moderated Re: How do I force OneDrive to download a file?

David Griffith

I am not sure if this whole issue has been resolved as I am late to the thread but if people want to know  how to force OneDrive to download a file they simply have to press the application key and select always keep on this device.

If you want to do the opposite and force a file into online status only then  just  hit the next option on the application menu which will be free up space.


David g.




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From: Jessica D
Sent: 23 December 2020 04:21
Subject: Re: How do I force OneDrive to download a file?


Hi,Yes, and when I did, it said, "1 interrupted action" then basically failed.  It says, "1" as the status for every file in my documents folder of my oneDrive. 

On Dec 22, 2020, at 10:31 PM, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:

 Did you try just copying it and pasting. My oneDrive automatically downloads files when I open them, but I can also just copy them to another place. 





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On Dec 22, 2020, at 7:23 PM, Jessica D <jldail13@...> wrote:



I’m trying to download a file that I  stored in OneDrive.

A friend sent it to me, and I want to copy it to my SD card for playback on my Victor reader trek.


However, no matter what I do, the file says its, “available when online.”


Can anyone tell me how to  force OneDrive to download it?







Jessica Dail



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