how do i stop onedrive restore when only one files in delete folder that i cannot delete

Bob w 20 Reputation points

I started restore by mistake and it as been running for 48 hours with no activity. Now any of the files I change on my pc are not uploaded to onedrive

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  1. Limitless Technology 44,006 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    If you want to stop the OneDrive restore process but cannot delete a specific file within the OneDrive delete folder, you can try the following steps:

    Pause or disable the OneDrive sync:

    Right-click on the OneDrive icon in the system tray (located at the bottom right corner of your screen) and select "Pause syncing" or "Settings".

    In the settings menu, navigate to the "Account" tab.

    Click on "Pause syncing" and select an appropriate duration or choose "Pause syncing" to disable it completely.

    Identify the problematic file:

    Open the OneDrive folder on your computer.

    Locate the "Deleted" or "Recycle Bin" folder within the OneDrive folder.

    Identify the specific file that you are unable to delete.

    Terminate the OneDrive process:

    Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager.

    In the "Processes" or "Details" tab, locate and select the "OneDrive.exe" process.

    Click on the "End task" or "End process" button to terminate the OneDrive process.

    Delete the problematic file:

    Try deleting the problematic file again. If you encounter an error, proceed to the next step.

    Restart the OneDrive sync:

    Open the OneDrive application again. You may find it in the Start menu or by searching for "OneDrive".

    Sign in to your OneDrive account.

    Enable syncing by selecting "Sync" or "Settings" and adjusting the sync preferences as desired.

    Resume the OneDrive restore (optional):

    If you wish to resume the OneDrive restore process, ensure that the problematic file has been successfully deleted.

    Wait for the OneDrive sync to complete, and the restore process should resume automatically.

    I used AI provided by ChatGPT to formulate part of this response. I have verified that the information is accurate before sharing it with you.

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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