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Skydrive stopped working. :/

  1. #1

    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 pro 64

    Skydrive stopped working. :/

    I have a desktop and a laptop presently using 8.1.

    Skydrive syncs and works fine on my desktop....

    But it has stopped syncing from my laptop.


    1) New files (created from the desktop or are not downloaded to the laptop...)

    2) Files created in the skydrive directory from the laptop do not show up elsewhere (on the desktop or

    3) In file explorer, the skydrive Icon has those two blue arrow things. (The blue "Activity" icon or whatever).

    4) The metro app shows the "movement" icon at the top of the screen, as if it's downloading / uploading.

    Other data:

    Skydrive was working fine before the 8.1 upgrade, and was working for a while after the 8.1 upgrade.

    But it somehow fell out of sync "all of the sudden".

    My laptop "fell off" the sync somehow.

    I've tried restarting, reconnecting wi-fi, and disabling the skydrive service.

    Still nothing.

    Any help?

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  2. #2

    Hasselt, Belgium
    Posts : 76
    Windows 8.1 Pro 32/64

    I noticed the same thing happening last week.

    Files that I had worked on, on my desktop PC, weren't updated on my Laptop, and vice versa.

    The thing I noticed, is that SkyDrive isn't syncing the new files or updates straight away to the cloud. Sometimes, it takes an half hour, other times a few hours.

    Or, Microsoft broke SkyDrive with its new integration into the OS, or this is the new way of working to prevent too much access to the SkyDrive servers. (I'm hoping it's a bug and not the new way of working with it. )

    For now, I'm waiting to see what next week's updates will bring and I'm hoping they will fix a few nasty bugs Windows 8.1 has and that one of them is a fix for SkyDrive.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 pro 64

    I've tried everything and it's still not working.

    I've tried:

    • Disabling syncing feature, and reenabling.
    • Closing skydrive service, restarting
    • Restarting machine 50 times
    • Contacting Microsoft

    Nothing's working.


    I'll continue to try different things, and will let you know if anything changes.

    If anyone has any good ideas? Please contribute.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Skydrive stopped working. :/
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