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Fix/Repair OneDrive Sync Problems in Windows 10

Tracy King updated on Nov 16, 2020 to Todo Backup Resource | How-to Articles

OneDrive doesn't sync or stuck syncing in Windows 10, help!

"Hi guys, do you know how to repair OneDrive when it's not syncing files in Windows 10? I got this issue that this morning, I tried to sync a zip file which is about 3GB to OneDrive on my Windows 10 PC.

I launched the OneDrive desktop app, but it doesn't upload the selected zip file. And then nothing happened. Does anyone of you know how to effectively resolve this issue and make OneDrive work to sync file again? Please help me if you have a solution. Thank you."

OneDrive as a important file backup tool in Windows 10 indeed brings great convenience for Windows users to protect specific files timely. When it stops working or won't sync, users may have to find another way for backing up files. But if you still want to use OneDrive for syncing files, you'll have to find solution to repair OneDrive sync problems. 

Don't worry if OneDrive not working for syncing files anymore. Here below in this page, you'll find reliable methods to effectively get rid of OneDrive file sync error and you can directly follow to repair OneDrive to work in Windows 10 again now.

Fix OneDrive sync problems in Windows 10

1. Connect OneDrive account to Windows

1. Go to Settings > Accounts and select Email and App accounts;
2. Click Add an account to connect your OneDrive account to Windows PC.

Fix OneDrive sync problem.

2. Sync files to OneDrive with OneDrive alternative software

In order to protect your files securely, it's highly recommended for you all to backup and sync files to OneDrive first before you start fixing OneDrive not syncing error. 
How? Professional OneDrive alternative software - EaseUS Todo Backup supports you to directly back up and even automatically sync files to OneDrive without using OneDrive desktop app in Windows 10. Just free download, install and apply this software on your PC to free backup and sync files to OneDrive with ease now:

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Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and choose the File option to back up files from your computer or other devices to Google Drive, Dropbox or OneDrive.

click file backup to back up your files to google drive, onedrive or dropbox

Step 2. Select the files or folders you want to back up or upload. Then click "Destination" to select the Cloud Storage Service > Add Cloud storage service so that you can save your files to Google Drive.

You can also choose Dropbox or OneDrive as the destination to store the backup file.

select the google drive, onedrive or dropbox as the destination

Step 3. Sign in your account to link your Cloud device with EaseUS Windows backup software. And then click Allow to make sure that the program can access your files and folder on the Cloud device. 

Step 4. Click "Schedule" option to open the Backup Scheme window, here you can create a scheduled backup plan to back up files daily, weekly, monthly, or upon event.

For example, you can set at 5 pm, then it will automatically back up these files every day at 5 pm. 

automatically back up files to Google drive, Onedrive or Dropbox

Step 5. Click "Proceed" to automatically back up files to Google Drive, Dropbox or OneDrive.

3. Fix OneDrive sync problems

1. Ensure the file size is less than 10GB
Files larger than 10GB can't be synced to OneDrive cloud account with OneDrive app. So please Zip your file and make sure the file size is smaller than 10GB.

2. Check and install the latest Windows update
Check if Windows is out of date or not. If not, get and install the latest update.

3. Reset OneDrive settings

  • Right-click on OneDrive icon in Windows 10.
  • Select "Settings" and click "Unlink".
  • Then follow the onscreen instructions in Welcome to OneDrive wizard to set up OneDrive.

If this not work, try below tips:

  • Right-click on Start button and select Command Prompt (Admin);
  • Sign in with your administrator account and type:

%localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset and hit Enter.

  • After this, type: %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe and hit Enter to run OneDrive client for syncing files again.

Fix OneDrive not syncing error in Windows 10.,

4. Run "OneDrive troubleshooter" for help
The last tool you may try is to run OneDrive Troubleshooter to help effectively repair OneDrive to sync files again.

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