Reset OneDrive to fix OneDrive problems on Windows 10

If you are facing OneDrive problems on your Windows 10 PC, carrying out a full reset of the OneDrive client may help you fix most of the issues. Let us see how to reset OneDrive settings to default values.

Reset OneDrive in Windows 10

reset onedrive

Type Run in Start search and hit Enter to open the Run box.

Next, copy-paste the following and hit Enter to reset OneDrive:

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

You will see the OneDrive icon in the notification disappear and then reappear again.

This may take a while to run, but once the process is complete, your OneDrive app and settings will now have been reset to default values.

If the OneDrive cloud icon doesn’t re-appear after a minute or two, open the Run box again, enter the following and hit Enter:

%localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe

Hope it resolves your OneDrive issues. If it does not, then Uninstall OneDrive from Windows 10 completely and then download it from onedrive.live.com and install it/

Windows 8/7 users may want to run the OneDrive Troubleshooter.

UPDATE: Says Sts stz in the comments below:

If this does not help, use the Registry editior and go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\OneDrive

If keys “DisableFileSyncNGSC” and “DisableFileSync” are set to “1”, change these values to “0” and OneDrive will show up again.

Need specific help? Check these:

  1. Fix OneDrive sync problems & issues
  2. This device has been removed from OneDrive message
  3. Cannot save files in OneDrive folder after upgrading to Windows 10.
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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

7 Comments

  1. Hard Little Machine

    This does absolutely nothing

  2. Xnergy

    Finally this solved my problem, OneDrive was crashing all the time but this helped to solve it! Thanks a lot, very happy now!

  3. Sts stz

    Look to my comment to Hard Little Machine

  4. Sts stz

    If this does not help, use the Registry editior and go to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsOneDrive

    If keys “DisableFileSyncNGSC” and “DisableFileSync” are set to “1”, change these values to “0” and OneDrive will show up again.

  5. Thank you, I can see onedrive icon again

  6. mf mf

    This works for me too, after trying many other solutions.

  7. Hit-Escape

    The reg hack got OneDrive to resume loading. I couldn’t do anything because it would keep closing. Thanks!

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