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Change the OneDrive sync app upload or download rate

When you sync files by using the sync app, you can choose how much of your network bandwidth you use.

  1. Open OneDrive settings (select the OneDrive cloud icon in your notification area, and then select the OneDrive Help and Settings icon then Settings.)

  2. Go to the Network tab.

  3. Adjust the upload and download rates as required.

Notes: 

  • If you're syncing work or school files and don't see the Network tab, the settings are managed by your IT department.

  • You can limit the upload and download throughput to a fixed rate (the minimum rate is 50 KB/sec, and the maximum rate is 100,000 KB/sec). The lower the rate, the longer it will take your files to upload and download. Instead of limiting upload throughput to a fixed rate, you can also set it to "Adjust automatically." This setting enables the OneDrive sync client (OneDrive.exe) to upload data in the background by only consuming unused bandwidth and not interfere with other applications using the network.

Tips: 

  • If you're on a slow network temporarily, you can pause syncing instead of setting limits on the upload and download rates. To do this, click the OneDrive icon in the notification area on your taskbar, select OneDrive Help and Settings icon in the activity center, click Pause syncing, and then select how long you want to pause syncing.

  • If you have large files to upload, try to do so when you're on a fast network.

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