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If you are trying to pause and resume OneDrive syncing on Windows 10, this post is exactly what you need. It will introduce you when you need to do this work briefly. In addition, it will also teach you how to do this work step by step. Right now, read this post on MiniTool website to get more details.

When Do You Need to Pause and Resume OneDrive?

If your computer enters battery saver mode, or you are turning on Airplane mode or setting a network connection as metered on Windows 10, OneDrive will automatically pause syncing.

When you are connecting to a slow or capped Internet connection, you can manually pause and resume OneDrive syncing on Windows 10. If OneDrive status shows up "Processing changes" for quite a while, you can try to fix this issue by pausing and resuming syncing in OneDrive manually.

Tip: You may experience OneDrive sync pending problem when you use OneDrive to synchronize. Read this post to fix this issue - How to Deal with “OneDrive Sync Pending” in Windows 10.

In the following part, you will learn how to pause and resume OneDrive syncing on Windows 10 with ease.

Pause OneDrive Syncing on Windows 10

If you want to know how to stop syncing in OneDrive on Windows 10, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click the OneDrive cloud icon in the notification area.

Tip: If the OneDrive cloud icon doesn't show up in the notification area, your OneDrive might not be opening. You can type onedrive in the search bar, and then click OneDrive in the search results to run it.

Step 2: In the activity center, click More and then click the Pause syncing menu. 

Step 3: Select 2 hours, 8 hours, or 24 hours to decide how long you want to pause for.

choose how long you want to pause for

After you complete the steps above, you will see “OneDrive is paused” and your files are not syncing right now.

Pause OneDrive Syncing on Windows 10 Until the Next Reboot

In addition, you can stop OneDrive file syncing by turning off the sync client with the following steps.

Step 1: Click the OneDrive cloud icon in the notification area.

Step 2: In the activity center, click More and then click the Close OneDrive button.

click Close OneDrive

Step 3: You will receive a confirmation message. Click Close OneDrive to stop OneDrive sync.

confirm to stop OneDrive sync

After completing all the steps above, the OneDrive client will be closed, and it will stop syncing files until the next reboot or until you relaunch OneDrive.

Resume OneDrive Syncing on Windows 10

Syncing will resume automatically after the pause time has finished, or you can manually resume syncing at any time.

If you want to resume syncing files immediately, use these steps: 

Step 1: Click the OneDrive cloud icon in the notification area.

Step 2: In the activity center, click More and click Resume syncing. Or just click the pause button that appears at the top area.

perform resuming syncing

After you finish the steps above, you can successfully resume syncing in OneDrive. 

Tip: OneDrive dropped sync support for non-NTFS drives in 2017. If you want to learn more information on this, read this post - Best Fixes: Microsoft Drops OneDrive Support for Non-NTFS Drives.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this post has shown you how to pause and resume OneDrive syncing on Windows 10. If you want to perform this work, just follow the methods above.

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