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How to Fix OneDrive Error Code 0x80070194

How to Fix OneDrive Error Code 0x80070194 on Windows 11

OneDrive error code 0x80070194 may occur when opening or copying OneDrive files. It is known to occur due to an issue with the sync feature. If you’re getting this error, check out the step-by-step instructions below to fix it.

OneDrive Error Code 0x80070194

OneDrive error 0x80070194: The cloud file provider exited unexpectedly.

What Causes Error Code 0x80070194?

Sync issue in OneDrive. Error 0x80070194 can occur if there’s an issue with the OneDrive app. In most cases, this error occurs due to a problem with the OneDrive sync process. The sync issue may also cause OneDrive or File Explorer to crash.

Network connection issue. You may also experience this error if you don’t have a stable Internet connection since you need a stable connection to access your OneDrive files on the cloud. Read this article to get tips on improving your Internet connection.

Outdated Windows operating system. An outdated operating system can prevent some apps from running efficiently and smoothly on your PC. Update your Windows to get the latest updates and patches to improve performance.

Video Tutorial on How to Fix OneDrive Error Code 0x80070194

Table of Contents:

Method 1. Pause and Resume File Syncing on OneDrive

Pausing and resuming syncing on OneDrive is the first thing you should try when you get error 0x80070194.

Click Pause syncing

1. Navigate to the icons tray in the taskbar, and click the OneDrive icon.

2. Click Help & settings (gear icon) at the top-right of the context menu and click Pause syncing.

Select 2 hours

3. In the drop-down menu, select 2 hours and wait for a few minutes.

Click Resume syncing

4. Then, click the OneDrive icon and open the Help & settings menu.

5. Click Resume syncing.

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Method 2. Unlink Your PC from OneDrive

If Method 1. didn’t work, you can try to unlink OneDrive from your PC and relink them after some time.

Click the OneDrive icon in the taskbar, click Help& settings and click Settings

1. Navigate to the icons tray in the taskbar, and click the OneDrive icon.

2. Click Help & settings (gear icon) at the top-right of the context menu and click Settings.

Click Unlink this PC

3. In the Account tab, click Unlink this PC.

Click Unlink account when prompted

4. Click Unlink account when prompted. Unlinking OneDrive will allow it to work independently from your PC.

Type in your Microsoft account email address and click Sign in

5. After some time, try linking your PC with OneDrive.

6. Enter your Microsoft account email address and click Sign in.

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Method 3. Reset OneDrive

Resetting the Microsoft OneDrive client will clear the app cache that may have been corrupted and will also reset the network certificates if they’ve been misconfigured. As a result, resetting OneDrive might fix error code 0x80070194.

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

Type in %localappdata%MicrosoftOneDriveonedrive.exe /reset in Run and click OK

2. In the Run dialog box, type in:

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

3. Click OK to run the command. Wait for OneDrive to be reset.

4. If the OneDrive icon doesn’t appear in the taskbar icon tray after a few minutes, hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

Type in %localappdata%MicrosoftOneDriveonedrive.exe in Run and click OK

5. In the Run dialog box, type in:

%localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe

6. Click OK to run the command.

7. Restart your PC.

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Method 4. Reinstall OneDrive

Reinstalling the Microsoft OneDrive client will fix error code 0x80070194 when it occurs due to corrupted or missing OneDrive installation files. In addition, this will update the app to the latest version, which includes various bug fixes and improvements.

Right-click Start and click Apps and Features

1. Right-click Start and click Apps and Features.

Select Microsoft OneDrive and click Uninstall

2. Scroll through the apps list and find OneDrive.

3. Click the three dots next to OneDrive and click Uninstall.

Click Uninstall to confirm the removal

4. Click Uninstall again. Wait for OneDrive to be uninstalled.

Go to the OneDrive download webpage and click Download

5. Open your web browser and go to the OneDrive download webpage.

6. Click Download.

7. Go to your Downloads folder and run OneDriveSetup.exe.

Click the OneDrive icon and click Sign in

8. After installing OneDrive, navigate to the icons tray in the taskbar, click the OneDrive icon and click Sign in.

Enter your login credentials and click Sign in

9. Enter your login credentials if prompted, and click Sign in.

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Rimvydas is a researcher with over four years of experience in the cybersecurity industry. He attended Kaunas University of Technology and graduated with a Master's degree in Translation and Localization of Technical texts. His interests in computers and technology led him to become a versatile author in the IT industry. At PCrisk, he's responsible for writing in-depth how-to articles for Microsoft Windows. Contact Rimvydas Iliavicius.

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