Huge change in OneDrive functionality ?

GeneralLee01

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Good afternoon all,

Until recently OneDrive allowed me to see files in a directory but not have the actual files downloaded to my laptop. it would show me the filename and only downloaded it when I open the file.

It seems this functionality has changed and is not available anymore. I can either have the whole directory and files downloaded to my laptop or have the directory completely invisible without any indication there is a directory with files in it.

My OneDrive version is 64bit 21.230.1107.0004
My Windows version is 64bit 10.0.22000 Build 22000


Please advice

Thanks
 
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Nope - nothing has changed. More likely your Files On Demand setting has somehow been turned off.
 
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Try double clicking on the folder to open it then select file to download. Mine is the same as it always was
 

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Nope - nothing has not changed. More likely your Files On Demand setting has somehow been turned off.
I think you mean nothing has changed. :cool: Double negative.
 

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Right click on Onedrive folder, and select "Always keep..." or "Free up space"

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GeneralLee01

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Thanks for all the help guys . . . .

I do not have the Always Keep or Free Up Space settings anymore.

Right-clicking on Onedrive results in..
2021-12-18-1.png



Right-clicking on a Onedrive sub directory results in..
2021-12-18-2.png



Right-clicking on a file in that sub directory results in..
2021-12-18-3.png
 

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Thanks for all the help guys . . . .

I do not have the Always Keep or Free Up Space settings anymore.

Right-clicking on Onedrive results in..
2021-12-18-1.png



Right-clicking on a Onedrive sub directory results in..
2021-12-18-2.png



Right-clicking on a file in that sub directory results in..
2021-12-18-3.png
You have to right click on the onedrive icon on task bar and choose settings from there.
 

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GeneralLee01

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Thanks Cerebus Wll try to fix my right-click menus by checking those settings.
What setting should I tweak ? Should there be something like FilesOnDemand, as you mentioned earlier ?
 

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Thanks Cerebus Wll try to fix my right-click menus by checking those settings.
What setting should I tweak ? Should there be something like FilesOnDemand, as you mentioned earlier ?

Make sure last option is selected.
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Glad you solved it. Was a bit late today
 

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