How to resolve “Upload blocked”, “Sign into save this file” or “Save a copy” error messages

How to resolve “Upload blocked”, “Sign into save this file” or “Save a copy” error messages

When working in a Microsoft Office desktop app such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, you can create and save your files to your own OneDrive or a connected service, such as OneDrive for work or school, SharePoint, or OneDrive for home.

If you get an error message saying “Upload blocked”, “Sign into save this file”, or “Save a copy”, you may need to remove and reconnect OneDrive.

  1. In the Office app you're using (such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint), click File.

  2. At the bottom left, click Account.

  3. Under Connected Services, click Remove service for the OneDrive you want to disconnect from.

    The Account pane in Office apps, highlighting the 'Remove service' option under Connected Services
  4. Once it's removed, to reconnect, click Add a service, then hover over Storage and select OneDrive.

    The Account pane in Office apps, highlighting the OneDrive storage selection for the 'Add a service' option under Connected Services
  5. Follow the steps to sign in to OneDrive.

See also

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See more support pages for OneDrive and OneDrive for work or school.
For the OneDrive mobile app, see Troubleshoot OneDrive mobile app problems.

OneDrive Admins can also view the OneDrive Tech Community, Help for OneDrive for Admins.

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If you still need help, contact support through your browser or shake your mobile device while you're in the OneDrive app.

OneDrive Admins can contact Microsoft 365 for business support.

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