Hot Take Leaked OneDrive client reveals Windows 11-like redesign

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Microsoft is working on a new OneDrive client for Windows 11. A preview build of the app has leaked, revealing Windows 11-like redesign for the Settings section that has not received major revamps in many years.


Besides the new controls, new navigation, and overhauled visuals, the leaked app does not offer any new features. It lets you personalize sync settings, change notification options, add another account, see your storage quota, etc.

Microsoft has not announced the new app yet, so the public preview version might look different compared to the leaked. You can try installing it at your own risk using this link (via @flobo09). It is also worth noting that running the leaked version does not guarantee you will get the new design. We tried installing the app on several machines (Dev and Stable channels), with none receiving the eye candy.
 

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It appears that Microsoft has started rolling out the redesigned OneDrive app for Windows. It was spotted in July 2022 when an early build leaked to the public.
There are no reports of this arriving on Windows 10 as of writing, however Microsoft has yet to announce the rollout of the new OneDrive app for Windows, and we will update the article once we have official information from Microsoft.
 

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One of the major features coming to OneDrive is the ability to make it more personalized. As per the description given on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap page, one of the ways you can make it more personalized is by adding different colors to different folders. Apart from giving your OneDrive a unique look and feel, it will also help you quickly spot the exact folder you are looking for.

Google Drive, a OneDrive competitor, is the major cloud storage platform where you can use different colors for different folders. Google's cloud storage offering will enjoy that edge for the next few months, as Microsoft is planning to release the "Colored Folders" feature for Outlook in August this year. It is also worth pointing out that the ability to use colors in OneDrive folders will be available to web users at launch.

Colored folders in OneDrive
 

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