Windows 10 contains OneDrive but there are many ways to disable and delete OneDrive from File Explorer on Windows 10 if you would rather not see it. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to disable OneDrive and delete it from Windows 10 File Explorer.

Disable OneDrive and delete it from Windows 10 File Explorer

To disable OneDrive and delete it from Windows 10 File Explorer, follow this procedure step by step.

Method#1

Click the Search button. Type Run in the search box and then click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Write Regedit in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As you click the OK button, the following Registry Editor screen will open.

Navigate through the following path from the left side of the screen.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT -> CLSID -> {018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}

As you click this {018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6} option from the left pane of the screen, the right pane will show some options. Double click the IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree option from the right pane of the screen as highlighted in the above image. The following dialogue box will appear.

Put 0 in the Value data textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Close the Registry Editor screen.

Method#2

Click the Search button. Type Run in the search box and then click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Write gpedit.msc in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As you click the OK button, the following Local Group Policy Editor screen will appear.

Navigate through the following path from the left pane of the screen.

Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> OneDrive

As you click the OneDrive option from the left pane of the screen, the right pane will show some options. Double click the Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage option as highlighted in the above image. The following dialogue box will appear.

Choose the Enabled radio button. After that click the Apply and then OK button as highlighted in the above image. Close the Local Group Policy Editor.

Conclusion

By following any of these procedures, you will be able to disable OneDrive and delete it from Windows 10 File Explorer.

How to disable OneDrive and delete it from Windows 10 File Explorer
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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