How To Empty My Onedrive

OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage offering, lets you store and retrieve your documents from any location. Nevertheless, there may be instances where you need to clear out your OneDrive to create more room or for various other purposes. This guide will walk you through the steps necessary to empty your OneDrive.

Step 1: Log in to Your OneDrive Account

The first step is to log in to your OneDrive account. You can do this by going to and entering your Microsoft account credentials.

Step 2: Access Your Files

Once you have logged in, you will be taken to the OneDrive homepage. From here, you can access all of your files stored on OneDrive. To empty your OneDrive, you need to delete all of your files.

Step 3: Delete Your Files

To delete a file or folder, simply click on it and then select the “Delete” option from the menu that appears. You can also use the keyboard shortcut “Shift + Delete” to permanently delete a file or folder.

Step 4: Empty Your Recycle Bin

After deleting your files, you may notice that some of them are still present in your OneDrive recycle bin. To completely empty your OneDrive, you need to delete these files as well. To do this, click on the “Recycle Bin” icon in the left-hand menu and then select “Empty Recycle Bin” from the menu that appears.

Step 5: Confirm Your Changes

Once you have deleted all of your files and emptied your recycle bin, you will be prompted to confirm your changes. Click “Yes” to complete the process and empty your OneDrive.


Emptying your OneDrive is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily free up space on your OneDrive and keep it organized.