this works for individual files manually but it needs to be done at the folder level, and have an automatic option for all selected folders, all the time, to an SD card in any android phone.

    Major hole in my new cloud strategy, not just music is affected. I have several files I need to be able to easily open on Android, and PC. Get this done. sad really.

  • Vijay Bhaskar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is possible but the process is not intuitive (Bad UX) hence the confusion.

    You can save the offline files to what ever folder destination you what to save and use them with other apps.

    First make files offline.

    Then go to 'Files available offline" in "Me" section.

    Then select the files you want to save and click save in the 3dot menu, you will be asked for destination folder, choose the folder and your files will be saved there.

    Now you can access the offline files with other apps.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This makes OneDrive useless for me at the moment :(

    I want to sync my Music folder to my Android phone as I have a library of songs which aren't available on streaming services. It would be great if I could mark an indivdual folder as available to other applications on my device.

  • Dell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I want to do a simple thing, use a music player app on my android phone to listen to my offline music files while on an airplane. That is a simple and straightforward request that is impossible with onedrive.

  • Francis Kowal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am putting votes on this just because I came across it, I have not tested it out yet. BUT If this is correct I would be disappointed as well,

  • Lewis Miller commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yeah this is shockingly dumb if this isn't already the case. There is no point in using offline files to sync them to my phone if I can't access them.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This still seems to be an issue. As others have said, no point in off line storage whatsoever unless I can see and organise it from "my files" or similar.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Are you kidding me? What a joke! What good is a OneDrive app on your phone if offline files can only be opened with the OneDrive app? Whoever came up with that idea...you're FIRED! There are a thousand other apps that need to access my files too, and they aren't all MICROSOFT apps. Stop trying to be Apple! Make it generic and usable across all apps. Jeez!

  • Peter Tsrunchev commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ugh, lack of this feature makes onedrive completely pointless, every file I "keep offline" has to be downloaded a second time just to be used in another app...

  • DC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is really bad. I use OneDrive to store and organize all of my images, and I cannot share them from other apps directly. I have to go into onedrive, save the file, and then upload it. These really need to be in a folder somwhere that apps can read from, and that i cna add to Android's gallery.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    ridiculous that I cant save my music folder in One Drive to my SD card. I travel and often don't have internet access, so i need to be able to store them offline. My music library will not fit on the internal storage.

  • Bonnie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Seems like a basic, free option on most other apos. Why should I have to find my image and download it to android in order to use it.? Defeats the convenience of storing them on your cloud

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I want to be able to store my OneDrive music folder offline on my phone and use an audio app to listen to the downloaded music. Not even Groove is able to do this simple request. All audio apps including Groove only stream and no audio apps can add the OneDrive music folder locally since it is hidden.

  • Nuno commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Offline files: only worth use if user can select where to save (namelly in the SD card) and can access that folder with other Android apps.

  • NW commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There is no point to 'offline files' if the only app that can see them is Onedrive.

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