Remove OneDrive from Windows 10

Remove OneDrive from Windows 10

Remove the Tray Icon

From the tray icon, you can go into the settings for OneDrive and configure it not to start at startup. Reboot.

Uninstall OneDrive

  1. Open up a command prompt (Start+R, type "cmd" and click Okay).
  2. Make sure OneDrive is absolutely not running:
    Run this: taskkill /f /im OneDrive.exe
  3. At the command prompt, run one of these:
    Windows 10 64-Bit: %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall
    Windows 10 32-Bit: %SystemRoot%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall

Remove OneDrive From The File Explorer Sidebar

  1. Browse to the following key folders:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}
  2. Set
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree" = "REG_DWORD" = "0x0000001 (1)"
    to (0)

Remove OneDrive From The File Explorer Dropdown

  1. Finde
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace
  2. Under this key, you will find CLSID UUID {018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6} and a default value showing the label "OneDrive". In order to remove OneDrive from this dropdown list, you have to right-click on that entire key folder, and delete it.
  3. Check for further references of:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace

Last update on 2018-05-12 by Rolf Haenggi.

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