How To Show Onedrive Desktop On Desktop

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OneDrive offers the convenience of accessing your files while on the move. But sometimes, you may prefer to have easy access to your OneDrive desktop from your computer’s desktop. This article contains step-by-step instructions to display your OneDrive desktop on the computer’s desktop, allowing you to seamlessly work with your files.

Step 1: Open the OneDrive Settings

The first step is to open the OneDrive settings on your computer. To do this, right-click on the OneDrive icon in your system tray, which is located in the bottom right corner of your screen. Then, select “Settings” from the context menu that appears.

Step 2: Choose the Files Tab

Once the OneDrive settings window opens, navigate to the “Files” tab. Here, you will find various options to customize the way OneDrive works on your computer.

Step 3: Enable the “Show Desktop Icons for OneDrive” Option

In the Files tab, look for the option that says “Show desktop icons for OneDrive” and make sure the checkbox next to it is checked. This will enable the feature to display your OneDrive desktop on your computer’s desktop.

Step 4: Apply the Changes

After enabling the “Show desktop icons for OneDrive” option, click on the “OK” button to apply the changes. OneDrive will now refresh and make the necessary adjustments to show your OneDrive desktop on your computer’s desktop.

Step 5: Enjoy Quick Access to Your OneDrive Desktop

Once the changes are applied, you will be able to see your OneDrive desktop directly on your computer’s desktop. This means that any files or folders you have stored in your OneDrive will be easily accessible without the need to navigate through the File Explorer.

Now, you have the convenience of accessing your OneDrive desktop with just a single click. Whether you want to quickly open a file or organize your documents, having your OneDrive desktop on your computer’s desktop can significantly streamline your workflow.

Personal Commentary:

I have personally found this feature to be incredibly useful in my daily work routine. Being able to see my OneDrive desktop right on my computer’s desktop has saved me a lot of time and effort. It allows me to easily drag and drop files into my OneDrive or access them quickly without having to search through folders. It’s a small feature, but it has made a big difference in my productivity.


Showing your OneDrive desktop on your computer’s desktop provides you with a seamless experience and quick access to your files. By following the simple steps outlined in this article, you can easily enable this feature and enhance your productivity when working with your OneDrive files. Give it a try and see the difference it makes!