Reset OneDrive in Windows 10

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OneDrive cloud storage feature is integrated into Windows 10. When the OneDrive app is running it automatically syncs files and folders in the background. If you encounter syncing issues with OneDrive, you may want to reset it completely using the hidden OneDrive.exe /reset command-line switch.

If OneDrive syncronization gets stuck, performing a OneDrive reset may help. Resetting OneDrive re-syncs all your OneDrive files, which could take considerable time and bandwidth depending on how many files you’re syncing.



  1. First, close the OneDrive app. To do so, right-click on the OneDrive cloud icon in the Notification area, and click Exit.

    Note: You may need to click the Show hidden icons chevron near the notification area in order to see the OneDrive icon.
  2. Press WinKey + R to bring up the Run dialog.
  3. In the Run command dialog, type/paste the following command:
    %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset
  4. Press ENTER.
  5. This resets OneDrive. If OneDrive doesn’t start automatically after the reset, launch it manually by running:
    %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe

If that does not help, you may want to uninstall and then reinstall OneDrive. For more information, see post How to Uninstall and Reinstall OneDrive in Windows 10?.

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