Why does OneDrive restart Windows Explorer?

When you sign in to Windows after OneDrive has been updated, Windows Explorer will exit and restart.

Is OneDrive crashing Windows Explorer?

No, the restarting of Windows Explorer is to ensure that sync can work correctly.

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Help for OneDrive for Business Customers

If you're still having sync issues, right-click the blue OneDrive icon and select Report a problem

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OneDrive for Business Admins

OneDrive for Business Admins can also view Help for OneDrive for Business Admins or contact Office 365 for business support.

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