FIX: OneDrive Won’t Sync After Windows 10 Upgrade

Ivan Jenic
by Ivan Jenic
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If you have problems with syncing your files to OneDrive after updating your system to the latest Windows 10 version, you might find a solution here. Solving this problem is easy, and it requires you to take just a few steps in order to solve it.

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Microsoft presented a lot of changes in their latest build, and most of them were unnoticed by an average PC user. But one bigger change definitely caught some attention. OneDrive no longer uses the same smart file syncing system from Windows 10/8/8.1, which is good for many users because it caused a lot of confusion in the past. And now it looks like Microsoft finally decided to fix things up, after so many complaints. Changing the method of sync may cause your sync process to crash, so here’s what you should do to make things right.

Quick fix to solve OneDrive syn problems

  1. Stop the onedrive.exe process
  2. Move all your files from OneDrive to an another location, probably another drive, or even another PC, just in case they aren’t synced
  3. Delete local OneDrive folder. This folder is probably located in your user files, for example C:UsersMichael, where “Michael” is your username
  4. Then start onedrive.exe again

After performing this solution, you’ll see a window that wasn’t shown before, where you can choose which files and folders you want to sync with OneDrive. As you can see, you can sync all of your files and folders from OneDrive, or you can choose separately. When you complete all the steps and finish the process, you’ll be notified that Windows has created a new OneDrive folder and it will automatically sync your files, based on settings you chose before.

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Besides all of that, you should keep in mind that this is still a pre-release software, so you shouldn’t be surprised if errors like this are present. But, if you still want to use it, besides all the bugs, we’re here to support you. So if this solution didn’t help you with your OneDrive sync issue, leave your comments below, and we’ll surely find a real solution.

Meanwhile, we found some additional solutions to fix OneDrive file sync issues and we’ll quickly list them below:

  • Check your disk space – if you don’t have enough disk space, you’re going to experience file sync errors quite often.
  • Check the file size – if you’re trying to sync a file larger than 10 GB, this won’t work. In this case, you need to reduce the file size and then try again.
  • Re-connect your OneDrive account to Windows
  • Reset all your OneDrive settings. For more information, you can use this guide.

We hope that some of the suggestions available in this quick guide helped you fix your problem.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2014 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.