Fix : OneDrive crashing frequently in Windows 11/10

Is the OneDrive crashing continuously in Windows 11? There may be multiple reasons behind the OneDrive is failing on your computer. The data corruption in OneDrive files may cause this problem on your computer. Just enact these simple fixes to solve the problem quickly.

 

Fix 1 – Remove the OneDrive

You can delete the contents of the OneDrive folder.

1. At first, press the Windows key+E keys together.

2. Now, on the left-hand pane, select the “OneDrive” folder.

3. Then, press the Windows key+A to select the contents of the OneDrive folder.

4. Finally, click on the “Delete” icon to delete the contents.

 

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5. Now, right-click on the Windows icon and click on “Run“.

6. Paste this address in the Run terminal and hit Enter.

%appdata%\..\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive

 

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7. In the OneDrive folder, double click on the “Update” folder.

 

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8. Here, you will find the OneDrive setup file. Then, double click and follow the instructions to install the OneDrive.

 

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This should fix the crashing problem you are facing with OneDrive.

 

Fix 2 – Uninstall, clean up and reinstall the OneDrive

If the previous method didn’t work out, you have to uninstall the OneDrive. Then, clean up the OneDrive files and reinstall the app again.

Step 1 – Uninstall the OneDRIVE

At first, you have to uninstall the existing OneDrive app from your computer.

1. Press the Windows key and type “cmd“.

2. Then, right-click on the “Command Prompt” and click on “Run as administrator“.

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3. When the terminal opens up, type this command and hit Enter.

taskkill /f /im OneDrive.exe

 

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4. Then, copy-paste the command according to your system specifications and press the Enter to uninstall the OneDrive app.

For 32-bit Windows –

%SystemRoot%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall

For 64-bit Windows –

%SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall

 

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After uninstalling the OneDrive app, close the Command Prompt window.

 

Step 2 – Cleanup the OneDrive folder

Now, you have to clean up the residue of the OneDrive folder on your computer.

1. At first, press the Windows key+R keys together.

2. Then, paste this address and hit Enter.

%UserProfile%\OneDrive

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3. Now, select all the files in the OneDrive folder and click on the ‘Delete’ icon to remove these files.

 

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4. Then, paste this line in the File Explorer address bar and hit Enter.

%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\OneDrive

5. Here, delete all the files in this folder except the “Update” folder.

 

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6. After that, put this in the address bar and hit Enter.

%ProgramData%\Microsoft OneDrive

7. Select all the files here and hit the “Delete” button.

 

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8. Finally, type this in the File Explorer address bar and hit Enter.

C:\OneDriveTemp

9.  Then, press Ctrl+A to select all the files and press the ‘Delete‘ key to remove those from your computer.

 

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Now, once you are done, close the File Explorer and restart your machine.

 

Step 3 – Install the OneDrive

Now, you can install the OneDrive on your computer.


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1. Just press the Windows key+R keys together.

2. Paste this address in the Run terminal and hit Enter.

%appdata%\..\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive

 

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3. Now, in the OneDrive folder, double click on the “Update” folder.

 

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4. Here, you will find the “OneDriveSetup” file.

5. Then, double click on the setup file to install the OneDrive on your computer.

 

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NOTE – If you don’t see the ‘Update’ folder, you can find it here –

%SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe

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After that, finish the installation process and reboot your computer. This should fix the OneDrive on