Unable to stop sync specific SharePoint Document library

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I have accidently clicked on sync option from one of the SharePoint site and now I am not able to find the option to stop the sync. I have paused the sync for the time being. If I navigate to OneDrive app>Settings> Account>Choose folders, I am unable to find the folder that is syncing. However I can find the folder in my FileExplorer>Quick Access. I need to stop sync for this particular Document library as the size of the same is almost 150 GB.

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To stop syncing a specific SharePoint Document Library, you can follow these steps:

  1. Click on the blue cloud icon in your computer’s taskbar to access OneDrive for Business on your computer.
  2. From the pop-up that appears, click on “More”.
  3. From another pop-up that appears, choose “Settings”.
  4. On the next screen, you will see a list of all the places you synchronize. Most likely you will see your own OneDrive being synchronized, plus any SharePoint document libraries you pressed sync on.
  5. To un-sync, just click on “Stop Sync” next to the location you want to stop synchronizing.
  6. You will then get a confirmation message; just press “Stop Sync” button.
  7. Press “OK” – you are all set. You will see the green checkbox (that you normally see appear over the yellow folder) gone – meaning there is no more synchronization in place and no link between SharePoint document library and your computer.


I hope this helps!