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Microsoft finally releases a 64-bit OneDrive sync client for Windows 10


Microsoft has at long last released a 64-bit version of its OneDrive app for Windows. Released in 2017, Microsoft’s cloud storage and file-sharing app was only available in 32-bit for Windows users up until now.

In a blog post, Microsoft officially announced the release of the 64-bit OneDrive sync app for Windows. The new version is available as a public preview, meaning it hasn’t yet reached the “general availability” phase.

“We know this has been a long-awaited and highly requested feature, and we’re thrilled to make it available for early access. You can now download the 64-bit version for use with OneDrive work, school, and home accounts”, the company said in the blog post.

OneDrive 64-bit installation

For now, you’ll have to download it manually from Microsoft’s website. You must be running a 64-bit installation of Windows on an x64 processor. Although this rules out devices like Surface Pro X or any Windows 10 on ARM for that matter, a 64-bit version for ARM is already in the works, as confirmed by Omar Shahine, Microsoft Vice President of product for OneDrive and SharePoint, on Twitter.

64-bit #OneDrive sync now available. And before you ask we are working on ARM.https://t.co/ywFD53Rr7V

— Omar Shahine
(@OmarShahine) April 8, 2021

If you’re interested in trying out the new version and meet the system requirements, you can grab the 64-bit client of OneDrive from here. Just make sure that the OneDrive version you install is the same version as you currently have,  or newer. Microsoft says when the 64-bit OneDrive client becomes commercially available, it will automatically replace the preview version running on your device.

Windows users have been begging Microsoft to release a 64-bit version of OneDrive for what feels like an eternity. But for reasons known only to Microsoft, the company refrained from releasing a 64-bit client. The 32-bit client had started showing its age, and there were many user complaints about performance issues while trying to sync large amounts of files. The 64-bit should, in theory, resolve all such issues as it will be able to better utilize the available resources.

The post Microsoft finally releases a 64-bit OneDrive sync client for Windows 10 appeared first on xda-developers.


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