You can useÂ OneDriveÂ toÂ sync filesÂ andÂ foldersÂ between your computer and the cloud, so you can get to your files from anywhere – your computer, your mobile device, and even through the OneDrive website at OneDrive.com. If you add, change, or delete a file or folder in your OneDrive folder, the file or folder is added, changed, or deleted on the OneDrive website and vice versa. You can work with your synced files directly in File Explorer and access your files even when youâ€™re offline. Whenever youâ€™re online, any changes that you or others make will sync automatically.
OneDrive Files On-DemandÂ helps you access all your cloud storage in OneDrive without having to download all of them and use file storage space on your Windows device.
When you turn on Files On-Demand, youâ€™ll 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 donâ€™t take up space on your device. When youâ€™re connected to the Internet, youâ€™ll be able to use the files like every other file on your device.
You will know that Files On-Demand is turned on if you see theÂ status iconsÂ next to your files in File Explorer.
With OneDrive Files On-Demand, you can:
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off OneDrive Files On-Demand for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.