Through the OneDrive website, you can get access to all the files on every drive connected to that particular PC, including USB drives, secondary hard drives, and network locations, if they are included in the Windows Libraries or they mapped drives. You can even stream videos and load slideshows. It’s a complete remote files access solution for home users that overcomes the space limitations in the cloud storage service. While accessing files remotely is a feature included on OneDrive for Windows 7, Microsoft removed the feature for Windows 8.1, and brought it back with Windows 10.  In this guide, you’ll learn the step-by-step instructions to enable to fetch files on your PC from anywhere.

How to fetch files remotely using OneDrive on Windows 10

The best way to make sure it’s working, go to another computer, sign-in to the OneDrive website, and from the left pane, under PCs, click the PC you just enable the fetching and now you should be able to access all of your files remotely.

Keep in mind that the computer needs to be powered-on and connected to the network in order to work. Although, we’ve seen and use this feature before, it was a lost in Windows 8.1, and it’s good to see that Microsoft is bringing it back in Windows 10. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.