How to stop OneDrive sync

If "Processing changes" remains, you can stop the OneDrive sync process using the Windows Task Manager.

  1. Press CTRL, ALT and DEL or right-click the Windows taskbar and select Task Manager.

  2. Click   More details and open the list of Apps or Background processes

  3. Right-click all instances of MicrosofOneDrive and select End Task:

  4. After you have made changes to files or folders being synced, press  , search for OneDrive and then open the OneDrive desktop app to restart syncing again.

  5. When OneDrive restarts, it will update OneDrive.com with any changes you made on your PC. Any files you moved out of OneDrive sync folders will remain in your OneDrive.com Recycle bin for 30 days.