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Remove Green Check Marks on Desktop Icons

Simply stopping OneDrive can be a method. While trying it, OneDrive will not backup files from your device anymore until you open OneDrive again. And in response, the green check marks won’t be visible.

Source: https://windowsclick.com/how-to-remove-green-check-marks-on-desktop-icons/

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Green check marks on desktop Icons

Green check marks on desktop Icons

However, you want to remove the check marks. Many other OneDrive users also want to uncheck them as well. But, the removing process is rarely found indeed.

How to Remove Green Check Marks on Desktop Icons - windowsclick

However, you want to remove the check marks. Many other OneDrive users also want to uncheck them as well. But, the removing process is rarely found indeed. 

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Six Methods to Remove Green Check Marks on Desktop Icons

Method 1: Close OneDrive
Method 2: Pause Syncing
Method 3: Stop Backup
Method 4: Unmark ‘Always keep on this device’
Method 5: Utilize ‘Free up space’
Method 6: Rebuild Icon Cache

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Method 1: Close OneDrive

Method 1: Close OneDrive

Step 1
Check the ‘System Tray‘ to find OneDrive icon.
Step 2
Right-click on the icon.
Step 3
Consequently, the ‘Close OneDrive‘ option will become evident on the screen with other settings options. You have to click on it.

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Method 2: Pause Syncing

Method 2: Pause Syncing

Step 1
Go to ‘System Tray‘ again. You have to click on the OneDrive icon.
Step 2
Next, select ‘Help & Settings‘ option.
Step 3
Consequently, you will see the ‘Pause syncing‘ option in the new interface among some other options. You have to select hours then.