It is generally to solve some problems when you use a computer. Then it becomes necessary for us to find the solutions. When you use OneDrive to back up something, sometimes it won’t sync. So you need to figure it out and use OneDrive. Here are the usual and easy ways to fix the sync problem.
How to sync OneDrive files?
When you use OneDrive, you can sync your files or folders to the cloud. You can then open the files and folders on other devices.
Step 1 – Right-click the OneDrive icon on the taskbar and select Setting .
Step 2: Then you can jump to this window. Here you can select choose folders .
Step 3: Here you can choose the folders and files to sync in OneDrive. Then click Okay .
You can then find these files or folders that you synced in your OneDrive folder and on your PC. And you can also view them on your OneDrive online. The most important thing is that you can use the files and folders on other devices.
How to fix OneDrive Not Sync on Windows 10?
After that, here are several tips to help you fix OneDrive sync issue. When you can’t sync OneDrive, you can try these solutions.
At first, you can use the most common ways to fix it.
Check the file you want to sync if it is more than 10GB
The OneDrive file size limit is 10 GB. If your file exceeds this size, you will see the error message, such as “the file is too large to upload” or “reduce the size of this file to upload…”.
If so, you can zip the files in the window. You can shrink the files, but it will still be the original quality. So don’t worry that you will lose it.
Select the folder you want to sync, and then you can right-click.
Then you need to select Send to element and Compressed folder (compressed) . If your computer doesn’t have zip and extract function, please try to install WinRAR or other zip programs at first.
So you can get a smaller file.
Make sure you have the latest version of OneDrive
Right-click the OneDrive icon and select Setting then you can click About .
Here you can see the version of OneDrive. If it is not the latest, you need to update it.
If the problem cannot be solved by the above ways, you can try the other ways.
Restart the OneDrive
Right click the OneDrive icon on the taskbar, then you can select Leave .
Then you can choose Close OneDrive in this window.
Next, you need to restart OneDrive again.
Check your PC and OneDrive storage space
If you don’t have enough local storage available, OneDrive won’t sync your files.
Here you can see the local C drive storage is 77.2GB free. And its total storage is 101GB. So you have a lot of space. If it’s full, you can remove or delete some files you don’t need. And here is the tutorial on how to manage disk storage space in Windows 10.
And if your OneDrive storage is full, you can’t sync too. You can open your OneDrive online. And click Manage storage to verify it.
OneDrive storage is 5GB for free. You can see it here. If it’s full, you can buy some storage or you can delete some unnecessary files.
Make sure you allow the OneDrive folder to sync
Sometimes, maybe you have closed this option, then when you sync the files, it can’t sync. Therefore, you must select the folders to sync.
The way applies to sync OneDrive files.
If you want all your OneDrive files to be available on your computer, you can check the box Sync all files and folders in OneDrive .
If you don’t choose to sync all your OneDrive folders when someone else shares a new folder or file, the new content won’t sync to your computer until you manually select it.
On Sync only these folders , you can select the folders and files you want to sync. Then whenever you edit the files, you can store them on your OneDrive.
Short configuration file path in OneDrive
The length of the path can influence OneDrive sync. If it can’t sync, you can check it. If your synced files contain many folders and subfolders, it will be difficult for it to sync. So you need to change the path. It must not exceed 255 characters.
You can reduce the contained folders. And you know that the folder name is related to the path.
Open the OneDrive folder, and if your folder name is too long, you need to shorten it.
Here you can select the folder you sync, right-click and choose Rename . Then you can personalize his name. Therefore, you should use a simple name to make synchronization easier.
Check if your account is connected to Windows 10
If your OneDrive is out of sync, you may forget to sign in to Windows 10 with your Microsoft account. You need to review it.
Choose Setting > accounts > Your information.
If your account is not connected, you must click on Sign in with a Microsoft account to login to your account.
If your account is not correct, you must match the account. After that, you can sync the photos, movies and documents on OneDrive and modify them with other devices conveniently.
I hope this guide can help you fix the sync problem on your OneDrive well.