How To Disable Or Uninstall OneDrive In Windows 10

Nowadays, online cloud storage is the new solution to keep your data on the go, along with the USB sticks. With online cloud storage, you can easily access your data from anywhere, where has an Internet connection.

There are many cloud storage services in the market, such as Dropbox,, Google Drive and OneDrive. These online cloud services are offering a specific free storage space, allows you to upload and keep your data in there. If you want more storage spaces to save more data, you have to upgrade to the premium plan, which will cost you a few dollars per month.

How To Uninstall OneDrive In Windows 10

For example: Dropbox offers to users 2GB of free storage space. If you want to have more space to save more files, you have to upgrade to the “Dropbox Pro” plan, which will cost you $9.99 per month. With this plan, you will able to upload and save files in your Dropbox account up to 1TB.

Disable Or Uninstall OneDrive In Windows 10

By default, the Microsoft’s OneDrive is pre-installed in Windows 10, which helps users to save all data to the cloud, without installing any other program. Many users love this built-in application, but a part of users don’t like it or even never use it. In this case, disable or uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10 is a good solution.

There are several ways to disable or uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10. In this article, we will tell you two easiest solutions to uninstall or hide it.

Top Two Ways To Disable Or Uninstall OneDrive In Windows 10

As we mentioned above, Microsoft’s OneDrive is pre-installed within Windows 10, and will run in the background. To avoid this application use the computer’s resources, you can disable it and prevent it from running in the background.

Also Read: Remove Default Apps From Windows 10 Using PowerShell.

Use Local Group Policy Editor To Disable OneDrive

In order to disable OneDrive with Local Group Policy Editor, press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box, and then type: gpedit.msc and press “Enter”.


In the Local Group Policy Editor window, select Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates. And then select the “One Drive” inside the Windows Components folder.

Local Group Policy Editor

On the right panel, double-click on the “Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage” and select “Enabled”, and then click on the “Apply” > “OK” buttons.

Uninstall OneDrive In Windows 10

The icon of OneDrive will be disappeared from File Explorer as well as in Windows 10. It will be no longer available to use or run in the background on Windows 10 anymore.

Use Command Prompt To Uninstall OneDrive In Windows 10

If you want to remove OneDrive in Windows 10 completely, then use Command Prompt to uninstall it completely.

Firstly, open Command Prompt in Windows 10 with administrative privileges.

cmd - command prompt - administrative privileges

When the Command Prompt window appears on your screen, type: taskkill /f /im OneDrive.exe to kill all tasks of OneDrive that running on your computer.

Uninstall OneDrive With Command Prompt

In the next step, depends on the version of Windows 10 you are using, you have to select an appropriate command to enter an execute in the Command Prompt.

Use %SystemRoot%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall if you are using Windows 10 32-bit, and use %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall for Windows 10 64-bit.

Uninstall OneDrive In Windows 10

After executing these commands, the OneDrive will be removed from Windows 10. You will not get any notification about this removal.