Archive for August, 2017

Add / Remove OneDrive Icon from Windows 10 Desktop

August 7th, 2017 by Admin

How can I delete OneDrive icon from the desktop? The OneDrive app is preinstalled and tightly integrated with Windows 10, and Microsoft doesn’t provide an easy way to add or delete OneDrive desktop icon. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to use a registry hack to add or remove OneDrive icon from the desktop in Windows 10.

How to Add / Remove OneDrive Icon from Windows 10 Desktop?

  1. Press the Win + R keys to open the Run box. Type regedit and hit Enter.


  2. When the Registry Editor app launches, navigate to the following key:
  3. On the right pane of the window, right-click on the blank area and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.


  4. Give this newly created DWORD value a name {018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}. Let its value data as 0 if you want to add OneDrive icon to your desktop, or set its data to 1 if you want to remove OneDrive icon from the desktop.


  5. When you press F5 or right-click on your Windows desktop and select Refresh, the OneDrive icon will be shown or hidden immediately depend on your registry settings.


    That’s it!

Fix: OneDrive Icon Missing from Windows 10 Taskbar

August 6th, 2017 by Admin

OneDrive icon is missing from the system tray in Windows 10? After upgrading to Windows 10 you find the OneDrive icon disappeared? In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 simple ways to restore the missing OneDrive icon back to your taskbar notification area in Windows 10.

Method 1: Set OneDrive Icon to Appear on the Taskbar

  1. Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app, and then click on Personalization.


  2. Click on the Taskbar option from the left column. On the right side of the window, click the “Select which icons appear on the taskbar” link.


  3. As you can see from the screenshot below, all the system icons are listed and you can set the “Microsoft OneDrive” switch to On.


  4. Now you should see the white cloud OneDrive icon in your taskbar notification area.

Method 2: Reinstall OneDrive

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run box. Copy and paste the following code and press Enter.



  2. A window of Microsoft OneDrive Setup will appear on the screen and it starts to initialize OneDrive for first use.


  3. It will ask you to sign in with your Microsoft account. After that OneDrive icon will be available again in the system tray. Right-click on the OneDrive icon and then select Settings.


  4. In the Settings tab, check “Start OneDrive automatically when I sign in to Windows” and click OK. Windows 10 will automatically launch OneDrive at startup.


    That’s it!