August 15, 2020

Microsoft OneDrive’s Fetch feature goes away at the end of July

One of those small, forgotten, but occasionally useful features is leaving Windows: OneDrive’s Fetch function is dead as of July 31.It’s a consequence of Microsoft’s worldview, and its evolving approach toward files of all stripes. Fetch allow...

One of those small, forgotten, but occasionally useful features is leaving Windows: OneDrive’s Fetch function is dead as of July 31.

It’s a consequence of Microsoft’s worldview, and its evolving approach toward files of all stripes. Fetch allowed you to download a file from a remote PC you either owned or had access to, just like a website or server. Microsoft, of course, believes that files should be stored on its servers, namely OneDrive.

Microsoft made the announcement in a support document detailing Fetch, which has made its way around the Internet via Born’s IT and Windows Blog. 

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