Onedrive is back to appearing in Explorer as a folder


  1. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 pro
       #1

    Onedrive is back to appearing in Explorer as a folder


    Current version of Windows 10 Pro.

    I followed a tutorial here do uninstall OneDrive. While using Explorer today (on this laptop), I see that OneDrive folder keeps reappearing. I don't find evidence that OneDrive has managed to reinstall itself -- which is to say, I can't find it in the Apps section -- so I'm curious if it is really uninstalled or if there was some aspect of the uninstall I missed. I don't remember seeing the folder appear until today. Any suggestions (I mean it's a 'nit', I just don't happen to like things I've gotten rid of just randomly reappearing).
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  2. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 11,600
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #2

    I don't deal with OneDrive, just ignore it but have noticed that many things in Win10 get restored or customizations deleted during a twice-yearly Version Upgrade and maybe once in awhile with a Build update, OneDrive probably is one of those features that come back.
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  3. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 pro
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       #3

    Berton said:
    I don't deal with OneDrive, just ignore it but have noticed that many things in Win10 get restored or customizations deleted during a twice-yearly Version Upgrade and maybe once in awhile with a Build update, OneDrive probably is one of those features that come back.
    I have automatic updates turned off via a utility and I haven't turned it on for several weeks, at least. I would have thought that had M$ restored it somehow that the whole program would be restored (hence, I should be able to find the app and re-uninstall it; which I can't find it anywhere). Having been forced to go to Windows 10, I have found myself wasting a lot of time taking the same things out over and over again. I don't do totalitarianism very well.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,192
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #4

    Hello,

    If you mean OneDrive in the navigation pane of File Explorer, then you can use the method in the tutorial below to remove it.

    Add or Remove OneDrive from Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    In addition: Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration
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  5. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Okay, I'll give it a shot. Thanks!
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