Microsoft blurs the line between OneDrive and local files

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Microsoft blurs the line between OneDrive and local files

This fall, all of your Windows files will be viewable and accessible from File Explorer regardless of whether they're stored in OneDrive or locally. It's something Joe Belfiore talked about onstage from Microsoft's Build keynote today, saying that all the fancy tools we've seen so far this morning for collaboration will benefit from it.

"With Files On-Demand, you can access all your files in the cloud without having to download them and use storage space on your device," the company said in a blog post. Microsoft also said in a statement that this has been the No. 1 user request. Think of it like a cloud-based folder on your device that syncs basically everything across users and across all of their gadgets.

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