As an IT professional I tend to work on multiple systems (tablets, laptops, desktops) and I use OneDrive (SkyDrive) extensively to always have access to the latest versions of my documents.
I love OneDrive, but today when I wanted to continue working on my desktop I got an error : “onedrive sync engine host stopped working”. So first thing I tried was just restarting OneDrive, which didn’t work. Then I figured … ah well let’s just reboot and see what happens.
When this also didn’t work I looked online and saw I wasn’t the only one experiencing this. I also came across the OneDrive Troubleshooter tool. After I ran this, followed the instructions and waited about 5-10 minutes, it worked properly again.
I hope this helps you to resolve similar issues.
- In processes the process shows as OneDrive Sync Engine Host , but the process is still SkyDrive.exe
- In the application log, an event 1000 was generated with the following information:Faulting application name: skydrive.exe, version: 6.3.9600.17055, time stamp: 0x53291a62
Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0x00000000
Fault offset: 0x0000000000000000
Faulting process id: 0x1050
Faulting application start time: 0x01cf78c9a55d1428
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\System32\skydrive.exe
Faulting module path: unknown
Report Id: 43b283ee-e4bd-11e3-826f-bc5ff4e873f4
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
June 24, 2014 at 14:40
Thanks, it works for me…:)
July 25, 2014 at 09:52
Thanks for the tip. This worked for me and fixed the Host Sync error. 🙂
July 25, 2014 at 18:36
Glad to hear it helped. Microsoft also just released a OneDrive stability update so hopefully you won’t need to fix again 🙂
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July 28, 2014 at 14:40
my solution to the OneDrive stopped issue:
Programs Add / Remove
voila! never stops again… XD
August 10, 2014 at 13:57
The troubleshooter seems to have resolved the problem of OneDrive restarting. I have seldom if ever had a problem with SkyDrive/OneDrive on my Windows 7 systems. The problems with OneDrive have been frequently encountered on Windows 8.1 systems. Another pet peeve is why does Microsoft assume that I want all OneDrive host folders available on local systems. I guess that Microsoft figures that I am to dumb to manage my systems and that Microsoft knows best!
October 2, 2017 at 08:40
I could not open the Troubleshootet tool and I do not have any apps in my Windows 8.1. They all dissappeared. I do not know where.
Robee mentions that we should remove One Drive from the programs. I can’t find it in Programs, so what are talking about?
Anybody knows how to fix my problem, please?