Windows 10: Unable to open in desktop app a shared OneDrive file

Discus and support Unable to open in desktop app a shared OneDrive file in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hi, I have edit permissions to a set of files that someone shared with me through OneDrive. I access the files through a browser and can edit them... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by LindaRehme, May 13, 2020.

  1. Unable to open in desktop app a shared OneDrive file


    Hi,


    I have edit permissions to a set of files that someone shared with me through OneDrive. I access the files through a browser and can edit them through Office apps online. However, there are some features of Excel, for example, that you can't use in Excel online so I open the file using the "Open in Desktop App" function. This all worked seamlessly on my old PC but I recently purchased a new PC.


    Now I can still open the Excel file using Excel online but when I try to "Open in Desktop App", I am prompted for my Microsoft Account. I type in my email address and click Next, the dialog box flashes, and returns to asking me for my email address. I never get a prompt for my password. On the old PC I didn't have the prompt for my Microsoft Account.


    At the time I'm accessing the shared file in OneDrive and when I edit it online I am logged into my Microsoft Account. Why is prompting me for my account again with I try to go to the desktop Excel? If it does need the account again, why don't I get a prompt for the password?


    I'm on a current version of Windows 10 and have current version of Office for Home.

    :)
     
    LindaRehme, May 13, 2020
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  2. Windows 10 - OneDrive

    Right click on the app and one of the properties has an option to not automatically start it. Uncheck, restart the computer, and it should stop. If you want to go another step further, find the OneDrive app in the start menu, right click on it and uninstall.

    If that is still insufficient, there is a batch uninstaller for OneDrive available online. I can copy the code here if you need it.
     
    FordGT90Concept, May 13, 2020
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  3. iptsoe Win User
    Unable to open Files in OneDrive Grey X

    Evening all,

    I've just been going through some of my files stored on OneDrive, and a considerable amount of data in my OneDrive folder won't open and is displaying a grey X in the corner is there any way for me to recover it?



    Unable to open in desktop app a shared OneDrive file [​IMG]
     
    iptsoe, May 13, 2020
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  4. RonForbes Win User

    Unable to open in desktop app a shared OneDrive file

    Windows 10 - Control panel and OneDrive not opening

    I am unable to open OneDrive and the Control Panel on Windows 10 App list. This started only a couple of weeks ago. Any suggestions?
     
    RonForbes, May 13, 2020
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