How to Reset OneDrive Sync on Windows 11

How to Reset OneDrive Sync on Windows 11

This article shows students and new users the steps to reset or restore the OneDrive sync connection on Windows 11 when sync problems occur. OneDrive is installed and ready to use on Windows 11. In some cases, OneDrive may get stuck and stop syncing with the Microsoft cloud. When you find yourself in a situation where OneDrive stops syncing, resetting its connection can get it working again, and the steps below show you how. When you reset OneDrive, it will disconnect all your existing sync connections to the cloud. You won’t lose any files or data by resetting OneDrive on your computer, but it will take some time to get all your data back in sync.

You should also be aware that when you reset OneDrive, it will try to resync all your files, which can take a long time depending on how many files and items you are syncing. For a large number of files, give OneDrive time to fully resynchronize all data before adding or removing content from a OneDrive folder. You may need to completely resynchronize your files before you can use OneDrive again.

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The new Windows 11 comes with a revamped user desktop with many new features including a focused Start menu and taskbar, windows with rounded corners, themes, and colors that will modernize any Windows. If you are interested in Windows 11, keep reading our articles on it. To start resetting OneDrive on Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to Restore OneDrive Sync on Windows 11

Whenever you encounter problems with OneDrive syncing, simply reset its connection and sync again. This will fix most of the problems you may be having with your 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 above line, 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 resynchronizing again.

How to Reset OneDrive Store App

If you have installed the OneDrive Store app, you may also want to reset the app’s settings if OneDrive isn’t performing well. 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. Must do it!


This article shows you how to reset OneDrive connection settings when using Windows 11. If you find an error above, please use the comment form below to report it.

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