You can useÂ OneDriveÂ toÂ sync filesÂ between your computer and the cloud, so you can get to your files from anywhere – your computer, your mobile device, and even through the OneDrive website at OneDrive.com. If you add, change, or delete a file or folder in your OneDrive folder, the file or folder is added, changed, or deleted on the OneDrive website and vice versa. You can work with your synced files directly in File Explorer and access your files even when youâ€™re offline. Whenever youâ€™re online, any changes that you or others make will sync automatically.
You can also back up your important folders (your Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders) on your Windows PC withÂ OneDrive folder backup syncing, so they’reÂ protectedÂ and available on other devices.
If you want to stop OneDrive syncing for a short time on your computer, you canÂ PauseÂ andÂ ResumeÂ your sync. For example, if you are on a metered or slow internet connection.
Pausing and Resuming can also help if OneDrive status displays “Processing changes” for a long time.
This tutorial will show you how to pause and resume OneDrive syncing for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.