How To Disable Onedrive In Office 365 Admin Center

OneDrive is a storage solution based in the cloud, included with Microsoft Office 365. Although it serves as a convenient option for file storage and sharing, there are users who might choose to turn it off for different reasons. This guide will walk you through the steps to deactivate OneDrive in the Office 365 Admin Center.

Step 1: Log in to the Office 365 Admin Center

To begin, log in to the Office 365 Admin Center using your administrator credentials. Once you are logged in, navigate to the “Settings” section and select “Services & Add-ins.”

Step 2: Locate OneDrive Settings

In the “Services & Add-ins” section, locate the “OneDrive for Business” settings. Click on it to access the OneDrive configuration options.

Step 3: Disable OneDrive

Within the OneDrive for Business settings, you will find an option to disable OneDrive. This can be done by selecting “No” in the “Allow users to sync SharePoint and OneDrive files to their computers” field. Once you have made this change, click on “Save Changes” to apply the new setting.

Step 4: Confirm Disablement

After saving the changes, log in to your Office 365 account as a user. Check if OneDrive is no longer visible or accessible. If it is still present, try logging out and back in again to ensure that the changes have taken effect.


By following these steps, you have successfully disabled OneDrive in the Office 365 Admin Center. This will prevent users from accessing or syncing their files with OneDrive. Remember to communicate any changes made to your users and provide alternative solutions if necessary.