How to Reinstall OneDrive app in Windows 11

This article describes the steps one can take to uninstall and reinstall the OneDrive app in Windows 11.

The OneDrive app lets you sync files and folders on your computer with Microsoft cloud, allowing you to access them anywhere on your mobile devices and other computers using the service.

The OneDrive app comes installed on Windows 11 by default. With the app, you can work with your synced files directly in File Explorer, even when you’re offline.

If you encounter a problem when using the OneDrive app, you can reset it allowing you to clear settings and resync all your files.

If resetting the OneDrive app does not help resolve your issue, you can uninstall and reinstall the app, and the steps below show you how to do that on Windows 11.

Uninstall the OneDrive app on Windows 11

As described above, if the OneDrive app stops working, resetting it should get it back up. If resetting doesn’t work, uninstall and reinstall the app.

Here’s how to uninstall the OneDrive app.

First, open the Windows Settings app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu button and selecting the Settings app. Alternatively, click use the keyboard shortcuts (Windows key + I) to launch the Settings app.

windows 11 new settings button
windows 11 new settings button

When the Settings app opens, click on the Apps button on the left.

windows 11 settings apps on menu
windows 11 settings apps on the menu

On the right, click on the Install apps tile to expand.

windows 11 settings installed apps
Windows 11 settings installed apps

On the Apps -> Install apps settings pane, scroll down and select the Microsoft OneDrive app from the list. Select the More options button, then click Uninstall.

When prompted to uninstall, click Uninstall button to confirm.

windows uninstall the onedrive app from settings
windows uninstall the onedrive app from settings

How to reinstall the OneDrive app on Windows 11

Once you installed the OneDrive app, there are multiple ways to reinstall it. You can get it from the Microsoft Store or download the executable directly online.

To get the latest version, download it from the website below.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/onedrive-release-notes-845dcf18-f921-435e-bf28-4e24b95e5fc0

After downloading the OneDrive setup file, go to your Downloads folder and double-click the installer.

onedrive installer in the downloads folder
onedrive installer in the downloads folder

The installation should be quick. Once complete, you can go and set up OneDrive again.

onedrive app launch to set up
onedrive app launch to set up

That should do it!

Conclusion:

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