How to disable the Microsoft Office Upload Center

Discussion in 'Guides' started by RGiskardR, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. RGiskardR

    RGiskardR Malware Tester Silver Member

    If you install a recent copy of Microsoft Office on your Windows PC, you may notice that something that the Microsoft Office Upload Center gets installed with that copy.

    You may notice it in the system tray area of the operating system as it displays its own icon there. The Upload Center may also display there after you set up OneDrive on a Windows 10 machine (maybe on older versions as well but I did not test that).

    First question that may come to your mind is why it is there and what it is used for.

    Microsoft offers the following description:

    Microsoft Office Upload Center now gives you a way to see the state of files you're uploading to a server, in one location. When you upload a file to a web server, Microsoft first saves that file locally to the Office Document Cache before it starts the upload, which means that you can save changes and immediately continue working even when you are offline or have a bad network connection. The Microsoft Office Upload Center lets you keep track of how uploads are progressing, and whether any files need your attention.

    Basically, it is a software used to control Office documents that you work on that get uploaded to a server. This is mostly useful in scenarios where you work with remote documents. If you do, you may not want to disable the Upload Center but if you use Office locally only, there is no reason to keep the Office Upload Center around.

    You may use the Upload Center to manage Microsoft Office file uploads to web servers (e.g. OneDrive).

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