Is it possible to use Onedrive as storage only, I need to upload photos from my computer to OneDrive, then I need to delete them locally from my pc in order to save harddrive space. But the photos uploaded to Onedrive must be kept on OneDrive Cloud so that I can download them to another computer at a later time.
Yes, OneDrive can do this. This features is called “OneDrive Files On-Demand”. You can learn more about the details here.
Basically, it goes like this:
- Enable Files On-Demand on OneDrive settings
- Note how the OneDrive folder view changes in Explorer
- Bring up the context menu on the files/folders you want to remove from your PC
- Select “Free up space”
- The file/folder status icon will change to a cloud, indicating this file/folder is currently not synced to your PC
You need at least Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709) and the latest OneDrive client.