How to disable Stop Sync link on OneDrive for Business

Copper Contributor


I am trying to find a policy to disable the stop sync link for OneDrive under account settings. I searched everywhere and don't see such a policy available. I wonder if there is any reason for not being able to disable the stop sync for everyone.


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There is a way to disable syncing for individual users’ personal OneDrive for Business sites.

You need to navigate to the SharePoint admin center -> user profiles -> find the user ->

choose manage site collection owners -> add your account as site collection administrators,

and then navigate to the user’s personal library to disable the sync feature. 

If you have lots of users, you have to repeat these steps many times.


I hope this helps!