How to Disable or Uninstall OneDrive on Windows 11

OneDrive is a famous cloud storage service from Microsoft that you are probably no longer familiar with, right?

However, for some reason you do not want to use this hosting service, because you may already have more suitable options. For example Google Drive or Dropbox…. such as.

But as you know, since the Windows 10 operating system until now, Microsoft has integrated the Onedrive service deep into the system already, that is, it becomes part of the Windows operating system.

So is there any way to remove OneDrive on Windows 11 or Temporarily disable OneDrive on Windows 11 or not?

Yes, I wrote this article, I’m sure there will be instructions for you. So if you are intending to remove or disable OneDrive on Windows 11, you can refer to it

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#first. How to remove OneDrive on Windows 11 (applies to Windows 11 Home)

+ Step 1: You open Windows Settings, you can use the Windows + I key combination to open it faster.

+ Step 2: Next, you visit Apps => and choose Apps & features.

Applications will appear in the right column, scroll down and find the application Microsoft OneDrive => select dấu 3 chấm ở bên cạnh => and choose Uninstall

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Yes, Windows 11 will now remove OneDrive, and the OneDrive icon on the Taskbar will disappear shortly after.

#2. How to disable OneDrive on Windows 11 [bản PRO hoặc Enterprise]

For Windows 11 Pro and Enterprise versions, we can use the Windows Local Group Policy Editor tool to disable and hide OneDrive easily.

+ Step 1: You open the Run dialog box (Windows + R) => then enter the command gpedit.msc => and press Enter to open the Group Policy Editor.

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+ Step 2: Now go to the link below:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > OneDrive

=> Then find and double click on Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage => then switch bar Enable => press OK to establish.

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With this approach, it not only disables OneDrive on Windows 11, but it also deletes the OneDrive folder from File Explorer.

#3. Turn off OneDrive on Windows 11 through settings

If you do not want to disable, nor do you want to remove OneDrive, there is still another way for you.

This way only deactivates the service, which means it will unlink OneDrive with the computer to not allow automatic backup, sync your data to Microsoft cloud storage.


+ Step 1: Right-click the OneDrive icon on the Taskbar => then select Settings

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+ Step 2: A settings window appears, you switch to the tab Account => then click the link Unlink this PC.

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+ Step 3: Please confirm the unlink by clicking the button Unlink account

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At this point, another window will appear asking you to enter the Email with which you have registered your OneDrive account to complete the deactivation process.

#4. How to uninstall OneDrive on Windows 11 with CMD . command

The commands in CMD are too cool, you can do a lot of things through this command line window. And of course, you can too use command in CMD to remove OneDrive on Windows 11 Easily.

+ Step 1: You open the CMD window by pressing the key combination Windows + R to open the Run dialog => then enter the command cmd => and press Enter to perform.

Then you execute the following commands in turn:

taskkill /f /im OneDrive.exe

%SystemRoot%SysWOW64OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall

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If prompted to confirm the uninstall, click OK. It’s so simple

Yes, similarly, if you want to use the OneDrive service again, just follow the note in section #1 above.

#5. Remove OneDriver on Windows 11 with Registry Editor

Before doing it this way, I recommend that you backup Regedit first, because if you do it wrong, it will be easy to make mistakes.

+ Step 1: You open the Registry Editor window by opening the Run dialog box (Windows + R) => and enter the command regedit => and press Enter.

+ Step 2: Please access the following link:


See more: Quick trick to open any path in the Registry – 1 Click

+ Step 3: Here you will see a DWORD named DisableFileSyncNGSC => please double click it and reset the word value Fort 1 => press OK.

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Finally, restart your computer to apply the changes.

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#6. How to pause OneDrive data sync on Windows 11

In case you only need to stop syncing data for a period of time, you can use the Pause syncing feature.

Perform: This way is very simple, you right click on the icon of OneDrive on the Taskbar => then select Pause syncing done.

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#7. How to stop syncing for a specific folder on OneDrive?

In case you only want to exclude some folders, don’t let it sync, and other folders still sync normally, you should set up as follows:

+ Step 1: Right-click on the OneDrive icon on the Taskbar => and select Settings as shown below.

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+ Step 2: A new window appears, here you switch to the tab Account => then select the button Choose folders.

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+ Step 3: Okay, here you can uncheck the folders that you don’t want to sync anymore => then click OK to complete the setup.

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#8. Epilogue

Yes, that’s it, I’ve finished the tutorial for you how to disable OneDrive or remove OneDrive on Windows 11 okay then.

Basically, all the tips related to turning off OneDrive on Windows 11 operating system have been presented quite fully in this article.

Hope the article will be useful to you, good luck!

Kien Nguyen – techtipsnreview

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