How To Stop Files From Syncing To Onedrive

OneDrive is a virtual storage platform that enables you to retrieve your documents from any location. However, there may be instances where you wish to prevent specific files from being synchronized to OneDrive. In this guide, we will demonstrate the steps to accomplish this task.

Step 1: Open File Explorer

To start, open File Explorer on your computer. You can do this by clicking on the “File Explorer” icon in the taskbar or by pressing the Windows key + E on your keyboard.

Step 2: Locate the OneDrive Folder

Once you have opened File Explorer, locate the OneDrive folder. This is usually located in the “My Documents” folder or on your desktop.

Step 3: Right-Click on the File or Folder

Right-click on the file or folder that you want to stop syncing to OneDrive. From the context menu, select “OneDrive” and then “Stop syncing this folder to OneDrive”.

Step 4: Confirm the Action

A pop-up window will appear asking if you want to stop syncing the file or folder. Click on “Stop syncing” to confirm the action.


By following these simple steps, you can easily stop files from syncing to OneDrive. This will help you save space on your computer and ensure that only the files you want are synced to the cloud.