OneDrive Files On-Demand feature is now available for Windows 10 with the Fall Creators Update. However, you may not able to enable OneDrive Files On-Demand in Windows 10 because of the OneDrive app shipping with the Fall Creators Update is not up-to-date (compatible) with Files On-Demand feature.
OneDrive Files On-Demand in Windows 10 is a neat feature to access the files without having to download them. Basically, you can manage the files, documents and even browse them without having to download them, as they are available on demand. Once enabled, you’ll see all your files in File Explorer.
The Files On-Demand feature was announced at Microsoft Build 2017 and it can be enabled from OneDrive’s Settings tab. On the tab, you will need to check the option “Save space and download files as you use them” and finally save the settings by clicking on ‘ok’.
It appears that the OneDrive Files On-Demand feature is missing on some Windows 10 PCs. There’s no need to clean install Windows 10 Fall Creators Update as it is a mistake at Microsoft’s end, you can follow the below steps to enable OneDrive Files On-Demand in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
How to enable OneDrive Files On-Demand in Windows 10
- Download OneDrive latest version from here and install it.
- Make sure that your PC is running Build 16299.15 or later.
- Once you’ve installed the latest version, restart your PC to reflect the changes.
- Open OneDrive and setup it as you used to do in the previous version of Windows 10.
- Open OneDrive settings, (it can be accessed by right-clicking on OneDrive icon located on the taskbar).
- Select the “save space and download files as you use them box open” on the Settings tab and click on OK.
- That’s it, you’ve successfully enabled OneDrive Files On-Demand.
Microsoft should bundle the latest OneDrive version with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Anyways, you can always install the updated app from the above (official) link and enjoy the OneDrive Files On-Demand service on your Windows 10 PC.