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Why doesn't OneDrive icon show in the notification area?

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1

    Why doesn't OneDrive icon show in the notification area?


    Hi,

    I'm using OneDrive and recently bought a new computer Samsung ATIV 9 and my OneDrive files shows in the document section but the icon is nowhere to be found in the notification area. I can't see whether OneDrive updates my files and so on and that's a problem.

    Anyone now a solution to this problem? I've tried to download the desktop version through this site: https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/download/

    This is the icon I'm looking for: http://winblog.blob.core.windows.net...0_6D769D0D.jpg

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    As it is now I have to download every single file when I need it. It seems like my SkyDrive hasn't synced the files properly onto my new computer. Seems weird. I can retrieve the files but first I have to wat 15-20 seconds till they're downloaded.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Herr, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Do you have all of your Windows Updates installed? You may need to check often after each batch of updates is finished installing to make sure there are not more available afterwards.

    OneDrive Notification Icon - Add or Remove in Windows 8.1

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  4. #4


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Herr, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Do you have all of your Windows Updates installed? You may need to check often after each batch of updates is finished installing to make sure there are not more available afterwards.

    OneDrive Notification Icon - Add or Remove in Windows 8.1

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thank you Shawn, I've been reading this forum earlier but never registered myself.

    I'm updating at the moment. Found your excellent thread ten minutes ago, hoping that's the problem!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Herr, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Do you have all of your Windows Updates installed? You may need to check often after each batch of updates is finished installing to make sure there are not more available afterwards.

    OneDrive Notification Icon - Add or Remove in Windows 8.1

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Haha! Now it's there! I updated 35 important updates first and there was no icon to be seen. Then I searched for even more updates and one more update popped upp (a really large one 880 mb) and it seems like that was the one I searched for because it solved my problem. My dear little cloud icon is back!

    Edit: I'm a little bit nervous though that the OneDrive desktop version I installed from the Microsoft site will interfer with this one. Do you think that might be a problem? Got this Microsoft Office Upload Center-icon now as well. Didn't have that one on my previous computer...
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.

    No worries. The old OneDrive desktop app will be ignored and the integrated OneDrive from the updates will be used instead.

    Here's how to remove the Microsoft Office Upload Center icon from the notification area.

    Why is there a Microsoft Office 2010 Upload Center? - Office IT Pro Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
    Last edited by Brink; 19 Sep 2014 at 13:02.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Great news.

    No worries. The old OneDrive desktop app will be ignored and the integrated OneDrive from the updates will be used instead.

    Here's how to remove the Microsoft Office Upload Center icon from the notification area.

    Why is there a Microsoft Office 2010 Upload Center? - Office IT Pro Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
    Thank you very much Sir!
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You're most welcome.
    I've got one more question Brink. At the moment I've lost some functionality when it comes to settings for OneDrive. On my previous computer I could pause uploads if I wanted. I don't have this option now, do you know why this is?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    You don't have this if you right click on the icon?
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