Can I remove OneDrive from Windows 10

  1. Change the startup search to Windows 10.
  2. Select Start, and type Programs into the search box.
  3. Then choose Add or remove programs from the list of results.
  4. Find and select Microsoft OneDrive under Apps & features, then Uninstall.

Windows 10 – How To Disable OneDrive and Remove It From File Explorer on Windows 10


Do I really need OneDrive?

Can I remove OneDrive from Windows 10 to have a backup in the traditional sense of backing up the entire computer or hard drive? What it’s best at is backing up specific items or files one needs backed up from top to bottom and keeping them safe – especially during natural disasters when there could be flooding or earthquakes for instance.

Also, we’d just want to point out that any users who want a more traditional type of backup away from their home computer are free to do so with programs like Time Machine which will sync the Mac hard drive from the computer to the cloud so it can be accessed from any other Mac device even when no WiFi connection is available.

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How do I permanently disable OneDrive in Windows 10?

Click on the bottom right part of your desktop. Type Task Manager in the search bar that comes up then click on it once you find it. When the pop-up window’s Startup tab appears, simply choose Microsoft OneDrive (if it’s enabled), and disable it. Restart your computer afterward, and OneDrive should no longer by default run with Windows startup.

How do I remove OneDrive from my PC?

Click on the OneDrive icon on the taskbar. This will launch your sync client and open your My Drive folder. In your file explorer, go to the location where you first downloaded your files by browsing their path and pressing enter (default folders are C:\Users\<username>\OneDrive\{Personal|Skydrive Name}\Documents).

Select a single file or an entire folder in one group by holding down Ctrl while clicking each of them with your mouse. Right-click on the files or folders that are highlighted and narrow them down to the Delete option. Careful! Pressing Delete here may permanently delete the selected files or folders from your hard drive.

What happens if I uninstall OneDrive?

OneDrive is a desktop app in Windows 8.1. When you uninstall OneDrive using Programs and Features, OneDrive is also uninstalled for all users on this computer. If you want to reinstall it, go to

How do I stop OneDrive from syncing to my PC?

Please follow these steps to disable the sync client. First, open the submenu drop-down by right-clicking (Windows) or double finger tapping (Mac) on the OneDrive icon near your clock in the taskbar. Next, select ‘Settings’ from the options list.

Once there, choose how you want to disable it: – On a Windows PC, select ‘Uninstall OneDrive for Business’ under ‘Manage my OneDrive for Business account’ in the Account section if you have a standalone installation of Office365 and did not install the sync client through Windows Update. –

On a Mac computer, scroll down to ‘Subscription Settings’ and select ‘Stop sync service’ under Manage My Subscription in the Account section.