OneDrive will not start?


If this is a fresh OS install, suggest you reinstall and leave OneDrive as is being you're going to be using it anyway :-)
True that - however this will require a new OS ISO and definitely more bench work.

Won't install Win 11 as is out of the box - and really need to know why this is not working - it's almost surreal.

Have never seen an MS app that has been around for years on a MS OS simply not start at all. I mean if I had a error dialog or a log or something to tell me what is going on here - it is bizarre.

S
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 PRO 23H2
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    ASUS
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    Intel i5-13600K
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    PRIME z790-A
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Oh - I would do that - if I had a OneDrive icon. But I do not.

That is the reason for this post.
Yeah well, please open OneDrive app then from start menu :-)

Then you can access settings and set startup option to start OneDrive on startup.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
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    PC/Desktop
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    MSI / MS-7B29
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    Intel i3 8100 @3.6Ghz
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    H310M PRO-VDH (MS-7B29)
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    Realtek VEN_10EC&DEV_0887 / NVIDIA VEN_10DE&DEV_0081
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    Acer V226HQL
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Yeah well, please open OneDrive app then from start menu :-)

Then you can access settings and set startup option to start OneDrive on startup.
While there most certainly is an icon on the Start Menu - I click it and nothing.

Just tested a manual install on a recent Windows 10 ENT 22H2 ISO where OneDrive was removed and also - nothing.

Perfect install - but no action whatsoever.

This is the most bizarre thing I have ever seen from MS. Not even an error message or anything in Event viewer. It's wild.

S
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 PRO 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Intel i5-13600K
    Motherboard
    PRIME z790-A
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB (2x32GB) (CMK64GX5M2B5600C40)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 770
    Sound Card
    RME UCX-II
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung LN40B530 LCD TV
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung NMVE (990 Pro, 970 EVO)
    PSU
    Seasonic GX750
    Case
    Coolermaster CM-690II
    Cooling
    Noctua
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    1 GBPS+
    Browser
    MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
NTLite is automatically enabling DisableFileSyncNGSC=1 (because you removed OneDrive).

Code:
reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\OneDrive /v DisableFileSyncNGSC /f
OneDriveSetup /allusers
Open OneDrive from All Apps.

Windows 11 x64-2023-12-31-16-01-41.png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
Holy crap - solved.

Navigate to the following path

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\OneDrive

From the Left-hand side click on the OneDrive Registry key and check the DisableFileSyncNGSC key.

Change from 1 to 0

Bob's your uncle.

WTF is the point of that key might I ask?

Damn.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 PRO 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Intel i5-13600K
    Motherboard
    PRIME z790-A
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB (2x32GB) (CMK64GX5M2B5600C40)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 770
    Sound Card
    RME UCX-II
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung LN40B530 LCD TV
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung NMVE (990 Pro, 970 EVO)
    PSU
    Seasonic GX750
    Case
    Coolermaster CM-690II
    Cooling
    Noctua
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    1 GBPS+
    Browser
    MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Why not allow Windows to do its normal job?
Because what Microsoft/Windows thinks is "normal" is far from what many users want. An unfettered Windows could be an abomination, thank goodness for 3rd party software and helpful forums like this one
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22H2 (latest update ... forever anal)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Slim S01
    CPU
    Intel i5-9400
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT730
    Sound Card
    OOBE
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 32"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 1TB SSDs
    PSU
    OOBE
    Case
    OOBE
    Cooling
    OOBE
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Classic Australian w.a.p.
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    KIS
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro (latest upadte ... anally always)
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    Laptop
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    HP Pavillion 15
    CPU
    i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz
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    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Hard Drives
    Samsung NVMe 512GB
    + numerous/multiple SSD Type C USB enclosures
    Internet Speed
    NBN FTTN 50
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    KIS
WTF is the point of that key might I ask?

Damn.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
True that - however this will require a new OS ISO and definitely more bench work.
Just a suggestion.

Won't install Win 11 as is out of the box - and really need to know why this is not working - it's almost surreal.
FWIW, I'd look at how much more time is taken just to "figure things out" vs just re-installing the OS and other packages.

At the end of the day, you're in the best position to know how much work any given task takes.

Have never seen an MS app that has been around for years on a MS OS simply not start at all.
You're doing something totally against Microsoft's design and you wonder why you have issues?

My usual treatment of OneDrive is to strip the version that ships and automatically installs with a WIndows ISO and I always install the latest package manually after the OS is up.
I don't see this as useful. And the installed app will be updated during the Windows/Office Update process. No reason for it.

I've never ever manually updated my OneDrive app and have not had any issues not doing it.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (Build 22631.3296)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
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    Radeon VII
    Sound Card
    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova I000 G2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Cooler Master H500M
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
    Keyboard
    Logitech Craft
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    500mb Download. 11mb Upload
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    System used for gaming, photography, music, school.
  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro 22H2 (build 19045.2130)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z270X-GAMING 8
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair Dominator Platinum (3333Mhz)
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R9 Fury
    Sound Card
    Onboard (Creative Sound Blaster certified ZxRi)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2415 (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    3 Samsung SSD drives: 1x 512gig 950 NVMe drive (OS drive), 1 x 512gig 850 Pro, 1x 256gig 840 Pro.
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova 1000 P2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Phantek Enthoo Luxe
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK 710
    Internet Speed
    100MB
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    This is my backup system.
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