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How to Reset OneDrive in Windows 10

Resetting OneDrive is the easiest way to resolve errors and bugs related to this software. This article provides detailed instructions for doing so on Windows 10.

OneDrive is one of the most popular cloud services on the web. It lets you save files on the cloud and sync them across devices — which is really convenient. However, OneDrive is not without faults — and from time to time, you may run into errors and glitches.

One of the most common complaints about OneDrive is that the service gets stuck during file syncing. If you are wondering how to fix OneDrive sync and other problems on Windows 10, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will show you how to reset OneDrive to fix issues related to this service.

How to Reset OneDrive on Windows 10

If you don’t have time to investigate what has caused your OneDrive issue and search for specific fixes to it, your best and easiest option to get OneDrive working correctly again is to simply reset OneDrive.

Note that when you reset OneDrive, you will re-sync all your OneDrive files. This means that this process can take a bit of time and considerable bandwidth (depending on how many files you are re-syncing).

Without further ado, here’s how to reset OneDrive:

  • First, you need to close the OneDrive app: go to the Notification area, right-click the OneDrive cloud icon and select Exit. (Note that you may need to first enable the “Show hidden icons” option to see the OneDrive icon).
  • Next, use the Windows logo key + R combo on your keyboard to launch Run.
  • In the Run command dialog, enter the following command: %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset
  • On your keyboard, press the Enter key.

And there you have it: you have just reset OneDrive. If the program doesn’t launch automatically after you’ve performed the reset, you can start it manually by running this command:

%localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe

Your OneDrive should be working fine now, and you shouldn’t be running into any syncing issues.

If resetting OneDrive hasn’t helped, you can try uninstalling and then reinstalling OneDrive.

How to Uninstall OneDrive on a Windows 10 PC

In earlier builds of Windows 10, in order to uninstall the OneDrive desktop client, you would need to run OneDriveSetup.exe. In later Windows 10 builds, you can uninstall it via Apps & Features. Here’s how:

  • Go to Start.
  • In the search box, type “programs”.
  • From the list of results, select “Add or remove programs”.
  • Under Apps & features, locate Microsoft OneDrive.
  • Click Uninstall.
  • If a prompt appears, enter your password or provide another required form of confirmation.

And there you go — you have successfully uninstalled OneDrive. Note that even if you uninstall OneDrive, you won’t lose any files or other data. You will always be able to access your files by simply signing into OneDrive on OneDrive.com.

Next, you will need to reinstall OneDrive. In order to do this, you will simply need to run OneDriveSetup.exe and follow the onscreen prompts.

And this is pretty much it. By now, all your OneDrive syncing issues should have been resolved, and you should be able to use the service without any issues.

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