I have setup OneDrive Sync for Documents, Desktop and Pictures. Later I disabled Desktop. Now I cannot get fully synced and cannot delete old renamed Desktop folder. Why I cannot delete a folder? OneDrive seems completely stuck.


  • A folder not fully synchronized typically means it contains a file that cannot be synchronized. Are you able to delete the folder from within the browser? What error do you receive when you attempt to delete the folder?
    – Ramhound
    Jan 11, 2022 at 12:05
  • @Ramhoud no error, delete file in explorer just does nothing. Found out there are errors on disk also, so it was one reason probably. Jan 11, 2022 at 12:29

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File system got corrupted during OneDrive sync. I did scan disk for errors and fix the errors during Windows startup. That was the reason that delete file/folder in explorer not worked probably. I had reinstalled OneDrive to latest version and it reported bad filenames and did not let me synchronize the Documents folder at all.

I very much recommend to upgrade OneDrive to the latest version & to review long paths and illegal characters in filenames before enabling sync of existing Windows folders.

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