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How to force OneDrive to sync in Windows 10.

If you are having trouble and OneDrive will not sync, this short guide will show you how to resync all your files. Depending on how many files you have, this process could take a long time and use a lot of bandwidth.

OneDrive will not sync

Steps to Fix the issue

  1. First close OneDrive – Right click and “Close OneDrive”.
  2. Press WinKey + R to bring up the Run dialog.
  3. Run the following command %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset
  4. After that Press enter
  5. This resets OneDrive. If OneDrive doesn’t start automatically after the reset, reopen the app.

If this does not work, remove OneDrive completely and reinstall from Office 365. If you are still having trouble, you can contact us.

Common Error Messages for OneDrive won’t sync

  • “Files are too large to upload”: Ensure no files exceed the size limit.
  • “You don’t have permission to sync this library”: Check your permissions.
  • “A file or folder with this name already exists”: Rename the conflicting file or folder.
  • If none of these steps resolve the issue, you might need to contact Microsoft Support for further assistance.

Advanced Steps for OneDrive won’t sync

  1. Re-link Your OneDrive Account:
    • Right-click the OneDrive icon in the system tray and go to Settings.
    • Unlink your account, then relink it by signing back in.
  2. Check Permissions:
    • Ensure you have the necessary permissions for the files and folders you are trying to sync.
    • After that Right-click the folder, go to Properties > Security, and ensure you have Full Control.
  3. Check Proxy Settings:
    • If you’re using a proxy, ensure it’s properly configured.
    • Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Proxy, and check your settings.
  4. OneDrive Troubleshooter:
  5. Reinstall OneDrive:

Check for Windows Updates

Sometimes, system updates can resolve underlying issues.

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