How To Reset Or Re-install OneDrive in Windows 10 / 11

OneDrive comes installed with Windows 10 version onwards. It is a cloud storage and file sync utility that is of great use. But sometimes it happens that OneDrive fails to sync and does not work as expected. It might be because of some corrupted files or cache. As a troubleshooting technique, you may want to reset or re-install the OneDrive app. But you cannot uninstall the app just like other apps in Windows settings under Apps & features, saying so, there are a few steps that are easy to uninstall and reinstall the app. In this article let us see how can we reset or reinstall the OneDrive app in Windows 10 system.


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Reset OneDrive

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2: Type the following command in the run prompt and hit enter

%localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset

 

Reset

 

Step 3: In a few minutes the OneDrive icon will close and reappear in the System Tray on the right side of the taskbar

Step 4: If the OneDrive does not reappear then open the run prompt again and type the following command then hit enter to start OneDrive manually

%localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe

 

Exe

 

Step 5: Now check if it works fine.

 

Re-install OneDrive Using Command Prompt

Step 1: Open the command prompt as an administrator. To do this type cmd in the windows search bar, press Ctrl + Shift keys together and hit enter

Step 2: If there are other running processes of OneDrive stop them. To do that type the following command in the command prompt and hit enter


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taskkill /f /im OneDrive.exe

 

Kill Process

 

Step 3: To uninstall the OneDrive, type the following command in the command prompt and hit enter

If you are using a 64-bit system then use the below command

%systemroot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall

 

Uninstall

 

If you are using a 32-bit system then use the below command

%systemroot%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall

 

Uninstall 32

 

Step 4: After uninstalling OneDrive there might be chances of files and folders related to it remaining behind. To remove those folders, search for OneDrive folder in the below locations

Note: You can just copy the command, open the run prompt and paste it then hit enter. That particular location will open

%UserProfile%

 

User Profile

 

%LocalAppData%

 

Local App

 

%ProgramData%

 

Program Data

 

Step 5: If there is OneDrive folder then right click on it and click on delete

 

Delete

 

Step 6: To remove the remaining OneDrive registry keys, open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together and type regedit then hit enter

 

Regedit

 

Step 7: There appears a user account control window click on yes. It will open the registry editor window

Step 8: Navigate to the following paths in the registry and delete the keys. To delete it right click on the key then click on delete

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}

 

Delete Key

 

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}

 

Delete Keys

 

Step 9: Restart your computer


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Step 10: To re-install the OneDrive open the command prompt as an administrator [as mentioned in Step 1]

Step 11: Type the below command in the command prompt and hit enter

If you are using a 64-bit system then use the below command

%systemroot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe

 

Re Install

 

If you are using a 32-bit system then use the below command

%systemroot%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe

 

Install

 

Alternatively you can download and install OneDrive as below

To install OneDrive, go to the Microsoft OneDrive website and click on the download button

Once it is downloaded, double click on the .exe file and follow the onscreen instructions to install it.

That’s it! I hope the above information is helpful. Thank you!!

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