Uninstall or Disable Onedrive from Windows 10 Professional
Edited by Jay
OneDrive is an online cloud storage service by Microsoft that allows users to store, share, and sync their files for both personal and business purposes. Windows 10 comes with OneDrive automatically installed and by default is turned on when a user signs on to their PC. Although the service itself is reliable and flexible by offering both free and paid plans, some users may not want to use it. For those users who already have cloud storage in place or in workplace environments where PCs are shared by multiple users, being able to uninstall OneDrive becomes a necessity.
If you're just a regular user who doesn't use cloud storage, to begin with, OneDrive can become a tad annoying from time-to-time. Because it integrates directly into Windows file explorer, some pop-ups appear, and over time, it just becomes a hassle closing them all the time.
In the following tutorial, we're going to show how to unlink, disable, and uninstall Microsoft OneDrive. For this article, we used a Sager Laptop running Windows 10 Professional.
The steps below are for users using Windows 10 Pro. The sections on hiding and unlinking will work for the Home version. However, the part about disabling and uninstalling pertains to Windows 10 Professional.
If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.