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Skydrive not in taskbar

  1. #1

    Posts : 109
    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10

    Skydrive not in taskbar

    Hi there. Don't know where exactly to post this. Running Windows 8 HP. I just installed Skydrive and I wanted to set up sync. No such possibility. The only place my Skydrive shows up is in the library, in windows explorer. For nwo it's empty. On some windows 8 forum it is said that that to set up syncing you need to click on the icon in the taskbar. Well, it's not there. I know you can customize the notification area. But it's not there either, visible or invisible. What now? Should I reinstall the app? Thanks in advance for the help.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello gallicbear,

    If you mean you installed the SkyDrive desktop app, then you may have just closed (exit) it. The SkyDrive taskbar notification area icon will only show while you are signed in to SkyDrive. The tutorial below can help show you how to sign back into SkyDrive with the desktop app. This will allow your SkyDrive folder to sync with your online SkyDrive.
    In addition, you may also wish to make sure that SkyDrive is set to automatically start when you sign in to Windows.

    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    By default, the SkyDrive app is installed to %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\SkyDrive. Navigate to the folder, start it. If it doesn't work, reinstall.
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  4. #4

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Pin to Taskbar:

    Click image for larger version

    You may need to pin to Start first.

    Edit--- late post.Others beat me to it.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 109
    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10

    Thank you all for your answers. I found the hidden file in my user folder and launched it. The program is syncing my files at this time.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10

    You're most welcome gallicbear. Glad we could help.
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