This post shows students and new users how to reset or restore the OneDrive sync connection on Windows 11 when it stops working. On Windows 11, OneDrive is already set up and ready to use. Sometimes, OneDrive can get stuck and stop syncing with Microsoft Cloud. When OneDrive stops syncing, you may be able to get it to work again by resetting its connection. The steps below show you how to do that.
When you reset OneDrive, all of your sync connections to the cloud will be broken. If you reset OneDrive on your computer, you won’t lose any files or data, but it will take time to resync all of your data.
When you reset OneDrive, it will try to re-sync all your files, which could take a long time depending on how many files and items you’re trying to sync. Set aside time for OneDrive to fully resync all data before adding or removing content from the OneDrive folder if you have a lot of files.
Before accessing OneDrive again, you may need to resynchronize all of your files.
Windows 11 comes with several new features, including a new user interface with a centred Start menu and taskbar, windows with rounded corners, and modern-looking themes and colours.
- If Windows 11 has you excited, keep reading our posts about it.
- Follow the steps below to start the process of resetting OneDrive on Windows 11.
How to restore OneDrive sync on Windows 11
If you’re having trouble syncing with OneDrive, simply reset the connection and resync. This will fix a lot of the issues you’re having with OneDrive.
The OneDrive app does not have a simple reset button. To do so, you’ll need to use the command line terminal and run a command.
- To do this, press the Windows key and then click Run. Hit the Windows key and the letter R.
- Then copy the line below, paste it into the dialogue box, and press OK.
- Or search for and launch the Command Prompt, then copy and paste the above text and hit ENTER reset OneDrive.
- The OneDrive programme icon on the taskbar will disappear for a few minutes after you perform the command above, then return. It should then begin resyncing once more.
How to reset OneDrive Store app
If OneDrive isn’t working properly, you’ll also want to reset the app settings if you have the OneDrive store app installed. Click the Start button, then search for OneDrive, right-click it, and select App settings to reset the app.
Select the Reset button when the OneDrive app settings pane appears.
When using Windows 11, this post demonstrated how to reset OneDrive connection settings. Please report any errors you see using the comment box below.