Steps to Disable Sync button in SharePoint 2013

Steps to Disable Sync button in SharePoint 2016

In this post we will discuss how we can disable the Sync button in SharePoint 2013. Sync feature allows users to sync between SharePoint document libraries and user’s local disk.

If you open your SharePoint document library or home page you might see the Sync feature is enabled and which looks like below:

Steps to Disable Sync button in SharePoint 2013
Steps to Disable Sync button in SharePoint 2013

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We can disable this option in the site level as well as for any particular button.

Disable Sync in Site Level:

Go to the Site Settings page, then click on “Search and offline availability” under “Search” section.

Then in the “Offline Client Availability” section select No for “Allow items from this site to be downloaded to offline clients?” which looks like below:

 Steps to Disable Sync button in SharePoint 2016
Steps to Disable Sync button in SharePoint 2016

Disable Sync in Document library level:

If you want to disable the Sync option for a particular document library, then Open the document library, then go to the library settings page.

Then in the Library settings page click on Advanced Settings link under General.


Then in the Advanced settings page, Choose No in “Offline Client Availability”. Which looks like below:

 Steps to Disable Sync button in SharePoint 2019
Steps to Disable Sync button in SharePoint 2019

Hope this will be helpful.


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I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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