Removing Microsoft Office Upload Center from Windows 10

If you have Office 2010, 2013, or 2016, you might know about the Microsoft Office Upload Center. It appears in the taskbar on the right bottom corner of the window where the clock and other background apps are located. This feature allows you to keep tabs on your documents once they’re uploaded to OneDrive. It’s a useful feature if you are uploading multiple documents at once. Yet, in other instances, this feature can be a bit superfluous. So, we’ll show you how to remove the notification area from your Taskbar by changing the settings in your Upload Center.

How Does It Work?

The upload center allows you to monitor document uploads and downloads during synchronization with your OneDrive account. It will also let you know if the uploads were successful, failed, or were uninterrupted for any reason.

One of the biggest benefits is that it allows you create backups for your documents very easily and securely.  When you save a document, it will save on your computer, and whenever you connect to the internet, the files will automatically be backed up to your One Drive account.

Let’s Get Started

Now, let’s say that you have already upgraded your computer to windows 10. You will notice the new notification center which can be very useful for certain things but at the same time, it can get annoying when you work with lots of documents that are constantly being uploaded and synched with your online backup service. If you are like me and get annoyed with it, you may want to remove the Microsoft Office Upload Center from Windows 10.

Remove It for the Current Session Only

If you just want to get rid of the icon for your current session on your computer instead of removing g  it To get rid of Upload Center for the current Windows session you need to start by bringing up the task manager. Do this by pressing "Ctrl + Alt + Del" then clicking on task manager or "Ctrl + Shift + Esc."  Next, you will need to select the "Processes" tab and search for "MSOSYNC.EXE." Click on it to highlight it then press "Delete" to stop it from running. Next, search for "OSPPSVC.EXE" and do the same thing.

Remove It Permanently

To do this, just hover your cursor over the Office Upload Center icon and right-click. You will see a pop-up menu; choose “Settings.”

Note: Another way to get to the Office Upload Center is by clicking the Start menu and choosing “All Apps” then “Microsoft Office 2016 Tools.” In Office 2010 and 2013, it’s under “Microsoft Office 2010/2013.”

Now, once you get to the Upload Center, hit “Settings” on the toolbar.

You will see a new menu box for the “Microsoft Office Upload Center Settings.” Go to “Display Options” then find the “Display icon in notification area” option and ensure that you uncheck that box. Hit “OK” to save the changes and exit the menu.

Now hit the “X” in the upper-right hand corner of the Upload Center window.

Keep in mind that disabling the Office Upload Center from your notifications doesn’t mean you can’t access it. Just use the Start menu to navigate back to it.