One Drive Pause Sharing Files, and Deletion of Files

Serena Roberson 20 Reputation points
2023-07-17T14:17:07.7766667+00:00

Hi, so I've been looking around for a tutorial on how to permanently put a pause on the sharing of my computer one drive folder, to my phone. I can see that I can pause it up to 24h, but that isn't what I want, and older tutorials don't show the layout I have being windows 11, and nor the choices I have. It seems like I have a lack of those.

The reason I want to do this is because for some reason onedrive is making a full copy(?) of my computer files, sticking it on there, and sharing it with my phone, and I'm not sure quite why it's doing that. I would also like to stop this because it keeps on notifying me that my storage is full.

I would also like to delete these files off my onedrive too because I don't need them there, but I also don't know if it'll wipe them from my computer as well.

Thanks!

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  1. Emi Zhang-MSFT 20,266 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-07-18T02:07:51.8766667+00:00

    Hi,

    If you want to stop sync specific folder in PC, please follow this article and choose which OneDrive folder to sync to your computer:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/choose-which-onedrive-folders-to-sync-to-your-computer-98b8b011-8b94-419b-aa95-a14ff2415e85

    I also suggest refer to this support article about stop syncing in Windows, Mac and mobile devices:

    https://inclowdz.wondershare.com/cloud-manage/stop-onedrive-sync.html

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