How to Turn On or Off Notification when OneDrive Syncing is Pause in Windows 11

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This article describes steps to enable or disableNotify me when syncing is paused” in the OneDrive app in Windows 11.

The OneDrive app lets you sync files and folders on your computer with Microsoft cloud, allowing you to access them anywhere on your mobile devices and other computers using the service.

The OneDrive app is installed on Windows computers by default. When you get a new computer and OneDrive services are not forcibly disabled, the app is accessible by default.

Also, the OneDrive app will notify you by default when syncing is paused, running a Windows device in battery saver mode, and running on a metered connection.

If you are not getting notifications automatically from the OneDrive app and want to start getting them, the steps below will show you how.

Enable or disable notify me when syncing is paused in OneDrive

As described above, the OneDrive app will notify you by default when syncing is paused or running a Windows device in battery saver mode and on a metered connection.

Here’s how to enable or disable the notification in Windows 11.

First, make sure you have set up OneDrive in Windows 11.

With OneDrive set up, open OneDrive from the Start menu or browse to the OneDrive installed location at (“C:\Program Files\Microsoft OneDrive\OneDrive.exe“).

You can also quickly access the OneDrive icon from the Taskbar overflow.

onedrive icon on the taskbar overview
onedrive icons on the taskbar overview

When the app opens, click on the Help & Settings (gear) icon and then on Settings.

onedrive help and settings button
onedrive help and settings button

On the Settings pane, under Notifications, toggle the button to the On position to “Notify me when syncing is paused” in the OneDrive app.

To disable it, toggle the button back to the Off position.

windows onedrive notify me when syncing is paused
windows onedrive notifies me when syncing is paused

Turn or Off notify me when syncing is paused in OneDrive via the registry

Alternatively, users can use the Windows registry to turn on or off “Notify me when syncing is paused” in the OneDrive app.

Open the Windows Registry, and navigate to the folder key path as listed below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\OneDrive

If you don’t see the OneDrive folder key, right-click on the Microsoft parent key, then create the subkey (OneDrive) folder.

windows onedrive turn on or off notifications when onedrive is paused
windows onedrive turns on or off notifications when onedrive is paused

Right-click on the OneDrive folder key’s right pane and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value. Type a new key named UserSettingAutoPauseNotificationEnabled.

Double-click the new value name (UserSettingAutoPauseNotificationEnabled) and enter the Value data of 1 to get notifications when synching is paused in the OneDrive app.

Value data of 0 will disable notifications when syncing is paused in the OneDrive app.

windows onedrive turn on or off notifications when onedrive is paused registry value data
windows onedrive turns on or off notifications when onedrive is paused registry value data

For this to work, you must also meet the below requirements:

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn on or off notifications when syncing is paused in OneDrive in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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Richard W

I love computers; maybe way too much. What I learned I try to share at geekrewind.com.

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