An unexpected error is keeping you from copying the file

When intentionally copying files to the OneDrive directory, you may see a message An unexpected error is keeping you from copying the file. There are various error codes related to this error such as error code 0x8007016A, 0x80070570, 0x80004005, 0x80070570, 0x80070057, and 0x80070780. The main cause for this error is the fact that there is an interference in the Microsoft Account registration, that is causing this blockade. In most of the cases, it is observed that the same Microsoft Account is registered twice for OneDrive on the same computer. In this article, let us check out how to troubleshoot this error.

An unexpected error is keeping you from copying the file

An unexpected error is keeping you from copying the file

There are some really simple methods that will be helpful in troubleshooting this error:

  1. Uninstall OneDrive.
  2. Unlink your Microsoft Account from OneDrive.
  3. Other fixes.

1] Uninstall OneDrive

There are two ways by which one can uninstall OneDrive on Windows 10.

If you are using Windows Command Prompt follow these methods:

Run Command Prompt with Administrator rights.

Execute the following command depending upon the architecture of OneDrive installed on your computer:

  • x64: %Systemroot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall
  • x86: %Systemroot%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall

Get the latest version of OneDrive from the official server and run the executable file.

Go through the setup of OneDrive and the error you were facing must be fixed now.

In case you are using Windows PowerShell, follow this:

  • Run Windows PowerShell with Admin privileges.
  • Navigate to the parent directory for OneDrive inside the command line.
  • Execute the following command: Remove-Item “OneDrive folder name” -Recurse -Force
  • Get the latest version of OneDrive from the official server and run the executable file.
  • Go through the setup of OneDrive and the error you were facing must be fixed now.

2] Unlink your Microsoft Account from OneDrive

You have to unlink and then re-setup your account.

Select the OneDrive icon to launch the Activity Center.

Select More and then select Settings.

Click on Unlink this PC.

You will get the Welcome to OneDrive wizardFollow the on-screen instructions to proceed ahead.

3] Other fixes

OneDrive’s sync capabilities are tightly gripped on to the Windows 10 operating system. Anything created or moved to sync enabled location, starts to automatically transfer across devices linked to that Microsoft Account. But if you encounter the error mentioned above, you can try to follow our guide to fix Duplicate OneDrive folders in Explorer on Windows 10.

Hope this guide helps you.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.