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    Turn On or Off Run OneDrive at Startup in Windows 10

    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
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    15 Aug 2018
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    How to Turn On or Off Start OneDrive Automatically when you Sign in to Windows 10


    information   Information
    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.

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

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    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)

    NOTE: Checked to turn on is the default setting.

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1.    18 Aug 2017 #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. Brink's Avatar
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       18 Aug 2017 #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.    18 Aug 2017 #3

    Thank you so much! No, I was not clicking on that icon so that was my problem. Duh ..
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       18 Aug 2017 #4

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  5. Nuccii's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit upgrade
       19 Jun 2018 #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. Brink's Avatar
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       19 Jun 2018 #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. Nuccii's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit upgrade
       19 Jun 2018 #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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       19 Jun 2018 #8

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

    Onedrive problems - Windows 10 Forums
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       19 Jun 2018 #9

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