After Removing Onedrive Many Files Remain.


  1. Posts : 64
    Windows 10 Bld 1809
       #1

    After Removing Onedrive Many Files Remain.


    I recently removed Onedrive from 3 of my W10 1909 machines and found many, many files associated with Onedrive on each of them.

    Search Everything reveals the following examples:
    C:windows//Winsxs\amd64-microsoft windows-s..ivebackup._ .... plus many more in Winsxs
    Setting Handlers_... several files
    For about 50 more in c:\\Windows\Servicing\LCU

    Most are small,2kb, but few are 20kb or larger.

    I've no idea what the files are and am unable to delete them using Search Everything because I keep getting a message about needing permission from Trusted Installer.

    I am clearing in over my head here and really need some help?

    Thank you.
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  2. sygnus21's Avatar
    Posts : 5,334
    Win 10 Pro (x64) 20H2 (19042.906)
       #2

    There's absolutely no reason whatsoever to remove OneDrive outside the unfounded fear mongering posted around the internet. If you don't want to use the app simply turn it off - Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration. Many people get themselves in trouble by going about unconventional means in "taming" Windows 10.

    As to fixing what you've done - my advice is to try a repair install - Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade and then disable OneDrive via the above link (the correct way).

    Good luck.
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  3. Posts : 64
    Windows 10 Bld 1809
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you very much! I will return things to where they were before my misguided adventure. Will take a simple approach to doing so rather than a 'repair install'. I have a Macrium backup just before uninstalling Onedrive. I make one just before I go on one of my adventures.

    Thanks again.
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  4. sygnus21's Avatar
    Posts : 5,334
    Win 10 Pro (x64) 20H2 (19042.906)
       #4

    Bluewind said:
    I have a Macrium backup just before uninstalling Onedrive. I make one just before I go on one of my adventures.
    Good move.

    Peace
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