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OneDrive is now a native 64-bit app


Windows users must be familiar with OneDrive. It is a preinstalled cloud sync client app, that works using your Microsoft Account to sync your files between devices you own. For the first time, the OneDrive executable has become a native 64-bit app.




What is OneDrive

OneDrive is the online document storage solution created by Microsoft which comes bundled as a free service with Windows 10. It can be used to store your documents and other data online in the cloud. It also offers synchronization of stored data across all your devices.


OneDrive is bundled with Windows since Windows 8. It is the all-in-one solution built by Microsoft to provide the user the ability to have the same files on every PC he signs in with using his Microsoft Account. Previously known as SkyDrive, the service got rebranded some time ago.


It also offers synchronization of stored data across all your devices. "Files on-demand" is a feature of OneDrive which can display placeholder versions of online files in your local OneDrive directory even if they were not synchronized and downloaded. The synchronization feature in OneDrive relies on Microsoft Account. To use OneDrive, you have to create one first. Besides OneDrive, Microsoft Account can be used to log in to Windows 10, Office 365 and most online Microsoft services.

When you have OneDrive installed and running in Windows 10, it adds a Move to OneDrive context menu command available for files under certain locations included in your user profile like Desktop, Documents, Downloads, etc.

For the files you store in the OneDrive folder, you can use the file history feature.

OneDrive is now a 64-bit app

Earlier, Microsoft used to ship a 32-bit OneDrive version to users. A new OneDrive setup program is now available, and it finally can detect a 64-bit Windows version, and can install native 64-bit binaries.


It places the OneDrive files under its regular folder, which is usually %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\OneDrive. Additionally, it creates a new amd64 folder which contains the appropriate 64-bit files.


The new installer is built on December 11, 2020. You can find the direct download link in this tweet.

There is now an amd64 (x86-64) version of the OneDrive client for Windows (it had always been 32 bits until now). #Windowsinsiders #Onedrivehttps://t.co/omOMeB1FId pic.twitter.com/Fr8eeRwLO1

— Florian B (@flobo09) January 1, 2021


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