How To Reopen Onedrive

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As someone who has personally faced the frustrating situation of being unable to retrieve my files on OneDrive, I understand the urgency of finding a solution as soon as possible. In this article, I will provide a step-by-step guide on how to reopen OneDrive, allowing you to regain access to your files and resume your work.

Step 1: Check Your Internet Connection

The first thing you’ll want to do is ensure that you have a stable internet connection. OneDrive requires an active internet connection to function properly. If you’re having trouble with your connection, try restarting your router or connecting to a different network.

Step 2: Restart the OneDrive Application

If you’re using the OneDrive desktop application, try restarting it to see if that resolves the issue. To do this, simply right-click on the OneDrive icon in the system tray and select “Exit”. Then, reopen the application and see if you can access your files.

Step 3: Sign Out and Sign Back In

If restarting the OneDrive application doesn’t work, you may need to sign out and then sign back in. To do this, click on the OneDrive icon in the system tray, click on the three dots (…) and select “Settings”. In the Settings tab, click on “Sign out”. Once you’ve signed out, sign back in using your Microsoft account credentials and check if you can reopen OneDrive.

Step 4: Clear Cache and Reset OneDrive

If signing out and signing back in doesn’t resolve the issue, you can try clearing the OneDrive cache and resetting the application. Open the Run dialog by pressing Windows + R on your keyboard, then type “%localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset” and hit Enter. This will reset the OneDrive application and clear the cache. After the reset is complete, restart your computer and check if you can reopen OneDrive.

Step 5: Check for OneDrive Updates

It’s important to keep your OneDrive application up to date, as updates often include bug fixes and improvements. To check for updates, right-click on the OneDrive icon in the system tray, click on the three dots (…) and select “Settings”. In the Settings tab, click on “Check for updates”. If there are any available updates, install them and then try reopening OneDrive.

Conclusion

Reopening OneDrive can be a frustrating experience, but by following these steps, you should be able to regain access to your files. Remember to check your internet connection, restart the OneDrive application, sign out and sign back in, clear the cache and reset OneDrive if necessary, and check for updates. Hopefully, these troubleshooting steps have helped you resolve the issue and get back to using OneDrive seamlessly.