I spent hours on this (or something similar), reading numerous online posts from others who also had similar problems. The nightmare began when I ran "repair" because I felt like the file transfer was going much too slowly. Now it is working (although still slow), maybe due to some inspiration I found in the question posted here.
Here's the sequence that ultimately prevailed (although I'm not really sure why)...
- run the OneDrive for Business Easy Fix tool -- this never completed, but it definitely did remove some files from my file system, so maybe it was an important step.
- Log out and log back in on using my domain password instead of my "virtual digital badge" -- this seemed to be the main thing that was different the time it finally worked (By the way, I am connecting remotely at the moment).
- Attempted to
Sync from the Office 365 OneDrive web site, but this ultimately did nothing, while claiming to succeed (as usual): "Your files are syncing as we speak", while I was still seeing "no libraries are currently connected" on the notifier -- utter nonsense.
- Used the normal mechanism to
Sync a new library from the OneDrive notification icon -- used the URL from Office 365 up to and including my user name.
I had previously done numerous variations of all but step #2, so it seems like step #2 was the ultimate solution -- and I got the idea for that from the wording of this question.
If you go to "Manage Storage"->"View OneDrive for Business storage" you may see a long list of folders. I see, for example:
- Form Templates
- Style Library
In some of my previous attempts to
Sync a new library, it would ask me to choose between "Form Temp" and "Style Lib", when what I wanted was in the "Documents" folder. I have no idea what it was thinking, but this final time it didn't ask -- it just started syncing with "Documents" as desired.
It didn't help that the broken dialogs would give folksy messages like "This shouldn't take long...", which usually turned out to be false.
The web interface works great. Is it really so hard to attach to the same URL using a dedicated application?