How to Reset OneDrive Sync on Windows 11

How to Reset OneDrive Sync on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users the steps to reset or restore the OneDrive sync connection on Windows 11 when a sync problem occurs. OneDrive is installed and ready to use on Windows 11. In some cases, OneDrive may crash and stop syncing with the Microsoft cloud. When you find yourself in a situation where OneDrive stops syncing, resetting its connection can get it back up and running, and the steps below show you how to do that. When you reset OneDrive, it disconnects all your current sync connections to the cloud. You won’t lose any files or data by resetting OneDrive on your computer, but it will take time to sync all of your data again.

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Also, be aware that when you reset OneDrive, it will try to sync all of your files again, which can take a long time depending on how many files and items you sync. For a large number of files, give OneDrive time to fully resync all the data before adding or removing content from the OneDrive folder. You may need to completely resync your files before you can use OneDrive again. The new Windows 11 comes with a new user desktop with many new features, including a focused Start menu and taskbar, rounded corner windows, themes and colors that will modernize any Windows. 

If you’re excited about Windows 11, keep reading our articles about it. To start resetting OneDrive on Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to Restore OneDrive Sync on Windows 11

Whenever you have problems with OneDrive syncing, simply reset its connection and sync again. This will fix any problems you may be facing with OneDrive.

The OneDrive app doesn’t come with a handy reset button. To do this you have to use the command line terminal and run a command.

  • To do this, open a Run dialog box by pressing the Windows key, pressing the Windows key and R.
  • Then copy the line below and paste it into the dialog window, then press OK.

%localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset

  • Or find and open Command Prompt and paste the line above, then press ENTER.

When you run the above command, the OneDrive app icon in the taskbar disappears for a few minutes and then comes back. When this happens, it should start syncing again.

How to Reset OneDrive Store App

If you have the OneDrive Store app installed, you’ll also want to reset the app settings if OneDrive isn’t working properly. To reset an app, click the Start button, then find OneDrive, right-click on it and select App Settings.

When the OneDrive app settings pane opens, select the Reset button.


This post showed you how to reset OneDrive connection settings while using Windows 11. If you find an error above, please use the feedback form below to report it.

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