I've just installed the final version of Office Professional Plus 2013 from MSDN and had a play with SkyDrive Pro. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get it to synchronize with a library our on premise SharePoint 2010. In actual fact the library is actually with Project Server installed on top of SharePoint, but I don't think that should be a difference?

http://sharepoint.xxx.com/pwa/My Library

I get the following error message on the Task Tray icon:

SkyDrive Pro - Sync problems

When I view sync problems I get:

"We’re having trouble downloading this file. It may be too large or there may be a network connectivity problem. Please try again later."

This is externally accessible on:


and internally on:


Neither work.

I have followed the suggestions in this post to no avail:



Mike Taylor

  • How large are the files in that library? – John Chapman Oct 29 '12 at 21:43
  • Not very, just Word documents really. – Michael Taylor Oct 31 '12 at 14:19
  • 156 Kb DOCX is the largest really. – Michael Taylor Oct 31 '12 at 15:21
  • Anyone got any ideas here? I tried it on a Library in the route SharePoint site and I got the same problem. So I think that rules out Project Server? – Michael Taylor Nov 1 '12 at 17:32
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    If you no longer have the problem, and there is not likely to be an explanation for the behaviour, it might be best to close this question. – SPDoctor Nov 23 '12 at 12:21

Check this post by Gokan Ozcifci...


I would suggest you to rollback to SharePoint Workspace 2010 which just work :)


I guess the sky drive pro only takes the sync from Sharepoint 2013 . http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/BlogPost.aspx?pID=1033

  • You guess wrong. Please read the entire post before answering. As I said, it started working OK a while back. – Michael Taylor Apr 10 '13 at 0:09

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