Turn Off Automatic Backup (OneDrive) - Windows® 8

Note Notes:

  • For general information regarding OneDrive, such as how to copy, move, save, view and share files, refer to the Getting started with OneDrive tutorial.
  • Windows® can automatically back up device content to OneDrive including settings, app list, photos, videos, and messages. To utilize the backup functionality, the device must be signed in with a Microsoft account and there must be enough available space in OneDrive to store the data.

 

  1. From the right edge of the screen, swipe left to display the charms menu.
    Note If using a mouse, move the pointer to the upper or lower-right corner of the Start screen then move up/down.
    Note Alternatively, press the Windows+C keys ( windows key logo+C) located on the physical keyboard (if available).
    Swipe left with Charms menu
  2. Tap or click Settings.
  3. From the left-pane, tap or click OneDrive.
    Note If not available, tap or click Back Back icon as necessary until "PC settings" appears in the upper-left.
  4. From the left-pane, tap or click File storage.
  5. From the OneDrive storage section, tap or click the "Save documents to OneDrive by default" switch to turn off Switch Off icon.
    Note Depending upon personalization options, the switch colors may differ from the examples depicted above.
  6. Tap or click Camera Roll.
  7. From the Upload photos and videos section, select one of the following:
    • Don't upload photos
    • Upload photos at good quality
    • Upload photos at best quality
  8. Tap or click the "Automatically upload videos to OneDrive" switch to turn off.
  9. Tap or click Sync settings.
  10. Tap or click the switch for any of the various sync settings to turn off (e.g., Sync your settings on this PC, My themes, taskbar, high contrast, and more, etc.):
  11. Tap or click Metered connections.
  12. Tap or click the switch for any of the following to turn off :
    • Upload and download files over metered connections
    • Upload and download files over metered connections even when I'm roaming
    • Sync and back up settings over metered connections
    • Sync and back up settings over metered connections even when I'm roaming

 

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