Files you save to OneDrive are available online at OneDrive.com and offline on your PC. That means you can use them anytime, even when you're not connected to the Internet. When you reconnect, OneDrive updates the online versions with changes you made offline.
Offline files come in handy when you're stuck without Wi-Fi, but they also take up space on your PC. If you're running low on storage space, here's how to keep fewer OneDrive files offline:
File Explorer icons show you the sync status of your offline folders and files.
- It's in sync with online version.
- It's getting in sync.
- The version on your PC is out of sync. To find out why, go to the right side of the taskbar, select the Show hidden icons arrow, press and hold (or right-click) OneDrive, and then select View sync problems.
Article ID: 17184 - Last Review: Sep 26, 2016 - Revision: 22