OneDrive file sync problems

Microsoft OneDrive file sync problems

Sep 01, 2014 by Mike Small

What can I do? Do not panic – the data seems to be OK on the OneDrive cloud:

  1. Log onto OneDrive using a browser and download the file to your device – replace the corrupt copy
  2. Do NOT delete the corrupt file on your device – this will send the corrupt version to the recycle bin. It will also cause the deletion of the good version on other devices.

IObit Uninstaller 4

Uninstaller to Remove Plug-ins & Apps!

  • No More Leftovers with “Powerful Scan” and “File Shredder”
  • Remove Plug-ins to Boost Browser Speed and Secure Privacy
  • Remove Unwanted Programs and Toolbars Securely and Super Fast
  • Easy and FREE to Use Uninstaller
Free Download
V 4.1.5 | 16.29 MB
Supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8

8 Free Uninstallers: Best Free Software to Uninstall Programs

The Belarc Advisor

The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, network inventory, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, security benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server.

  • Operating Systems: Runs on Windows 8.1, 2012 R2, 8, 2012, 7, 2008 R2, Vista, 2008, 2003, XP, 2000, NT 4, Me, 98, and 95. Both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows are supported.
  • Browsers: Runs on Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and many others.
  • File size: 3368 KB.
  • License: The license associated with this product allows for free personal use only. Use on multiple PCs in a corporate, educational, military or government installation is prohibited. See the license agreement for details.
  • Wish to run the Belarc Advisor on your corporate network, see FAQs below.

Belarc’s commercial products are used for software license management, hardware upgrade planning, cyber security status, information assurance audits, IT asset management, configuration management, and more.

In Windows 7, trying to do backup, getting error code 0x8078002A

had this problem, too, with Windows 7, trying to use Windows Backup to two new Western Digitial 3TB drives, pre-formatted with NTFS for Windows. It’s very frustrating because each attempt takes many hours before the error occurs so you don’t know until it succeeds whether it will.

I found what worked for me here:

You can download WD Quick Formatter from that site. However, don’t follow the instructions on that page for formatting a HD under Windows 7, because it tells you how to use MS Disk Management, which will make a 2TB partition and not recognize the remainder of the drive. You must use WD Quick Formatter as described here:

Google provides quite a number of cases involving the same problem you are experiencing. None seemed to be resolved. A number refer to USB external drives.

My research has led me to the two sites mentioned below. On the Petri site I found the quotes extracted as they may point to a possible solution.

Are you using an Enterprise or Ultimate version of Windows as these include Bit Locker Drive Encryption

As a general recommendation in regard to using Windows 7 as a client operating system, use either internal hard disks, separate from the one Windows is installed on. Alternatively, use an external USB hard disk and make sure you disconnect it after you perform your backup.

You cannot use any of the following destinations:

•The destination is locked by BitLocker Drive Encryption.



Hace algunos años Mark Russinovich tenía un sitio llamado SysInternals donde no solo ofrecía rutinas para realizar operaciones de administración de Windows sino también el correspondiente código fuente y artículos con explicación detallada de la lógica de programación. Afortunadamente para él y desafortunadamente para los hackers curiosos Microsoft le compro el sitio y quito el acceso a los códigos fuentes y las explicaciones sobre el funcionamiento interno de Windows.

Ahora Microsoft incluye Windows SysInternals como parte de su sito de soporte con un enfoque de administración de sistemas en vez del de programación que originalmente tenia. No queda más que comprar Windows® Internals: Including Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, Fifth Edition (PRO-Developer) y compensar a Russinovich por compartir sus experiencias.

horizontal divider lines in Word

There are a few different ways to create horizontal divider lines in Word 2007 and Word 2010. The most commonly used one is done by typing three hyphens () and then pressing Enter:


If you want a dotted line, use three asterisks (***):

Dotted line

Three equal signs (===) gives you a double line:

Double line

Three underscores (___) makes a divider of medium thickness:

Medium line

Three number signs (###) generates a thicker line with borders:


And three tildes (~~~) creates a wavy line:

Wavy line

If you ever want to delete one of these lines, you may find it tricky to remove. That’s because they’re not actually lines, they are borders. To remove one, select the line and the paragraph that precedes it, click on the Border button on theHome tab in the Paragraph group and select No Border.

The easiest way to enter an em dash ( — ) is to let Word do it.  Simply enter two hyphen characters between the two words you want to connect, and Word will turn the hyphens into an em dash. If this doesn’t work for you, one of two possibilities exist:
  • You’ve inserted space characters between the words and the hyphen characters. When you enter spaces between the hyphens, Word formats the hyphens as an en dash ( – ), which is shorter than an em dash.
  • Someone has disabled the AutoCorrect option that formats hyphens as an em dash.

Now, this default won’t work for everyone every single time. If you occasionally need two hyphens instead of an em dash, you can press [Ctrl]+Z and Word will undo the em dash character and restore the hyphens. If you find yourself doing this a lot, it might be more efficient to disable the AutoCorrect option and enter an em dash, when you require it, manually. You can disable this option as follows:


  1. From the Tools menu, choose AutoCorrect Options.
  2. Click the AutoFormat As You Type tab.
  3. Uncheck the Hyphens ( — ) With ( — ) option.

After disabling the AutoCorrect option, you’ll have to enter an em dash manually. Fortunately, there are three easy methods:

  • Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+-. You must use the minus sign (-) on the numeric keypad; if you use the hyphen character on the alphanumeric keypad, Word will change the cursor.
  • Hold down the [Alt] key and type 0151 on the numeric keypad.
  • Choose Symbol from the Insert menu, click the Special Characters tab, highlight the em dash, and click Insert.
Entering an em dash character is easy, whether you let Word do it or you choose to enter the character yourself.
microsoft word automatically creates it when you type in two dashes — followed by a space. 

alternatively, you can hold down the ALT key, and then type in 0151 on the numeric keypad to create it. 

make sure to type in all four digits, not 151, but 0151. 

if you want more special characters. go to windows start, click on programs, then click on accessories, and select the character map.