OneDrive syncs with your Windows 10 device to back up your files to the cloud, but there are a few issues that can prevent the sync from working properly. These problems might be resolved by Reset Microsoft OneDrive.
What Happens When You Reset OneDrive?
OneDrive is fantastic, but it isn’t without flaws. You may need to Reset Microsoft OneDrive on Windows 10 to fix sync issues on occasion, though this is not a common occurrence. However, before you Reset Microsoft OneDrive, it’s a good idea to understand what happens when you do so.
Most importantly, when you reset OneDrive, you will not lose any data. All of the files on your PC that are stored locally will remain on your PC, and all of the files in OneDrive will remain in OneDrive.
Any existing connections, on the other hand, will be disconnected—the whole point of the reset is to disconnect and reconnect. You’ll also need to redo your settings if you only selected specific folders to backup to OneDrive when you reconnect to OneDrive. Your previous settings will not be remembered by OneDrive.
Does that sound like a hassle? It’s not a particularly difficult procedure, but you could always try restarting OneDrive. Unlike a full reset, which resets your settings and disconnects your Windows 10 PC from OneDrive, a restart simply shuts down and reboots OneDrive while keeping all of your settings.
Try Restarting OneDrive First
Restarting OneDrive may resolve any connection issues that are preventing OneDrive from properly syncing. Right-click the OneDrive icon in the desktop’s system tray and select “Close OneDrive” from the menu to restart OneDrive.
You’ll get a notification asking if you’re sure you want to close OneDrive. To confirm, click the “Close OneDrive” button.
OneDrive will close and its icon will vanish from the system tray once you’ve selected it. You’ll need to relaunch it now. To do so, type “OneDrive” into the Windows Search box and then select “OneDrive” from the list of results.
OneDrive will now restart and, if all goes well, will resume proper syncing. If not, a complete reset may be required.
How to Reset Microsoft OneDrive
Open the Run app by pressing Windows+R on your Windows 10 PC to reset OneDrive. If you prefer, you can use Command Prompt to complete this task.
Then, in the text box of the Run app, type the file path of the OneDrive executable file, followed by /reset. The.exe file’s file path may vary for a variety of reasons, but it is usually one of the commands listed below. You can experiment with these commands. OneDrive will reset itself if the command is correct. If you type an incorrect file path into a command, you’ll just get an error message—nothing else happens. Continue to try until you find the right one.
Of course, if you don’t like guessing, you can use File Explorer to find the onedrive.exe file, note the file path, and run the command.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset
Once you’ve input the command, press the Enter key or click “OK.”
You’ll need to restart OneDrive now. In the Windows Search bar, type “OneDrive” and then click “OneDrive” from the search results.
OneDrive will now open and begin syncing your files and folders automatically. You’ll need to redo your settings if you previously told OneDrive to only sync specific files and folders.