The article provides a guide on how to pause and resume syncing files on Google Drive on Windows 11. Pausing the sync can conserve internet bandwidth and prevent real-time synchronization of changes made to files. The guide offers the process to pause and resume syncing through the Google Drive flyout window from the notification area.
This article explains how to pause and resume syncing Google Drive on Windows 11.
Google Drive is a cloud storage and file synchronization service developed by Google. It allows users to store and share files in the cloud, synchronize files across devices, and collaborate with others in real time.
When you use Google Drive, you can pause and resume synching anytime. When you pause syncing, your files and changes are not synchronized in real-time. Once you resume, all the changes will be synchronized.
You might want to pause and resume syncing in Google Drive for several reasons. For example, you may have limited internet bandwidth and want to conserve it by temporarily pausing syncing.
You might also want to make changes to files without them being synced in real-time, or you may want to prevent syncing during a specific period to avoid interruptions. Whatever the reason, pausing and resuming syncing in Google Drive is a simple and useful feature that can help you manage your files and internet usage more efficiently.
Pause syncing to Google Drive
As mentioned above, users can pause and resume syncing to Google Drive for several reasons. Whatever the reasons, the steps below show you how to do that.
First, open the Google Drive flyout window from the notification area. You can do that by clicking the Taskbar overflow and selecting the Google Drive icon to open its flyout window.
When the flyout opens, select the Settings (gear) at the top of the screen and click Pauses synching.
Google Drive will still be paused until you manually re-enable syncing.
To resume, click the Google Drive icon on the Taskbar overflow section and select Settings Resume syncing.
That should do it!
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