Windows 8.1 - How to disable file syncing with OneDrive

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Windows 8.1 - How to disable file syncing with OneDrive


In this article you will learn how to temporarily disable file syncing with OneDrive (e.g when experiencing a slow connection).


The procedure is explained below:
  • Open the OneDrive app.
  • Open the Charms Bar (Press the Windows key + C).
  • Click on Settings.
  • Toggle "Sync files" to "Off".
  • To resume the upload/download of your files click on "Resume syncing"
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