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How to Pause Syncing in OneDrive in Windows 10

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OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service that comes with your Microsoft account. OneDrive is integrated into Windows 10 where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive from any PC, tablet, or phone.

Once you set up OneDrive and have it running, OneDrive will automatically sync your chosen files and folders with your PC.

Starting with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you can pause syncing of files and folders on OneDrive as needed.

This tutorial will show you how to pause and resume syncing in OneDrive for your account in Windows 10.


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Pause Syncing in OneDrive in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Pause Syncing in OneDrive in Windows 10
To Stop Syncing in OneDrive by Closing OneDrive

1. Right click or press and hold on the OneDrive icon Name:  OneDrive_icon.jpg
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Size:  927 Bytes in the notification area, and click/tap on Exit. (see screenshot below)

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2. Click/tap on Close OneDrive to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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3. OneDrive will now be closed and syncing stopped until you open the OneDrive app next.
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OneDrive will also resume syncing when you sign in to Windows 10 next if OneDrive is set to start automatically when you sign in.
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Pause Syncing in OneDrive in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Pause Syncing in OneDrive in Windows 10
To Pause Syncing in OneDrive

1. Right click or press and hold on the OneDrive icon 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. OneDrive syncing will now be paused until the selected time runs out or you manually resume syncing in Option Three below. (see screenshot below)

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Pause Syncing in OneDrive in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Pause Syncing in OneDrive in Windows 10
To Resume Syncing in OneDrive

1. Right click or press and hold on the paused OneDrive icon Name:  OneDrive_paused.png
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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. OneDrive syncing will now resume. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn