Set Online for SharePoint Online Document Library File

SGH 1,191 Reputation points

Using the GPO Policy (DehydrateSyncedTeamSites) works with the Files on Demand feature from Windows, the admin is trying to keep the files to be kept in SharePoint Online Document Library and only the metadata to be synched with the client.

However, when the user opens the file, it automatically download in the local machine (One Drive Client). Any option to restrict offline download or download it for certain period of time and make it online only again.

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  1. Yi Lu_MSFT 17,266 Reputation points

    Hi @SGH
    When you open an online-only file, it downloads to your device and becomes a locally available file. You could open a locally available file anytime, even without Internet access. This is by default, we could change the file back to online only. Just right-click the file and select “Free up space.”

    With Storage Sense turned on, these files will become online-only files after the time period you've selected.

    For more information, you could refer to:

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