How to Turn on Files On-Demand for OneDrive

Files On-Demand works with all the apps you use today, including Windows desktop apps and apps from the Windows Store. Furthermore, Files On-Demand works with all your personal and work files from OneDrive, SharePoint in Microsoft 365, and SharePoint Server 2019 team sites.

Here are steps for turnning on the Files On-Demand

  1. Make sure you’re signed in to OneDrive on your device.
  2. Select the white or blue OneDrive cloud icon in the Windows taskbar notification area.

(You might need to click the Show hidden icons arrow next to the notification area to see the OneDrive icon. If the icon doesn’t appear in the notification area, OneDrive might not be running. Select Start, type OneDrive in the search box, and then select OneDrive in the search results.)

3. Select  Help & Settings > Settings.

4. On the Settings tab, select the Save space and download files as you use them box.


Files On-Demand settings are unique to each device, so make sure you turn it on for each device where you want to use it.

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