Download the OneDrive app for Windows 10 on your PC to access all your personal and work files

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We’re continually working on making the OneDrive experience on Windows 10 even better. At Build, we demonstrated how you can use OneDrive on Hololens. Recently, we also added new features to our mobile app that allow users to automatically upload screenshots, receive notifications when someone starts editing a shared document, and pin specific folders to the Start screen. But today we’re releasing an update that brings our app to your Windows 10 PC and the Surface Hub – a top requested feature on our UserVoice forum.

OneDrive already comes preinstalled on Windows 10 PCs, and with it, users can easily access their synced files through File Explorer. But this new app is a great, touch-friendly complement that lets you get to, edit and share any of your personal or work files without having to sync them to your device.

Windows 10 Desktop App

Additional features previously only available in the browser experience are also available, such as restoring files from the recycle bin, easily drag and drop files to the app to upload them, view pictures and albums from the Photos tab, quickly access recent documents (which will open directly in the Office applications on your computer), find shared files from friends or coworkers, and more. And finally, you can protect your data in the OneDrive app with Windows Hello. If you use a shared PC this can come in handy!

This update delivers OneDrive experiences to even more devices, and we will bring other capabilities to this platform over time. As we announced last week, this app will also provide an easy and lightweight way to access your company’s SharePoint libraries, and we look forward to sharing additional details on what else we’re working on very soon.

In the meantime, make sure Windows 10 is up-to-date and head on over to the Store to download the app, and let us know what you think.

—Omar Shahine group program manager for the  OneDrive team

  1. Art Folden

    Basically useless for managing content – only good for opening items.. can’t delete, move, etc..

    • It took me ages but I worked out that they have this functionality but they made it as hard as possible to find it. Firstly you need to click on the Select button at the top ( that’s the one with 4 lines and two ticks) and then click on all the files that you want to manage. If you want to Move then click on the 3 dots and there is the move option.

      Share is in there too but its hidden under the Details icon which looks a bit like (!). Of course you have to go through the rigmarole of Selecting the items first.

      Yeah they couldn’t have made it harder to do things if they tried.

  2. Aleksandar

    Ahaa, top feature with 1200 votes… How you call feature request with 20000 votes? 🙂 Placeholders? Desktop client?

  3. Daniel Telfer

    What we really need is for Microsoft to take care of its Business Customers by adding sharepoint to the new desktop sync app. The old one is useless and only serves to make business’s move to options that don’t continually break and who will not likely come back. This app in nice but the time would have been better spent desktop client for sharepoint?
    The new desktop client is great but pointless for those business’s that are paying with SharePoint libraries.

  4. I just want PLACEHOLDERS for now!

  5. I feel these apps being very inefficient and counter productive to work with compared to traditional File Explorer UI where you have the Details view. You cannot even see full file name in the app, and only see very few items at a time. All modern apps have this same issue, hopefully there would be generic Details view introduced in modern apps that could be used in not only this app, but all others.

    I understand this is useful when using touch, but that is only 10% of the time, so better, easier, quicker usability for mouse/kbd is preferred before I could consider using this.

  6. make it a windows 10 build-in app!!! and remove the old desktop sync client from windows 10!!!

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  8. The top requested feature is placeholders…. when are we getting it back?

  9. Waverunner

    The Windows 8.1 SkyDrive app was superior because it showed detailed progress regarding uploads, downloads, and other changes. Please bring those features back.

  10. As others have already said, the app is pretty basic. No right-click to select files? Why would you even release the app without such an elementary functionality?

    The “List view” is totally confusing. Maybe I’m not as clever as your developers but when a something is called a “list” then I expect a one column view of files/folders. Currently, it is pretty much the same as “Tiles view” just the icons are a bit smaller….

    The menu on the left side of the app is buggy – e.g. switching between consumer and O365 accounts is very glitchy.

    You can surely do better than this guys.

  11. Two Words: Place. Holders.

  12. This new app is great and almost fine, but if I try to upload a large file like 4GB .iso file, it fails.

  13. This app supports both normal accounts as OneDrive for Business profiles. I get the same features already available on Android and iOS, with the exception OneDrive for Windows 10 does not work when i’m not connected to the Internet.

  14. I have updated the software on Windows 8. However, I can only add business account but not personal account(the button is in grey) ?

    • should be Windows 8.1

  15. This new Universal App doesn’t honor the new NGSC group policies (e.g. disable personal accounts)

  16. placeholders

    Just bring placeholders back already. Now even dropbox has it.
    Only reason I’m not upgrading to win10

  17. This app is extremely lame and underpowered. You’re better off using IE’s “pin to taskbar” feature with OneDrive and SharePoint sites and accessing them that way.

  18. Still no placeholders

  19. Anyone having an issue where the old OneDrive for Business icon is still on the systems tray? I have downloaded the new app and synced it successfully, but still have the old OneDrive App (with errors) sitting in my systems tray. Deleting it just brings it back on a reboot.

  20. Looks and feels like a homemade amateur project!
    Not possible view folders in a tree structure,
    Not possible to right click for often used commands
    Inconsistent user interface, moving files requires a menu selection, deleting files is through a icon and suddenly the menu-options are moved from top to bottom of screen.

  21. …Looks like somebody wants to kill Microsoft 🙁

  22. We want placeholders. It is 20f***ing16.

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