1. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       25 Aug 2016 #1

    Starting Outlook 2013 message: OneDrive "An update is required"

    Today, 25 Aug 2016, my Windows 10 PC loaded Outlook 2013 and at the same time I received the following message:

    Thinking the message to be genuine, a file was downloaded called OneDriveSetup.exe which was some 8Mb in size.
    Is or was this update genuine?

    I have since deleted the file as a precaution. Checking this further, I find that in folder:

    C:\Users\Mr Morgan\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\Update
    There are two new files called:
    OneDriveUpdate.exe which is 20Mb and the other is an .xml file called update.xml.
    Are these files genuine?
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  2. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro
       25 Aug 2016 #2

    FWIW, I have the two files (one 20MB) as you described in the ...OneDrive\Update folder. They are the real deal.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       25 Aug 2016 #3

    Forgive my curiosity, but how do you do you know that the files are the "real deal"?
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  4. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro
       25 Aug 2016 #4

    Two reasons....1. I just did a clean install of Win 10 Anniversary and 2. I just ran the update program and it said it was preparing OneDrive for first time use. Really didn't do anything since OneDrive has already been set up. There's another OneDrive.exe program in AppData/Local/Microsoft/OneDrive folder that you can use to reset OneDrive if you're having sync problems. Just run it with the parameter /reset. Hope this helps.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       25 Aug 2016 #5

    Thanks for the additional information.
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