OneDrive Icon is missing from Taskbar in Windows 10

There has been a number of people in this forum who have reported that their OneDrive icon has gone walkabouts. This seems to have only happened on Windows 10, and not any other versions of Windows. So this guide is about OneDrive Icon is missing from Taskbar in Windows 10, and will guide you through how to get your OneDrive icon to show on your Taskbar again.

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Fix OneDrive Icon is missing from Taskbar in Windows 10

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Method 1 – Making sure your Icon is not showing in Hidden Icons

Sometimes, if you are like me, you may have a lot of icons on your Taskbar. So Windows will hide some of these Icons. Please make sure your OneDrive icon has not been hidden away by clicking onto the little arrow pointing up, then viewing your hidden icons.

Unsure where this is, please look at my image underneath:

OneDrive Icon is missing from Taskbar in Windows 10 - Taskbar icons

If you can’t see your icon there, please move onto the next method.

Method 2 – Making sure you have enabled the OneDrive Icon to be displayed on the Taskbar

You can select which icons can show on the Taskbar, and which can’t. This is all managed in Settings. To get there, and check which icons are set to show, please follow these steps:

Right click onto the Taskbar – a menu will appear

OneDrive Icon is missing from Taskbar in Windows 10

Please select Taskbar settings

OneDrive Icon is missing from Taskbar in Windows 10

You will be directed to a page within settings where you can customize your Taskbar in Windows. It should look like this

OneDrive Icon is missing from Taskbar in Windows 10

You will need to make sure you click the option “Select Which Icons appear on the Taskbar. This option is shown in the image underneath

OneDrive Icon is missing from Taskbar in Windows 10

This will then lead you to a page where you’re able to select which icons should show on your Taskbar and which icons are set to not show. You will need to find OneDrive and make sure it can be set to “on” as seen in the image underneath

OneDrive Icon is missing from Taskbar in Windows 10

If this can’t be changed then, or if the icon still does not show on your Taskbar, then please proceed to the next method.

Method 3 – Resetting/Restarting OneDrive

This method has worked for some folk I have come across in this community and outside of this community. What this method will do is restart OneDrive again. Don’t worry; your files should be safe. However, if you’re worried, please back them up externally.

Press Windows + R key on key board to bring up Run command.

OneDrive Icon is missing from Taskbar in Windows 10

In this box, please type the following – or copy and paste:

%localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\Update\OneDriveSetup.exe

After this, please follow the onscreen instructions to set OneDrive up again. The pop up window should take anything up to about 3 minutes. So don’t worry if you don’t see anything straight away.

Method 4 – Create new user account
Learn how to create and manage user account.

If this is working after create new user account. You may have to continue with new user account.If it doesn’t, please post in this Forum to get help and support.

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Arun Prabhakar immensely interested in following Windows and other technology developments. Being passionate Windows blogger, he loves to help others on fixing their computer issues.