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How to Uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10

How to Uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10
Microsoft OneDrive is an Internet-based cloud storage platform with a significant chunk of space offered for free by Microsoft to anyone with a Microsoft account.

OneDrive does what all the other cloud storage services do — it gives you a place to put your files on the Internet. You need to log in to OneDrive with your Microsoft account (or, equivalently, log in to Windows with your Microsoft account) to access your data.

If you log in to a different Windows 10 computer using the same Microsoft account, you have access to all your OneDrive data through the web but, surprisingly, not necessarily through File Explorer. In fact, if you look only at Windows File Explorer, you might not even know what data is sitting in your OneDrive storage.

This tutorial shows you how to uninstall OneDrive, in Windows 10.

1. Open the Command Prompt by typing cmd.exe into Start Menu, right-click on Cmd.exe, and open it as an administrator.

2. Type in following command to terminate any OneDrive processes and press Enter key.

Code:

taskkill /f /im OneDrive.exe


3. If you’re using 32-bit version of Windows 10, type following command and press Enter key.

Code:

%SystemRoot%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall


4. If you’re using 64-bit version of Windows 10, type following command and press Enter key.

Code:

%SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall


You won’t see a confirmation dialog or progress bar when you do this, but if you try searching for OneDrive, the app will no longer be found. Your OneDrive folder and files, however, will still be available.

However, if you want to also remove the residual folders, search for OneDrive in %UserProfile%, %LocalAppData% and %ProgramData% folders and delete them them.

To remove Onedrive from File Explorer, open the Registry Editor and delete these keys :

Code:

  HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}



If you want to install OneDrive later at any time, open the Command Prompt as explained above. Then depending on the type of your system, type and run the following commands:

For 32-bit systems: %systemroot%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe

For 64-bit systems: %systemroot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe

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