The OneDrive icon in the Windows 10 system tray is not a nonsensical icon. It provides all kinds of visual clues that can help the user see what's going on with a quick glance, whether it's an active file sync, a paused sync session, or a wake-up call. But what if it goes away? We explain how you can solve it.
How to make the OneDrive icon reappear in Windows 10
Aside from losing information about crucial OneDrive statuses and the ability to manage the cloud storage service , you are left wondering if OneDrive is working normally. There are a few possible reasons why the OneDrive icon might disappear, and the following troubleshooting tips should help you get it back.
Windows 10 often tends to hide multiple icons just because there are too many in the system tray. To check if this is the case for the OneDrive icon, simply click the arrow icon on the left of the systray, and you should be able to see all the hidden icons in a separate panel.
The OneDrive icon may have been disabled so that it does not appear as a system tray icon. To check if this is the case, you have to go briefly into the Windows 10 configuration panel. To do this, you just have to follow the following steps:
- Right-click on an empty area of the taskbar and then click " Taskbar Settings " from the context menu.
- Scroll down to the Notification Area section and then click " Select which icons appear on the taskbar ."
- If you see the button next to Microsoft OneDrive turned off, just turn it on again.
With this, the OneDrive icon should be visible in the system tray immediately. If it doesn't, look through the hidden icons and drag it to the system tray.
It's that simple to make the OneDrive icon reappear on your Windows 10 operating system. Remember that you can share this tutorial to help more users who need it.