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    Uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10

    Uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10

    How to Uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Apps & Features
    07 Feb 2022
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10


    OneDrive is free online storage that comes with your Microsoft account. Save your files online to OneDrive and you will be able to view, browse, upload, and share them from any PC, tablet, or phone.

    OneDrive is built into Windows 10 by default, and you can find your OneDrive files through File Explorer. You can also get the OneDrive app from Microsoft Store.

    This tutorial will show you how to uninstall the built-in Microsoft OneDrive for all users and OneDrive app from Microsoft Store for your account in Windows 10.


    It is recommend to turn off OneDrive backup for any folders and check you've got all the files you want in a safe place before uninstalling OneDrive.



    Contents

    • Option One: Uninstall Built-in Microsoft OneDrive for All Users in Windows 10
    • Option Two: Uninstall OneDrive app from Microsoft Store for Current User in Windows 10



    EXAMPLE: OneDrive in Windows 10
    Uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10-built_in_microsoft_onedrive.jpg Uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10-onedrive_app_from_microsoft_store.png






    OPTION ONE

    Uninstall Built-in Microsoft OneDrive for All Users in Windows 10


    You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option.

    If OneDrive is uninstalled, the OneDrive folder for users on the PC will stop syncing, but any files or data they have in OneDrive will still be available when they sign in at OneDrive.com.


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Apps icon.

    2 Click/tap on Apps & features on the left side, click/tap on Microsoft OneDrive on the right side, and click/tap on the Uninstall button. (see screenshot below)

    Uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10-uninstall_onedrive-1.jpg

    3 Click/tap on Uninstall to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10-uninstall_onedrive-2.jpg

    4 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes to approve. (see screenshot below)

    Uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10-uninstall_onedrive-3.png

    5 You can now close Settings if you like.

    To reinstall the built-in OneDrive, you can download the latest version, and run the downloaded OneDriveSetup.exe file.








    OPTION TWO

    Uninstall OneDrive app from Microsoft Store for Current User in Windows 10


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Apps icon.

    2 Click/tap on Apps & features on the left side, click/tap on OneDrive on the right side, and click/tap on the Uninstall button. (see screenshot below)

    Uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10-uninstall_onedrive_app.jpg

    3 Click/tap on Uninstall to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10-uninstall_onedrive-2.jpg

    4 You can now close Settings if you like.

    To reinstall the OneDrive app, you can download and install it from the Microsoft Store.



    That's it,
    Shawn Brink






  1. Posts : 7
    windows 10 Home
       #1

    Hi Shawn,
    After UNSYNC OneDrive, the content of Documents folder in This PC disappeared (I believe that Documents folder is still pointing to Users/Tony/OneDrive/Documents...I tried to move or point to Users/Tony/Documents but Windows won't let me. If I uninstall OneDrive per your instruction will the Documents folder in This PC default/point to Users/Tony/Documents ?(of course I will save the content of the Documents folder in OneDrive first)
    Desktop, windows 10 Home, 4/2020 update, built-in OneDrive
    Sorry for the lengthy question, Thanks
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 64,511
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Tony77 said:
    Hi Shawn,
    After UNSYNC OneDrive, the content of Documents folder in This PC disappeared (I believe that Documents folder is still pointing to Users/Tony/OneDrive/Documents...I tried to move or point to Users/Tony/Documents but Windows won't let me. If I uninstall OneDrive per your instruction will the Documents folder in This PC default/point to Users/Tony/Documents ?(of course I will save the content of the Documents folder in OneDrive first)
    Desktop, windows 10 Home, 4/2020 update, built-in OneDrive
    Sorry for the lengthy question, Thanks
    Hello Tony,

    Unfortunately, unsyncing Documents from OneDrive (cloud) will not restore the files to the Documents folder on the PC.

    You will need to manually copy the files from the Documents folder on OneDrive (cloud) back into the the Documents folder on the PC.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 7
    windows 10 Home
       #3

    Hi Shawn,
    As I recall, when I first setup the windows10, I selected Document and Pictures to link or sync with OneDrive cloud. Now those 2 folders are linked to OneDrive folder no matter where! even after unlinked and then uninstalled (after uninstalled OneDrive, the OneDrive folder is still avail at C:\Users\Tony\OneDrive . Documents in "This PC" links to it but NOT C:\users\Tony\Documents). I moved the OneDrive folder from C:\users\Tony to another internal Harddrive (D:\)...but this Documents folder (in This PC) still follow it to drive D:\ . Moving OneDrive folder to an external drive and disconnected drive, Document still link to that non connected drive. Can not link, point to Document in C:\Users\Tony (Move or Restore Default, Find Target all failed)...
    what I want is to link Documents in This PC to Documents in C:\Users\Tony
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 64,511
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Tony77 said:
    Hi Shawn,
    As I recall, when I first setup the windows10, I selected Document and Pictures to link or sync with OneDrive cloud. Now those 2 folders are linked to OneDrive folder no matter where! even after unlinked and then uninstalled (after uninstalled OneDrive, the OneDrive folder is still avail at C:\Users\Tony\OneDrive . Documents in "This PC" links to it but NOT C:\users\Tony\Documents). I moved the OneDrive folder from C:\users\Tony to another internal Harddrive (D:\)...but this Documents folder (in This PC) still follow it to drive D:\ . Moving OneDrive folder to an external drive and disconnected drive, Document still link to that non connected drive. Can not link, point to Document in C:\Users\Tony (Move or Restore Default, Find Target all failed)...
    what I want is to link Documents in This PC to Documents in C:\Users\Tony
    You could test using step 5 in option 2 of the tutorial below to restore the default location of your Documents folder.

    Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 3,761
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2
       #5

    Hi Shawn,
    Just to confirm the old built-in app is only available with a W10 install otherwise I have to use the Store app.
    Thank you
      My Computers


  6. Posts : 4,321
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home
       #6

    Hemimax said:
    Hi Shawn,
    Just to confirm the old built-in app is only available with a W10 install otherwise I have to use the Store app.
    Thank you
    In Windows 11 it's
    C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-onedrive-setup_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.22483.1000_none_131770188d15d249
    same as Win 10 I believe for the install .exe.
      My Computers


  7. Posts : 3,761
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2
       #7

    Thank you! Think this is it C:\Windows\WinSxS\wow64_microsoft-windows-onedrive-setup_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.19041.1_none_e585f901f9ce93e6
    Last edited by Hemimax; 24 Oct 2021 at 09:06.
      My Computers


  8. Posts : 1
    windows 10
       #8

    i've done all of the above - at least i'm almost positive i have, as directed in the article. however, whenever i try to remove onedrive, i either can't find it anywhere on my main drive or i get a pop up stating it's already installed and must be uninstalled in order to uninstall or install it. i'm generally not this lost with computers. but this really has me stumped. can someone, anyone, please help me (get rid of onedrive)? thanks!
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 64,511
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #9

    mariadkins said:
    i've done all of the above - at least i'm almost positive i have, as directed in the article. however, whenever i try to remove onedrive, i either can't find it anywhere on my main drive or i get a pop up stating it's already installed and must be uninstalled in order to uninstall or install it. i'm generally not this lost with computers. but this really has me stumped. can someone, anyone, please help me (get rid of onedrive)? thanks!
    Hello Maria, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you were able to successfully do option 1 without getting an error message, then OneDrive should be uninstalled.

    Note, this does not remove your OneDrive folder though. Just the app.
      My Computers


 

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