Windows 10: OneDrive syncing and I can't stop it

Discus and support OneDrive syncing and I can't stop it in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hi Brink - I recently renewed my Office Home 365 Personal. Previously, OneDrive worked perfectly but now it's a nightmare. It's syncing and I can't... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Taffy078, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Taffy078 Win User

    OneDrive syncing and I can't stop it


    Hi Brink - I recently renewed my Office Home 365 Personal. Previously, OneDrive worked perfectly but now it's a nightmare. It's syncing and I can't stop it - it kept at it for a week earlier & the OneDrive Support Team said it was stuck and told me how to restart it. It's working on 5,000 - odd files but my SuperAntiSpyware checks 13,000-odd.

    I've tried everything to stop the blasted thing, including unlinking my PC but all that did was to stop me from opening important folders on my desktop. I thought I'd found the solution myself - I went to Settings>Accounts (which includes sync) then "sync your settings" (it's at the bottom of the list on my PC), then 'turn off sync settings'. It wasn't the solution.
    I know you don't usually like to look at MS Community threads where we've already gone to but if you can, you'll see what's happened. This is just one of probably six or seven on the subject of OneDrivehttps://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/have-i-solved-my-onedrive-problems-win-10/6113d0cd-f670-406e-b9aa-0630d90ce6c9

    :)
     
    Taffy078, Jan 6, 2019
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  2. Windows 10 - OneDrive

    Right click on the app and one of the properties has an option to not automatically start it. Uncheck, restart the computer, and it should stop. If you want to go another step further, find the OneDrive app in the start menu, right click on it and uninstall.

    If that is still insufficient, there is a batch uninstaller for OneDrive available online. I can copy the code here if you need it.
     
    FordGT90Concept, Jan 6, 2019
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  3. P4-630 Win User
    OneDrive Placeholders are coming back, now called On-Demand Sync

    OneDrive syncing and I can't stop it [​IMG]


    "At Ignite 2016, Microsoft has just announced that it is bringing Placeholders back to OneDrive on Windows 10. Now, they are not called Placeholders anymore — Microsoft is renaming the feature to “On-Demand Sync” which makes a lot more sense than “Placeholders”.

    The company demoed this feature at Microsoft Ignite today, and it works just like it used to previously. As you can see in the screenshot above, the files stored in OneDrive weighed in around 9GB, but the actual size on disk was only around 3MB which is really neat. Of course, this feature isn’t anything new as it was available back in the Windows 8 days. However, Microsoft removed the feature with Windows 10, and after lots of waiting, they are finally coming back.

    In case you are not familiar with OneDrive Placeholders, it’s a pretty neat feature which lets you see all of your OneDrive files on your computer — but they are not actually downloaded on your PC. When you open them, OneDrive will download the files on-demand, saving your local space which is really useful, especially if you have a PC that doesn’t have a lot of storage.

    While Microsoft didn’t announce when exactly On-Demand Sync will be available to OneDrive users, we suspect it will be available with Windows 10 Redstone 2 — which is expected to arrive early next year.
    "

    https://mspoweruser.com/onedrive-placeholders-coming-back-now-called-demand-sync/
     
    P4-630, Jan 6, 2019
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  4. OneDrive syncing and I can't stop it

    How to Stop and Start OneDrive Syncing - my simple method

    I have created a simple solution for me to stop and start OneDrive Syncing by using the Windows Task Scheduler.

    I have created a basic task to start OneDrive with the following:

    • Task Name: Start OneDrive
    • Trigger: Daily
    • Scheduling: Your prefered start time (enter the date when you want the syncing to commence)
    • Action: Start a program
    • Script: Where the OneDrive image resides, normally in C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe


    When OneDrive starts it will open the OneDrive window and if set the OneDrive taskbar icon will appear.
    I work from home, so I do not have to log off – you have to try that one by yourself.
    DO NOT USE THE ADMINISTRATIVE OPTION.





    The second basic task is to stop OneDrive:

    • Task Name: Stop OneDrive
    • Trigger: Daily
    • Scheduling: Your prefer stop time (enter the date when you want the syncing to commence)
    • Action: Start a program
    • Script: Taskkill.exe with the arguments /im OneDrive.exe /F
    Once OneDrive is stopped, when set, the OneDrive icon may still be shown as a toolbar icon, but as soon as you move the mouse over the icon it will disappear.

    Save and test check with a start and stop time close to each other – make it 10 minutes between start and stop and verify - then setup the real times.

    If anyone has a better idea it would be great to hear from you.

    Hope this will help you all.
     
    PierreCornelissen, Jan 6, 2019
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