Fix: OneDrive Crashes in Windows 10

Ivan Jenic By: Ivan Jenic
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Have you experienced some problems with OneDrive in Windows 10 Technical Preview? Some users of Microsoft forum reported that their OneDrive is constantly crashing when they want to perform certain operations. Well, we have a couple of  solutions for you and we hope they will be helpful.
OneDrive Crashes In Windows 10 Technical Preview

Solution 1: Install the latest Windows updates

Since new Windows 10 builds are coming out fast, there’s a chance you missed some of Windows updates that is crucial for normal work of your OneDrive app. To make sure all your updates are up to date, do the following:

  1. Click the Start button
  2. Choose All Programs
  3. Click Windows Update
  4. Check for updates
  5. If any updates are found, click Install updates
  6. Restart your computer

Solution 2: Check if there are any conflict processes

Maybe some processes running on your computer are preventing OneDrive from working correctly, to check if you run some of these processes do the following:

  1. Right click on Windows status bar
  2. Choose Start Task Manager
  3. Under Processes tab, make sure that none of these processes are running, if any of these processes are running, End them and try your OneDrive again:
    • groove.exe
    • msosync.exe
    • msouc.exe
    • winword.exe
    • excel.exe|
    • powerpnt.exe

Solution 3: Fix Unrealistic Dates

  1. Open Windows Explorer
  2. Click on OneDrive on the left hand side
  3. Right click on the Date field in the header and check Date Taken. Date Taken will be added all the way to the right.
  4. Type Pictures in the search box, on the top right and press Enter (Make sure your View is  Details)
  5. Sort by date taken
  6. Look for any date that has an unusual time stamp such as one done in the future. If there is one, edit to a more realistic date

In case none of these solutions helped you, please keep in mind that Windows 10 and all its accompanying features are still in the testing phase, so problems with various programs are possible. If you’re still facing this issue, please wait for some future build of Windows 10, until then, you can also report your problem in Windows Feedback app, but that’s not always a good idea.

Read Also: Problems Reported with Multiple Desktops Feature in Windows 10

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