14 Tips to Fix OneDrive Sync Issues in Windows 10 (2023)

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OneDrive is perhaps one of the best cloud storage experiences out there.window 10to save and sync your documents and settings across devices. But it's not a perfect system, and sometimes you'll encounter problems like files that refuse to sync.

While you may encounter many issues with OneDrive, one of the most common issues is file syncing. This usually happens due to account issues, outdated client software, misconfiguration, and software conflicts.

In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through several troubleshooting steps to resolve file sync issues with OneDrive on your device.

  1. How to Fix Sync Issues with the OneDrive Reset App
  2. How to Fix OneDrive Sync Issues Connecting a Microsoft Account
  3. How to Fix Sync Issues with the OneDrive Update App
  4. How to fix OneDrive sync issues checking online access
  5. How to Fix OneDrive Sync Issues by Choosing the Right Folders
  6. How to Fix OneDrive Sync Issues by Moving Stuck Files
  7. How to Fix Sync Issues with OneDrive Understanding Limitations
  8. How to fix OneDrive sync issues by checking available storage space
  9. How to fix OneDrive sync issues freeing up local storage
  10. How to fix OneDrive sync issues by disabling throttling
  11. How to fix OneDrive sync issues by disabling security
  12. How to Fix Sync Issues with the OneDrive Reset App
  13. How to Fix Sync Issues with the OneDrive Reinstall App
  14. How to fix OneDrive sync issues by reinstalling Office

1. How to Fix Sync Issues with OneDrive Reset App

If OneDrive isn't syncing files, it could be a connection issue, which you can fix by restarting the app.

To restart the OneDrive sync client in Windows 10, follow these steps:

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  3. click on itClose OneDriveI like.Short tip:If you also have the OneDrive for Business app, you'll need to repeat thisStep 1,2, j3for the rest of the process.

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  1. OpenTo start.
  2. To search fora walkand click on the top result to launch the sync client.

After completing the steps, OneDrive should start syncing your content again.

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14 Tips to Fix OneDrive Sync Issues in Windows 10 (3)

Mauro Huculak

Mauro Huculak is the technical writer for WindowsCentral.com. His main focus is writing comprehensive guides to help users get the most out of Windows 10 and its various related technologies. He has an IT background with professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA and is a recognized member of the Microsoft MVP community.


  • A better solution: The Onedrive team needs to program this stuff properly because after all this time it's still pathetic.

    (Video) Fix OneDrive Syncing Issues

  • Code, code, code!

  • Although it works for me...

  • You would think that a company with a market cap of $400 billion would have developers who know their stuff, right?

  • Hopefully the "king of the software world" has a better idea of ​​what he's doing and how to make it work. So far this whole "One" experience has been a total disaster and Windows 10 for PC has had A LOT of issues and Windows 10 Mobile is still in the "Alpha" stage after half a year since its first public/private release. There have been many bad decisions regarding the current build of the entire ecosystem. I was happy with all that, but now I live with it without much care. And as a programmer myself, I can honestly say that the quality of Microsoft Security sucks when it comes to all those updates and failing apps. The most annoying example is the messaging app failing to access the quick notification, which I've had to live with for the last 3 months.Pathetic!

  • It works successfully for me. So kudos to the OneDrive team.

  • Yes, until you actually use it then it starts to break down. Those engineers are too dumb to run logs to see what the hell is going on. (They do logs, but they are indecipherable and there is no documentation). MS does such a tricky job recruiting people, but still can't get the right engineers. Learn how to make apps SOLvABLE for first-year users in Switzerland.

  • I use OneDrive every day, as does our entire company, with no issues.

  • It works fine for me too. Good service. I'm grateful

  • Microsoft's ongoing Google search beta style?

  • The best thing we miss about the new OneDrive is the pause sync feature.

  • I miss the option to choose which files to keep offline and online.

  • Yeah, me too :( that was great... Best Win8 feature Posted about carrier pigeon.

  • The decision to remove this functionality is the only reason why OneDrive is no longer the best cloud storage solution. Work!

  • It is very sad that OneDrive has become another cloud storage in the market. What's worse is that it has failed to become a household name in cloud storage services. I've heard a lot of people say that Dropbox, Google Drive and even iCloud are becoming popular thanks to Apple devices. I rarely hear about OneDrive from others unless they are avid users of Microsoft products or somehow use Office 365, not everyone uses OneDrive as long as they can use Office.

  • Why is it sad if you don't get any of it?
    My brother uses a drive, I set it up so he can edit documents on his desktop or laptop. He wanted to set up a mailbox, but since he uses MS Office and Windows 10, Onedrive is easier for him. But to be honest, I can't think of anyone who uses Onedrive. I don't, but I don't really use cloud storage.

  • ^ That!

  • They can bring placeholders. I think this decision has something to do with getting all that free space back.

  • I still don't understand... why remove this option??? My tablet has 32GB of eMMC storage, about 20GB free. How the hell can I sync the 130GB files on my drive? I have to use browser to access it :(

  • Exactly. No placeholders, I don't know what to do. I have three mobile devices (Dell Venue Pro, Surface Pro and HP Envy x2) with very little storage (smaller than my OneDrive anyway). I've held off upgrading everyone to Windows 10 until Microsoft clarifies the OneDrive roadmap. Wildcards are OneDrive's overnight difference to the competition. If they don't come back soon, I'll have to look elsewhere.

  • I suggest purchasing portable storage for your OneDrive files if you have a little local storage. Well, that's when your mobile devices can read the external storage.

  • Adequate solution, but still an issue for 1TB or anything with more OneDrive files than your current MicroSD card can handle. Another solution would be a portable flash drive or hard drive. In that case, what's the point of simplicity in using OneDrive to store files? This makes OneDrive feel more like Dropbox (no pun intended) with files you just want to sync.

  • But cloud storage should not replace physical storage. Best of all, OneDrive restores placeholders, period...

  • Because many users got angry thinking that placeholders are stored locally when they are not and if they go offline they cannot access the files. usability problem. It will be interesting to see how they plan to resolve this.

  • Solve a quick IQ test before a user can unlock this feature? My dad uses OneDrive and it looks better without placeholders, but it will work for me.

    (Video) OneDrive: Fixing Common Sync Issues

  • That doesn't mean Microsoft has to resort to an all-or-nothing approach. They removed it entirely instead of fixing the usability issue, same approach with many of their ridiculous choices about other things (not just OneDrive). OneDrive's most recent fiasco is how they deal with the problem of abused users, not only removing the unlimited subscription (which has been a feasibility issue since the beginning), but removing 2 subscription options (100GB and 200GB). GB) and the reduction of 15 GB of free space, which was an advantage with cloud storage services except Google Drive and Mega. They should at least make placeholders optional and disable them by default, and at least include an icon overlay to show cloud-only files (similar to how they place the shortcut arrow). There may be numerous possible solutions to resolve the issue and you can at least disable it by default as a quicker workaround.

  • Placeholders with a computer and cloud icon were very easy to use and understand.

  • That's a first step, and actually the cloud icon is pretty universal these days and indicates cloud storage or something, unless it's a weather app. I don't know why Microsoft didn't even try. It even works on Dropbox.

  • Works with Groove - a small icon that only shows streaming (online) and does not break design or usage.

  • Missed or still don't support syncing shared folders?

  • On Windows 10, OneDrive basically lacks all the features, including simple things like reliably syncing files to the cloud.
    It's a shame because it was actually pretty decent on Windows 8.1.
    I find it really amusing that Windows 10 is still so broken in so many ways, so long after its release.

  • Yes, Windows 8.1's OneDrive was pretty decent, not perfect, but at least it had fewer issues to work through. They nerfed OneDrive in Windows 10, which is essentially similar to Windows 7, with the same sync issues that are yet to be fully fixed. that are great, but many are still immature, unpolished + overall inconsistent UI and bugs + glitches still lurking.

  • I have a Onedrive shared folder that I sync locally to my laptop. Is that what you're talking about?

  • I think it's the opposite. You cannot sync other people's folders shared with you.

  • Yes, this was a long requested feature that does not yet exist in OneDrive/SkyDrive. As far as I know, Google Drive already does this, so you can sync other people's shared folders to your PC. I'm not sure why this isn't possible as the OneDrive web shared folder has been around for a long time. .

  • I have access to several colleagues' OneDrive on my PC and it seems to be working fine.

  • I just hope the Redstone update brings the placeholders back. There is no use of this type as sync files.

  • My onedrive randomly tells me it can't find my files and resets the settings where I select the folders I want to sync. The first time this happened I reselected everything thinking I would see the duplicate dates there and it would be fine. Onedrive downloaded a second copy of what was already there. I couldn't easily browse through all the data on my OneDrive if the program couldn't see it. In the end I had to erase all the original data. This has happened 3-4 times between my Surface Pro and my Surface Book. I miss the setup too auahmed

  • I got burned more than once by having a file I needed. I started using DropBox, which seems to be much more reliable. OneDrive has been around for years (think SkyDrive) and it's still unreliable.

  • Yep, OneDrive just doesn't work reliably on Windows 10. If you rely on cloud data syncing, use another service for now.

  • I came here to say repair OneDrive = return placeholder files. Not a minute before this is "fixed". That is all.

  • In fact.

  • They already broke their promise to return to Placeholding last year, they really need to do this in Redstone. I don't know if the OneDrive team is still trying to be competitive since the loss of reserved space and the fiasco around the reduced storage + unlimited storage issue.

  • Bonus Unfortunate Typo: How to Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 4. Click the buttontail cleaningI like."

  • Firmly. Thank you very much.

  • To be honest, it was a long day at work and it made my day.

  • There is another typo. In option 9, step 1, the Power User menu is accessed with WIN+X, not WIN+I. WIN+I opens the settings.

  • I had a problem with it in 8.1. I had disabled Windows search service. After reactivation, One Drive was synced again.

  • Great guide, not to mention the unfortunate typo... as mentioned lol.

    (Video) How To Fix Microsoft OneDrive Not Syncing in Windows 10 [2 Methods]

  • The solution to everything is for MS to rip its head out of its ass and fix it. None of this is difficult. Your problems are almost entirely self-imposed and caused by your own incompetence.

  • All my syncing issues were resolved after I turned off automatic syncing in Office 365 and let OneDrive do it on its own.

  • Yep, that office dispatcher is a real bummer. I don't believe they are actually running two upload tools at the same time. No wonder OneDrive is weird!

  • OneDrive stuff. Since I had 10TB and they stole it. My Office 365 will not renew. Return a pirated copy to me when it expires

  • It's not entirely clear what the next steps are after a reset. go to the beginning?

  • You need to follow step 4, which is to open the Start menu, search for OneDrive and press Enter to launch the sync app again. Thank you Mauro

  • When I click on the OneDrive app, I get this message:Microsoft account requires JavaScript to sign in. This web browser does not support JavaScript or scripts are blocked.I use Fire Fox and give up. I have access to OneDrive on my laptop as long as I don't try to sign in through the app. I saved a resume in Word. When I access the resume on my phone via OneDrive, why is the resume crooked and not showing shaded areas in the body of the document like in Word when I developed it on my PC? OneNote is another app that doesn't sync and is worth checking out. I have notes on my phone that don't show up on my PC and vice versa. So much to sync.

  • Rofl, last time I tried to sync the OneDrive folder on my PC with my OneDrive online, because I added some more documents, the old online version of the folder is replicated on my PC, so I have all my new files lost. Well done Microsoft, stay incompetent and you will be hated as much as Apple.

  • Apple is not hated.

  • I've never had problems syncing with OneDrive, but the lack of wildcards makes the whole system unusable. I have 1TB of storage and a 256GB drive on my Surface Pro 3. It would be nice to be able to store more information on OneDrive without using my local storage, I mean, is that what cloud storage is all about after all, or? It doesn't really bother me that OneDrive takes forever to get placeholders, but that it had them and they are now gone. Don't fix anything that isn't just broken, but working properly.

  • I once had a problem with OneDrive. Did not open! I've read many suggestions on the forums, but nothing has worked. I had to format my computer.

  • I installed both Office 2010 suite and OneNote 2013 on Windows 10. OneDrive keeps crashing on two files or fighting over who should sync them with the Office Upload Center for Office 2010 and 2013. I finally gave up and just deleted the entire folder from web browser and then the crashes stopped. It is unacceptable that this is happening after so many years of OneDrive on the market.

  • Path and filename not exceeding 255 characters is the most ridiculous rule there is. Totally late.

  • Okay: the long name rule sucks! Also, a long file name will cause the entire One Drive sync process to stop. At least let it ignore this file and in the meantime get on with the rest of MS

  • I know this might sound silly, but it's a valid question. When I check OneDrive in the notification area and right click on the OneDrive icon, I see the word "Update" in the OneDrive settings. I've never seen this before. Has anyone else seen this? I've always kept my computer up to date with the latest updates and that's why I find it a little weird. I'm using the latest version of Windows 10 on version 1511 OS Build 10586.71 Any suggestions?

  • Hello friends. I'd like to add what worked perfectly to instantly sync my OneDrive files between my computers and the Surface 3. I downloaded the latest OneDrive sync client from onedrive.com and installed it on all my x86 PCs. And this is how OneDrive sync always works for me after restarting all my PCs. Non-stop for 5 months. When I put a file in a OneDrive folder synced across all my PCs, I see the other PC update 0.5-1 second later. I hope it helps. Prior to downloading the latest OneDrive desktop app, all of my PCs had different versions of the desktop client installed. Sync between them barely worked until I downloaded the latest one and installed it on all PCs. Greetings.

  • I miss the old SkyDrive architecture.

  • I redirected my Desktop and Documents folders to the OneDrive folders, but every time I tried to save a file to either location, I got "sync with server" messages that took forever and failed in most cases. I then unchecked the box in the OneDrive app settings that said "Use Office to work on files with others at the same time" because I never use that and files are now instantly saved to my desktop and documents and then , synchronized with the background without problems.

  • Crying babies read the margins.Real technicians read Mauro.

  • Now I just need to fix the phone sync issues... Oh, and get the placeholders back!

  • Windows 10 here on my Lumia 930 and a drive may not be present. The camera roll is set to automatically sync with a drive and does nothing. I've even tried forcing the images onto a drive and nine times out of ten it fails and does nothing. It's really at the point where I think Microsoft is trying to push people away from Windows Phone. Really sad and even more frustrating.

  • Mine syncs somehow eventually. But lots of bugs, 8.1 was much more reliable. Another spoiled service besides usability :(

  • But still... removing the PAUSE button :D I still think it's amazing :D How many engineers did you hire for this task? :D and yes, you can measure the sync speed? Sometimes it takes 5 minutes for the desktop app to download a new file. Anyone sync LAN? With low quality DSL, even 30GB is a very time consuming task. So we can say with certainty that the service works perfectly...

  • good to know

    (Video) How to Fix OneDrive Sync Issues in 2023

  • Fast tap, slow tap or no tap didn't help.
    Tell me when I can join All the Fixed Ring. Posted via the Windows Central app for Android

  • OneDrive is a bunch of old, broken dishes. I was fed up with the very slow sync speeds and the seemingly random deletion of files in the recycle bin(s). After endless frustration, I installed Google Drive Sync and moved my files there. Problem completely solved, instant and consistent synchronization, reliable. That Microsoft hasn't fixed this after all this time is a scandal.

  • A simple solution I use and saved all sync and local storage issues along with missing placeholders on OneDrive in Windows 10, map your entire OneDrive account as a network drive and assign a drive letter and it can save it like it's local Storgae and not Don't worry about not being able to choose which files and folders not to sync and not having placeholders for online files. There's a post somewhere on the forum where I've done this previously. You will also need to do the same on my HP Stream 7 as it has limited internal flash storage and a 32GB micro SD card installed. roland

  • Moved to Dropbox. Problem solved. Fast sync. Published through the Windows Central app for Android

  • What do you think of OneDrive for Business not working as it should in Windows 10? What is the solution for this? In my case, One Drive Personal works fine. It's OD4B not syncing properly.

  • Yes, the same here. I wish I could turn it off completely, but it's a work computer.

  • Maybe they should change the disclaimer to say, "Click here to automatically submit all your files to the government for review and oversight."

  • What are these placeholders and what are they supposed to do? Second, all those complicated menus, options, left clicks and rich clicks just suck. When I see 9 options to fix sync problems, I understand that no normal user can fix the problem. This should be a two-panel solution. One dashboard for OneDrive in the cloud, the second dashboard on my computer showing where and what files to put in the cloud. I choose there and here and that's it. Here in clusters in dark clouds!

  • I only had issues with Onedrive syncing both online and locally stored files. Here is my correspondence with Onedrive support. I hope it helps some of you with the same problem. Well, obviously you've given up, so I'll offer a solution that I found myself. This is something that is not in any Microsoft thread, but it should be. Hope you share this with others who have my problem. Onedrive is obviously not capable of initially syncing large amounts of information. In my case, it's about 250 GB. You can easily upload or download, but sync between two sources (cloud and local) can't be that good. As it took him more than 3 weeks to find a solution, my local files were growing and not syncing with Onedrive online. Then, when trying to sync, Onedrive starts deleting my local files that match the ones stored online, but it doesn't replace the deleted files. My solution to this problem was to download all 250GB saved online to an external drive by changing Onedrive save location in Onedrive settings. After downloading, exit Onedrive and copy all files to their original Onedrive location. Windows asks me if I want to replace files with the same name, to which I say NO. All deleted files are replaced in their original location, new files remain intact and copying time is minimized. Once that's done and happy that all the files are there and accounted for, I go to Onedrive online via a web browser on my PC and delete everything. Empty the Trash and restart the Onedrive desktop app. I unlinked the account and then relinked it (set the Onedrive location to the original local destination) and slowly but surely the files on my desktop started showing up in my online Onedrive account again . To verify this, I would take a photo on my phone and it would show up on my PC in the designated camera roll folder in Onedrive. Delete all files on the external drive. There is a solution to this problem. Thank you for trying to help me in the beginning, but in the end giving up and refusing to communicate lets me down. At this point, I think my friends at Apple are right when they say that Apple's apps and support are better than Microsoft's.

  • Again OneDrive hangs syncing a small 85k JPEG that is not being used by any programs. Like always. CMD reset method does not help. It's really ridiculous how bad OneDrive still is. I've used it for non-essentials since the early days of SkyDrive and never in my life would I think of using OneDrive as a cloud service for anything important. I actually used Windows Live Sync the day before I shut down the relay server and it was amazing. These days I only trust BTSync and Dropbox for important things.

  • I use OneDrive to store Word documents. When I go to another one of my laptops I get a message that someone has updated one of my files. Naturally. That someone turns out to be me. I also keep getting messages that the files are not syncing. And when I use Word to write my documents, the spell checker often seems to have limited proficiency in the English language. So now we have nine tips on where to repair on behalf of Microsoft. I don't remember getting paid for it, I'm an end user. I use Word and OneDrive to speed up work. But with the constant error messages about my files; the fact that there are no bugs, which really are programming bugs; All this tells me that Microsoft doesn't learn from mistakes. To make matters worse, Windows 10 offers nothing of value to me. The desktop is dumb, none of the software packages improve my end-user experience, all settings are in favor of Microsoft. So take your nine tips and do something productive like: B. Make sure your software works correctly.

  • I only have 173MB files on OneDrive but it shows 7.09GB and the notification says about storage. What do you save? my temp files

  • This article bears a striking resemblance to a Microsoft support article entitled "Resolving OneDrive sync issues" on support.office.com. However, this is not mentioned as a source. I would post a link to it, but I'm blocked from doing so.

  • Thank you very much! It really helped me! :D

  • I have made several attempts to sync OneDrive to my PC to no avail. The instructions posted by M'soft say that certain arrows can be clicked to do something, but on my PC, which I bought new with Win 10 installed, those arrows are not visible. I can sync by logging into OneDrive from my browser and then dragging and dropping the items I want to back up. This is a time-consuming solution to getting what OneDrive is supposed to do automatically. In short, OneDrive is useless and I suggest others do what I'm doing now and look for another place to store my files in the cloud. Microsoft should be ashamed of the crap they're talking about right now, especially when they're forcing users to "upgrade", which is actually paying for something they don't want or need. It seems that the real brains behind M'soft have retired, moved to other fields or earned enough money to stop working, leaving third rate inexperienced people in charge. Whatever the reason, M'soft is churning out iterations of their systems that bring little or no improvement and are only aimed at making a profit for themselves.

  • Articles like this one are very helpful. However, OneDrive doesn't seem to work well for many people. For me it never seems to work the way it should and overall it's a very disappointing experience and a waste of time. I'm sure MS is tired of hearing that its competitor DropBox is widely seen as a complete dog.

  • I wish there was a solution now for OneDrive deleting nearly 400 of my photos.

  • If it makes sense, I would also backup these images to an external drive.

  • I'm having trouble with 1 file that hasn't synced to my OneDrive for MONTHS. Thank you for writing this article as it helps me to narrow down the problem. In your 12 steps, step 5 I think I have a problem with selective sync. There's a folder on my computer in my Documents folder that doesn't even show up in my online OneDrive. Why does this happen and how can I fix it?

  • While I don't really use things in the cloud, I have a Dropbox account and the Dropbox software on my computer, I only have a few documents that I store there, but I've never had any sync issues before. on this machine or my Linux-based laptop. So why on earth would a drive have a problem? Is it so useless? The thing is integrated into Os, for God's sake.
    just more useless MS extras.

  • This must be an old article as the comments here are 3 years old!
    For me, Windows 10's built-in Onedrive has been great on my SP5 and on the desktop for the most part. I don't think I've ever had any sync issues unless my internet connection is working.

  • I have no problems with worms.

  • If all else fails, here's one more piece of advice: give Microsoft plenty of feedback via the Feedback app. The fact that there are so many solutions together, even as quick as disabling certain security settings, shows how vulnerable the software and OneDrive service is.

(Video) How to fix OneDrive sync issues on Windows 11


How do I resolve OneDrive sync issues? ›

Run Repair on your libraries
  1. In the taskbar notification area, right-click or press and hold the OneDrive menu icon. , and then click Repair.
  2. In the dialog box, click Repair. Repair reports your progress until all sync connections are reset.
  3. Click Finish.

Why won't my files sync with OneDrive? ›

If you've reached your storage limit, files aren't going to sync with OneDrive anymore. Basic users only receive 5 GB of storage by default. To get a full TB of storage, you need to sign up for the Microsoft 365 suite of apps.

How do I make OneDrive sync better? ›

How to Speed Up OneDrive Sync Easily
  1. Use a wired network for OneDrive sync instead of the wireless network.
  2. Close other applications that might take up a lot of bandwidth.
  3. Stagger network usage peaks to obtain fast OneDrive sync speed. ...
  4. Set the computer not to sleep. ...
  5. Force OneDrive to sync files.
Dec 6, 2022

How do I force OneDrive to sync manually? ›

For OneDrive in browser:
  1. Select 'My files' from the left-hand panel.
  2. Click 'Sync' from the top panel.
  3. A pop up will appear with the text 'We're syncing your files'
  4. Another pop up should appear, if not click 'install the latest version of OneDrive'
  5. Click the check box to allow Sharepoint to open the odopen link.

How do I clear OneDrive sync cache? ›

Select Applications. Tap Manage Applications. Find and tap OneDrive. Tap Force Stop and then tap Clear data and Clear cache.

What causes OneDrive sync conflicts? ›

Although you can come across many issues with OneDrive, syncing files is among the most common problems. Usually, it happens as a result of account issues, outdated client software, incorrect configuration, and software conflicts.

Can I force a OneDrive sync? ›

To force OneDrive to sync, there's only one thing left to do. Open OneDrive's window again, and click or tap on the Pause button from the top. Alternatively, you can also press the “Resume syncing” option from its menu. This action makes OneDrive sync the latest data right now.

Why are some files not uploading to OneDrive? ›

OneDrive can't upload this file

You might get this message for one of these reasons: There was a problem with OneDrive. Try to upload the file again. The connection to OneDrive was lost during the file transfer, or you weren't signed in to OneDrive.

How to clear OneDrive cache Windows 10? ›

  1. Open Command Prompt.
  2. Type the following command: %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset.
  3. Press Enter.
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What triggers OneDrive to sync? ›

The OneDrive sync app uses Windows Push Notification Services (WNS) to sync files in real time. WNS informs the sync app whenever a change actually happens, eliminating redundant polling and saving on unnecessary computing power.

How long should OneDrive take to sync? ›

After setting up the files to sync with your computer, the files will be synchronized automatically about every 10 minutes when you're connected to the Internet.

How do I get OneDrive to sync automatically? ›

Yes, OneDrive does automatically sync files, just be sure that the check box option Start OneDrive automatically is selected. OneDrive will then start when you sign into Windows. Syncing will begin when there are folders and files that are not yet synced.

How do you manually sync? ›

Manually sync your Google Account
  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap About phone Google Account. Account sync. If you have more than one account on your phone, tap the one you want to sync.
  3. Tap More. Sync now.

How do I force OneDrive to download all files? ›

How to download all the files from OneDrive?
  1. Select all files and folders and hit Download button in the toolbar.
  2. Use the sync option and select “Always Keep on this device”
  3. Use the PowerShell script to download all files and Folders from OneDrive.

What happens if I clear OneDrive? ›

When you delete a file or folder on OneDrive with one device, you won't be able to find it on your other devices. All deleted files go into the Recycle bin, where you have a chance to restore it. Select the file or files you want to delete.

Does OneDrive cache locally? ›

In the OneDrive App on your local computer you can control where the files are saved. Actually, by default Office 365 does save the file to the local drive and "synchronizes" up to the cloud.

How do I resolve sync conflicts? ›

Resolving sync conflicts
  1. Open the Start Menu and select Control Panel. Windows 10. ...
  2. Open Sync Center. Category View. ...
  3. Select View Sync Conflicts from the menu on the left.
  4. Select a conflict from the list.
  5. Click Resolve.
  6. Select file version for sync.

What causes sync error? ›

One of the first things that trigger the "Sync is currently experiencing problem" notification on Android is a poor internet connection. Your phone needs an active internet connection to sync information across your accounts. So, synchronization won't work if your internet is down.

How do I fix sync error? ›

Troubleshooting steps
  1. Step 1: Update your Gmail app. To get the latest fixes on problems with sending or receiving mail, update your Gmail app.
  2. Step 2: Restart your device.
  3. Step 3: Check your settings.
  4. Step 4: Clear your storage. ...
  5. Step 5: Check your password. ...
  6. Step 6: Clear your Gmail information.

How do I clean my OneDrive? ›

Click the OneDrive taskbar/menubar icon and open OneDrive > Settings > Account > Choose folders to make sure you don't sync any unwanted to your computer. Once the sync is complete, right-click the files and folders you want to be online only and choose Clear space to remove the files from your computer.

Is it good to turn off sync? ›

Turning off auto syncing for Google's services will save some battery life. In the background, Google's services talk and sync up to the cloud. You can go into the settings menu and enter Google accounts to disable auto syncing. You should also turn of the 'Okay Google' hot word for hands-free voice commands.

Is it good to turn off auto sync? ›

If you leave auto-sync on, you may find your Android device running low on battery power much quicker than you want. So it's best to turn it off unless you really need it. For more, see the original article at the link below.

Why my sync is paused again and again? ›

If you signed out of a Google service, like Gmail, Chrome will pause sync. To turn sync back on, sign in to your Google Account: On your computer, open Chrome. At the top right, click Paused.

What happens if I click Sync in OneDrive? ›

You can sync the files in your OneDrive or site libraries so they're always available on your computer, even if you're offline. Once they're synced, you can add, edit, or remove files from your computer, and your changes sync automatically.


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