How to Fix Unresponsive DesktopWindowXamlSource – OneDrive Error on Taskbar?

You may see an empty, unresponsive DesktopWindowXamlSource icon in the taskbar which you don’t know what is it and why is it. You eagerly want to remove this error from your computer and every time it re-appears when you open the OneDrive App.

In this article, we will learn, What is DesktopWindowXamlSource, Why it appears, and How to Fix DesktopWindowXamlSource Errors on Windows 10, 11, 8, and Windows Server.

What is DesktopWindowXamlSource?

DesktopWindowXamlSource is a component of the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) which allows developers to host XAML data in it. When OneDrive needs to store or access XAML data, it uses DesktopWindowXamlSource API.

The problem arises when this icon doesn’t get disappear from the taskbar and always reappears on each system startup. No matter, how hard you try to close, remove, or delete this icon, it will reappear again and again.

How to Fix DesktopWindowXamlSource Error on Windows 10, 11, 8, & Windows Server?

Here, I am giving you some solutions to fix this error on your PC. You try each method one by one and see if the problem is resolved.

Method 1: Fix using the Outbyte PC Repair Tool

Most commonly, the error DesktopWindowXamlSource appears when there are missing dependency files, corrupted dll files, damaged other system files, outdated drivers, outdated Windows updates, glitches in registry files, etc.

The Outbyte PC Repair Tool fixes all the bugs in the PC, and optimizes PC performance for faster speed.

Windows is made with huge number of dll files, exe files, sys files, various types of services, databases, etc so, it is not possible to keep monitoring all the files always. A brilliant PC Optimizer tool repairs damages, fix errors, update windows and drivers, and eliminate various types of errors silently.

Outbyte PC Repair Tool does all the above task easily and provides you an errorfree and smooth Windows environment to work so that you can focus on your business only.

3 Steps to Fix this Error
Step 1. Download Outbyte PC Repair Tool [File Size: 16.4 MB]
Step 2. SCAN your Windows PC
Step 3. Click Fix button to Repair Error

Method 2: Restart OneDrive

It has been seen that this error mainly occurs with the OneDrive apps. Restarting OneDrive may fix this problem.

Step 1: Go to the notification area, click on the Show hidden icons, and click on OneDrive.


Step 2: Go to the OneDrive Settings ➜ Quit OneDrive.


Method 3: End Process Tree of OneDrive

Step 1: Open Task Manager by pressing CTRL + Shift + Esc together.
Step 2: Go to the Details tab. Find OneDrive.exe. Right-click on it and select End process tree.


Method 3: Uninstall and Reinstall OneDrive

If still you are getting the DesktopWindowXamlSource icon on your taskbar, uninstall the OneDrive completely and then install it again.

1. Go to the Control Panel ➜ Program ➜ Uninstall a program.
2. Find Microsoft OneDrive and Uninstall it.
3. Open Microsoft Store.
4. Find OneDrive and click on the Get button to install it on your computer.

Method 4: Fully Update your Computer.

Outdated Windows versions, drivers, and apps can create various unknown problems, so it is a good idea to keep your computer up to date completely.

1. Go to Settings ➜ Windows Update. Search for the latest updates and install them.
2. Go to the Device Manager. Right-click on the Start menu and click on the Device Manager.
open device manager in windows 10 & 11
3. Find the outdated drivers, and if found any, update them.
4. Run Outbyte PC Repair Tool to deep scan for outdated drivers and software.

Method 5: Repair your Windows using the SFC.exe, DISM, and CHKDSK command.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt as Administrator.

open command prompt as administrator in Windows 8, 10 & 11

Step 2: Now run the following commands one by one.
i. System File Checker tool

sfc /scannow

ii. Run Dism command

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

iii. Run Disk checking utility.

chkdsk /f c:

Method 6: Wait for the hotfix.

This bug is very new and can be fixed in the next release of the Windows update. Wait for sometimes and OneDrive will surely fix this problem in their next update release.

Method 7: Update all Microsoft Store Apps

If you are using the outdated version of OneDrive, you are very likely to get the error DesktopWindowXamlSource on the taskbar. It is important to update all your Microsoft Store apps.

1: Open Microsoft Store.
2: Go to the Library (Left side) and click the Get updates button.
update ms store apps


To fix the DesktopWindowXamlSource icon on the taskbar when opening Microsoft OneDrive, carefully apply the solutions given in this article.