How to fix missing OneDrive File On-Demand after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update get the OneDrive File On-Demand feature to make Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage to be simpler to use. You are able to see all of your files stored on OneDrive from within File Explorer, without downloading them at first. However, I have upgraded my Surface Pro 4 to the latest OS and could not find the Files on Demand option to get it working.

A number of users have faced the OneDrive File On-Demand missing problem after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It is caused by the wrong software version during the upgraded process. You need to reinstall the current version of the OneDrive client on your Windows 10 device.
* First manually download the latest version of OneDrive client via
Microsoft site, and save it to your desktop.
* Double-click the OneDriveSetup.exe file, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
* Restart your tablet or computer to take affects.
* Open OneDrive client, sign in using your Microsoft account credentials, and set it up.
* There is a OneDrive icon which looks like two clouds in the notification area of the taskbar. If it is not visible, click on the arrow point to show it.
Right-click or hold-and-press on the OneDrive icon, and select the Settings.
* Click the Settings tab, under the Files On-Demand heading, check on the “Save space and download files as you use them” box, and click OK button to save that.

Now the OneDrive File On-Demand feature has been turned on. You might be not sure how to spot whether files stored locally or in the cloud. The files marked with the blue cloud icon are only stored on OneDrive, while the files with a white tick inside a green circle have been synced and available locally.


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