Windows 10: OneDrive can be uninstalled ?

  1. davidhk's Avatar
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    windows 10 Home threshold2
       07 Dec 2017 #1

    OneDrive can be uninstalled ?


    This is a newly installed Win 10 Home.

    Win 10 version 1709 Build 16299.98

    I thought OneDrive was part of the current Win 10 operating system and it could not be uninstalled. It should NOT even be listed in Programs and Features.
    I just happened to check my Programs and Features and I saw this..........

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    I must be really out of date. When did MS reverse the decision ?
    Last edited by davidhk; 07 Dec 2017 at 02:33.
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 3,420
    10.6 Home 1809 x64
       09 Dec 2017 #2

    Turn off or uninstall OneDrive - Office Support

    Should you use the OneDrive universal app or desktop client? | Windows Central


    davidhk said: View Post
    I must be really out of date. When did MS reverse the decision ?
    I think, that the first version did not allow to uninstall it, but I uninstalled the app in the versions afterards.
    As for the desktop version, I think, it might be available since 1703 or 1709. I just do this to remove it.

    Code:
    taskkill /F /IM onedrive.exe
    "%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe" /uninstall
    "%SYSTEMROOT%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe" /uninstall
    rd "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\OneDrive" /Q /S
    rd "%PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft OneDrive" /Q /S
    rd "%USERPROFILE%\OneDrive" /Q /S
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  3.    10 Dec 2017 #3

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Turn off or uninstall OneDrive - Office Support

    Should you use the OneDrive universal app or desktop client? | Windows Central



    I think, that the first version did not allow to uninstall it, but I uninstalled the app in the versions afterards.
    As for the desktop version, I think, it might be available since 1703 or 1709. I just do this to remove it.

    Code:
    taskkill /F /IM onedrive.exe
    "%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe" /uninstall
    "%SYSTEMROOT%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe" /uninstall
    rd "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\OneDrive" /Q /S
    rd "%PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft OneDrive" /Q /S
    rd "%USERPROFILE%\OneDrive" /Q /S
    No such thing as a desktop version.
    You have PC version and mobile phone version - that's it.
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  4.    10 Dec 2017 #4

    What is point of removing it anyway. We all get 5GB of free cloud space. It is very handy way of backing up valuable documents, and makes it easy to transfer stuff to other pcs. Very easy to create download links - do not even need to go online.

    It does not use any resources other than a brief periodic check synced folders are upto date, and that can be switched off as well.

    Also, with new Files on Demand, you can store files in cloud and save space on PC - great for 32GB mmc devices.
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  5.    10 Dec 2017 #5

    Totally agree with you, @cereberus , I also don't understand what is so bad about OneDrive...
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  6. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    10.6 Home 1809 x64
       10 Dec 2017 #6

    cereberus said: View Post
    What is point of removing it anyway.
    Last time I tried it, it removed my files, lucky I had a backup.
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  7. BugMeister's Avatar
    Posts : 3,157
    64-bit Win10 Pro Insider Build 18262.1000
       10 Dec 2017 #7

    removing OneDrive from the StartUp saves time..
    it auto-opens when it's needed, so no real need to have it at StartUp
    - unless circumstances warrant, natch..
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  8. Posts : 901
    Windows 10
       10 Dec 2017 #8

    Just right click the Icon in All Programs > Uninstall. Or go the Programs & Features ways.
    Not really necessary as it can side lined by Windows Settings and the Application settings.

    The latest iteration seems very unobtrusive. Nothing in Startup or in the File Explorer.
    Mega fuss about nothing.
    I kept my free 2 x 15 GB of cloud space.
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  9.    10 Dec 2017 #9

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Last time I tried it, it removed my files, lucky I had a backup.
    Mine as well, I then removed it.
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