How to Fix OneDrive Not Syncing Problem on Windows 10

Aug. 13, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

Although OneDrive is one of the best cloud storage services in the market, users still encounter some issues when they are using it to sync files. According to the report, the most common issue is the OneDrive not syncing problem. If you are also suffering this issue, read on, and you will know how to fix it. This post aims to tell you how to fix OneDrive not syncing problem on Windows 10. Several possible solutions are described below.

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Before you try the solutions below, make sure the file to sync is less than 10GB. Files larger than 10GB can't be synced with OneDrive. If you want to sync a file larger than 10GB with OneDrive, you need to zip the file at first.

Solution 1. Restart the OneDrive to Fix OneDrive Not Syncing Problem

If the OneDrive isn’t syncing any file, the first solution you can try is to restart it. Right click the OneDrive icon in the notification area at the right bottom corner of the screen and then select Exit to end it. Then restart it to see whether the OneDrive not syncing problem still exists.

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Solution 2. Reset the OneDrive to Troubleshoot the Sync Issue

If the OneDrive not syncing issue still exists after you restart the OneDrive, you can try to execute a command in Windows PowerShell to reset the OneDrive application. Take the following steps.

Note: Resetting OneDrive will result in all your files being re-synced. This may cost you some time according to the number of files in your computer.

Step 1. Right click the Start button and select Windows PowerShell (Admin) to open Windows PowerShell as administrator.

Step 2. Type the following command into the Windows PowerShell and hit Enter to execute it:

%localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset

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This command will reset your OneDrive. You may notice that the OneDrive icon in your status bar disappeared for a few moments. Then it will appear again.

Also read: How to Launch Command Prompt on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP

Solution 3. Run the OneDrive Troubleshooter to Resolve the Issue

OneDrive Troubleshooter is a tool which can detect and automatically fix the common issues with OneDrive in Windows, including the OneDrive syncing issue. Therefore, you can try to download and run the OneDrive troubleshooter as administrator to resolve this issue.

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Solution 4. Update the OneDrive to the Latest Version

If the solutions above don’t work, another workaround you can try is to update the OneDrive to the latest version. Download the latest version of OneDrive from the official website of Microsoft and follow the onscreen instructions to install it.

If the OneDrive not syncing problem still cannot be resolved after you try the four solutions above, maybe updating Windows to the latest version would work. Last but not least, remember to create a system restore point before you make any change on your computer. It can help you go back to the previous state quickly if your computer runs into problems. It is also highly recommended to use a professional driver manager like Driver Talent to back up the drivers before you update the Windows.

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