Windows 10 - How to turn off OneDrive Sync - Takes Up Too Much Space on my Surface

Running Windows Preview and OneDrive.

I have several machines running OneDrive, but my Surface has filled up because of OneDrive.

How can I turn syncing off this Surface - using Windows 10.


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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Are you using a Microsoft Account?  Probably yes. Go into Settings, User Account Settings, Sync your settings and adjust there. You can probably turn off One Drive from there.

I am using a regular account so One Drive is not automatic for me.
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Sid6_7Commented:
You can go in the system tray, right click on the onedrive icon, click on settings and you can uncheck "Start onedrive when windows starts" or if you want, you can still have onedrive, but select what folders get synced.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also remember that Windows 10 is still a Preview and subject to change.

With a finished system and Office 2013 or 2016, you can manage One Drive within Office as well.  Here is what I was referring to.

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567082836Author Commented:
Question.

Since my data has already synced to my laptop, where is the location of this data.  

Is there any issue if I
1) Stop the sync on this device
2) delete the data folders (taking up all my disk space?)



Thank you!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Look in Control Panel, Sync Center for the setup. It is probably syncing your data and so your data is where you put it.
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Sid6_7Commented:
If you have it at the default location, should be in your User directory under your profile.

No issues, but make sure you unlink your drive before you start deleting it. Otherwise you run the risk of syncing your deletions to your onedrive.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@567082836  - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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Sid6_7Commented:
thank you. Hope it worked out well for you.
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