FIX : One Drive Icon Missing from the Taskbar and File Explorer

As we all know, OneDrive is the built-in cloud-based storage that Windows 10 offers to its users. At times, it is seen that the One Drive Icon goes missing from the Taskbar and also from the File Explorer window. This makes it very hard for the user to access One Drive when needed.

If you are facing the same issue, then read along. In this article, we will be discussing different ways of fixing the One Drive Icon Missing from the Taskbar and File Explorer.

Fix 1: Just search onedrive once

Just search OneDrive in windows 10 taskbar search and click on the OneDrive icon which appears in search result.

Onedrive Click Min


Now, look in taskbar and locate onedrive icon.

Fix 2: Check for the One Drive Icon in Hidden Area

Step 1: On the right-hand side of the taskbar, click on the upward arrow mark.

Step 2: Check if the One Drive Icon is hidden there.


One Drive Icon Iin Hidden Area


Step 3: If you find it there. Simply Drag and drop it onto the taskbar.

Fix 3: Change the settings to show the One Drive Icon on the Taskbar

Step 1: Right-click anywhere on an empty area in the Taskbar

Step 2: From the context menu, choose Taskbar Settings


Taskbar Right Click Taskbar Settings


Step 3: In the Settings > Personalization > Taskbar window that opens, scroll down and locate the Notification area

Step 4: Under the Notification area, click on Select which icons appear on the taskbar



Select Which Icons Appear


Step 5: Scroll down and locate One Drive

Step 6: Toggle the button next to OneDrive so as to turn it ON



Slect One Drive

Fix 3: Uninstall and Reinstall the Application

Step 1: Hold Windows+r, in the Run window, type appwiz.cpl and hit enter


Appwizcpl Command


Step 2:  In the Program and Features window that opens, Locate the Microsoft OneDrive and Right-Click on it.

Step 3: Click on Uninstall


Uninstall One Drive


Step 4: Open Windows explorer using Windows+E

Step 5: From the left-hand side corner, click on This PC


This Pc


Step 6: Open the drive that has Windows installed in it.

Step 7: Double-click on the Windows folder

Step 8: Scroll down and Double-click on the WinSxS folder

Step 9: In the search bar located at the top-right corner, enter onedrive and click on the arrow mark next to it.

Step 10: Double-click on the One Drive Setup file as shown below


Winsxs Folder


Step 11: Now, you can see the OneDrive window opening up.

Ste12: Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the setup.

Fix 4: Try Resetting OneDrive

Step 1: Holding the keys Windows+R, open the Run Terminal

Step 2: Enter the following and hit Enter



One Drive Location In Run


NOTE: If you see any error, enter the below command in the Run dialog and hit Enter:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset


Step 3: This would reset OneDrive.In the One Drive window that opens, Enter your sign in details

Step 4: Once you have signed in, right-click on choose Settings



Right Click On Cloud



Step 5: In the Windows that opens, make sure you are in the Settings tab

Step 6: Tick on Start OneDrive automatically when I sign in to Windows

Step 7: Finally click on OK


Start One Drive Automatically When I Sign In



Check if this helps.

That’s All

We hope this article has been informative.

Kindly comment and let us know which of the above fixes helped you solve the issue

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