How to Pause and Resume Syncing in OneDrive app in Windows 11

OneDrive application is a cloud storage application where your files are stored automatically if the syncing option is enabled. OneDrive app allows the users to store their data up to 5GB free of cost and till 1 TB of data if they have subscribed to Microsoft 365. Some of the users are currently using it free and rest others are subscribed to Microsoft 365. In order to avoid overloading OneDrive storage with unnecessary files, we can pause the syncing in OneDrive app and resume the syncing when we really need few important files to be stored. If you are thinking how to do that, this post will guide you on how to pause and resume syncing in OneDrive app in Windows 11.


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How to Pause Syncing in OneDrive app in Windows 11

 

Step 1: Go to Taskbar and search for OneDrive icon. If it is missing, click upward arrow button and check for OneDrive icon in the system tray.

Step 2: Then, Click on OneDrive app and select Help & Settings at the bottom of the app as shown below.

 

Onedrive Help And Settings 11zon

 

Step 3: Click Pause syncing from the list of options in Help & Settings of OneDrive app as shown in the below screenshot.


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Pause Syncing Onedrive 11zon

 

Step 4: Then, Select any one time duration (2 hours, 8 hours or 24 hours) from the list under Pause syncing to pause the syncing of files in OneDrive app as shown below.

 

Time Pause Syncing Onedrive 11zon

 

Step 5: After clicking the time duration under Pause syncing, OneDrive will immediately pause the file syncing.

 

Onedrive Is Paused 11zon

 

That’s it. This is how you can pause syncing in OneDrive app on your windows 11 system.

 

How to Resume syncing in OneDrive app in Windows 11

 

Step 1: Go to Taskbar and search for OneDrive icon. If it is missing, click upward arrow button and check for OneDrive icon in the system tray.

Step 2: Then, Click on OneDrive app and select Help & Settings at the bottom of the app as shown below.

 

Onedrive Help And Settings 11zon

 

Step 3: Click Resume syncing option from the list of Help & Settings in OneDrive app as shown in the below screenshot.

 

Resume Syncing Onedrive 11zon

 

Step 4: Wait for sometime till it connects to the internet and starts syncing again.

Step 5: Once done, it will display OneDrive is up to date as shown below.


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Files Are Synced Onedrive 11zon

 

This is how you can again resume syncing all the files in the OneDrive app in Windows 11.

That’s it guys.

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