SOLVED! “No Access Permissions To The Item” OneDrive

About “No access permissions to the Item” OneDrive, incorrect setting configuration is often at fault so you should reset OneDrive to default. If you still have a hard time accessing items on OneDrive, feel free to unlink and then re-link your OneDrive account. Besides that, it won’t hurt to uninstall and reinstall the OneDrive if there is no change in the situation.

Causes

Settings

All in all, Windows users could configure the OneDrive settings to their preferences. However, if you mess up the configuration, the performance of OneDrive is going to suffer. Hence, regarding “No access permissions to the Item” OneDrive, you should give settings some thought. On the bright side, if the error is the result of poorly configured settings, it takes little time and effort to bring things back to normal.  

Account

In layman’s terms, account issues complicate many OneDrive processes and access to items is a prime example. OneDrive keeps telling you that you cannot access items you have saved on the cloud? Then it’s strongly recommended that you add an account to your list of suspects.

Corruption

Similar to other Windows apps, OneDrive may become corrupted out of the blue and no longer work. Unless you do something to resolve corruption, there is no way for you to access your items on OneDrive.

Solutions

Solution 1: Reset 

Generally speaking, resetting OneDrive to default eliminates a lot of errors including “No access permissions to the Item”. To reset OneDrive, go through the steps down below:

  • Step 1: Press Windows + R to open Run.
  • Step 2: In Run, type %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset then hit OK.
  • Step 3: Allow the process to go all the way. You should see the OneDrive icon disappear and then reappear.
  • Step 4: When the OneDrive icon reappears, click it to launch the app and see how things turn out. If the OneDrive icon does not reappear after a few minutes, open the Run dialog box again, type %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe and hit OK.

Solution 2: Unlink And Relink Account

Unlink

  • Step 1: Click the OneDrive icon on the taskbar, click the gear icon and pick Settings.
  • Step 2: Select the Account tab then choose Unlink this PC underneath OneDrive.
  • Step 3: In the Microsoft OneDrive prompt, click Unlink account to confirm. The OneDrive Account will soon be unlinked from your computer.

Relink 

  • Step 1: Click the OneDrive icon on the taskbar.
  • Step 2: Enter your Microsoft account email address then hit Sign in.
  • Step 3: Enter your Microsoft account password and hit Sign in.
  • Step 4: If you have two-factor authentication enabled for your Microsoft Account, select how you would like the verification code to arrive. Fill in information then choose Send code. Proceed to enter the verification code sent by Microsoft before hitting Verify.
  • Step 5: Note down your OneDrive folder location and click Next. Remember that the directory can be changed via Change location. Next, flip through the Welcome to OneDrive guide and then close Microsoft OneDrive. Finally, determine which folders should be synced with OneDrive.

Solution 3: Uninstall And Reinstall OneDrive

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings, select Apps and choose Apps & features.
  • Step 2: Locate OneDrive, click it and click Uninstall.
  • Step 3: Ater the process finishes, close Settings and restart your computer.
  • Step 4: The moment the screen is back on, launch your web browser, navigate to Microsoft OneDrive website and download the latest version.
  • Step 5: When the download completes, proceed to run the setup. Lastly, restart your computer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can OneDrive keep my files forever?

Yes, it can! No one can access your files except you. Moreover, they can be stored in the Cloud for as long as you want.

Do I need a OneDrive account?

A OneDrive account enables you to store files on the cloud and access them at will. Furthermore, storing files on the cloud frees up space in your device. Since OneDrive synchronizes new files automatically, there is no need to do much to back up things. 

How does OneDrive work?

If a file is saved in the computer’s OneDrive folder, it is automatically uploaded to the cloud.

What goes on if I delete a file from OneDrive Cloud storage?

If a file is deleted from the cloud of an account, it’s going to be unavailable on all devices connected to that account.

Is there a Recycle Bin in OneDrive?

Yes, there is. If a file gets deleted in the OneDrive Cloud, it is first sent to the Recycle Bin.

Tips And Tricks

  • Use the Backup tab in your Microsoft OneDrive Client to backup Desktop content, Documents and Pictures to the cloud.
  • In case a file’s content is changed by mistake, you could restore it via Version history. Right-lick the target file to see that feature. 
  • Make use of Share of Microsoft OneDrive to send documents to colleague’s email addresses. When a need arises, many people could work on the same document at the same time!
  • You want to limit the time period of shared files? Use Set expiration date feature in Share.
  • Take advantage of Files on Demand to browse through all your OneDrive files through File Explorer. That feature works even if the OneDrive files don’t get synced.

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