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SharePoint: Removing Synced SharePoint Libraries from File Explorer

This document explains the process of removing synced libraries from your file explorer.

For this example, we will delete the “University of Wisconsin-Documents” library from our File explorer.

File explorer b4

The File Explorer is found by clicking the file explorer icon icon near the lower left-hand corner of the screen.

Let's Get Started

1.  In the lower Right-hand corner of the screen, click the blue cloudsicon.

2.  At the bottom of the "OneDrive" sync window, click More


3.  Select, Settings from the menu.


4.  The Microsoft OneDrive settings window will appear.  Select the Account tab.


5.  On the Account tab, locate the synced library you wish to remove, and click the Stop sync for that library.  Reminder: we are removing the "University of Wisconsin-Documents" folder.

stop sync

6.  Confirm that you want to stop syncing that library.

confirm stop sync

7.  You will no longer see the library under the synced locations list on the account tab.

library gone from account tab

8.  You WILL still see this in the file explorer window.  To remove it from the file explorer, RIGHT-click on the folder to be removed.

9.  Select Delete from the drop down menu.

still in the file explorer

10.  Now your library is removed from the file explorer window.


Keywords:#SharePoint; #syncing; #sync; #delete file; #OneDrive   Doc ID:92115
Owner:Emily E.Group:UW Stout
Created:2019-05-31 15:31 CDTUpdated:2022-10-04 13:26 CDT
Sites:UW Stout
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