If you’ve synced OneDrive for Business or SharePoint site libraries to folders on your computer, you can stop syncing these folders at any time. You can also just pause syncing and then resume syncing later.
Why stop syncing a library? In some cases, you may be done using documents in the synced folder. For example, you may have synced a library on a team site for a project you’ve completed. In other cases, something goes wrong with the sync between the folder and the library. And rather than trying to fix the problem, it may be easier to stop the current sync relationship, and then start syncing the library again, as if for the first time.
SkyDrive is now OneDrive, and SkyDrive Pro is now OneDrive for Business. Read more about this change at From SkyDrive to OneDrive
To stop syncing a library:
- Click the OneDrive for Business icon in the Windows notification area, and then click Stop syncing a folder…
- Select the folder you want to stop syncing, and then click Stop syncing.
When you stop syncing a folder, this simply disconnects the folder from its library. All files are retained in the previously synced folder. You can sync the library to your computer again at any time.
To pause syncing, click the OneDrive for Business icon in the Windows notification area, and then click Pause syncing. A pause icon overlays the OneDrive for Business icon:
This pauses syncing for all libraries you’ve synced to your computer. To resume syncing, click the OneDrive for Business icon in the Windows notification area, and then click Resume syncing.