How to Fix OneDrive not Opening on Startup in Windows 11 ,10

OneDrive is an app which syncs all the data from your computer opted by you on its cloud, which can be accessed by the user at anytime from anywhere.

Many of the windows users have recently reported that they are facing an issue where OneDrive app is not opening automatically at startup after the windows 11 system boots up. They have to manually launch the OneDrive app on their system at startup. There can be number of factors such as changes in setting in OneDrive, disabled OneDrive using Setting app on windows, etc.

After analyzing these factors, we have compiled a few of the solutions in this post which will definitely solve this issue. If you are also experiencing this sort of problem with OneDrive, then please refer this guide.

Fix 1: Check OneDrive General Settings


Step 1: Go to taskbar right most end and click on OneDrive icon.

Step 2: Then select help & settings icon at the top of OneDrive app as shown below.

Step 3: Click Settings from the list of options in help & settings.


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Step 4: Once the settings window opens up, go to Settings tab as shown below.

Step 5: Then, make sure the Start OneDrive automatically when I sign in to Windows checkbox is checked. If it is not, please check it.


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Step 6: Click OK to close the Settings window.

Next time, when you start your windows 11 system, OneDrive app will open automatically at startup.

Hope this fixed the issue. If not, try our other fixes given below.


Fix 2: Turn On OneDrive from Startup Apps list using Settings app


Step 1: Open Settings app on your system by pressing windows + I keys together on your keyboard.

Step 2: Then, go to Apps on the left side menu of the Settings window.

Step 3: On the right side, Select Startup option at the bottom of the Apps page as shown in the below screenshot.


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Step 4: Once all the apps are listed in the Startup page, search for Microsoft OneDrive.

Step 5: Click on Microsoft OneDrive toggle button to turn it On so that OneDrive opens automatically at startup as shown in the below image.


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Step 6: Once done, Close the Settings app.

Now onwards, the OneDrive app gets opened at the startup of your window 11 system.

Hope this should work and solve the issue.

Fix 3 – Edit Onedrive settings in Gpedit

1 – Search Edit Group Policy in Search box and click on it

Edit Group Policy

2 – Now, Go to the following location shown below

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > OneDrive

3 – Now, click on Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage

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4 – Click on Disabled 

5 – Click Apply and OK

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Fix 4: Change the String Value of OneDrive in Registry File using Registry Editor


Step 1: Press Windows + R keys together on your keyboard to open Run dialog box.

Step 2: Type regedit in the run dialog box and hit the Enter key to open Registry Editor.

Step 3: Accept the UAC prompt by clicking Yes to continue.


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Step 4: Copy and paste the below given path in the empty address bar and press the Enter key to reach the Run registry key as shown below.


Step 5: Once done, select Run registry key on the left side of the Registry Editor.

Step 6: Then on the right side of the editor window, double click on OneDrive string value to open its edit window.


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Step 7: Enter the below given line in the Value data textbox and then, click OK to apply and close the edit window as shown in the below screenshot.

"C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe" /background


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Step 8: After finishing this, Close the Registry Editor window.

Step 9: Restart your system once and check if OneDrive starts automatically after windows boots up.

Hope this resolved the issue.

Fix 5: Enable Microsoft OneDrive using Task Manager


Step 1: Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC keys together on your keyboard to open Task Manager.

Step 2: Once the Task Manager window opens up, Go to Startup tab as shown below.

Step 3: Then, Select OneDrive from the list of apps given in the Startup tab.

Step 4: At last, click Enable button at the bottom of the Task Manager window as shown in the below screenshot.


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Step 5: After finishing this, close the task manager window.

Now check if OneDrive opens up at your system startup.

Hope this should solve the issue.

That’s all guys.

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