To Fix OneDrive Won't Sync On Windows 7/8/10

By Nathan E. Malpass, Last updated: August 8, 2020

OneDrive is mainly for Office Online services operated by Microsoft, backing up documents, preserving files, syncing data and sharing outward. It is an excellent cloud drive for you without doubt. However, there is also a problem reflected by its users: sometimes the synchronization service does work. Therefore, the post is to give you some advice on how to fix OneDrive won't sync on Windows 7/8/10.

Let's see what pepple ask "Why are my OneDrive files not syncing?" and "How do I sync OneDrive with Windows 7?"

Plenty of reasons are likely to cause you to fail to sync files on OneDrive. Incompatibilities exist between your Windows system and the OneDrive app, the size of files you want to sync are 10 GB above, or OneDrive is not connected to the Windows, etc. Then, to fix OneDrive won't sync on Windows 7/8/10, methods are provided as follow.

Method 1. Connect Your OneDrive to Windows AgainMethod 2. Restart the OneDrive AppMethod 3. Pack and Compress Your FilesMethod 4. Update Your Windows to the Latest VersionMethod 5. Confirm the Storage Space on PCMethod 6. Syncing Files on Another Choice

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Method 1. Connect Your OneDrive to Windows Again

If you are under a poor-internet circumstance, you are possibly sure not successful in synchronization, as OneDrive won't sync for the disconnection between the Windows and the app itself. This may fix the problem Onedrive sync pending or Onedrive files not showing online.

Thus, you should check whether your internet connection works or not first.

Method 2. Restart the OneDrive App

If your internet connection works, you need to try to restart the OneDrive on your PC. It is useful to solve simple synchronization problems, Onedrive not opening, and Onedrive not running.

  1. Right-click and exit the OneDrive on the taskbar.
  2. Confirm Close on the pop-up window.
  3. Restart your OneDrive by searching for it on the Start Menu.

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Method 3. Pack and Compress Your Files

As the maximum size for OneDrive synchronization is 10GB, you are supposed to make sure that your files you want to sync are within 10GB. Otherwise, you are better to pack and zip or compress your files before you sync.

  1. Select the files you want to sync and right-click.
  2. Click "Send to Compressed(zipped) folder".
  3. Later, you will create a compressed folder in the same location with the same name. Then, you are alternative to change the name of it.

Method 4. Update Your Windows to the Latest Version

Sometimes, the Windows system is incompatible with your OneDrive app.

Then, you also need to update your Windows system to the latest version through this path: Start Menu> Control Panel> System & Security> Windows Update.

Method 5. Confirm the Storage Space on PC

Ensure that there is enough or not smaller space for local storage on your PC to command your OneDrive to process the synchronization.

If not, OneDrive won't sync on Windows 7/8/10.

Method 6. Syncing Files on Another Choice

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KJ2019-03-24 14:00:38

I solved my issue on 8.1. Everything on my end appeared to be fine, except that onedrive would start and just shut down. When I clicked on the onedrive "app" it also showed everything was find and files were properly synced.... but in the cloud nothing was synced. *** READ COMPLETELY BEFORE TRYING THIS. I disconnected my windows all windows "profiles" or users and reconnected my windows account. Start > PC Settings > Accounts After that Onedrive runs and syncs fine. ** make sure you backup all your settings using chrome and know your chrome passphrase or you loose all your settings, bookmarks etc.

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Many people asked me to repair their mobile phones so I have a lot of experience in mobile phone repair, and I know a lot about Android or Apple phones.

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