Fix: OneDrive Error Code 0x80070185 on Windows 11/10

Microsoft OneDrive is one of Microsoft’s popular cloud file hosting and synchronization services. Windows users can easily upload necessary files to the cloud storage and download them whenever required with the help of the internet. However, some of the issues Windows and OneDrive users may find whenever they try to access uploaded files. Sometimes users also encounter file opening or sync failures which is a bit of a mess. OneDrive Error Code 0x80070185 on Windows 11/10 is one of those issues, and if you’re receiving the same, check out this troubleshooting guide to fix it.

Well, this particular issue appears a lot to Windows 11/10 users, and affected users are reporting on the Microsoft forum. It keeps popping up to the users every time they try to access or download saved content from OneDrive with a message that says, “Error 0x80070185: The cloud operation was unsuccessful.” There can be a couple of reasons behind the error code like bigger file size, corrupted setup file or certificates, issues with the cache, Windows Registry issues, internet connectivity issues, antivirus or firewall problems, etc.

Fix: OneDrive Error Code 0x80070185 on Windows 10

Fix: OneDrive Error Code 0x80070185 on Windows 11/10

As we’ve mentioned some of the possible reasons above, you can now jump into the troubleshooting guide below to fix the error. Before heading over to the solution, make sure to check out whether you’ve updated your Windows 11/10 OS build or not.

1. Reset OneDrive

Sometimes a corrupted or missing cache of the program can cause multiple issues with the system performance. To recall, OneDrive is pre-installed on Windows 11/10 system which can also be another reason to have certification issues. Therefore, resetting the OneDrive program to its default settings should fix the issue. To do that:

  • Press Windows + R keys to open up the Run dialog box.

Fix: OneDrive Error Code 0x80070185 on Windows 10

  • Type the following command and hit Enter to execute it:
%localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe /reset
  • This will initiate the reset process of the OneDrive on your Windows.
  • Once done, the Microsoft OneDrive will automatically relaunch.
  • However, if the program doesn’t relaunch automatically, you can execute the below command to run the OneDrive.
  • Finally, you can try accessing or downloading files from OneDrive.

Must Read: Fix: OneDrive Installation Error Code 0x80040c97

2. Map a Network Drive for SharePoint Document Library

If the above method doesn’t work for you, try following this one. Though it’s a lengthy process, it should come in handy. If you’re unable to access all the files from OneDrive then you can map a network drive for the SharePoint Document Library. By doing this, you’ll create a networking hub to improve the network’s strength & accessibility. To do that:

  • Visit the OneDrive website on your web browser > Sign in to your Microsoft account.
  • Go to the file library that you want to access.
  • Copy the URL (link) of the file/folder from the address bar.
  • Now, click on the Start menu > Type File Explorer (This PC) and click on it to open.

Fix: OneDrive Error Code 0x80070185 on Windows 10

  • Right-click on the Network category from the left pane.
  • Choose Map network drive… > A new window will open.

Fix: OneDrive Error Code 0x80070185 on Windows 10

  • Next, click on Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures.
  • The network location wizard will open > Click on Next.
  • From the Specify the location of your website interface, paste the copied file location.
  • Now, remove the HTTP:// prefix with \\ and click on Next.
  • Give a name for the network location according to your choice. By default, the name will remain the same OneDrive Document Library.
  • Click on Next and then Finish.
  • Then right-click on the Start menu > Choose Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  • Click on Yes if prompted by the UAC (User Account Control) to proceed.
  • Now, copy and paste the following command in the Windows PowerShell window and hit Enter to execute it:
Get-Content -Path $_.FullName -first 1 | Out-Null

Fix: OneDrive Error Code 0x80070185 on Windows 10

  • Once done, restart your computer to apply changes.
  • Enjoy!

Now, you can try accessing or downloading the OneDrive content to check whether the error code 0x80070185 is appearing or not.

That’s it, guys. We hope this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, feel free to ask in the comment below.

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