How to configure OneDrive only to download files as needed

This is useful when you have large size of OneDrive files and or to save internet usage, set OneDrive to download files as and when you access it

  • Right-click on the OneDrive icon from the taskbar to open the OneDrive main menu.
  • Click on settings. If you don’t see a settings link, you can find it from the more link from the bottom right of OneDrive main Menu.
  • Once your settings window opened, go to the Settings tab (first tab)
  • There you can find a checkbox under Files on-Demand
  • Check that checkbox to enable, Save space and download files as you use them.
  • Once this is enabled, files will be downloaded to your computer only when you access it.
  • Files available offline will show you the status with a green circle with a tick mark icon. Online-only files will show a cloud icon

I hope these tips were helpful to you!