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Windows 7: OneDrive icon missing from the System Tray

16 Jun 2015   #1
Moondoggy

Windows 7
 
 
OneDrive icon missing from the System Tray

Today I logged into my Windows 7 PC and opened up my OneDrive folder expecting to see a folder with some pictures I had uploaded from my cell phone. I fried up my laptop and on this PC the files were there indicating that the sync was failing on my desktop. Somehow by dumb luck I managed to get the sync started and when that happened I noticed that there was a cloud icon in my system tray and the icon remained in my system tray until I rebooted. Upon reboot the oneDrive cloud icon is missing and I've been unable to figure out how to get it back. I did notice on my laptop that the cloud icon is in the system tray each and every time I boot but not on my desktop PC. Has anyone experienced this problem and was able to get the icon to show up every time? If so can you please share with me how to get the icon back in the system tray? Thanks.


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16 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Browse to C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe and Send to Desktop (create shortcut). Run this whenever you need to, no need to keep it running all the time

If you still want it to auto-start, run with the shortcut/or the exe. On notification area icon, right click and settings - settings (tab) - check "Start OneDrive ...."
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16 Jun 2015   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Moondoggy,

Double check to make sure that you have the OneDrive desktop app set to run at startup.

OneDrive Desktop App - Allow or Prevent Start at Sign in

Afterwards, you can use OPTION ONE to manually open OneDrive to have it back.

OneDrive Desktop App - Start or Close in Windows
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16 Jun 2015   #4
Moondoggy

Windows 7
 
 

I guess I should have performed more of an investigation before I posted as I was able to get my problem figured out on my own. I took a look at my laptop that had the icon running and I could see an entry for OneDrive within the startup tab in MSConfig but it wasn't in the startup folder. I ran AutoRuns from Sysinternals and on the logon tab I found an entry for OneDrive in HKCU\software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and I then fired up Regedit and found the entry in the registry. I then went back to my desktop PC, fired up Regedit and created a new string value, renamed it to OneDrive and entered the following in the Value Data field: "C:\Users\[MyName]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe" /background to match what I had on my laptop. Upon exiting from Regedit I rebooted and found that OneDrive did start, the cloud icon was in the system tray and I could find the OneDrive entry within MSConfig. Perhaps this might help someone else who has the same issue.
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13 Sep 2015   #5
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Browse to C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe and Send to Desktop (create shortcut). Run this whenever you need to, no need to keep it running all the time

If you still want it to auto-start, run with the shortcut/or the exe. On notification area icon, right click and settings - settings (tab) - check "Start OneDrive ...."
I like that idea!

Thank you very much.
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13 Sep 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It is the same as my other post in your thread, but do check other posts by Brink and Moondoggy if it fails.
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