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  1. Posts : 71
    Windows 10 Bld 1809
       #1

    OneDrive doesn't show in File Explorer or on the taskbar


    I've just started trying to use OneDrive and have a problem.

    Windows 10 version 1909 updated.

    I have read a lot of info on this forum and find that I am supposed to find access to OneDrive in File Explorer or on the Taskbar. Well, it doesn't show up on either. The only way I can find it is to look in users\name\onedrive. That seems awkward.

    I hate to mess around too much in the system but should I try to uninstall Onedrive and then reinstall it? I don't know how to do that.

    Thank you.

    P.S.

    I just noticed that OneDrive does show up in File Explorer on one of my Pro machines but not on my Home machine. Should this matter?

    Thanks again.
    Last edited by Bluewind; 15 Feb 2020 at 11:11. Reason: Additional Info
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  2. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       #2

    My guess is that the sync client is not actively running on your machine.

    from search launch "Groove.exe", this should force start the onedrive sync client and should then show in the taskbar. Once opened click on the "white Cloud and select More > settings.

    From the general tab make sure "start Onedrive automatically when i sign in to windows" is checked.

    I hope this helps
    James
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  3. Posts : 65,170
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #3

    Hello Bluewind,

    Are you able to open OneDrive by running the file below?

    %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe

    If so, are you able to sign in to OneDrive afterwards?

    Link or Unlink OneDrive with Microsoft Account in Windows 10
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  4. Posts : 71
    Windows 10 Bld 1809
    Thread Starter
       #4

    No. The only way I can do that is running it from c:\users\me\onedrive. As I said in an edit to my first post, On a pro machine OneDrive shows on FileExplorer.
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  5. Posts : 65,170
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #5

    Just to verify, I'm not referring to opening the OneDrive folder.

    Are you able to open the OneDrive app from the Start menu?

    There may be a bug with OneDrive though since I'm not able to open it either in build 19564.
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  6. Posts : 71
    Windows 10 Bld 1809
    Thread Starter
       #6

    OneDrive doesn't appear on the Start menu. Further, it doesn't appear anywhere I can find in Appdata. Only in users\my name. From there I can open it and see all the files in it.

    Go figure!

    Thanks again.
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  7. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110
       #7

    If you click Settings -- privacy -- app permissions, do you see OneDrive doesn't show in File Explorer or on the taskbar-one-drive.png the one drive icon?
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  8. Posts : 988
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #8

    Copy & paste the following into PowerShel:
    Code:
    gci 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace'|ft -AutoSize
    What is the output?
    It should look like:
    Code:
    PS C:\...\keith>gci 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace'|ft -AutoSize
    
    
        Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace
    
    
    Name                                   Property
    ----                                   --------
    DelegateFolders
    {018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6} (default) : OneDrive
    Does it?
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  9. Posts : 13,136
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #9

    This is interesting, OneDrive shows in both the Start menu and the Notification Area on both my RTM Pro Build 18363.657 and my IP/Insider Preview Pro Build 19564.1005. I haven't set OneDrive up on them yet.
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  10. Posts : 65,170
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #10

    Bluewind said:
    OneDrive doesn't appear on the Start menu. Further, it doesn't appear anywhere I can find in Appdata. Only in users\my name. From there I can open it and see all the files in it.

    Go figure!

    Thanks again.
    Odd. You could try and reinstall the built-in OneDrive by downloading the latest 19.232.1124.0005 version below for Windows, and run the downloaded OneDriveSetup.exe file.

    OneDrive release notes - Office Support
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