Fix Onedrive The tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid

Onedrive’s error The tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid must be one of the most recurring error messages for Onedrive and Onedrive for Business. When you try to access the file or folder in File Explorer, or even command prompt or Powershell, the error Location not found – The tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid. pops up.

Do you encounter this error in another application than OneDrive? The solution below might still fix your problem!

onedrive the tag present in the reparse point bugger is invalid

In addition to this error, you may also see similar errors while working with files, like Error 0x80071129: The tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid :

error 80071129 the tag present in the reparse point bugger is invalid

The Onedrive error was not caused by you, but by a bug in the Onedrive software. Nevertheless, you will have to solve the problem; Windows or OneDrive is not going to do this for you :)

How to fix The tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid

onedrive the tag present in the reparse point bugger is invalid

How to fix The tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid in Onedrive

Total time 15 minutes

  1. Open a Command Prompt as administrator

    Run-As-Administrator-Command-Prompt-CMD

    From your Start menu, search and right-click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator

  2. Run chkdsk c: /r /f

    In the command prompt, type chkdsk c: /r /f
    Hit Enter
    When the command prompt asks to answer Y/N, type Y and hit Enter

  3. Restart your PC

    Restart your PC. It usually takes some time to scan your hard drive. Once ready, log back into your PC and try to open/edit/delete the problematic file or folder.

  4. Reset Onedrive in localappdata

    If you still can’t access the file or folder, continue to reset Onedrive. Open a Run dialog by pressing Windows Key + R.
    Copy and paste this line and press OK:
    %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset 

  5. Reset Onedrive in Program Files

    If resetting Onedrive in localappdata returned an error, try resetting Onedrive in Program Files:
    Open a Run dialog by pressing Windows Key + R.
    Copy and paste this line and press OK:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset

  6. Restart your PC

    Restart your PC once more to verify the error was resolved

Resetting OneDrive is validated instruction from Microsoft, but is often not needed in this case. The chkdsk command usually does its job.

Running a program as an administrator is a common task in the world of troubleshooting. For more information and guidance, check out my other post about how to run as an administrator and 3 other easy ways.

What causes Location not found – The tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid?

The Location is not available error is caused by the sync process of Onedrive. It is very likely a small bug in Onedrive’s software, that the development team of Microsoft has to fix. As the bug has been around for quite some time, I don’t think there’s going to be a fix very soon.

Luckily the reparse error only appears very seldom. Some users will never encounter the error. However, folders with thousands of files are more likely to cause the error. Examples of applications are:

  • Tradingview
  • BioGame
  • Photoshop
  • Eclipse / Java
  • NI-DAQmx

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Akki

thanks got it

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