FIX: OneDrive not syncing on Windows 11/10

FIX: OneDrive not syncing on Windows 11/10

FIX: OneDrive not syncing on Windows 11/10



OneDrive, as we all know, is the built-in cloud storage that comes with Windows 10. It can be used to store documents, images, and other media. OneDrive gives its users the option to Sync Files to a PC. With this option enabled, OneDrive files are always synchronized to the PC.

It is occasionally observed that there is a problem with file synchronizing. In that scenario, before proceeding, double-check the following:

Restart your computer.
Check that your OneDrive account has enough storage space.
Examine the file’s size. Try synchronizing the files after compressing them for larger files. The maximum file size for upload is 250GB.
There are no special characters in the filename (” #% & *: >? / |.)
The file has no restricted file type ( .lock, CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM0).
Check to see if this helps. If not, follow the steps below to remedy the OneDrive Syncing Issue.

Close and reopen OpenDrive Fix 1 2: Reset OneDrive Repair 3: Log out and back into OneDrive
Fix 4: Disable the Office 365 feature

Solution 1: Restart OpenDrive

Step 1: On the taskbar, look for the OneDrive icon. (If you can’t find the icon, make sure you check in the hidden things as well.)

Step 2: Right-click on the icon and select Properties.

Step 3: Select Close OneDrive. Drive Exit One

Step 4: Restart your computer to see if this works.


Solution 2: Reset OneDrive

Step 1: Press Windows+R to launch the Run Terminal.

Step 2: Type the following and press Enter.

onedrive.exe /reset %localappdata%MicrosoftOneDrive

In Run, Reset Onedrive



NOTE: If you encounter an error, put the following command in the Run dialog instead and press Enter:

Program Files (x86) C:

OneDrive by Microsoft

/reset onedrive.exe

Step 3: Hold your breath for a few seconds.

Step 4: Type OneDrive into the search box situated next to the Windows logo (Start Symbol).

Step 5: Select the OneDrive App that appears first in the Search Results.



In the search box, type Onedrive.



Step 4: Check to see if the Syncing problem has been resolved.

Fix 3: Log out and back into OneDrive.
Step 1: Right-click on the OneDrive icon in the taskbar and select Properties. (If you can’t find the icon, make sure you check in the hidden things as well.)

Step 2: From the context menu, select Settings.


Right-click on Cloud and select Properties.



Step 3: Navigate to the Account tab in the Settings window and select Unlink this PC.



Option to Disconnect



Step 4: In the confirmation window that appears, click the Unlink account button.



Dialogue of Confirmation



Step 5: You should now see the OneDrive window open.

Step 6: Enter your sign-in information.

Check to see if this helps to resolve the Syncing problem.


Fix 4: Disable the Office 365 feature

Certain customers have noticed that the Office 365 automatic saving feature occasionally interferes with OneDrive file synchronization. This can be fixed by disabling the Office 365 Automatic Saving function.

Step 1: Launch any Office 365 app ( Word, Excel, etc)

Step 2: Select File from the top menu options.


Optional File Menu


Step 3: Select More from the left-hand menu.

Step 4: Select Options



Additional Choices



Step 5: On the left-hand side of the Excel Options window, click Save.

Step 6: On the right, uncheck the Autosave OneDrive and SharePoint Online files by default option under Saved Documents.

Step 7: Press the Ok button.


Uncheck the box that says “Auto Save To OneDrive.”

That is all.

We hope you found this post useful.

Please leave a comment and let us know which of the above fixes worked for you.

Thank you for your time.

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