New OneDrive sync client release notes

New OneDrive sync client release notes

Check back here for information on the latest releases of the new OneDrive sync client. Release notes are included only for builds that reach the Production and Enterprise Rings; the Windows Insider Ring receives updates rapidly with features ramping all the time.

Here are the latest build numbers in each of the rings of validation, according to The OneDrive sync client update process.

Windows Insiders Ring

Production Ring

Enterprise Ring

Windows

Last released build

17.3.6998.0830

17.3.6966.0824

17.3.6917.0607

Rolling out

17.3.6998.0830

17.3.6966.0824 (Nov 6)

Mac

Last released build

Not available

17.3.6967.0824

17.3.6919.0626

Rolling out

17.3.6967.0824 (Nov 6)

Note: A blank in the table means nothing is rolling out to that ring right now.

Downloads

Choose your platform and expand the version numbers to see the update notes about each of these builds:

Windows update notes

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed issues related to sync reliability and application stability.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed issues related to sync reliability and application stability.

New features and updates:

  • You can now share files from the context menu.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed a minor issue for the major release.

New features and updates:

  • Activity Center is updated to show more information. You can now see the container folder for items that have been updated, as well as if they were renamed or moved.

  • Fixed Accessibility bugs related to the Activity Center.

  • Increased the maximum path length for files or folders. Read more about the new maximum path limits.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed the issues related to sync reliability and application stability.

    Note: This version of OneDrive won't be available for download until it finishes rolling out to production.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed a minor issue related to the pre-packaged installation of OneDrive in the Windows Creators Update.

    Note: This version of OneDrive isn't available for download. It's available only as part of pre-installed versions of Windows.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed the top issues related to sync reliability and application stability.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed the top issues related to sync reliability and application stability.

New features and updates:

New features and updates:

  • The OneDrive activity center has been improved for vision-impaired users.

  • Added support for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed the top issues related to sync reliability.

  • Fixed the top issues related to application stability.

  • Fixed an issue where a “OneDrive needs an update” error was being shown incorrectly.

  • Fixed an issue which caused users to have multiple OneDrive shortcuts in Windows Explorer.

New features and updates:

  • You can now migrate users from the previous OneDrive for Business sync client (Groove.exe) to the OneDrive sync client (OneDrive.exe) for team sites. For more information, see Transition from the previous OneDrive for Business sync client.

  • You can re-use an existing location with the same name when adding a SharePoint site or shared OneDrive for Business folder.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed various miscellaneous issues related to syncing SharePoint sites and shared OneDrive for Business files.

New features and updates:

  • Added support for Office 365 Germany.

  • (Rolling out) The OneDrive activity center has been updated to provide information on recent activity.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed the top issues related to application stability.

  • Fixed a rare issue where OneDrive would attempt to upload a file twice.

  • Fixed an issue which caused users to unnecessarily re-setup OneDrive.

Fixed miscellaneous bug fixes.

New features and updates:

  • The same builds now run on Windows and Mac.

  • Syncing shared folders.

  • Syncing read-only files and folders.

Also, fixed miscellaneous bug fixes.

New features and updates:

  • Users can choose which folders to sync when setting up sync for a SharePoint site.

Also, fixed miscellaneous bug fixes.

New features and updates:

  • Sync SharePoint site libraries.

  • You can set up sync from a specific folder on a site.

  • The sync client now supports coauthoring and sharing directly from Office files.

  • You can choose which folders to sync from OneDrive Settings.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed a few regression issues that caused the sync client to crash.

New features and updates:

  • Download performance has improved.

  • OneDrive detects when the File Explorer overlay extensions are broken, and prompts the user to fix it.

  • OneDrive will now attempt to update to the latest build that’s available to all customers, even if a newer build is beginning to be gradually rolled out but hasn't reached you yet.

  • Added a new scheduled task to help keep OneDrive up to date.

  • (Rolling out) Added a new option to limit how much bandwidth is used to transfer files.

  • (Rolling out) Added a setting to automatically limit the bandwidth.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed issues where clients were not able to sign in and setup properly.

  • Fixed an issue where the sign-in dialog box would appear if OneDrive was launched with DisablePersonalSync set on Windows 10.

  • Fixed miscellaneous crashes and bugs.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where OneDrive was incorrectly detecting that Personal Sync had been disabled on Windows 8.1.

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused files that were opened by Office to stop syncing.

Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Feature update: The takeover feature is now enabled by default.

New features and updates:

  • OneDrive Setup now accepts both business and personal email addresses and will redirect to sign-in accordingly. Registry keys are no longer needed for deployment.

  • The takeover feature is now enabled. Users looking to transition to the new client only need to update to the latest version of Office and OneDrive, then sign in with the same account. Read more in the Transition from the existing OneDrive for Business sync client article.

  • OneDrive now supports Windows 8.1 to sync business accounts. Simply launch "OneDrive for Business" in Windows 8.1 to get started.

  • The transfer rate is now shown when you hover over the cloud in the task tray.

Critical bug fix:

  • We fixed a tenant discovery bug where a user would sign in and receive an error that they have no Internet connection.

Mac update notes

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed issues related to sync reliability and application stability.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed issues related to sync reliability and application stability.

New features and updates:

  • You can now share files from via the context menu.

  • Added a new feature to automatically save your screenshots to OneDrive.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed the top issues related to sync reliability and application stability.

New features and updates:

  • We've added the context menu to OneDrive. To turn on the context menu, enable OneDrive Finder Extensions and restart mac OS or Finder after the update.

  • We’ve also added the Share command to the context menu so you can share files and folders from Finder.

  • Activity Center is updated to show more information. You can now see the container folder for items that have been updated, as well as if they were renamed or moved.

  • Fixed Accessibility bugs related to the Activity Center.

  • Increased the maximum path length for files or folders. Read more about the new maximum path limits.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed the top issues related to sync reliability and application stability.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed the top issues related to sync reliability and application stability.

New features and updates:

New features and updates:

  • The OneDrive sync client for Mac is now available as a separate download. Before installing or deploying the client for Mac as a separate download, remove the Mac App Store version from the computer (if it was installed before).

  • OneDrive will now automatically re-launch after it crashes. We've also added a way to report recurring crashes.

  • Added support for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet.

  • (Rolling out) We've re-enabled the ability to limit bandwidth utilization automatically or to a specified limit.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed the top issues related to sync reliability.

  • Fixed the top issues related to application stability.

New features and updates:

  • You can re-use an existing location with the same name when adding a SharePoint site or shared OneDrive for Business folder.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed various miscellaneous issues related to syncing SharePoint sites and shared OneDrive for Business files.

New features and updates:

  • Added support for Office 365 Germany.

  • (Rolling out) The OneDrive activity center has been updated to provide information on recent activity.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed the top issues related to application stability.

  • Fixed a rare issue where OneDrive would attempt to upload a file twice.

  • Fixed an issue which caused users to unnecessarily re-setup OneDrive.

Fixed miscellaneous bug fixes.

New features and updates:

  • The same builds now run on Windows and Mac.

  • Syncing shared folders.

  • Syncing read-only files and folders.

Also, fixed miscellaneous bug fixes.

New features and updates:

  • Improved download performance.

  • The Choose Folders dialog box now shows the size of the files or folders that you can sync.

  • Files or folders with accented characters now properly show the correct status in the overlays.

  • [Rolling out] Added a new option to limit the bandwidth used to transfer files.

  • [Rolling out] Added a setting to automatically limit the bandwidth.

Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed issues where clients weren't able to sign in and set up properly.

  • Fixed miscellaneous crashes and bugs.

Critical bug fix: This update addresses an issue where users in some ADFS tenant configurations were unable to sign in if the ADFS server didn’t satisfy certain security requirements for HTTP traffic.

New features and updates:

  • The first run experience now accepts both business and personal email addresses and will redirect to sign in accordingly. The deployment default is no longer needed.

  • The transfer rate is now shown in the drop-down menu.

Critical bug fix:

  • Fixed a tenant discovery bug where a user would sign in and be told they have no internet connection erroneously.

How to check the version you're using

  1. Click the blue OneDrive cloud icon in the notification area.

    A screenshot showing the cursor hovering over the blue OneDrive icon on the taskbar, with text that says OneDrive - Contoso.

    (You might need to click the Show hidden icons arrow The Show hidden icons button. next to the notification area to see the OneDrive icon. If the icon doesn't appear in the notification area, OneDrive might not be running. Click Start, type OneDrive in the search box, and then click OneDrive in the search results.)

  2. In the Activity Center, select the Settings gear.

  3. Select the About tab and see the version number under About Microsoft OneDrive.

Additional resources

For additional resources about the OneDrive sync client:

Title

Description

Get started with the new OneDrive sync client in Windows

Learn how Windows users can set up the OneDrive sync client.

Which version of OneDrive am I using?

Learn how to tell which OneDrive sync client you're using.

Deploy the new OneDrive sync client in an enterprise environment

Learn how administrators can deploy the OneDrive sync client for Windows to users in their enterprise environment.

Transition from the previous OneDrive for Business sync client

Learn how Windows users can transition from the previous OneDrive for Business sync client to the OneDrive sync client.

Use Group Policy to control OneDrive sync client settings 

Learn how administrators can manage the OneDrive sync client for users through Group Policy.

Get started with the new OneDrive sync client on Mac OS X

Learn how Mac users can set up the OneDrive sync client.

Configure the new OneDrive sync client on macOS

Learn how administrators can use options for configuring the OneDrive sync client on Mac OS X computers.

Restrictions and limitations when you sync files and folders

Knowledge base article with release notes, limits, and restrictions (such as invalid characters in file names).

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