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If OneDrive is missing from your Windows 10 install, either because you disabled it in the past or just because it went crazy and disappeared altogether from the system, here is what you can do to fix it.

OneDrive automatically downloads a setup file that is placed within the Windows installation and that is what is required to make it work.

The first thing you need to do is uninstall any current installation, by using the following commands on the Run box (press Win + R) or Command Line:

  • In 32-bit Windows 10 (x86):
    %SystemRoot%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall
  • In 64-bit Windows 10 (x64):
    %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall

After a while you can reinstall it by issuing:

  • In 32-bit Windows 10 (x86):
  • In 64-bit Windows 10 (x64):

You should now have the OneDrive icon on your system tray. Double-clicking on it may trigger a update required popup, which will upgrade the current installation.

After this you should be able to login in OneDrive and have all the necessary File Explorer integrations available. If the login prompt doesn’t work right after the previous window, just open an Explorer instance and go to OneDrive, it should pop-up.