Windows 10: Save storage space with these 2 OneDrive features

‘No storage space left’ is one of the most annoying problems you could be confronted with. Of course, you could just dump everything in the cloud – but sometimes, it’s easy to have your files saved locally as well. OneDrive and OneDrive for Business have two features that can help you save storage space. Here’s how to use them.

  1. Choose which files you want to synchronise locally.

Right-click the OneDrive (for Business) folder in Windows File Explorer and select Choose OneDrive folders to Sync. The selected folders will be synced locally, all other folders will only be available online.

  1. Make your OneDrive Cloud files visible in your local File Explorer, but download and sync them only when you open them.

a. Right-click the OneDrive (for Business) folder and click Settings.
Tick the box next to Save space and download files as you use them under Files On-Demand. You can use the right mouse button to select which files or folders should be available online or locally. The following icons will appear next to all files:

b. Right-click to choose which files or folders should be available on your device permanently (Always keep on this device) and should be synchronised, which ones you only want to download when you open them (Free up space) and which ones you only want to view online (View online).

Do you want to learn how to get the most out of OneDrive for Business? If so, our custom training ‘OneDrive for Business: saving and sharing documents in the Cloud’ is exactly what you need. Request a quote now.


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