OneDrive Files On-Demand Coming to the Mac

Posted on September 24, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in OneDrive with 4 Comments

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.

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Comments (4)

4 responses to “OneDrive Files On-Demand Coming to the Mac”

  1. karlinhigh

    Thanks for the heads-up! I'll be watching for this on my 2012-era MacBook Pro.

  2. thalter

    This is cool. For years Microsoft has paid lip service to feature parity between Mac and Windows. Nice to finally seem them start to deliver on this promise.

  3. Jeffsters

    Nice. We recently moved to One Drive and this is a welcome addition.

  4. ne0kn1ght

    Anyone know if this just for the personal verion of OneDrive or does it include OneDrive for Business and Teams Document Libraries?