The new OneDrive UWP app for Windows 10 PCs is now available


Microsoft decided to not only kick off the week with a new Insider build for Windows 10 Mobile but the new UWP OneDrive app for Windows 10 on PC.

As many users know, Windows 10 Mobile users have an app for OneDrive but on PC, Microsoft took the feature away replacing it with native sync support in File Explorer. However, if you wanted to see all of your files your only option was to use OneDrive on the web.

Today that all changes as those on PC, tablets, and the Surface, and Surface Hub can install the new OneDrive app built for Windows 10.

According to the Office blog post the new OneDrive app is "a great touch-friendly complement to sync that lets you open, edit and share any of your personal or work files without having to sync them to your device."

While it sounds like placeholders in File Explorer won't be coming back users can opt to grab those non-local files through this app instead.

Other features include:

  • Restoring files from the Recycle Bin
  • Easily dragging and dropping files to the app to upload them
  • Quickly accessing recent documents─which will open directly in the Office applications on your computer
  • Finding files shared with you by others and more

The new OneDrive app for Windows 10 on PC is available now, so grab it and let us know what you think!

Download OneDrive for Windows 10

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.