I must start by saying that I really like my One Drive, and that I use it on a daily basis to backup my files, and collaborate with others.

However, for a while now I couldn’t get One Drive client to automatically load on startup, I had to manually start it.

And yes, the checkbox saying “automatically start”, was on, in case you were wondering.

I have spent hours looking for a solution and couldn’t find anything that worked for…

…this is when I came with my own work around, and hopefully it will work for you as well.

Getting One Drive to auto-start with just three simple steps (video guide included)

1) Open “File Explorer” and at the search box type “onedrive”

2) Right click and copy the OneDrive shortcut from the following path

c:\users\your_username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

3) Navigate to the following path and paste the shortcut

c:\users\your_username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Getting One Drive to auto-start with just three simple steps – Video Guide

That’s it! The next time you log in to your account, OneDrive will start automatically.

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