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OneDrive Desktop App - Allow or Prevent Start at Sign in


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OneDrive Desktop App - Allow or Prevent Start at Sign in
This tutorial will show you how to set the OneDrive desktop app to either start or not start automatically when you sign in to Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.
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How to Turn On or Off OneDrive Desktop App to Start Automatically at Sign in to Windows
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This tutorial will show you how to set the OneDrive desktop app to either start or not start automatically when you sign in to Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.
How to Turn On or Off OneDrive Desktop App to Start Automatically at Sign in to Windows

information   Information
SkyDrive is now called OneDrive instead.

OneDrive is Now Available Worldwide: Free Cloud Storage for Microsoft, iOS, and Android Devices | OneDrive Blog


OneDrive is cloud storage where you can view and browse the files you saved online to SkyDrive.com.

When you install and setup the OneDrive desktop app on a Windows PC, a copy of your OneDrive is downloaded to your PC and put in the "OneDrive" folder. When you have the OneDrive desktop app started, the OneDrive folder is kept in sync with your online OneDrive. If you add, change, or delete a file or folder on OneDrive.com, the file or folder is added, changed, or deleted in your OneDrive folder on your PC and vice versa. You could also fetch files (if turned on) on your PC from any computer on OneDrive.com


This tutorial will show you how to set the OneDrive desktop app to either start or not start automatically when you sign in to Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.

Note   Note
If you set the OneDrive desktop app to not start automatically when you sign in to Windows, you can always manually start the OneDrive desktop app anytime you like.

warning   Warning
The OneDrive desktop app has been replaced by new "OneDrive" app features that are built into Windows 8.1. The desktop app settings and status info are no longer available from the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. If you install the OneDrive desktop app, it will look like nothing happened. The desktop app features won't be reinstalled.

Syncing only selected folders works a little differently.
  • If you chose to keep your files and settings when you updated Windows, everything you originally synced in your OneDrive folder will be available offline. Anything you add to OneDrive from another location will be online-only by default. To make sure that the files you want are available offline on your PC regardless of where you create them, use the steps earlier in this topic to make items available offline.
  • If you didn't keep your files and settings when you updated Windows, everything in your OneDrive folder is online-only. To make sure that the files you want are available offline on your PC, use the steps earlier in this topic to make items available offline.
Tip
You might want to move any folders you already have on OneDrive to the Documents and Pictures folders on OneDrive to make them easier to work with in your apps.

See: OneDrive desktop app for Windows: FAQ - OneDrive Help



Here's How:

1. Sign in to your user account on the Windows PC that you want to do this with.

2. Right click or press and hold on the OneDrive icon SkyDrive_signed-in.jpg in the taskbar notification area, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar checked, then click/tap on the Show hidden icons arrow in the notification area to see if the OneDrive icon may be hidden there.
Start_SkyDrive_Desktop_App_at_sign-in-1.jpg

3. Do step 4 or 5 below depending on what you would like to do. (see screenshot below)

4. To Start OneDrive Automatically when you Sign in to Windows
A) In the Settings tab under General, check the Start OneDrive automatically when I sign in to Windows box, and click/tap on OK.​

5. To NOT Start OneDrive Automatically when you Sign in to Windows
A) In the Settings tab under General, uncheck the Start OneDrive automatically when I sign in to Windows box, and click/tap on OK.​

Start_SkyDrive_Desktop_App_at_sign-in-2.jpg


That's it,
Shawn


 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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