OneDrive on my MacBook Air


Is there a way to NOT download everything to my MacBook Air from my OneDrive, but to be able to see a listing of each file & if I want to download a file then I can?  I guess I could go through the web -, but like the functionality of having the folder right there...

I want to see file structure but not download ALL the files.... I don't want to use the space on the HD...

Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks!
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Unfortunately, I don't think that is possible. Once you click on a file that is shown, your MacBook Air will try to open the file. If OneDrive just synced an empty file with the same name so that you could see it, you wouldn't be able to open it because your Mac wouldn't know what the file contents were.

You can, however, only sync certain folders if you want just some of your OneDrive on your computer. The following is taken from

Can I choose folders in my OneDrive that I don't want to sync on my Mac?

Yes. When you first set up OneDrive, click Choose folders to sync. If you didn't do this when you set up OneDrive, you can do it in Preferences:

Click the OneDrive icon in the menu bar.

Click Preferences, click the Choose Folders tab, and then click Choose Folders.

For each folder, you can choose to sync everything in the folder, individual folders within the folder, and files that aren't in any subfolders within the folder. If you choose to sync only some items, new items you add to the OneDrive folder on your Mac will sync to OneDrive, but items you add to OneDrive from the website or other devices won't be synced to your Mac unless they're in the folders you chose to sync. If you choose to stop syncing folders on your Mac, they'll be deleted from the OneDrive folder on that computer, but they'll remain in OneDrive.

NOTE   You can't choose individual files you want to sync, and you can't choose to sync files or folders shared with you.

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etronics6Author Commented:
Yea ok.. Thanks

I guess it would be nice if it synced like ur iPad or iPhone, where it doesn't really download ALL the files onto ur device... They should do that on the Mac, if I was programming... Lol

I think what I will do is like I eluded to in my question, which I actually came up with as I was typing my question... Hehe. To just use the web based OneDrive & delete the app on my Mac... I really don't access that much on it anyway!

Thanks for ur input, I appreciate it! :-)
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