Limit Network Bandwidth For OneDrive On PC With These Steps

OneDrive for PCs can be configured to save network bandwidth by modifying it’s sync settings.

Here is how :

Pause Syncing : Syncing can be temporarily paused for either 2 hours, 8 hours or 24 hours if needed. To enable this, right click on OneDrive icon and select Pause syncing.

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pause syncing in OneDrive

Limit downloading/syncing of large files and folders to PC: Again, right click on OneDrive icon from system tray but this time access Settings.

accessing settings in OneDrive for PC

From the Account tab, click on Choose folders.

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Uncheck those folders which are not used often or are too large and not important.

only selecting specific folders for OneDrive syncing to local PC

Limit transfer rate : There is also an option of manually limiting upload/download sync rate. To set this limit, select the Network tab and enter the transfer rate as needed.

limiting upload and download sync rate in OneDrive

These sync settings can be utilized as needed. Also, to troubleshoot OneDrive sync errors, refer to this earlier article.

Happy syncing.


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