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    Turn On or Off Run OneDrive at Startup in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Start OneDrive Automatically when you Sign in to Windows 10
    Published by Category: Apps & Features
    28 Oct 2021
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    How to Turn On or Off Start OneDrive Automatically when you Sign in to Windows 10


    OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive.

    By default, OneDrive is set to start when you sign in to Windows to have all files in each folder you choose to sync in OneDrive on your PC is automatically kept in sync with your online OneDrive.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to start OneDrive automatically when you sign in to Windows 10.

    This OneDrive setting will add (checked) or remove (unchecked) the OneDrive string value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    Data value:

    "C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe" /background




    Here's How:
    1 Right click or press and hold on the OneDrive Turn On or Off Run OneDrive at Startup in Windows 10-onedrive_icon.jpg icon on the taskbar notification area, click/tap on the menu (3 dots) button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    If OneDrive is currently not running to show this icon, then run: %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe

    Turn On or Off Run OneDrive at Startup in Windows 10-onedrive_settings.jpg

    2 In the Settings tab, check (turn on) or uncheck (turn off) the Start OneDrive automatically when I sign in to Windows box under the General section, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Checked to turn on is the default setting.

    Turn On or Off Run OneDrive at Startup in Windows 10-start_onedrive_automatically.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink





  1. Posts : 272
    Windows 10
       #1

    I do not get this "settings" menu when I right click on OneDrive. All I get is the icon which opens my folder when I click on it, or the option to unpin from task bar.
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  2. Posts : 61,585
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Nikilet, :)

    Just to verify, are you right clicking on the OneDrive icon on the far right side of the taskbar in the notification area by the clock?
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  3. Posts : 272
    Windows 10
       #3

    Thank you so much! No, I was not clicking on that icon so that was my problem. Duh ..
      My Computers


  4. Posts : 61,585
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

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  5. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit upgrade
       #5

    Hi Brink

    Can't get to the Settings as OneDrive is not running. Tried the link to put the icon on the taskbar "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe" and get an error
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  6. Posts : 61,585
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hey mate,

    Do you have OneDrive listed in All Apps in your Start Menu?

    If so, does it give an error as well? What's the error message?
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  7. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit upgrade
       #7

    OneDrive is listed in the Start Menu

    This is what I got when I clicked the link you provided. " Windows cannot find C:Users\Gerard\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe " Make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again. "
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  8. Posts : 56,064
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #8

    Please try post #5 or #6 in your other thread on this:

    Onedrive problems - Windows 10 Forums
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  9. Posts : 61,585
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #9

    I'll leave you in good hands in your other thread for this.
      My Computers


 

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