After you install Microsoft Office on your Windows PC, you might notice a small orange icon in the notification area. This icon belongs to Microsoft Office Upload Center. It helps sync your documents between your local PC and the web servers. But for many of the Office users who just use Word for creating documents for printing on their connected printers, this Upload Center perhaps has nothing to offer. If you do not really use the Office Upload Center then you can disable it and free up some of the memory resources.
Here is how you can disable the Office Upload Center:
- Press the Win+R hotkey, type taskschd.msc and press Enter.
- In the Task Scheduler window, select Task Scheduler Library from the left pane. Select the task named similar to Microsoft Office 15 Sync Maintenance (it may be worded a little differently) from the middle pane.
- One way to identify the correct task is to double-click on it and when the task property window opens up, look under the Actions tab – it should be starting a program called MsoSync.exe.
- Click on the Disable button in the right-side pane to disable this task.
- Restart Windows, now you will no longer see this Office Upload Center icon in the notification area.
Microsoft Office Upload Center may not be for everyone who uses Microsoft Office. It is used to monitor the transfer process for files opened from a server or being uploaded to a server. If this is not something that you regularly use, then you can prevent it from running aimlessly in your PC by disabling it through the Task Scheduler.