Easily Access Files with Files On-Demand and OneDrive Offline

Files On-Demand and OneDrive Offline allow to see and access all files on Windows 10, be more productive offline on your mobile devices and quickly share files on iOS.

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OneDrive Files On-Demand: Right-click and select always keep on this device

A set of new features that enable to see and access files on Windows 10, be more productive when offline on mobile devices and quickly share files on iOS were announced at //build conference on Thursday.

OneDrive Files On-Demand, which will be delivered with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, will let you access files in the cloud without having them download and using your devices' storage.

The files can be seen in File Explorer and you can even open online files stored on OneDrive and on Sharepoint Online, from within the desktop or Windows store apps using Windows file picker. Just fire up file picker, select the file to open, the file will then automatically download and open inside the app.

The new status icons in File Explorer indicates whether the files are locally available or online. And, to access files or folders offline, "right-click a file or folder and select Always keep on this device." The files and folders will then automatically download to your Android and iOS devices and become locally available, then simply double-click a file in File Explorer or open it from within an app.

OneDrive Files On-Demand; Doublie-click in File explorer or File Picker to download and open
OneDrive Files On-Demand; Doublie-click in File explorer or File Picker to download and open

In addition, Files On-Demand also benefits organizations and IT admins, as it will eliminate the need to continuously sync shared files on every synced device as teams collaborate.

Files On-Demand is coming to Windows Insider Preview early this summer and will be publicly available with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Additionally, using the new OneDrive Offline Folders, you can save folders to mobile device and open them when offline. Any changes that is made will automatically update when internet connection resume.

This feature is currently available to Office 365 Personal and Home and OneDrive business accounts on Android, and will roll out to iOS in the next few months.

OneDrive for iMessage, is also updated even making it easier to quickly share documents and photos without leaving iMessage conversation on iOS devices. Just select an entire folder or a file and instantly preview documents and photos shared with you in iMessage.

OneDrive Offline on Android
OneDrive for iMessage on iOS
Left: OneDrive Offline on Android Right: OneDrive for iMessage