How to Sync OneDrive Windows 10 Automatically?

Posted by @AOMEI

May 21, 2019

If you have OneDrive sync problem, you may need other solutions. This article will introduce you how to sync Windows 10 to OneDrive easily.

OneDrive in Windows 10 

OneDrive is a free and convenient cloud storage devices embedded in Windows 10. Nowadays, more and more people would like to sync Windows 10 to OneDrive because of its prominent advantages.

Once you save files on it, you are able to get them from any PC, phone, or tablet. Also, you can use the files anytime, even when there is no Internet connected. Also, it is a good way to share files with others.

Besides sharing files and data transfer, it also can be used as a backup plan. If any bad thing happens, you can recover files from OneDrive.

How to use OneDrive in Windows 10?

OneDrive is very simple to use. There is a OneDrive folder comes with OneDrive, you just need to drag and drop what you want to sync to this folder. This is the easiest way. When you need to sync all files and folders or batch selective sync, you can also set it up. Let’s see how to use OneDrive in windows 10.

When you first set up your Windows 10 system, you will be given the choice of which folders will be synced.

To change the settings later, find the OneDrive icon in the notification area in the lower right corner, right-click the icon and select Settings. Now, you are at Microsoft OneDrive Account, click “choose folders”.

Then, you can either sync All files and folders on your OneDrive or Choose folders to sync.

How to Use OneDrive Windows 10

Fix OneDrive sync problem in Windows 10

Sometimes, you may find some problems about your OneDrive: you cannot sync files between your computer and OneDrive; OneDrive does not sync all files; OneDrive sync is slow and other OneDrive sync problems. You may try the following tips.

1. Check if your Internet is connected.

2. Verify if you have permissions to the file or folder you are trying to add.

3. Check if there are files and folders with the same name in the same location.

4. Any files that are over the 10GB will not synced. Reduce the size of any files that are over the limit.

Another easier way to sync Windows 10 to OneDrive

In order to have a better and more successful experience on synchronization, you can also try a free OneDrive sync tool – AOMEI Backupper Standard. It is one of the best backup and sync software. You can either sync files and folders or backup Windows 10 to OneDrive. With this software, you are free from the 10GB size limit.

The best part of this tool is that you can sync Windows 10 with OneDrive automatically. Every time there is newly added files, you do not have to sync again. Also, you can even sync opening files.

Beside Windows 10, this software also supports Windows 8/7/XP/Visa. To sync file to OneDrive in Windows 7, you have to download a OneDrive app and sign up a Microsoft account.

Let’s see how to automatically sync Windows 10/8/7 to OneDrive.

Step 1. Download AOMEI Backupper and run this software.

Step 2. Click Backup and roll down the scrollbar and select File Sync.

Step 3. Click Add Folder at Step1 and then click Browse to select the folders you want to sync.

How to Sync OneDrive Windows 10

Tips: You can click Filter Settings to include or exclude certain types of files. However, this feature is only available in the paid version. You can upgrade to the Professional version if needed.

Step 4. Click the drop-down menu at Step 2 and choose to Select a cloud drive. Then select OneDrive as destination path, and click OK.

How to Sync OneDrive in Windows 10

Step 5. Click Schedule to set up automatically sync Windows 10 with OneDrive. By default, it will run the missed sync at the next system startup.

Schedule Settings

Tips: you can also click Sync Options to write a unique comment so that you can find it easily. You can also tick Enable email notification to notify you once the task is finished.

Step 6. After all this has set up, click Start Sync.


As you can see that AOMEI Backupper is a convenient way to sync Windows 10 to OneDrive. Once you set up the file sync, you can just leave it alone and it will automatically sync files for you.

The Server edition of AOMEI Backupper allows you to sync Windows Server with OneDrive. It also has many other powerful features. You can backup system, disk, partition, file and folder and restore them when necessary. 

It is also a fantastic disk cloning software. If you need to upgrade HDD to SSD, disk clone is a very useful feature. You can also clone big hard disk to a smaller HDD or SSD as long as the used space is smaller than the destination disk. To perform real-time sync on Windows 10, please upgrade to Professional edition.