OneDrive Is Already Installed

After my Microsoft Surface Pro X (awesome machine) rebooted from the Windows 10 version 20H2 update, OneDrive was not running. Nor did the OneDrive application show up in the Start Menu. When I tried to reinstall OneDrive, I was greeted with the error “OneDrive is already installed.

OneDrive was still showing up in the installed programs list, so I tried to uninstall it. Yet, nothing would happen. I spent an hour searching and most everything I found was unhelpful until I found this suggestion:

  • Download the OneDrive setup from here (Official Microsoft Site).
  • Open a Command Prompt with “Run as administrator” option (Hit the Windows button, type “cmd", right click the Command Prompt program and select Run as administrator.
  • Go to the directory where the OneDriveSetup.exe was downloaded to.
  • Then run:
OneDriveSetup.exe /allusers

That should fix things.


Continue the conversation on Discord, Twitter or LinkedIn.