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    Limit OneDrive Download and Upload Rate in Windows 10

    Limit OneDrive Download and Upload Rate in Windows 10

    How to Limit OneDrive Download and Upload Rate in Windows 10
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    16 Jun 2018
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    How to Limit OneDrive Download and Upload Rate in Windows 10

    information   Information
    In Windows 10, you can easily save your files to OneDrive and get to them from any device, like your PC, tablet, or phone.

    OneDrive is free online storage at that comes with your Microsoft account. Itís like an extra hard drive thatís available from any of the devices you use. You no longer need to email files to yourself or carry around (and possibly lose) a USB flash drive. Instead, whether youíre on your laptop and working on a presentation, viewing photos from your last family vacation on your new tablet, or on your phone reviewing your shopping list, you can get to your files in OneDrive.

    The time it takes to upload or download a large amount of data from OneDrive depends on your Internet connection speed, how close you are geographically to our servers, how much your Internet service provider lets you upload in a day, the speed of your computer, and other factors.

    Sometimes OneDrive could use up all your available wireless bandwidth if a download or upload is in progress.

    If you use a wireless network connection, you will be able to set a download and upload bandwidth rate limit for OneDrive.

    This tutorial will show you how to set a OneDrive download and upload bandwidth rate limit for your account in Windows 10.

    Tip   Tip
    Here are some tips for maximizing the transfer speed:
    • Use a wired instead of a wireless connection.
    • Avoid running other apps on your computer when you're uploading or downloading a large amount of data.
    • Avoid using your Internet connection for other activities while you're transferring a large amount of data. It might help to upload or download at night, when the connection is getting less use from other people in your area.
    • Before you begin transferring a large amount of data, make sure your computer isn't set to go to sleep. If it goes to sleep, all uploading and downloading will stop.

    Here's How:

    1. Right click or press and hold on the OneDrive Name:  OneDrive_icon.jpg
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    If OneDrive is currently not running to show this icon, then run: %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe

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    2. In the Network tab, select (dot) to either Adjust automatically, Don't limit (default), or Limit to the KB/s you want for the Upload rate, select (dot)
    Don't limit (default), or Limit to the KB/s you want for the Download rate, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,

  1.    13 Jun 2016 #1

    Is this a new setting in the latest insider version? My OneDrive settings window has the following tabs:
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    Sorry for the small image....couldn't make it larger.

    In case you can't read the image, the tabs are Settings, Account, Auto Save, Office, and About.

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       13 Jun 2016 #2

    Hello Gary, :)

    This is from the OneDrive 17.3.6390.0509 version to help. Are you using a wireless network? It won't be there if you're using a wired network.

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  3.    14 Jun 2016 #3

    Thanks Shawn,
    I confirmed that my OneDrive build is the same as yours. Also, I am using a wireless network. However, instead of the Network tab, I have an office tab that looks like this:
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    I have Office 2013 installed as well. Could that be the difference?
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       14 Jun 2016 #4

    It's normal to also have the "Office" tab since you have Office 2013 installed. It wouldn't replace the "Network" tab.

    It seems limited to Insider Builds currently, and is not available on all systems yet. What build of Windows 10 do you have installed?
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  5.    14 Jun 2016 #5

    I think you've answered my question. I am not on an Insider Build. Here's my current level:
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    Guess I just need to wait for the Anniversary update! Thanks for the help!
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