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How to stop syncing document libraries in OneDrive

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If you’ve synced Microsoft OneDrive for work or school or a SharePoint site library to folders on your computer, you can stop syncing these folders at any time. When you stop syncing a folder, you disconnect the folder on your computer from the library on the server. You can always sync the library to your computer again.

If you want to stop syncing a file or folder, follow these steps:

  1. Click on a little blue cloud icon on taskbar.
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  1. From the pop-up that appears, click Help & Settings.
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  1. Another pop-up will appear, from there click Settings.
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  1. Under the Account tab, click Stop sync.
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  1. Clicking Stop sync will prompt to unlink OneDrive account and could remove files saved on PC.
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  1. To select a folder to un-sync, click Choose folder.
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  1. Click OK. All files that are already saved on the PC will be deleted.
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How to delete the folder from windows explorer

Un-synced folder will still show on windows explorer but with red “x” mark.

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  1. Right-click the folder then click Delete.
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  1. Click OK to confirm.
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