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OneDrive files available online only

  1. #1


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro

    OneDrive files available online only


    I've just helped a friend set up his new Windows 8.1 Asus desktop. When we open the OneDrive folder using File Explorer, next to each file it says "Online only". On his old Windows 8 computer, it says "Available offline" next to each file. Is there someplace we need to change a setting to make the files available offline on the new computer?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey Vincenzo,

    Sure you could set to be available offline only on that PC.

    OneDrive - Available Offline or Online in Windows 8.1
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    Posts : 75
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit


    It is said "For some users, upgrading to Windows 8.1 can result in OneDrive files that were downloaded to the machine appear to be “online only”. However, this is wrong – the files are still on the computer as they once were." ( I am still not sure whether this is true.)

    However the author says "To fix this issue, right-click on OneDrive in the left-had pane of common folders and click on “Make available offline”. This will ensure that all OneDrive files are synchronised."

    Read more: Windows 8.1 problems: How to fix them | IT PRO

    So go ahead and " Make available offline".

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  4. #4


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks, Brink, that tutorial really helps in understanding OneDrive.

    Jumanji, that page is useful and gives some nice additional info too. Thanks
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. Glad we could help.
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