OneDrive for Business Windows Client Sync Settings


To change the folders that sync for a site, or to stop syncing all files on a site, on a Windows device follow the steps below.


What materials do I need?

  • Windows device with OneDrive client installed


How do I use this technology?

  1. Right-Click the OneDrive icon in the task bar.

    Windows OneDrive task bar icon highlighted
  2. Click Settings.

    Windows OneDrive menu settings button highlighted
  3. If necessary, click the Account tab.
    Windows OneDrive Preferences Account tab
  4. Locate the desired location, and click Choose Folders.

    Windows OneDrive Preferences Account tab choose file button highlighted
  5. To change the folders that you're syncing, select the desired folders, and files you want to sync.

    Windows OneDrive Preferences Choose Folders example

    After selecting the desired content you want to have available on your device, click Ok.
  6. To stop syncing a site, click Stop Sync next to the site.

    Windows OneDrive Preferences Account stop sync button highlighted


If you've elected to stop syncing one, or more, locations with the OneDrive client, copies of the files remain on your device. You can delete them if you want.


Need additional help or have issues

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