OneDrive Files On-Demand Didn't Start

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Recently moved from an Intel iMac to a M2 Mac mini running Sonoma. Trying to use Onedrive on an external drive with the above error message keep coming up. Initially it work ok for a few days but then this error occurred. Now I cannot get it to go pass this page and only gives me an option to close.

Tried everything without success


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I’m sorry to hear that you’re having trouble with OneDrive Files On-Demand on your M2 Mac mini running Sonoma. Here are a few suggestions that might help:

1.Check your file system: OneDrive requires the APFS file system. If you’re using a different file system, you might need to upgrade.


2.Check folder permissions: Make sure your OneDrive folder isn’t locked and has the appropriate permissions.


3.Restart your Mac: Sometimes, a simple restart can resolve the issue.


4.Reinstall OneDrive: If the issue persists, you could try uninstalling and reinstalling the OneDrive client.


5.Enable Files On-Demand manually: You can try enabling Files On-Demand manually by typing the following command in Terminal: defaults write FilesOnDemandEnabled -bool true. After running this command, restart your Mac


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best response confirmed by rhargey (Copper Contributor)
Thanks very much, option 5 did the trick.