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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.

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    You can directly upload it to onedrive using browser and not sync it to your PC. I am not sure you can use the onedrive synced folder to achieve this – Ganesh R. May 12 '18 at 8:36
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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:

  1. Enable Files On-Demand on OneDrive settings
    • Note how the OneDrive folder view changes in Explorer
  2. Bring up the context menu on the files/folders you want to remove from your PC
  3. 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.

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  • Great, thanks for the info. I'll enable "Files on demand" and then upload the files using the browser to my onedrive. That way the files will be in the cloud until I download them from any of my PC. This will work just the way I want it :) – MTplus May 12 '18 at 10:09
  • You don’t need to use the browser to upload. Just put the files in the desired place, wait until OneDrive has finished syncing and then “Free up space”. – Daniel B May 12 '18 at 10:44

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