Windows 10: Turn On or Off Sync Settings for Microsoft Account in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 22,233
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       15 Sep 2016 #50

    You're most welcome.
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  2. Posts : 22,233
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       17 Sep 2016 #51

    Update: September 21st 2016
    The feature below has been removed in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14931.


    Update:

    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14926, there's a new Windows Anywhere setting in Settings -> Accounts. This new setting is obviously not complete yet, so there should be more details about it in a future build.

    When you turn on or off Use Windows Anywhere it will also turn on or off Sync settings.

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       18 Sep 2016 #52

    - I usually leave the Ease Of Access syncing switched off..
    - all the rest are on..
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  4.    14 Oct 2016 #53

    This syncing of your Microsoft account can really make a mess of things when trying to do a fresh install of Windows 10. It seems to default to "ON" when booting from a disc or USB stick. I tried a new install onto a new NVME drive and it was a real mess as bits and pieces of programs and settings were forced onto my drive and mucked up a lot of things. To prevent any residual "syncing" to occur in a new install, simply do not log onto your Microsoft Account when performing the install. You can do that later and after you have turned off syncing.
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  5.    30 Nov 2016 #54

    Hi Guys

    Long time no see

    I'm having a real issue with sync. Yesterday I planned a clean install of windows 10 Home. I didn't want to keep any synced settings so I stopped sync on the pc opened onedrive web version to delete and synced data and this is what I found.
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    Nothing Synced or so I thought. Reinstalled activated sync and low and behold down came my desktop background and all the other synced data. Where the hell is the synced data kept, am I missing something here. I also have fetch activated on this Pc and noticed that isn't listed on onedrive either.

    Sorrry my first post back here is me moaning. Hope you are all well

    Cheers Danny
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       30 Nov 2016 #55

    Hello Danny,

    It's good to hear from you.

    It's odd that your PC is not listed on OneDrive and still syncs, but see if also removing the device from your Microsoft account devices page below may be able to help stop it from syncing next time.

    https://account.microsoft.com/devices
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  7.    30 Nov 2016 #56

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Danny,

    It's good to hear from you.

    It's odd that your PC is not listed on OneDrive and still syncs, but see if also removing the device from your Microsoft account devices page below may be able to help stop it from syncing next time.

    https://account.microsoft.com/devices
    Hi Shawn

    Hope your well, will give that a go now. I've also noticed even though fetch is enabled I cannot access my files from another Pc as obviously its not listed in onedrive. I will report back in a short while.

    Thanks Danny
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  8.    30 Nov 2016 #57

    Any other ideas.

    Removed Pc from microsoft account, stopped sync, Clean install connected to sync and It pulled my settings again (from where I don't know) . Pc is still not showing in onedrive and fetch is still not accessible.
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  9. Posts : 22,233
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
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       30 Nov 2016 #58

    Well, the only true way to stop it appears to be to turn it off before it syncs. It may be easier to do so while not connected to the Internet.
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  10.    30 Nov 2016 #59

    Brink said: View Post
    Well, the only true way to stop it appears to be to turn it off before it syncs. It may be easier to do so while not connected to the Internet.
    It looks that way Shawn for now I will try again and turn off sync and leave it a few days see if the settings disappear. Maybe a time issue. Is there a way to force onedrive to see my pc for fetch.

    Thanks for your help Shawn
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