If you’re getting the OneDrive Error 0x80071129 when trying to open, copy, move, or delete OneDrive folder content, try the fixes mentioned below.
OneDrive is a personal and business cloud storage managed by Microsoft. Both free and paid OneDrive account users use the platform frequently to store files on the cloud. It enables you to access content from any device provided that you log in from the correct Microsoft account.
Microsoft published a desktop and Microsoft Store app so that OneDrive users no longer need to use a web browser to access files stored on the cloud. They can either use the OneDrive icon on the Windows System Tray to access files or use the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app to do the same.
OneDrive suffers from many bugs and intermittent issues. One such troubling error is OneDrive error 0x80071129. If you’re getting this error frequently, consider trying the following fixes to get rid of the issue for good.
Access Files From the OneDrive Web App
Suppose you need the file now and want to perform troubleshooting later, follow these instructions to access files from the OneDrive web portal:
- Log in to Microsoft 365 using your Microsoft subscription account. You can also use your free OneDrive subscription email.
- Click Apps on the left-side bar and then choose OneDrive from the list shown on the right-side panel.
- You should now be on your OneDrive account’s Recent page.
- From here, you can copy, move, or download the file you need.
- For only OneDrive account emails, log in to OneDrive on the web.
What Is OneDrive Error 0x80071129?
Error code 0x80071129 is a common Windows 11 (also seen on Win 10, 8, 7, etc.) error related to the OneDrive System tray app or Microsoft Store app. When you try to access “on-demand” files, documents, and folders, you may get any of the following error or warning messages:
Error code 1128: The data present in the reparse point buffer is invalid
Error 0x80071129: The tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid
Location is not available The tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid
The OneDrive file access action could be anything as outlined below:
- Delete an “on-demand” content
- Move files and documents on OneDrive using standalone desktop apps
- Copy files to Windows 11 local storage
- Open files or documents using online Microsoft apps
How to Resolve OneDrive Error 0x80071129
There are many ways you can fix the issue. However, there’s no single troubleshooting step that’ll work globally for all OneDrive users. Try any of the troubleshooting ideas and see which step works for you:
Pause Syncing to Fix Error Code 0x80071129 in OneDrive
Since the error is related to the file reparse point tag, you can do the followings to fix the reparse tags:
- Click the OneDrive System Tray icon.
- Select the Settings (cogwheel) icon and choose the Pause syncing option.
- Pause the OneDrive syncing for two hours.
- Now, open the OneDrive folder by clicking Open folder on the app.
- This is the local storage copy of your OneDrive account.
- Locate and delete the folder, files, or documents in question.
- Now, reactivate OneDrive syncing from the System Tray icon.
- Go to the OneDrive folder again and see if you can move the file in question.
Stop the Folder From Syncing
In this method, you’re going to stop the folder from syncing that contains the offending file. Then, move the folder from local storage and force a re-sync. Here’s how it’s done:
- Open the OneDrive app from Windows 11 System Tray.
- Click the cogwheel icon to open a context menu and choose Settings.
- On the Settings window, click Account.
- Inside the Account screen, you should see Choose folders.
- Navigate to the root folder where the file is located.
- To do this, you can keep expanding the directories until you reach the last folder into which you stored the offending file.
- Uncheck the folder for syncing.
- Click OK to close the window.
- Now, select the Open folder link on the OneDrive System Tray icon to access the local storage of OneDrive.
- Navigate to the content and move it elsewhere.
- Now, reverse the above steps to re-activate sync for the folder you stopped from syncing.
- Access the local storage folder of OneDrive to find a fresh copy of the troubled file.
Restore the Original File Version
Sometimes a newer version of an existing file may get an incorrect parsing tag and hence show the OneDrive error 0x80071129. Here’s how you can fix this:
- Create a backup copy of the file from OneDrive on the web.
- Now, access the file from the OneDrive desktop or System Tray app.
- Right-click and select Show more options.
- Choose Version history on the new context menu that opens.
- Inside a pop-up, you should see a timeline of the file versions.
- Select the last version that worked fine and click the More options or vertical ellipses icon.
- Choose Download.
- If this works, the updated version has some bugs. You need to work on the content from its last version.
Remove Password Protection
Sometimes, password protection can cause the error code 0x80071129 on OneDrive for certain files, documents, and other content. Remove password protection by accessing the file either on OneDrive on the web (for personal users) or the OneDrive Web App (for business users).
Tweak OneDrive System Tray Advanced Settings
You can disable certain advanced options in OneDrive Advanced Settings and see if the troubled file responds or not. Here’s how you can do this:
- Click the OneDrive System Tray app and select the Settings icon.
- Again choose the Settings option from the context menu to open the Settings app.
- Click the Advanced settings link on the right-side navigation pane.
- Now, uncheck the checkboxes for File collaboration and File On-demand.
- Go to the OneDrive local storage folder. If you see the troubled file, then you should be able to download it now.
- If you don’t see the file anymore, the “on-demand” feature of OneDrive is causing the error.
- You must download the file from OneDrive Web App.
Reset Microsoft OneDrive UWP App
Did you download the OneDrive desktop app from Microsoft Store? Then you can follow these steps to reset the app and then try to access the offending file:
- Click the Start menu and type Apps.
- Select Add or remove programs under the Best match section.
- You now see the Installed Apps window.
- Scroll down to find the OneDrive app and click the ellipses icon.
- You’ll see Advanced options. Click on that.
- Here, you find the following options:
- Try the Reset option first.
- If Reset doesn’t work, try Repair, and finally the Uninstall option.
- If you uninstalled the OneDrive UWP app, get it back from Microsoft Store on Windows 11 or 10 PCs.
Reset OneDrive System Tray App
Suppose you’re using the OneDrive System Tray app. Then you might be wondering how to reset the OneDrive app. Find the steps here:
- Hit the Windows + R keys together to open the Run command box.
- Now, copy and paste the following codes into the Run command box one by one and hit Enter:
If the above one doesn’t work or generates an error message, try this one:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset
If this also not working, then try the following code:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset
The idea is to execute the app reset command by entering the complete destination of the OneDrive.EXE file. The files should be in any of the above three locations. When you execute any of the above codes and it works, you won’t see anything on your screen. Simply, the OneDrive System Tray icon will disappear.
Open the Start menu and type OneDrive to find the OneDrive icon. Then click on it to relaunch the app. This time, you should be able to access the troubled file or document.
Sign Out and Sign In Again on the OneDrive App
If the OneDrive error 0x80071129 is due to a sync issue, then sign out and sign in again to perform a fresh syncing of files and folders. Here’s how it’s done:
- For the System Tray app, click on the OneDrive icon.
- Select the Settings icon and access the Settings window.
- Click Account on the left-side panel and then select the Unlink this PC link on the right-side panel.
- Restart the Windows 11 PC.
- Click the OneDrive icon on the System Tray and start the account syncing process by logging in.
If you’re using the OneDrive UWP app, here’s what you need to do:
- Open the OneDrive app from the Start menu.
- Click your avatar, profile picture, or Microsoft Account initials on the top right corner of the app.
- Select the Sign out option.
- Restart the PC and log in again to OneDrive.
Run the CHKDSK Command
If the error 0x80071129 on OneDrive is the result of a bad sector or file system issue on your PC’s internal storage, then a CHKDSK command should resolve this. Here’s how to execute this command:
- Click Start and type Command.
- The Command Prompt tool will show up under the Best match section.
- Click Run as administrator on the right side panel of the Start menu.
- Now, copy and paste the following command and hit Enter:
chkdsk c: /f/r
- You’ll get the following prompt:
Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts?
- Press Y to schedule a disk check.
- Restart the PC to initiate the checking and repairing of drive C.
Now you know how to fix the tag reparse error on OneDrive or error 0x80071129. Try the method that suits you and see if you can resolve the problem. If you know any better way, don’t forget to mention it in the comments.
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