How do I get OneDrive to start again

OneDrive is no longer starting in the task tray or syncing.  Here is a video confirming what I am currently seeing and not seeing  I appreciate the help.
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Richard DanekeTrainerCommented:
From the video, one cannot determine how your OneDrive is setup.  On your local computer, right-click on the OneDrive folder and select Shared Folder synchronization.  There is a help page in the submenu.   Here is part of the text:
Changing download properties for folders in a file sharing workspace

You can change folder properties that specify when to download new or updated files. The initial download setting for file sharing workspace folders depends on what you selected when prompted when either creating the workspace or accepting an invitation to the workspace.

If you change download properties for a folder to Manual Download, this means that you must manually download any new files that other members place in that folder, as well as re-download any files that are updated by other members.

To change download settings:

1.Select the folder for which you want to change download settings.

2.Click Edit this folder's download settings in the File and Folder Tasks pane.

3.Set the download options you want, and click OK.


##To download all new files automatically, select Full Automatic Download.

##To download new files automatically provided they're within a certain size limit, select Limited Automatic Download and then enter a size limit, in megabytes. If a new file exceeds the size limit, SharePoint Workspace will list the file and make it available for downloading manually.

##To download new files manually, select Manual Download.

 Tip    You can set any file to automatically download updates whenever another member saves file updates: Select the file, click Show this file's properties under File and Folder Tasks, and check Automatically keep this file up to date.

4.If the folder has subfolders, select an option to apply to subfolders and click OK.
Richard DanekeTrainerCommented:
You may have OneDrive running, but the notifications icon is not visible.  You can right-click on the clock in the systray and choose Customize notifications icons to show the OneDrive icon all the time.  

Not the following detail from Microsoft:

1.Right-click the OneDrive icon (The OneDrive icon) in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. (You might need to click Show hidden icons first to see the icon.) Then click Settings.

2.On the Settings tab, under General, select Use Office to sync files faster and work on files with other people at the same time, and then click OK.
frugalmuleAuthor Commented:
Thank you both for those suggestions.  Here is the video of that result  Thank you for any continued assistance that you can provide.
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Richard DanekeTrainerCommented:
Sorry, I have been working on a Windows 7.  

In Windows 8.1 you can work with the OneDrive from PC Settings.

Here is a link:
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
In fact, you have start the OneDrive application on you PC and then go to Settings so that you can set it to start up automatically when your PC is turned on. Then you should always see the OneDrive icon in the notification area.

If the OneDrive app is NOT running, then the new folders/files added to the OneDrive folder on you computer will not sync with OneDrive in the cloud...
frugalmuleAuthor Commented:
The notification icon that shows whether it is syncing on not is what is missing.  Here are my latest results of trying to get it to show up
Richard DanekeTrainerCommented:
Although I enjoy your videos, it does not appear you are checking the link I provided.  

PC Settings is available from your Start screen.  It has a dedicated option for OneDrive where settings can be configured.  When you view the OneDrive on your video, you are only showing the files in the OneDrive folder.

Maybe this link can provide an answer:

It notes that the icon only appears when you are logged in with your Microsoft Live/Outlook account OR logged into the  Microsoft Store.
frugalmuleAuthor Commented:
Well I am no longer getting an error telling me that certain things have not been able to sync so that is positive.  Can you restate the instruction I am missing specifically because I have checked all your links and PC Settings for Windows8.1 which show that everything is up-to-date.  However there is still no icon in the icon area despite the option that it should 'always' show the OneDrive icon.

Please advise further.  

Here is what my settings for OneDrive look like.  This is a picture this time instead of a video  

Thanks for the assist.
Richard DanekeTrainerCommented:
In Windows 8, you can run was a local account or you can be logged in to your windows live account.  The OneDrive icon :
...only appears when you are logged in with your Microsoft Live/Outlook account OR logged into the  Microsoft Store.
From your screen shot, I can tell if your computer is actively logged into  This is not related to the OneDrive synch settings.

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frugalmuleAuthor Commented:
I am logged into Windows Live but I do not use Outlook.  Here is the video from my most recent effort at resolving this
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