Microsoft’s popular Files On-Demand feature for OneDrive is making its way to the Mac. The company’s Files On-Demand feature first launched on Windows 10 after the company removed OneDrive Placeholders.
Files On-Demand, for those unfamiliar, is a feature that helps you save local storage by keeping them online. Instead, these files are only downloaded when you actually need them, saving storage space locally. It’s a pretty smart and neat way of saving local storage space, especially if you have a base model MacBook with 128GB of storage.
Just like on Windows, you can choose to always keep a folder or files on your device, so they don’t have to be downloaded to be opened. That way, you can keep files that you need frequently downloaded locally, in case you don’t have an internet connection when you actually need them.
The feature is available as a preview today for Mac users.