How to uninstall OneDrive permanently from Windows 10

If you don't find use for OneDrive, there is a script to permanently uninstall the cloud storage client from your Windows 10 computer.

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OneDrive is the cloud storage service from Microsoft that comes deeply integrated with Windows 10. It’s also perhaps the best service to store files safely and securely in the cloud.

However, not everyone is entitled to have the same opinion. Some users may prefer other services, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, or even Apple’s iDrive.

The problem is that OneDrive comes enabled by default on every Windows 10 machine. You can remove your account, or try to disable the feature, but you can’t uninstall OneDrive for Windows 10.

Well, you couldn’t uninstall it until today, one Reddit user posted on GitHub a simple .BAT script that completely removes OneDrive from any Windows 10 computer.

As such, if you’re on another cloud storage service, or simply don’t trust to store your personal files outside your computer, and you don’t find use for OneDrive, you can uninstall the app using the following steps.

How to permanently remove OneDrive from Windows 10

Warning: Before proceeding, you should understand that you will make changes that may damage your system. In addition, the script also deletes any folders and files that you have synced locally in your machine. It’s recommended that you do a full backup of your computer before proceeding. You’ve been warned.
  1. Use this GitHub link to login into the OneDrive Uninstaller page.

  2. Click the Clod or Download button from the top-right corner.

  3. Click Download ZIP.

  4. Double-click the OneDrive-Uninstaller-master.zip folder and extract its content.

  5. Right-click the OneDrive Uninstaller v1.0.bat file and select Run as an Administrator.

  6. Hit the “Y” to start the uninstallation process.

Reboot your computer to ensure that OneDrive has been completely uninstalled from Windows 10.

Alternatively, another Reddit user previously created another script to permanently remove OneDrive from Windows 10 that you can try.

It’s worth pointing out that it’s not recommended to try to remove essential parts of the operating system. Using unsupported scripts like this one can cause irreversible damage to your computer, use this guide at your own risk and there are no guarantees.