Microsoft OneDrive - How to stop syncing content

There may be times when users need to stop syncing content from their computers.  Some examples would include: no longer a member of a group, looking to free up space on their computer or even to correct errors. 

While the inclination is to just manually delete all the content, doing so may delete the content for everyone else as well!  If you no longer want to sync particular content to your computer, follow the steps below:

  1. Locate and click on the Blue Cloud in the lower right corner of your taskbar, near your clock


  2. Click the Cog Wheel


  3. Click Settings


  4. On the Library you no longer want to sync, click Stop Sync


  5. Click Stop Sync


  6. Click OK when done


That's it!  The folders on your drive should automatically be removed freeing you from the storage on your hard drive.

If you experience any issues during this process, please submit a ticket with the help desk team so they can reach out with assistance.

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