Unintentionally, Microsoft released the new OneDrive client for Windows 11

It appears that Microsoft is developing a brand-new OneDrive client for Windows 11 that was created from scratch. This might be the biggest update to the desktop operating system’s online cloud storage service, and it appears that the business over the weekend unintentionally posted it online.

Windows 11 tightly integrates OneDrive, and version 22H2 even includes it in File Explorer and Windows Search. There are separate utilities available for iOS and Android, among other platforms. Additionally, Windows has a taskbar-based OneDrive app that allows you to manage uploaded files, synced files, and more.

But there isn’t a full-featured OneDrive app on Windows 11. This might soon change, according to a recent leak. On Microsoft’s website, a new OneDrive client has surfaced that appears to be built using WinUI principles from Windows 11. In actuality, it is a legitimate program and resembles the settings app exactly.

OneDrive client for Windows 11

The new OneDrive app for Windows 11 has a fresh navigation experience, as seen in the screenshot up top. The interface has been updated, and the options are on the left side. There are no new features, but all of the current choices, such as customizing sync settings, notifications, and more, are still available.

Additionally, you may customize aspects like the storage that is accessible and add another account. Of course, you can also control these settings using the native Settings app in Windows 11.

The OneDrive storage software is still under development by the tech giant, so users shouldn’t download the leaked version because it doesn’t ensure stability. Make sure to install on a device in the Dev Channel if you still want to try out the new OneDrice experience.

Microsoft is also developing OneDrive compatibility for Windows 11.

Christopher Woodill

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