By Nicky / Last Updated April 9, 2020

Can I stop Google Drive upload in progress?

“Hi all, I was trying to upload 2 GB of photos to Google Drive but the upload was going extremely slow. So, I wanted to pause the upload for a few hours, but there is no option for that, neither is there an option to cancel the uploads entirely. Does anyone know if there is a way to stop Google Drive upload in progress? Thanks in advance!”

How do I stop Google Drive upload in progress?

As one of the famous file storage and synchronization service, Google Drive is very convenient for users to upload and store files like photos, videos, docs, sheets, presentations, etc. on servers. Sometimes, users need to stop uploading in progress for some reasons but don’t know how to do it.

If you are confused about how to pause Google Drive upload on PC, you can read on. There are 5 free ways to stop Google Drive upload in progress in the following contents, and you can select the one that suits your situation to follow.

Way 1. Disconnect from the network

When it comes to an app that requires an internet connection to work, you can disconnect it from the network, and then, the Google Drive upload process will also be suspended.

Way 2. Pause the app

1. Just go to the system tray and click the icon of this app. If you don't see the icon, click the upward-pointing arrow in that same area to expand more icons.

2. Click the three-dot menu and choose Pause.

Pause

Note: Whenever you want to resume uploading, right-click on app icon you will get Resume option click on that.

Way 3. Stop app forcefully

If the “pause” function till cannot help your stop Google Drive uploading progress, we need to take a harsher step of close the app. For that, you can click on its icon on system tray on bottom right. Then, a window will pop up. Click the three-dot menu and Quit Backup and Sync.

Quit Google Drive

Way 4. Disconnect your account

To stop Google Drive uploading completely, you can go to the Google Drive page and click Google account in the upper right corner and then click Sign out.

Click Sign Out

Way 5. Cancel upload task manually

When your Google Drive is backing up, a prompt box will pop up. You can click Cancel in the upper right corner of the prompt to cancel the upload task manually.

Click Cancle

Bonus tip: Google Drive alternative without any issue

Actually, If you have to stop Google Drive service due to some unsettled matters, you can rely on some other third-party service like cBackupper to continue backup your files to Google Drive without any issue.

cBackupper is a free cloud storage services which can be used as a Google Drive alternative to backup and sync your files to Google Drive. And besides that, it also has advantages as shown below:

  • It is a free web-based service, so you don’t need to download any app and can use it on multiple devices including PC, mobile phone, tablet and so on.

  • It can also help you do cloud to cloud transfer directly and easily

  • It can guarantee and keep your Google Drive account info and all files private and secure.

You can follow the steps below to execute Google Drive with cBackupper.

1. Create a cBackupper account freely and sign in.

Cbackupper Sign Up

2. Add and authorize your cloud storage services under the “Clouds” tab. cBackupper supports Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and FTP/SFTP.

Add Googledrive

3. Then, your cloud drive is listed on the left and you can see the free and used space of each cloud. You can create a backup task via cBackupper at any time according to your needs.

Conclusion

It is not hard to see that stopping Google Drive upload in progress is not a hard job. However, Although Microsoft has done a remarkable job with Google Drive, there are times when it doesn’t work properly. For example, you will find that "Google Drive stopped syncing" or "Google Drive upload paused" when you try to backup and sync your files to Google Drive. Therefore, if your Google Drive cannot work normally, cBackupper is a good alternative to Google Drive.

Besides file backup, cBackupper is also a multiple cloud manager which also supports Dropbox, OneDrive, FTP/SFTP and so on. You can add as many cloud storage accounts as you have to manage multiple cloud storage accounts on one platform and take full use of all your storage space.