OneDrive is a cloud storage service provided by Microsoft. It allows you to store and access your files from anywhere with an internet connection. However, if you no longer need or want to use OneDrive on your PC, you can easily remove it.
Step 1: Open File Explorer
To begin the process of removing OneDrive from your PC, open File Explorer by clicking on the folder icon in the taskbar or pressing
Windows + E.
Step 2: Navigate to OneDrive Folder
Once you have opened File Explorer, navigate to the OneDrive folder. This is usually located in your user profile folder under
Step 3: Unlink Your Account
To remove OneDrive from your PC, you need to unlink your account. Right-click on the OneDrive folder and select
Unlink this PC. This will disconnect your PC from your OneDrive account.
Step 4: Delete the OneDrive Folder
After unlinking your account, you can delete the OneDrive folder. Right-click on the folder and select
Delete. This will remove the folder from your PC.
Step 5: Remove OneDrive from Startup
OneDrive may have been set to start automatically when you turn on your PC. To prevent this, open Task Manager by pressing
Ctrl + Shift + Esc. Click on the
Startup tab and find OneDrive in the list of startup items. Right-click on it and select
Step 6: Remove OneDrive from Windows Explorer
OneDrive may still appear in Windows Explorer even after you have unlinked your account and deleted the folder. To remove it, open File Explorer and click on
View in the toolbar. Check the box next to
Hidden items. OneDrive should now be visible in the list of folders. Right-click on it and select
Step 7: Remove OneDrive from Windows Registry
OneDrive may still be present in your PC’s registry even after you have unlinked your account and deleted the folder. To remove it, open
regedit.exe by pressing
Windows + R and typing
regedit. Navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\OneDrive and delete the key.
Step 8: Restart Your PC
After removing OneDrive from your PC, it’s a good idea to restart your PC to ensure that all changes have been applied. Press
Windows + X and select
Removing OneDrive from your PC is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily remove OneDrive and free up space on your PC.