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Connect to OneDrive without setting up OneDrive

Side effect

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    • ^0 = & (Country ^0 Folk.m3u)
    • ^1 = % (e.g. Vol. 1 100^1 Acid Jazz^J Vol. 1)
    • ^J = , (e.g. 100^1 Acid Jazz^J Vol. 1)
  • you can try to correct them, but you'll see they re-appear in the same way

Connect to OneDrive using WinSCP


Suspend / Resume OneDrive

OneDrive can be very expensive on bandwidth, so it's good to suspend it when you'll watch movies online.

Using the PsSuspend PsTool

Download & unpack the !PsTools.

Then simply issue pssuspend <process name> and the process is suspended. For OneDrive, the process name is onedrive (sometimes, life can be simple).

<span style='font-size: 1em;'>C:\Users>e:\tools\pstools\pssuspend onedrive
PsSuspend v1.07 - Process Suspender
Copyright (C) 2001-2016 Mark Russinovich

Process onedrive suspended.

Resuming is done by simply adding the -r switch:

C:\Users>e:\tools\pstools\pssuspend -r onedrive

PsSuspend v1.07 - Process Suspender
Copyright (C) 2001-2016 Mark Russinovich

Process onedrive resumed.

Toggle command to suspend/resume OneDrive

C:\tools\PsTools\PsList -d onedrive|find/i "suspend" && C:\tools\PsTools\PsSuspend -r onedrive || C:\tools\PsTools\PsSuspend onedrive

Using the /shutdown switch of the OneDrive executable

C:\Users>%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe /shutdown

And you launch your MsOneDrive sync again by simply calling the OneDrive executable without switches:


Reset OneDrive

Issue the following command:
%localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset

Correct OneDrive statuses

What I mean, is: white circles with green check => green circles with white check:
  • move items that refuse the 'always keep on this device' setting to a non OneDrive location, wait for OneDrive to be in sync again, then move the items back
  • look for empty folders and remove them

Documents displayed as OneDrive

When you link Documents to OneDrive, Documents is renamed as OneDrive. If you want it to display as Documents, please do the following:

solution: How do I restore the localized name for documents folder (Windows 10)? - Super User
  • go to Documents in the File Explorer
  • add \desktop.ini in the address bar and press Enter: a text file is opened
  • add the following line:

Save and close the file, and restart!
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