OneDrive is the go-to cloud service for many Windows users. Microsoft has made using this service effortless by adding a small icon in the Taskbar. But recently many Windows users have reported this issue where the OneDrive icon went missing from their Windows Taskbar.
OneDrive icon missing from Taskbar
These are the things you need to do if you find that the OneDrive icon has gone missing from the Taskbar:
- Check if the OneDrive icon is hidden
- Make sure that the OneDrive icon is allowed to appear on the Taskbar
- Check your Group Policy
- Reset OneDrive
- Update OneDrive.
Let us discuss them in detail.
1] Check if OneDrive icon is hidden
Before concluding that your icon is missing you need to first check if it is hidden. Windows tends to do this to make your Taskbar look more organized.
To do that, click on the upwards pointing arrow mark from Taskbar and check if there is any cloud icon. If there is a cloud icon, move your cursor over that icon and if it says OneDrive then you know that the OneDrive icon is missing.
If you want the icon to be back at its place then just drag and drop it on the Taskbar and you are good to go.
2] Make sure that OneDrive icon is allowed to appear on Taskbar
Even though this option is enabled by default on your PC but sometimes it gets disabled. Therefore, we need to make sure that OneDrive icon is allowed to appear on Taskbar.
To do that, right-click on the Taskbar, select Taskbar settings. You will be redirected to Taskbar settings, scroll down a bit, and click on Select which icons appear on the Taskbar from the “Notification area” section. Now use the toggle to enable Microsoft OneDrive.
If your toggle is enabled by default but you are not able to see the OneDrive icon in the Taskbar then disable the toggle, restart your computer and then re-enable it to fix the issue.
3] Check your Group Policy
If you have recently installed a third-party software and gave it permission to alter your Group Policy then it can change your Group Policy setting and among them is “Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage”.
So, we need to check the Local Group Policy Editor to fix the issue. To do that, hit Win + R > type gpedit.msc and hit Enter.
Now, open Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage > select Not Configured > Apply > Ok.
Finally, restart your computer and hopefully, the issue will be fixed.
4] Reset OneDrive
If none of the solutions didn’t fix your issue then you should reset OneDrive to fix the issue.
To do that, launch Run by Win + R, type the following command, and hit Enter.
Now, your application will reset in the background. Wait for a few minutes and keep checking your Taskbar for the OneDrive icon.
If the icon still didn’t appear then type the following command in the Run and hopefully, the issue will be fixed.
Hopefully, this will fix the problem.
5] Update OneDrive
Another thing you can to fix the issue is to update the application. This can help you if the problem is because of some bug that the previous generation of the app has.
To do that, go to Microsoft’s official website, download the latest build and install it on your computer.
Hopefully, one of these solutions will help you.