Microsoft is rolling out new reminders to push OneDrive upgrades on Windows 11.


OneDrive logo next to an alert icon indicating low storage

In November, Microsoft introduced OneDrive storage upgrade reminders in Settings. The change came in the Windows 11 beta channel for insiders. The release notes state:

  • We gave Microsoft OneDrive subscribers a storage alert on the Systems page in the Settings app. Alerts appear when you’re close to your storage limit. You can also manage your storage and purchase additional storage when needed.

  • New! We’ve allocated the full amount of storage capacity from all your OneDrive subscriptions. It also shows total storage on the Accounts page in the Settings app.

Interestingly, Dev Channel Insiders did not receive this feature as it was disabled. However, one can still force OneDrive alerts to be enabled in settings using ViVeTool or something similar. The first alert said:

Your OneDrive is almost full. Get more storage to keep syncing new files.

Here is a screenshot of the warning:

Old OneDrive Alert in Windows 11 Dev Channel

With the latest dev channel build, however, Microsoft has now updated the alert message with a new variant, and it should now remind users about cloud storage quota exhaustion errors related to Outlook mail. Is. Instead the new message reads:

You have low cloud storage. If you run out of storage, you won’t be able to back up new files and send and receive email on

New OneDrive Alert in Windows 11 Dev Channel

Twitter user and Windows enthusiast PhantomOcean3 has published new ViVe IDs that Dev Channel users can use to enable the new OneDrive upgrade alert in Settings.

Here’s how to enable the new OneDrive alert in dev build 25272:

caution: Undeclared properties are often crude, unstable, or borderline unusable. Backup important data before activating them with ViveTool app. Remember that using a stable Windows 11 is the best way to ensure that your system remains as bug-free as possible.

  1. Download ViveTool. From GitHub And unzip the files into a convenient and easily searchable folder.
  2. press Win + X and select terminal (admin).
  3. Switch to a Windows terminal with a command prompt profile. Ctrl+Shift+2 Shortcut or by clicking the arrow button at the top of the window.A Windows Terminal app showing how to switch to a command prompt profile from PowerShell.
  4. Go to the folder containing the ViveTool files with CD command. For example, if you placed ViveTool in C:\Vive, type CD C:\Vive.
  5. Kind of vivetool /enable /id:41540372 And press enter
  6. (For PowerShell try: .\vivetool /enable /id:41540372)
  7. Restart your computer.

If you change your mind and want to go back, repeat the steps above and change. /active with /unfunctional In the commands in steps 5 and 6.

If the above ID doesn’t work, you can also try the following:

In addition to the new OneDrive alert, Microsoft is also working on a whole bunch of major upgrades to File Explorer. You can get a very early glimpse of the next generation File Explorer and its new features in this article.

Source: PhantomOcean3 (Twitter)


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