I just performed an upgrade from Win7 to Win10. I had OneDrive installed before the upgrade, and while I hardly used it (only a couple of files in place to test with) it worked. Following the upgrade to Win10 I can not get OneDrive to work for me. Situation:
- Start OneDrive
- Get "Welcome" screen, click "Get Started"
- Sign in with existing Microsoft Account
- Prompt to choose location for OneDrive folder; pick c:\users\[myname]\OneDrive
- Select "Sync all files and folders"
- Uncheck "Let me use OneDrive to fetch any of my files"
- Syncing begins and my disk activity goes to 100%
- After about 30 minutes OneDrive returns an error that states "We couldn't access c:\users\[myname]\OneDrive\Documents". At this point syncing stops and my only option is to reconfigure OneDrive.
My conclusion is that OneDrive is doing something to change / reset permissions between steps 7 and 8. I've tried this multiple times and have validated that I have full access to the OneDrive folder early in the sync (I can create and edit files in both the Documents and Pictures folders), but by the end those permissions are gone and the error noted above presents.
Things I've tried:
- Have OneDrive create it's own new directory structure in step 4...same result
- Had OneDrive use an existing directory structure that I manually set full permissions on...same result
- Tried resetting OneDrive via: %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset...same result
What else can I try? I have an Office 365 subscription that I am about to activate, primarily for the increased OneDrive storage. If I can't get it to sync a handful of text files it doesn't give me much hope to expand my use of it.