FIX: OneDrive.exe – Bad Image: SyncEngine.DLL is either not designed to run on Windows (Solved)

The OneDrive error “OneDrive.exe Bad Image”, may appear after upgrading Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10 or after upgrading Windows 10 to its latest build: “OneDrive.exe – Bad Image. SyncEngine.DLL is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support: Error status 0xc000012f”.

FIX OneDrive.exe – Bad Image - SyncEngine.DLL not designed to run on Windows.


This tutorial contains instruction to fix the “Bad Image” error in OneDrive application, after updating Windows.

How to FIX OneDrive.exe – Bad Image in SyncEngine.DLL file.

Step 1. Uninstall OneDrive from Windows.

1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator. To do that:

  • At the search box type: command prompt or cmd
  • Right-click at Command Prompt result and select Run As Administrator.

command prompt as administrator


2. At command prompt give the following command to close OneDrive:

  • taskkill /f /im OneDrive.exe



3. Proceed and remove the OneDrive app from your system, by using the below command, according your OS version (32 or 64bit):

  • For Windows 64-bit:
    • %Systemroot%SysWOW64OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall


  • For Windows 32-bit:
    • %Systemroot%System32OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall
Step 2. Download and Re-Install OneDrive from Microsoft.

1. Download the latest version of OneDrive.
2. Open the downloaded file (OneDriveSetip.exe) and install OneDrive to your computer.
3. Finally, sign-in to your account and start syncing.


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