Microsoft’s OneDrive Files On-Demand feature is now available for users on macOS. The company today confirmed that it’s bringing OneDrive Files On-Demand to the rival operating system. This feature is available starting today for OneDrive beta testers.
OneDrive Files On-Demand was announced in May last year. It allows users to access all of their files in the cloud without having to download them and for them to take up local storage space on their device. All of those files could be seen in File Explorer so users could continue working as they always have even though the files would be in the cloud.
This feature is now being released for the macOS in beta. Files that users have uploaded will now show up in the macOS Finder as well. The files don’t have to be downloaded and the feature will only download them as and when required by the user. It won’t automatically sync every file and users do have the option to opt for the files that do get synced.
The feature will require macOS 10.14 Mojave which is due to be released later today. An Apple File System formatted volume will be required for it to function. Those who are interested can sign up to try Files On-Demand for Mac in beta.