how do i sync my settings in windows 10?

About sync settings in Windows 10

By turning on sync, things like your desktop theme, browser settings, and passwords will appear on all your Windows 10 devices (as long as you sign in with your Microsoft account and turn on syncing in each device).

how do i sync my settings in windows 10?
how do i sync my settings in windows 10?

65 thoughts on “how do i sync my settings in windows 10?”

  1. I have recently installed Windows 10. It will not now recognise my email address that I have had for some time and which my many friends contact me on. What a mess!!! I thought Windows 8 was bad windows 10 is abysmal.

    1. I didn’t try Windows 8 but I do think Windows 10 is a great OS. Sure enough you do have spend some time finding all its features etc.
      Have you tried Microsoft Community with your problem?

          1. do I have to sync my stuff ?,I am getting really fedup with the whole lot especially when I think I have cracked it only to find when I go back into the computer and find that if anything I messed up AGAIN,this pc is windows 10 and only 3 months old and I’m thinking of tossing it over a very high cliff ,I’m really not impressed .

        1. i used to be able to transfer media from my android to my windows 10 Lenovo but now it refuses and says it cant find the path requested. do u know what i can do to fix this?

    2. You need to give more information. Are you using windows outlook in Office 2003, 2007, 2010, You should have the idea by now, or outlook express.
      I used Window7-64 Home Premium & updated on 20th December 2015, I can assure you that once you learn little things, you will find Windows 10 much better since the November 2015 New Release.
      I know it’s Frustrating at first but everything is when you first try Note (TRY) allow the Windows 10 video, to show you how things work. I was not going to update ever, then when the latest updates came I have & I say it is much better & easier. When you do not like something it is easy to feel fed up & then getting annoyed, you write here but fail to give the information sufficient to solve your problems, this is only way to get help.

      1. Windows 10 is the one program that should be sent to H…l!
        It will N E V E R recognize my pass word or any thing else for that matter! I even bought a new computer and still cannot get on line. I probably have 13 million emails waiting for me to come back from the H E L L that I have paid good money for!
        Does the village idiot that came up with this piece of defecation realize what he has fosted upon us. Speaking of
        pass words! This pgm will N E V E R recognize those idiot devised characters that are axed for when no pass word I ever entered has worked!!!!!!!!!!
        All those people who LIKE windows 10 appear to have no life to live – that is sad.

        1. SO TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU. CAN NOT GET MY SBCGLOBAL EMAIL THAT I HAVE USED FROM DAY ONE ENTERING INTO THIS MODERN TECNOLOGY WORLD. I DO NOT WANT TO BE FORCED TO USE A NEW MICROSOFT E-MAIL ACCOUNT. LAST I CHECKED I AM LIVING IN THE USA THAT HAS FREEDOMS TO CHOOSE, FOR NOW. TO THE IDIOT THAT CREATED THIS PROGRAM FROM HELL WINDOWS 10 FIX THE CRAP. SO DISGUSTED WITH THIS STUFF.

    3. I can’t sync my account either. Can’t get into my Microsoft Acccout and just don’t know what to do next. It is driving me crazy

    4. I agree with the above statement, I am so pleased I have not converted my old computer to windows 10 yet, as I was prompted to on many occasion !

    5. I have exactly the same problem and cannot find a way to fix it. Also, I cannot find my contacts listed anywhere. They used to come up automatically when I started to type their name when sending email. Now, nothing, and I don’t know where to find them. All of my email addresses are @yahoo. PLEASE SOMEONE, HELP!!!!

  2. I have upgraded from windows 7 to 10 and synced my emails. All the folders show up but not all emails have transferred over which is a pain having to use different sign ins.
    I also use Norton Security which I am happy with and want to keep as I know how to use it. But it does not have compatible extensions with Windows Edge yet from what I have read so I have to use Chrome which takes an age to load. I don’t want to set up a microsoft account yet until all this is resolved – any ideas when this will happen?

  3. I type in email and password but cannot scroll down enough to log in to sync settings I have tried minimise the screen but to no avail tried dozens of times and now I feel like giving up on it .

    1. I don’t understand any of this information. It seems obvious that these programs are designed and implemented by people who are educated in the IT world and can’t communicate with the average non-expert in the computer world. Give all of us a break.
      KISS PRINCIPLE…(KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID)
      THANKS , I GIVE UP. YOU JUST KEEP CONFUSING THE SAME PEOPLE WHO ARE YOUR PAYING CLIENTS.
      CHANGE YOUR WAYS OR GET OUT OF THE BUSINESS.
      WE DON’T WANT OR NEED YOU!!! I’M SELLING MY COMPUTER & GIVING UP!!! YOU LOSE….JJ

      1. I fully agree, I had window 7 and I figured it was time to update as updates are easier to you (ARE THEY NOW???, SOMEONE LIED)
        By the time I sign in to read my emails, I am tired and must take a break. I worked all day yesterday and all morning on this “update”. The only thing updated is my aggravation and wasting my time—now, that’s an update. Jackie

      2. I concur John. Its just too much for me. All I wanted to do was find my files and I can’t. I can’t even open the app store even when I tell Cortana. She pulls up the icon and it says “opening the app store” but nothing happens.

        1. Sandy & Elaine, Paula: I totally agree w U all. Trying to sync 2 email addresses. Two days & a million things I’ve read on how t. STILL not syncing.

  4. I feel the same as Pauline. I am very frustrated at not being able to open the email account I have had for years. I am not finding a way to sync it.

    1. Try setting up one note. May I add for everyone who is writing here try Microsoft Fixya.com. Everything is asked & get replied there with anything, everyone helps each other. Best Wishes. M.M

      1. Hi. Malcolm, I did set up one note on my desk top and it works a treat, but try syncing with my tablet and its a nightmare , all the sync settings are set to sync but it just isn’t doing it, any suggestions? But I guess by reading the previous e-mails above that this is a major problem in windows 10. the sooner they sort it out the better t the moment it is not fit for purpose, I assume that is why it was free so the wouldn’t face law suits from paying customers, what a cop out MS!

    1. I have upgraded from windows 7 to 10 and synced my emails. All the folders show up but not all emails have transferred over which is a pain having to use different sign ins.

  5. Compre mi ordenador con Windows 8.1 y porteriormente, cuando me llegó la informacion de actualizar a Windows 10 lo hice, pero ahora me encuentro que no puedo ingresar a Office 365 que compre y que puedo usar hasta junio o julio del 2016, en que renovaré mi suscripción. Ya configuré de nuevo mi maquina y no me deja entrar a Excell o Words para continuar con mi trabajo. Mi pregunta es, que debo hacer para seguir trabajando con mi programa de Office? Me manda a la tienda para comprarlo de nuevo.

  6. Hi, I purchased laptop with windows 10 on & I too cannot syn my settings. IT attempts to synch but then gives error note. I wish I had bought a mac!!!I have no problems with that!! Any ideas how to rectify this?

  7. Windows 10 What a waste of time. Sorry I ever left Windows 8. Too much time wasted looking at a screen to do simple practical tasks like sending emails and checking your banking etc. Microsoft must think that we all have nothing better to do but look at a computer all day. It has to be easy to use or not at all as far as the normal person is concerned.

  8. I wholehearted agree with all those who are unable to sync account with anything, I can’t. Windows App store opens to an empty screen. I don’t have time trying to figure out Windows 10 (which incidentally was put on my laptop inadventantly apparently by Microsoft. I was just getting around 8 and having it work. Now I’ve lost so much info and there seems to be no easy way to access it. I can’t even do class assignments on here now, so need to spend way more time at class doing the work, that I no longer can access at home. I may just throw out the PC and go with Mac, less confusing and aggravating.

  9. I need help getting all of my information on windows 10. Please call me at 618-277-7760. I need someone to walk me thru the procedures. So I can get my email, find my files, get on the internet, etc. Please help me. CarolBrynn

    1. If spending your good hard earned money is a must, then end
      the frustration and buy an Apple(I Mack). That is what I did 5 yrs.
      ago have only spent $20.00 and have gone through 4 complete
      system upgrades. This is my wife’s computer and she is sticking
      with Microsoft like a puppy to a root!

  10. I have upgraded from windows 7 to 10. All the folders show up but not all emails have transferred over. the oldest email is from 25th May2016 but I had emails going back to May 2012 when i opned the account. When I open WindowsLiveMail the old emails seem to be there but when I click on them they do not open!! I get this:
    Unable to send or receive messages for the Hotmail (nitsam2012) account.
    Server Error: 0x80072EFD
    Server: ‘https://mail.services.live.com/DeltaSync_v2.0.0/Sync.aspx’
    Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x80072EFD

  11. Since a few weeks now when I do a search through Google I get timed out: Page Unresponsive (the WiFi connection is fine as I am able to send emails) Why is this happening????

  12. So far Windows 10 SUCKS. Too many steps, passwords & BS to go through, & then, maybe THEN you can get to your email, IF you’re lucky. Finally went to app store, got google & yahoo mail. But no matter where I go, can’t find a shortcut to laptop. If I can downgrade to Windows 7, LET ME KNOW! I was happy there! I’m ready to throw this freaking thing in the dumpster. Remember, some of us are OLDER and ARE NOT technoids. We actually don’t answer the phone during dinner, and interact with people FACE TO FACE. I guess you get it. I’m VERY annoyed & frustrated with this whole deal.

    1. P.S Your time stamp on my post is wrong. It’s 7:55pm on 8-26-16 CT. Not 12:50 am on 8-27-16. See how screwed up this is?

  13. Tried to open one note but i just get blank space telling me to jot down things i need to remember then shuts itself down. This is ridiculous!

  14. Can’t open mail, or anything since windows 10 was downloaded on my notebook, basic piece of crap now? But several offers from companies who will fix it for $19.95 but why should I pay for something they did?

    Patricia Linder

  15. I have been trying to sync this god damned machine off and on for the last four months. I have deciphered idiot letters and numbers to prove I am not a robot ?!! received emails from Microsoft with a screed of numbers to reset my password several times to no avail— cannot recognize your email address? the same one I have been using since the year dot.
    this upgrade to Microsoft 10 is proving to be a total fiasco.

  16. What a load of rubbish windows 10 is.. millions of people are trying to sync emails ect, paid good money like myself, and get what.. nothing ?
    WE WANT TO KNOW HOW TO FIX THIS PROBLEM !!

    Or my desktop will be syncing with the dustbin !!

  17. no new messages being received since earlier this month-did previously receive a code number which worked for a while.

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