Back at Build 2017 Microsoft announced OneDrive placeholders which gives users functionality to download the files and folder when they need it. And now finally the Windows Insiders is getting the first glimpse of it.
If you are on the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16215 then you can try out this new feature. You will see OneDrive fly-out at the right hand bottom corner and it will guide you to the entire process.
Basically the all new OneDrive File On-Demand allows user to see all the files and folders form the respective account. You don’t need to download any files on your device and that means you can save lots of space. While in current scenario user have to download the entire OneDrive folder and set up sync which means it took lots of space on your device.
With the OneDrive File On-Demand you can also keep selected files and folders on online/offline (locally). They added an option called “Always keep on this device” which let user to download a specific file or folder locally so that they can access them when you don’t have an internet connection. Furthermore they also added a special column from which user can easily recognize which file is downloaded or not.
OneDrive File On-Demand will be available for everyone with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update aka the Redstone 3 along with the many other features and improvements. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is scheduled for the September 2017.