How To Remove Microsoft Onedrive From Windows 10


Microsoft OneDrive is a cloud storage solution that is automatically included with Windows 10. Although it serves as a convenient option for file storage and sharing, there are users who might favor alternative cloud storage providers or find no use for it whatsoever. This article will guide you through the steps to uninstall Microsoft OneDrive from your Windows 10 machine.

Step 1: Open the Settings app

To begin, open the Settings app by clicking on the gear icon in the Start menu or by pressing the Windows key + I on your keyboard.

Step 2: Navigate to the OneDrive settings

In the Settings app, click on “Devices” and then select “OneDrive” from the left-hand sidebar. This will take you to the OneDrive settings page.

Step 3: Unlink your account

On the OneDrive settings page, you should see a message that says “You’re currently signed in with [your email address].” Click on the “Unlink this PC” button to unlink your account from OneDrive. This will prevent any future syncing of files between your computer and OneDrive.

Step 4: Remove the OneDrive folder

Once you’ve unlinked your account, you can remove the OneDrive folder from your computer. Open File Explorer and navigate to “C:\Users\[your username]\OneDrive” (or “C:\Users\[your username]\Documents\OneDrive” if you’re using an older version of Windows). Right-click on the OneDrive folder and select “Delete.”

Step 5: Remove the OneDrive app

Finally, to completely remove Microsoft OneDrive from your computer, you need to uninstall the OneDrive app. Open the Start menu and type “OneDrive” into the search bar. Right-click on the OneDrive app and select “Uninstall.” Follow the prompts to complete the uninstallation process.


Removing Microsoft OneDrive from your Windows 10 computer is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. By following the instructions outlined above, you can easily unlink your account, remove the OneDrive folder, and uninstall the OneDrive app to completely remove it from your computer.