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OneDrive Script error: How to fix it on Windows

Download and install the latest service packs and software updates if you already don’t have them as they contain updates that can fix the OneDrive Script Error issue. You can do this via Windows Update.

Note: in case the issue is on Chrome browser, check with the Chrome Support forum for troubleshooting assistance, otherwise you can try uninstalling, then reinstalling the browser to check if it will help.

You can also try downloading the OneDrive desktop app using Internet Explorer to check whether the OneDrive Script error issue persists.

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2. Perform an automatic repair

  1. Insert the installation USB media.
  2. Boot Windows Technical Preview from the installation media.
  3. Under Windows setup page, select Language to install.
  4. Select Time and currency format.
  5. Select Keyboard or input method.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Click Repair your computer.
  8. Select Troubleshoot.
  9. Select Automatic Repair, then choose the operating system.
  10. A blue screen will appear with an option to choose from. Choose Troubleshoot.
  11. Select Advanced options.
  12. Choose Automatic Repair from the Advanced boot option.
  13. Follow the prompt’s instructions.

Using Windows 10 installation media, you can use Automatic Repair to detect and fix any problems that prevent your computer from starting.

Such problems include drivers, program conflicts, malware, and memory.

However, if you do not have installation media, you can download and create Windows 10 installation media, then follow the steps below to perform the Automatic Repair.

Does the issue persist? If it does, try the next solution.

If the script error is gone but you can’t access Onedrive on Windows, check this guide.

3. Enable Active Scripting

  1. Right-click Start button and select Run.
  2. Type inetcpl.cpl and press Ok.
  3. Under Internet Options, select the Security tab.
  4. Click the Custom Level button.
  5. A Security Settings – Internet Zone dialog window will open.
  6. Locate Scripting.
  7. Go to Active Scripting.
  8. Select Enable.
  9. A warning window will pop up asking you Are you sure you want to change settings for this zone.
  10. Click Yes.
  11. Under Internet Options, click Ok to close.
  12. Check whether you’re still having the OneDrive Script error issue.

4. Optimize OneDrive syncing with office files

To do this, verify that Use Office to work on files with other people at the same time option is unselected under the OneDrive app settings.

If you still get the OneDrive Script error issue, then the OneDrive sync is being interfered with possibly by the Office Upload cache. In this case, clear the cache for the Microsoft Office Upload Center files then check if this fixes the issue.

You can clear the cache by clicking Delete cached files or enabling Delete files from the Office Document cache when they are closed. However, a listing of open files remains in the cache and is stored on your computer.

Any luck after this? No worries, there are more solutions ahead.

Are you getting errors while using Onedrive? Get rid of them with this guide.

5. Install critical Windows Updates

  1. Press the Windows Key + S and search for Settings.
  2. Open Settings and select Update and Security.
  3. Go to Windows Update and select Check for updates.
  4. Let Windows download and install any updates.

This will in turn update Internet Explorer, security definitions, and all the required drivers.

6. Check OneDrive system requirements for your computer

This helps you know if your computer meets the standard requirements for downloading and installing OneDrive.

For starters, OneDrive requires an active Microsoft account, so if you don’t have one, get signed up.

The desktop app requires the following:

  • An operating system of 32-64 bit version for Windows 10
  • A processor of 1.6 GHz or higher,
  • Memory of 1GB of RAM or more,
  • 1024 x 576 resolution (minimum)
  • High speed internet access, and
  • NTFS or HFS+ file systems.

Users with the built-in OneDrive need to be aware that the OneDrive Script error occurs whenever JavaScript of VBScript code on an app affected by internet connection settings has a problem.

Since the program uses JavaScript, you need to make sure you installed Java on your devices.

The built-in OneDrive application uses Internet connection settings via Internet Explorer, so incorrect settings may affect the app, possibly leading to the OneDrive Script error.

We trust you’ve been assisted, but let us know if you have any further questions, issues, or additions to this article.

This post was written by Milan Stanojevic and was first posted to WindowsReport

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