How To Get Verifying Onedrive To Go Away

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It can be extremely frustrating to continuously receive the “Verifying OneDrive” notification on your screen. Personally, I have experienced this issue and have discovered effective methods to eliminate it through trial and error. In this article, I will share my experience and provide you with step-by-step instructions to resolve this annoyance.

Understanding the “Verifying OneDrive” Notification

The “Verifying OneDrive” notification usually occurs when there is a problem with the synchronization process of your OneDrive files. It can be caused by various factors, such as network connectivity issues, corrupt files, or conflicts with other software on your system.

Method 1: Restart OneDrive

The first solution to try is to restart the OneDrive application. This simple step can sometimes resolve the verification issue.

  1. Right-click on the OneDrive icon in the system tray (Windows) or menu bar (Mac).
  2. Select “Exit” or “Close.”
  3. Wait for a few seconds and then open the OneDrive app again.

Method 2: Check Your Network Connection

Another common cause of the “Verifying OneDrive” notification is a poor or unstable network connection. Follow these steps to ensure your network is working properly:

  1. Check your internet connection by visiting a reliable website or using other internet-dependent applications.
  2. If your internet connection is slow or unstable, try restarting your router or connecting to a different network.

Method 3: Repair OneDrive

If the above methods did not work, you can try repairing the OneDrive application. Here’s how:

  1. Close the OneDrive app if it’s open.
  2. Press Win + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
  3. Type %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset and hit Enter.
  4. Wait for the repair process to complete.
  5. Open the OneDrive app again and check if the verification issue is resolved.

Method 4: Unlink and Relink OneDrive

If none of the previous methods worked, you can try unlinking and relinking your OneDrive account:

  1. Right-click on the OneDrive icon in the system tray (Windows) or menu bar (Mac).
  2. Select “Settings” or “Preferences.”
  3. In the “Account” tab, click on “Unlink this PC” or “Unlink this Mac.”
  4. Follow the prompts to complete the unlinking process.
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Open the OneDrive app again and sign in with your credentials to relink your account.


The “Verifying OneDrive” notification can be a persistent and bothersome issue. However, by following the methods outlined in this article, you should be able to resolve the problem and get rid of the notification. Remember to restart OneDrive, check your network connection, repair the application, or unlink and relink your account if necessary. Hopefully, these steps have helped you regain control over your OneDrive synchronization and eliminated the annoyance of the “Verifying OneDrive” notification.