How to fix missing OneDrive menus in File Explorer

  1. Right-click the taskbar and select Task Manager.

  2. Select the Details tab.

  3. Add an Elevated column by right-clicking on top of an existing column and using the Select columnsoption.

  4. Check the Elevated column for the OneDrive.exe and Explorer.exe processes.

  5. If the Elevated status is Yes, install OneDrive using the per machine installation option.

    Note: By default, the OneDrive sync app installs per user, meaning OneDrive.exe needs to be installed for each user account on the PC under the %localappdata% folder. With the per machine installation option, you can install OneDrive under the “Program Files (x86)” directory, meaning all profiles on the computer will use the same OneDrive.exe binary. Other than where the sync client is installed, the behavior is the same.

  6. Alternatively, set the User Account Control (UAC) to the lowest setting within the Control Panel. 

  7. Change the Security settings using the steps below:

    1. Run secpol.msc to open the Local Security Policy.

    2. Expand Local Policies and open the Security Options.

    3. Look for the policies regarding the User Account Control and set them as in the image below:

      Important: Adapt the local security settings according to your organization's policy.

    4. Restart the computer.

Note: By default, the OneDrive sync app installs per user, meaning OneDrive.exe needs to be installed for each user account on the PC under the %localappdata% folder. With the per machine installation option, you can install OneDrive under the “Program Files (x86)” directory, meaning all profiles on the computer will use the same OneDrive.exe binary. Other than where the sync client is installed, the behavior is the same.

Important: Adapt the local security settings according to your organization's policy.

Notes: 

  • If your organization is using a domain controller, adapt the configuration to be made directly in it.