How to Manually Pause OneDrive File Sync on Windows 10

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OneDrive will automatically synchronize your files from your PC to the cloud in Windows 10. But if you need to stop large files that move for your network, you can.

OneDrive in Windows 10 allows you to synchronize files and folders on your PC to the cloud. This allows you to access your files from virtually anywhere. But synchronizing those files occupies bandwidth. OneDrive sync stops automatically when you put your PC in Battery saving mode or if it is in a measured connection. But sometimes you will need to prevent OneDrive from synchronizing your files if your connection is slow. Or, if large files are consuming your bandwidth when you want to watch Netflix. The good news is that you can pause it manually. Here we show you how to do it.

Pause OneDrive File Sync on Windows 10

To manually pause the file synchronization process, click on the OneDrive cloud icon in the system tray. Then click on the More button and expand the Pause sync menu. There you can select the period of time you want to stop the file synchronization process. You have the option to choose between 2 hours, 8 hours or 24 hours.


When synchronization is paused, the OneDrive icon will turn gray and show a "pause" button on the system tray icon. If you click on it, there will also be a notification at the top that will inform you that the files are not synchronized. If you want to start it again, simply click on the pause button in the notification.


Or you can also start file synchronization again by clicking on the OneDrive icon and selecting More> Resume synchronization . Windows 10 will reconnect to OneDrive and the synchronization process will continue.


That's it. And if you're looking for more control over items that sync from your PC to OneDrive, see our article on how to choose which folders sync with OneDrive.

OneDrive is a solid cloud service from Microsoft that is integrated into Windows 10. You can even use it to make sure you have a "secondary backup" of your photos. OneDrive is available for both Android and iOS. You can set it to make an automatic backup of the photos on any mobile device.

It is also worth noting that Microsoft provides additional security to OneDrive for its confidential data. The company announced in June that it will add OneDrive Personal Vault. It will provide an additional layer of security with encryption, two-factor authentication and more. It is currently available for users in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. I know. UU. And other countries will see it implemented by the end of the year.

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