This post shows students and new users the steps to reset or restore the OneDrive sync connection in Windows 11 when there is a sync problem. OneDrive comes installed and ready to use in Windows 11. In some cases, OneDrive can get stuck and stop syncing with the Microsoft Cloud. When you’re in a situation where OneDrive stops syncing, re-establishing your 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 files or data when you reset OneDrive to your computer, but it will get all your data back in sync.

Something to also keep in mind is that when you restart OneDrive, it will try to sync all of your files again, which could take a long time depending on how many files and items you are syncing. For a large number of files, allow time for OneDrive to fully re-sync all data before adding or removing content from the OneDrive folder.

You may need to fully resync your files before using OneDrive again.

The new Windows 11 comes packed with many new features with a new user desktop, including centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corner windows, themes and colors that will make any Windows look and feel modern.

If you’re excited about Windows 11, keep reading posts about it.

To start resetting OneDrive in Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to restore OneDrive sync in Windows 11

Whenever you have trouble syncing OneDrive, just go and reestablish your connection and sync again. This will solve many of the problems you have with OneDrive.

The OneDrive app doesn’t come with an easy reset button. You will have to use the command line terminal and run a command to do it.

To do that, open a Run dialog box by pressing Windows wrench

Press the Windows key and R.

Then copy the line below and paste it into the dialog window, then press okay.

%localappdata%MicrosoftOneDriveonedrive.exe /reset

Or find and open the Symbol of the system and paste the line above, then press ENTER.

When you run the above command, the OneDrive app icon on the taskbar will disappear for a few minutes and then come back. When it does, it should start resynchronizing again.

How to reset the OneDrive Store app

If you have the OneDrive store app installed, you’ll also want to reset the app settings if OneDrive isn’t working well. To reset the application, click the Start button, then search OneDrive, right-click and select Application Settings.

When the OneDrive app settings panel opens, select the Restart button.

You should do that!


In this tutorial we have seen how to reset OneDrive connection settings when using Windows 11. If you find any errors above, please use the comment form below to report.

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