How to uninstall OneDrive on Windows 10

If you don't use OneDrive, you can remove the app with these instructions on Windows 10.

Windows 10 uninstall OneDrive
Windows 10 uninstall OneDrive

On Windows 10, you can uninstall OneDrive, and in this guide, you will learn how. Although OneDrive comes installed by default on every setup, sometimes, you may need to reinstall the client because it is not working correctly. Or you may need to remove it because you don’t use it. 

Regardless of the reason, on Windows 10, you can remove the OneDrive app in at least two ways from the Settings app and Control Panel.

This guide will teach you the steps to completely uninstall the OneDrive app on Windows 10.

Uninstall OneDrive from Windows 10

There are two ways to uninstall OneDrive from Windows 10, you can use the Settings app or Control Panel. However, it’s important to note that it may take a few tries before you can completely remove the desktop app using the Settings app.

Settings app

To uninstall the OneDrive app on Windows 10 from the Settings app, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 10.

  2. Click on Apps.

  3. Click on Apps & features.

  4. Select Microsoft OneDrive and click the Uninstall button.

    Uninstall OneDrive from Settings

  5. Click Uninstall again.

Once you complete the steps, the app will be removed from your computer.

Control Panel

To remove the OneDrive app from Control Panel, use these steps:

  1. Open Control Panel.

  2. Click on Uninstall a program from the “Category” view.

  3. Select OneDrive and click the Uninstall button.

    Uninstall OneDrive from Control Panel

  4. Click the Yes button.

After you complete the steps, OneDrive will be removed from Windows 10, but the files you chose to be available offline will continue to be accessible.

This process doesn’t delete your previously synced files, and you’ll still see the OneDrive entry in File Explorer to access those synced files.

In the case, you want to reinstall OneDrive on Windows 10, you will need to download and run the OneDrive installer again.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].