How to reconfigure Microsoft One Drive on Windows 10 to resolve compatibility issues.
OneDrive is compatible with your Windows 10 device so that your files can be backed up to the cloud, but sometimes there are issues that prevent the sync from working properly. Resetting OneDrive could potentially fix these issues.
What happens when you reset OneDrive?
OneDrive is great, but it’s not perfect. Although this is not a common occurrence, you may occasionally have to reconfigure Drive One to resolve Windows 10 sync issues. But, before resetting OneDrive, it’s good to know what actually happens when you do.
Related: How to disable OneDrive and remove it from File Explorer on Windows 10.
Most importantly, you won’t lose any data when you reset OneDrive. All files stored locally on your computer will remain on your computer, and all files stored in OneDrive will remain in OneDrive.
What happens, though, is that any existing connection will be disconnected – the whole point of reset is disconnection and reconnection. In addition, if you have selected only specific folders to back up to OneDrive, you will need to re-set those settings when you reconnect to OneDrive. OneDrive will not remember your previous settings.
Sounds like pain? It’s not really that difficult, but you can always try to restart OneDrive. Unlike a full-fledged reset, which resets your settings and disconnects between your Windows 10 PC and OneDrive, a restart turns off OneDrive while retaining all settings. Returns and reboots.
Try restarting OneDrive first.
Restarting OneDrive can fix any connection issues that cause OneDrive to not sync properly. To restart OneDrive, right-click the OneDrive icon in the desktop’s system tray, and then click “Close OneDrive” from the menu.
A notification window will appear asking if you believe you want to close OneDrive. Click the “Close OneDrive” button to confirm.
Once selected, OneDrive will close and its icon will disappear from the system tray. Now you need to restart it. To do this, type “OneDrive” into the Windows search box and then select the “OneDrive” app from the search results.
OneDrive will now restart and, if all goes well, will begin to sync properly again. If not, a full reset may be required.
How to Reset Microsoft One Drive
To reset OneDrive on your Windows 10 PC, open the Run app by pressing Windows + R. You can also use a command prompt for this process if you wish.
Next, you’ll need to enter the file path of the OneDrive executable file, then.
/reset, In the text box of the Run app. The file path of the .exe file may vary for a variety of reasons, but this is usually one of the commands below. You can try these orders. If the command is a valid command, OneDrive will reconfigure. If the command you enter leads to the wrong file path, you only receive one error message – and nothing else. Keep trying until you find the right one.
Of course, if you don’t like guessing, you can find the onedrive.exe file in File Explorer, note the path of the file, and run the command.
C:Program FilesMicrosoft OneDriveonedrive.exe /reset
C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OneDriveonedrive.exe /reset
Once you have entered the command, press the Enter key or click “OK”.
You will now need to restart OneDrive. Type “one drive” in the Windows search bar and then click “one drive” from the search results.
OneDrive will now open and automatically start syncing your files and folders. Again, if you’ve already asked OneDrive to sync only specific files and folders, you’ll need to redo these settings.
Related: Configure OneDrive to sync only a few folders in Windows 10.