Reset OneDrive to Fix OneDrive Problems on Windows 11/10

Are you facing OneDrive problems on your Windows PC? In this Guide, I will explain how to reset OneDrive to fix OneDrive problems which cause all kinds of issues including sync on Windows.

OneDrive is one of the most popular cloud storage services on the web. This program allows you to sync files across convenient devices and save files on the cloud. However, there are sometimes glitches and errors on OneDrive, but they are not overly frequent. The most common complaint against OneDrive is that the service gets stuck during file synchronization.

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Reset OneDrive to Fix OneDrive Problems on Windows 11/10

Use the following suggestion to fix OneDrive Problems in Windows 11 and Windows 10.

  1. Check Synchronization issues
  2. Reset OneDrive
  3. Reset OneDrive Store App
  4. Registry method to reset OneDrive Sync Issue

For some, you may need admin permission.

1] How to Check the Synchronization of the Files in OneDrive?

Sometimes it seems that the files aren’t syncing correctly. Make sure you check the following before proceeding:

  • Restart your System
  • Make sure you have a sufficient amount of space left on OneDrive.
  • Check the size of the file. If the file is large, try to sync after compressing it. There is a maximum upload size of 250 GB.
  • The filename should not contain any special characters such as (~ ” # % & * : < > ? / \ { | }.)
  • The file does not belong to any restricted file type like ( .lock, CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM0).

2] How to Reset OneDrive on Windows 11/10

If you do not have the time to investigate what caused the OneDrive issue and find specific solutions, resetting OneDrive is the easiest and most effective way to get it working again. It resolves many of the problems you have with OneDrive.

It should be noted that setting OneDrive back up re-syncs all of your OneDrive files. Thus, this process can be time-consuming (including the amount of bandwidth required), depending on how many files you are synchronizing.

Unlike other apps, OneDrive does not come with an easy reset option. You will have to open the command line terminal and run a command to do so. Here are the steps to reset OneDrive:

Reset OneDrive Ruin prompt

  • Press the Windows+ R key on your keyboard to open a Run dialog box.
  • Now copy and paste the following command in the dialog box > Press Enter to reset OneDrive.
%localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset
  • Alternatively, you can search for the Windows Terminal, paste the above line there > Press ENTER.
  • You will notice the OneDrive icon in the notification bar will disappear for few minutes and then reappear again.

This process may take a while to run, but your OneDrive app and settings will now have been reset to default values once the process is complete.

Open the Run window again; if the cloud icon does not reappear after a few minutes, enter the following command and click OK.

%localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe

3] Reset OneDrive Sync Issue using Registry

I hope it resolves your OneDrive issues. Still, if you are facing the problem, then use the Registry Editor method:

  • Press Windows + R Key to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type Regedit and hit Enter.
  • Locate to the following location:
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\OneDrive

If keys DisableFileSyncNGSC and DisableFileSync are set to 1, change these values to 0, and OneDrive will appear again.

4] How to reset the OneDrive Store app

If you have the OneDrive store app installed, you’ll want to reset the app settings if OneDrive isn’t functioning well. To reset the app, you need to follow these steps:

  • Click on the Start button > Search for OneDrive.
  • Right-click on it > Select App settings.
  • The OneDrive app settings window will open > Select the Reset button.

Check if this solves your issue.

How do I Fix OneDrive Sync Issues in Windows?

Restarting the OneDrive sync client on your PC may fix OneDrive Sync Issues Windows 10. Windows 10 likely connects your OneDrive account to your computer. Make sure you check it once. Also, check the amount of free storage available on your computer.

What Happens if I Reset OneDrive?

Upon resetting OneDrive, all activities will be restored to their original state, including your first selected activity. The settings of all activities will be reverted to their default values.

How to Fix Sync Problems With OneDrive Reinstalling App

It is also possible to uninstall the app on your PC and reinstall it again to fix OneDrive sync issues on Windows 11/10.

Uninstalling OneDrive: To remove OneDrive from Windows, you need to follow these steps given below:

  • Press Windows+I to open Settings > Click on Apps > Click on Apps & features.
  • Under the Apps & features, section > Select the OneDrive app.
  • Click the Uninstall button.
  • Click the Uninstall button again to confirm it.

Following these steps, OneDrive will be deleted from your computer.

Installing OneDrive: To install OneDrive on Windows 11/10, you need to follow the steps given below:

  • Open the OneDrive website.
  • Under the Start OneDrive button, Select Click here to download the link and save the file.
  • Double-click the OneDriveSetup.exe to launch the installer.
  • Open Start > Search for OneDrive and launch the app.

Once you complete the steps, the installer will download the most recent version of OneDrive to correct the syncing issues.

I hope this post will help you reset OneDrive to fix OneDrive problems on Windows 11/10.

Nandini Keshri is a student, writer, and tech enthusiast. When not writing about tech, she loves to write poetry and explore the world.

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