SkyDrive.exe is dead. Long live OneDrive.exe.
Now it is ready.The first release in January 2015 of OneDrive’s next generation sync client is on the way. And for the following operating systems:
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
- Windows 10
OneDrive now is really OneDrive. The old SkyDrive.exe will be eliminated. The new one is now OneDrive.exe. Microsoft concludes the Rebranding.
- Improved reliability
- Placeholder migration for Win8.1 to Win10 upgrades
- Improved Max Path scenario for MacOS users
- over 22 reliability fixes for MacOS users
- Improved logging & telemetry
- Improved performance
- Initial sync disk utilization reduced by 66% on Windows
- Reduced CPU usage up to 94% on MacOS in certain scenarios
- Improvements to Selective Sync experience
You will find the new OneDrive.exe in Windows 10 Build 9926 (Technical Preview).
|the actual version of the next generation Sync client OneDrive.exe is 17.3.4597.0109|
You still work with Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8?
You have to wait a little bit. Microsoft rolled out the windows version, but they do it in steps. You should consider about the installation basis of more than 250 Million OneDrive users in the world.
Although the MacOS have to wait until the Apple store process is finished.
And under the hood?
With Windows 8.1 you will find the SkyDrive.exe in the folder %Windows%\System32. And the OneDrive.exe you will find under C:\Users\“User“\Appdata\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive
There are a lot of subdirectories:
If have updated to Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926, there is an automatic change form SkyDrive to OneDrive. But you have to know: Windows 10 is a Technical Preview a Technical Preview a Technical Preview. You may have attention to productive data!
I will deal with the log Installation and configuration files, and write about a separate blog post.