Missing OneDrive Files On-Demand in the Fall Creators Update? Install the app – here’s how

Arif Bacchus

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New to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is OneDrive Files On-Demand. A long requested feature for Windows 10, OneDrive Files On-Demand allows users to access all their files in the cloud locally without having to download files and use storage space on their devices. Great as this feature is, it turns out some who just installed the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update are not seeing the new feature, so here is how you can get it working right.

All it takes to get started with OneDrive Files-On Demand is to download a new version of the OneDrive client via this direct link. Some users might need to download and install this new client because while the functionality for OneDrive Files On-Demand is built in to version 1709,  the user experience is part of a separate client. This is why some users are not seeing the feature, in that the OneDrive client on Windows 10 is not automatically updated in some instances.

After installing the OneDrive client and restarting to set the OneDrive account up, Files On-Demand should be running once it’s enabled in OneDrive settings. Did you have any issues with OneDrive Files On-Demand? Or did it work flawlessly after you updated? Tell us about your experience with OneDrive Files On-Demand below.