Windows 10: Microsoft Onedrive system tray icon failing to display properly?

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  1.    08 Mar 2018 #1

    Microsoft Onedrive system tray icon failing to display properly?


    On my HP laptop running windows 10 home edition (laptop specs are intel cpu 4 core, 2.2 ghz, 16 gig or ram), I think a recent update caused the Onedrive icon on start up of laptop to display 4 instances in the system tray, and when clicking on each icon they disappear. The result is I cannot access Onedrive from the system tray?
    I have checked "Settings" and the Onedrive icon is set to display, but ticking this option on and off makes no difference.
    I now have to rely on a desktop Onedrive icon to access my files? My "Box" cloud account also fails to display a system tray icon?
    Any ideas on how to correct this fault please?
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  2.    08 Mar 2018 #2

    if you open a file and save it in OneDrive, it will pop up on the Taskbar to sync
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  3.    09 Mar 2018 #3

    No! The icon appears in the system tray when I add a file/files to the onedrive folder, and seems to be syncing, but when I move the mouse pointer over the icon it disappears again?
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    Windows 10 Pro 17134.112
       09 Mar 2018 #4

    Welcome to the wonderful world of OneDrive. No disrespect to OneDrive users (Willabong I feel your pain) but the way I fixed this problem was to completely uninstall OneDrive on all of my computers and install Backup and Sync from Google. I started using OneDrive when it was first released as SkyDrive. Over the years I have been committed to using it with my systems and I have spent countless hours installing/uninstalling/reinstalling and waiting while it was "Processing changes". Finally, about a month ago I gave up and made the switch. I hope to never look back. So far Backup and Sync/Google Drive is doing well. Sayōnara OneDrive.

    Michael T
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  5.    09 Mar 2018 #5

    Onedrive works perfectly well on my desktop and other HP laptop, and all three should be synced, I think the one with the disappearing system tray icon is synced, and I can use it successfully from the desktop icon, but I would rather use a system tray icon instead?
    I have a 100 gig account with microsoft, so am reluctant to switch at the moment?
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       09 Mar 2018 #6

    Willabong said: View Post
    Onedrive works perfectly well on my desktop and other HP laptop, and all three should be synced, I think the one with the disappearing system tray icon is synced, and I can use it successfully from the desktop icon, but I would rather use a system tray icon instead?
    I have a 100 gig account with microsoft, so am reluctant to switch at the moment?
    Does the icon disappear completely or just move to hidden area?
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  7.    09 Mar 2018 #7

    It vanishes completely, not in the hidden area?
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    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       09 Mar 2018 #8

    few things to check..

    - could Onedrive have been disabled at Startup? Check in TaskManager / Startup..
    - is start with Windows checked in OneDrive settings?
    - can you browse files in explorer?
    - setup new Windows account and see if it works there
    edit: any crash reports regarding Onedrive in Reliability history?
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  •    10 Mar 2018 #9

    In Task Manager/Startup there are two instances of Onedrive: "Microsoft Onedrive" and "Microsoft Onedrive (2)", only Onedrive (2) is enabled ..... Should there be two entries? If not, how do I remove one of them?
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    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       10 Mar 2018 #10

    I would uninstall it and reinstall later. Do you have Office too? One might come from Office installation
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    You can also try to disable it. tenforums | tutorials/16278-enable-disable-onedrive-integration

    Both should be gone. If not check where they start - enable command line in Task manager view
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